Throughout history, graveyards have usually made people nervous and scared. Maybe their fears are rooted in our ancestors superstitious, and at times backwards way of thinking. Have years of horror flicks altered the way people view cemeteries? Or possibly, humans are hardwired to dislike hollowed ground and the resting places of the dead. Wherever these feelings originate, Graveyard Phobia seems to be common.
I realize cemeteries have a bad reputation, but I feel the majority of these fears can be attributed to imagination and the tendency for some to build it up into something it’s not.
Coimetrophobia is the official term for anyone who is terrified of cemeteries. For these individuals, visiting a cemetery can cause an array of physical symptoms such as an Anxiety Attack, Shaking, Nausea, Vomiting, Shortness of Breath, and more. In other words, graveyards scare the flipping hell out of them.
Graveyards and the graves within do hold the remains of the dead but nothing more. The spirit has passed on. The body dies, but the soul has departed the vessel. Thinking back to sixth grade science class, energy cannot be created or destroyed. It simply changes form.
Our spirit does not stay behind and hang out along side a withering husk of a corpse. No ghost, goblin, or ghoul haunts the graves at midnight or any other point during the dark of night. Because of this fact, there isn’t any sensation to detect, feel, or search for. Cemeteries are neutral, and nearly completely void of . . . well . . . there’s very little to feel. You get my point. Why do some claim otherwise? They’re bringing that shit with them, of course. The mind makes it real.
Like everything else in this world, there are exceptions to these rules. I’m well aware of several haunted cemeteries around the globe. Furthermore, everything has to be somewhere. This includes the supernatural as well. Cemeteries may not be a common dwelling place for entities, but a random critter chilling there is always a possibility. Like I said, everything has to be somewhere. If you clean a spirit from your house, it could end up next door at the local golf course, baseball field, or graveyard. I’m voting for the golf course. I’ll add this bit of information. Everyone has the ability to clean their own home. Yes, you can force unclean from your place of residence. That’s your house.
A couple of times each year, we drive from Texas to Louisiana for the sole purpose of doing grave maintenance. My Father-in-law’s family resides close to the Sabine River in Southwest Louisiana. For reasons rooted in empathy, I enjoy the peacefulness of our grave maintenance days. Although, my family has told me that it’s much different there at night. I haven’t been there after the Sun goes down. Usually, there is no difference between day and night except for what we manifest within our minds. That said, I trust my family when it comes to everything. In this case, I think it’s important to remember this particular cemetery is surrounded by woods and a swamp. A well-known haunt for Bigfoot, Swamp Apes, and the Boogeyman!
May 7, 2022