Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

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The circa-1871 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery’s claim to fame is that it’s where Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety is buried. Witnesses say they have seen dark shadow women about the grounds, as well as plaintive white figures in the children’s area.

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Geographic Information

2461 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY 14612
United States

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43.2131833, -77.63046739999999
Monroe County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Irondequoit, NY (2.6 mi.)
Greece, NY (3.2 mi.)
Rochester, NY (4.1 mi.)
North Gates, NY (4.4 mi.)
Brighton, NY (6.1 mi.)
Spencerport, NY (8.9 mi.)
Hilton, NY (9.7 mi.)
Webster, NY (10.1 mi.)
East Rochester, NY (10.2 mi.)
Pittsford, NY (10.3 mi.)


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  1. A friend and I were in the cemetery this past fall, in the veterans section visiting grandparents. When we passed the children’s section, we froze. There was no wind whatsoever, yet the pinwheels decorating the kids cemetery were spinning like crazy!

  2. In or around 1971 or 72, my twin brother and I were walking, around 6pm, broad daylight, and we saw a horse coming toward us, galloping and turned right in front of us. It was chestnut colored. The horse was carrying a man with black boots a black cape with red around it. The rider was headless!! It then went up into the tall pines. All with no noise. We still recall this like it was yesterday. We were 10 or 11 years old.

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