At Saint Omer Cemetery, legend has it that there is a witch’s grave. According to the story, Caroline Barnes was hanged by the townspeople for witchcraft. As she went, she cursed the town and vowed to come back for revenge on the anniversary of her death. To trick her, the townsfolk inscribed her gravestone with the death date of Feb. 31, 1882 — which of course, doesn’t exist. Her headstone still stands, and looks like a sphere on a stack of logs.
By nature, cemeteries are otherworldly places. The second you pass through the front gates, it’s like you’ve come to a ghostly port between the land of the living and the world of the dead. From tombs in Egypt, to hanging coffins in the Philippines, here are 13 cemeteries to see before you die.