London’s Highgate Cemetery Has a Vampire…

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Creepy Highgate Cemetery in London…

This sprawling cemetery originally opened in 1839 as one of the “Magnificent Seven” modern burial grounds in London. Since then, it has grown to include 53,000 graves with over 150,000 ‘residents’ and a wide array of funerary architecture. On top of Gothic tombs, Egyptian Avenue, and the Circle of Lebanon (pictured above), which is topped by a giant Cedar of Lebanon, Highgate is also a de facto nature reserve. Yet, something sinister lurks among its winding paths, with sightings of a man woman or a grey figure dubbed the “Highgate Vampire,” the latter of which sparked hysteria in 1970. Come for the legends, and stay to visit the graves of famous folk like Karl Marx, George Eliot, and Douglas Adams. (Photo: ELizabeth Ellis)

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