Happy All Hallow’s Eve Eve!!! Today marks our last episode of October 2018, extolling eerie, spooky, Halloweeny greatness. We help you ring in a spectacular Halloween with this simply lovely episode discussing cemeteries from all over the world with our good friend Paul Wilborn from the “Having Beers With” podcast. We chat about our personal visits to the local Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, Paul’s brush with Scottish ghosts (maybe…it could have happened) at Greyfriar’s Kirkyard in Edinburgh which is supposed to be so very haunted, and how both Paul and Kris visited St. Cuthbert’s Graveyard (also in Edinburgh). Just not at the same time. They even took the same damned Ghost Bus Tour. Again, two years apart. It is very highly recommended by both by the way.
Anyway, Paul also has an affinity for New Orleans (because family) cemeteries (because wicked cool) and knows way more than anyone else we know about the history of why people are buried the way they are in NOLA. Kris even pinpoints her “taphophile” beginnings from visiting a cemetery in Weaverville, CA, when she was a kid.
We also find out an ancestor of Kym’s actually started a cemetery for war veterans somewhere back east. That’s our Kym, always at the ready with a zinger story! We discuss some places we’d like to visit and wonder why more people don’t plan vacations around visiting cemeteries. C’mon. Why not? Kris ends the episode with some incredibly amazing (Oh…YES…INCREDIBLY AMAZING WE SAY!!!!…erm) facts about cemeteries. Ahem.
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Photos from Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
Photos from Saint Cuthbert Graveyard and Ghost Bus Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016