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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mrs. Shively and Her Grave

Halloween event at Pioneer Cemetery - Shively Mausoleum, Mrs. Shively portrayal OK, yes. This is weird. Thank you, Stephanie Roley, for sending this photo (see yesterday's post). What appears to be Mrs. Shively posing in front of her own tomb is actually an actor dressed up for a special occasion. Stephanie wrote: "Here's another one from Pioneer Cemetery that I posted on Facebook after the annual Halloween cemetery event. Now I can't even remember which historic group sponsors the event, but they dress in character and have interesting stories about some of the people buried there. As you can tell from the photo, this lady was not very nice (Mrs. Shiveley I believe)."

Tomorrow we'll move on to a new subject, but I couldn't resist giving this photo a day of its own. Thanks, Stephanie!

Revisited January 9, 2012: If you enjoy cemeteries or find them creepy or both, please check out Julie's new Taphophile Tragics blog and meme. Enjoy  :-)

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16 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Now that IS cool.

Jacob said...

That's so funny. And more than a little spooky!

Hilda said...

You are right, this is very weird. And creepy! Though I have to admit, the Halloween cemetery event also sounds like a lot of hair-raising fun.

VP said...

This is so strange... but effective!

B SQUARED said...

And a well deserved day, at that!

JM said...

This is fantastic!

Ann said...

Creepy but appropriate to the theme.

hamilton said...

i would so love to go to such an event!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Characterising a person in such a setting is certainly creepy but somehow magnetising and eerily fascinating! Great photo!

diane b said...

It looks like she has just popped out of the door behind her to go on a spooking spree.

Francisca said...

I suspect Ms Shively is turning over in her grave... LOL!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Like ghost tours that so many cities seem fond of offering.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What if you were walking around a cemetery and found this for real!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

What if you were walking around a cemetery and found this for real!!

Julie said...

What a hoot! I would love to attend something like this! Yes, not all the dearly departed were 'dear' or even nice. But they still can use a warm touch upon their stone.

Since starting this meme I have received links to quite a few events in cemeteries. Not play-acted like this one, but often at night to encompass the scare-factor.

Thanks so much for this contribution to Taphophile Tragics, Sheryl. I am glad you re-badged it for us.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! And I thought I had an unnatural interest in cemeteries!!

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