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Alton City Cemetery

Alton City Cemetery

5th and Vine Streets
Alton, Illinois
62003 USA
(618) 462-1617

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Alton IL is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Alton City Cemetery. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


Official records for this cemetery go back to 1835. The cemetery is nicely landscaped and well kept, but several crypts have been opened. No one knows why they were opened or what happened to the bodies that were interred in them. Alton is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in America.

One of the stories of activity is about a nine-year-old little girl called Lucy Haskell. She usually appears near the Hayner/Haskell monument. Another phantom is that of a woman dressed in black that appears near the Grandview Mausoleum. The third spirit is that of Elijah P. Lovejoy, who was a minister, publisher and abolitionist. Lovejoy was shot at a pro-slavery riot in 1837. His ghost is said to lurk near his monument and occasionally is detected with cold spots.

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Date added: May/03/2019 | Last time updated: Apr/25/2020

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