Why Haunt A Graveyard?

Many people say graveyards are a sure place to never encounter a ghost, but why are some of the most famous haunted hotspots in the world graveyards?  Is there something about the energy of the ground containing the vessels of the dead?  Or is there something else to it?  Could some spirits find their own bodies more haunt worthy than the homes they loved when they were alive?

There is no shortage the number of haunted graveyards scattered throughout the United States between both coasts, but the question remains, why?  In Gold Hill there is a place called Rock Point Cemetery where not only human spirits and ghosts can be found, but also mysterious figures and spectral fires not entirely different from St. Elmo’s fire.  In Chicago there are several famous ghosts that haunt Bachelor’s Grove and Rosehill cemeteries.  So famous are these places that they’ve forever imprinted themselves in the imagination and legends of the countryside.  And the phenomenon is not limited to the US, either.

But there is still a considerable question as to why a graveyard would be haunted.  Do those who are departed find some connection with their mortal form that keeps them from moving on to the next world?  Or is there something else involved in the process of death that we don’t understand that keeps some individuals otherwise tethered to their final resting place?  If the environment a person spends his life in tethers him to the spot indefinitely after death because it was so dear to him, is it such a far out conclusion to draw that perhaps the body holds a similar importance to them after they must leave it behind? Perhaps the transformation that takes place beneath the ground is something the ghosts feel compelled to watch in horror.  It must be a lonely existence, watching everything you ever knew change before your eyes and unable to make new memories.  It’s easy to understand in this way how the ghost phenomena would be construed as being sad, and why some spirits seek out the living to communicate with and be seen one last time, almost as though reaching out into the world and saying, “Don‘t forget me.”

There is another theory, however.  Could the energies and spirits seen in graveyards be something else entirely?  If we open ourselves to a world of infinite spiritual possibility, quickly it becomes obvious that in the interactions such a spiritual world would have new jobs and ecosystems would open up as each new spiritual entity learns its niche.  In other words, are ghosts all members of the same group of entities, or can they too be dichotomized into different species relatively independent of their classification in life?  And perhaps a class of these entities will find themselves drawn to the dead, and would therefore congregate in areas where the dead collected.  Could the ghosts and lights seen in graveyards be these creatures interacting with the deceased in some way?  It would be interesting to note any change in the amount of paranormal activity in graveyards shortly after a funeral.