Westminster Hall

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The Westminster Presbyterian Western Burial Ground and Presbyterian Church yard are said to be haunted by many spirits. The 1786 burial ground and 1852 church are said to be visited often by the ghost of author Edgar Allan Poe as well as many other spirits. Muffled screams are heard and a foul odor is said to accompany some spirits. A white-haired ghost has been seen searching through the tombstones, and on Poe’s birthday, a photographer once snapped a picture of a ghost who placed flowers on Poe’s grave that was featured in LIFE magazine. The ghost of 16-year-old Lucia Watson Taylor, who died in 1816, is often seen here, as well as some not-so-nice ghosts who are said to run off ghost hunters in an attempt to get some well-deserved peace and quiet.

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519 W Fayette St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

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39.290063865237705, -76.62343418594901
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  1. If you zoom in on the upper right hand window, you can see what looks to me to be a young girl peering down as my girlfriend was taking these pictures. There is an artificial tree visible behind her, there was no tour going on this specific day, February 27, 2018. You can see the way her hair is combed, and clearly make out her facial features as she looks down from that window.

  2. I was going through old photos in my phone and I discovered this one that I took on 10/6/2019. It was taken during the day. I visited this place to see Edgar Allen Poe’s memorial and grave. I was completely unaware of the haunted history of this cemetery. If you look closely you can see Lucia in the catacombs and numerous other spirits. Pay close attention to the top left corner. I did not believe in ghosts until I took a closer look at this picture.

  3. This was taken 10/06/2019. At the time, I did not know of it’s haunted history. If you zoom in in the catacomb window you will see a figure kneeling, I believe it is Lucia. I have noticed multiple spirits in this photo. There is also a large figure in the left of the photo, and many faces in skulls. I never believed in this stuff, until I decided to go through old photos a few weeks ago…this place has many souls that haven’t crossed over yet.

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