The woman who lived in a cemetery
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Would you live in a cemetery? Not beside it, not near it, but IN it? Because that’s exactly what Amy, an art teacher in Tennessee, did for 2 years while she was in college. I mean, the rent wasn’t bad, and her neighbors laid low, and were for the most part pretty quiet. So, what could possibly go wrong?
Amy moved into an apartment in the gatekeeper’s house of Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA while she was in college. She lived on the top floor, and her kitchen was in the turret.
Nothing happened until the night she broke into the cemetery with some friends, and then lied to the groundskeeper about losing a mythical cat as a way to get out of getting in trouble. But then, almost in response to her lie, a strange, feral cat appeared out of nowhere, and she had no choice but to keep the devilish thing until she moved.
Other things began to happen in her strange abode. I won’t give too many details away, but the stories involve chocolate pudding, kitchen cabinets, and a strange force who referred to himself as “The Admiral.” And, of course, there were the strange spirits inhabiting the lower floors who terrorized her guests as they bolted up the house’s staircase.
Today, Amy has her own podcast, Starling Creative Living, and it’s incredible.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. You’ve got to listen to hear the rest.
Episode Show Notes
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What is this Hollywood Cemetery?
Hollywood Cemetery is a beautiful, park-like graveyard outside of Richmond, VA, that does, yes, hold the graves of several dead presidents. You can take your family on a nice picnic there, you can arrange to have your mortal remains interred there, and, if you’re still alive, you can rent an apartment in this beautiful Victorian gatekeeper’s house on the grounds. Just don’t get upset if the neighbors get a little too close for comfort.
And, our guest this week actually lived in said house. On the top floor.
What the hell is Dear David?
Oh, you haven’t heard of Dear David? Oh my, let us widen your horizons here. Dear David is a series of Twitter threads by Adam Ellis describing the ghost of a child haunting his apartment. Not too scary, right? Except this child, David, has a viciously malformed head (because it was bashed in during the horrendous accident that probably made him into a ghost). And, David wants to kill Adam.
Read the threads here.
Until next week, have a spooky day!