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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 30 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one unexplainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.

10/15/2011

Glennwood Cemetery, Houston, Tx 10-13-11


Weeping Angel in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tx 10-13-11


Weeping Angel


Just had to get a close up of the Angel's face.
Glenwood shares characteristics of other 19th century romantic garden cemeteries: It was established in a rural area (as Houston existed in 1871). It was built on a site with a distinguishing natural feature. Glenwood’s design takes advantage of the ravines leading to Buffalo Bayou to create a rolling landscape unique in Houston. It was landscaped in a naturalistic style with curving roads and walkways. Newspaper accounts of 1871 compared Glenwood to such well-known garden cemetery parks as Mount Auburn in Cambridge, Mass. (1831), Laurel Hill in Philadelphia (1836) and Green-Wood in Brooklyn (1838). Architectural historian Stephen Fox has written that Houstonians of the late 19th century considered Glenwood to be not only a cemetery but a landscaped park. Improvements in streetcar transportation brought increasing numbers of visitors to Glenwood on pleasant Sunday afternoons.
This is the most beautiful and peaceful place.  Lots of overhanging trees and extremely well kept.  The grounds are made up of deep, green grass and they keep all the headstones washed down so each and everyone of them look like they were just placed there yesterday.  If ever in Houston, do not pass on seeing this cemetery. 

We were there in the day because the gates close at 5:00pm so you cannot get in after dark.  Or not through the gates anyway. lol  There are many stories of ghost in this cemetery.  Unfortantly, we did not encounter anything unusual, and the ONLY possible orbs we caught, is in the corner picture of the Wettermark headstone.  I'll let you decide if it is an orb or just a reflection of the sun.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I visited there yesterday for the first time. As I thought about it this morning, I realized that it felt very "quiet." The only part we visited that felt the least bit ruffled was a section full of graves from 1915. It is a lovely place.

Becky said...

Yes it is. I really liked it here. I will be going back. Glad you got to visit this place and enjoyed it. Thank you for your comment.