Huguenot Cemetery

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The cemetery is reputed to be haunted by a variety of ghosts and is one of the stops on the city’s flourishing ghost tour industry along with the neighboring Tolomato Cemetery. One of the alleged ghosts is that of a specter named Elizabeth. According to the various themes of her origin, she has been described as the daughter of a Spanish era guard at the City Gate who would often visit him and greet people entering the city or she is the ghost of a thirteen or fourteen-year-old girl who died in the 1821 yellow fever epidemic either at the City Gate or was left at the entrance of the cemetery.

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    Orange Street and Avenida Menendez
    St. Augustine, FL
    United States

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    29.898234850228867, -81.31415154040951
    St. Johns County, Florida
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    1. We visited the cemetery on November 9th. We saw several figures (ghosts) at several of the gravestones. One is the face of what looks like a man, in or on the face of the gravestone, with his mouth open as if he is crying out. We saw another figure, the profile of a woman, wearing what could be a scarf or veil hovering over a gravestone. And finally, a third figure of what looked like two people, a man and a woman, standing by a gravestone and tree. I have emailed the photos to so hopefully they will post them along with my comments.

    2. I came 2 years ago we toke a photo and on the photo was a green orb but the creepiest part is that you could Cleary see a man’s face, it was so creepy I was like I’m outta here!

    3. A few years ago I visited this cemetery around dusk and took pictures on a good digital camera. After I uploaded them into my computer, I was shocked at what I captured. At first I saw nothing in the photos, but when I zoomed in I saw many figures. There were two shadow figures of a man and woman in old time clothing, which confirmed the first comment, and I also got a green head of a man, confirming the third comment. I also got other figures and large heads scattered around, one of them was decapitated. That place is definitely haunted.

    4. Went here a few years back when the gates were open. We went in, took pics & caught a spectre. It was pitch dark & the pics were just random with the flash on. Some ppl say the pic is my shadow but how can my shadow be in front of the the flash? A shadow would be cast behind me if that were the case.

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