Why Aren't We Taking Lot's Of Pictures in Cemeteries?
Often, we at the Torontoghosts' site get people asking us for information about cemetery trips and photos in cemeteries.
On a personal note, I have always loved cemeteries and wherever I have traveled, I make and effort to see the most interesting, biggest and best cemeteries that area has to offer but, as stated in our note on orbs, precious few cemeteries are reported to be haunted. Although several internet sites display photos of "orbs" and "mists" from cemeteries, I have only found an actual handful of ghost reports from burial grounds.
As a general rule, ghosts tend to haunt where they lived, not where they're interred so until we have a story that we can investigate about a haunted cemetery, we do not have any trips planned to one nor any ongoing investigations.
Editors Note: Feb. 10th 2000: Since putting up this editorial, two people in particular have tried to send us wonderful (if borderline fanciful) tales of some of Ontario's more famous cemeteries all of which have turned out to not stand up too well under investigation on paper. I understand a lot of people would love to go on some kind of formal tour of Toronto's and Ontario's burial grounds but we are a research group not a tour site. May we suggest sending an e-mail to the folks that run this site (click here) or or this site (click here) and making a request to them. I too would be interested in tours of the Necropolis and Mount Pleasant as would many of my friends.Don't let this article disuade you from touring Mount Pleasant or The Necropolis in Toronto or Pere LaChaise in Paris or Kensel Green or Highgate in London, it is well worth the trip and you'll learn more about a places history from it's burial grounds then almost anything else. The art of death or rememberance is usually breathtaking and filled with symbolism.
Also, Toronto author Mike Filey has an excellent book available through Firefly publishing about Mount Pleasant Cemetery.