Aerial Haunted View – Nevada’s Comstock Cemetery

The Story of the Glowing Headstone

From a distance, witnesses claim to see a headstone glowing at night in the Virginia City cemetery. The ghostly event happens only occasionally, and the glow fades as you approach the light. Many ghost hunters and investigators have tried to solve this mystery by investigating with special permission. You can research these ghost hunters and their experiences online with an easy online search.

Aerial of Virginia City Cemetery
Aerial View of Virginia City Cemetery in 2014

I have been to this cemetery as the sun sets in the late afternoon. It is quite spooky as the sun fades behind the mountains. Soon you realize you are alone and it is getting dark You can only suspect you are not alone. The cemetery is closed and night and monitored closely. This is to keep the vandals out. And of course keep the ghosts in.

The cemetery was established in the 1860s and the graves are a nod to the Victorian Era. The metal, stone and woodwork on the terrace graves are quite decadent. Most who were buried here were born outside of Nevada. Back then, the Comstock region required a surplus of workers to labor the mines in an attempt to find a fortune. Most died trying. Apparently some may still be trying, even after their death.

Happy Halloween
The Silver Terrace Cemetery in Virginia City, NV 2014

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