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You probably know that broken and discarded gravestones can point to ghosts.
Unfortunately, severely damaged above-ground graves and crypts should be avoided.
Not if you’re looking for ghosts, anyway.
What lingers there might be a ghost, or it could be something far more dangerous.
- In some cases, the ghost shows up to complain whenever they realize an audience is present. They can be really annoying.
- More often, the ghost has crossed over, or has followed the body (or selected pieces of it) to wherever it’s stored, now.
Darker Entities at Empty Graves and Open Crypts
Many empty graves and open crypts also attract something non-ghostly.
I know that something seems to frequent those sites, and it’s not human. Never was, unless it’s the ghost of a completely emotionless sociopath.
I avoid whatever-it-is. Too often, it’s malicious.
My sense is that it’s a sort of energy vampire. I’m not sure if it’s demonic. All I know is: it’s dangerous.
I haven’t tried EVP at those locations. It’s not a ghost, so I’m not interested.
You may feel differently. Investigate at your own risk.
Above all, do not enter an open crypt. That’s trespassing, and – even with a mask – the air inside could make you ill, at the very least.
According to local lore, bodies in crypts in New Orleans (and probably other very hot climates) decay to dust within a year. So, those warm-climate crypts are probably less risky than those in more northern locations.
You might still inhale dust from rat droppings and health-endangering bacteria and viruses. That can kill you.
Avoid open crypts and vandalized graves. There’s nothing to gain by ghost hunting there, and a lot that can put you at risk.