There is a cemetery in St. Petersburg where the ghosts of our ancestors haunt the land. Or that’s at least what the creator of Hellview Cemetery says.
Mark Muncy’s haunt that’s built right in his front lawn, tells the scary story of St. Pete’s creepy past.
Legend has it that ancient settlers moved to the Bay area in the hopes of a better life. But year after year, hurricanes washed their villages away. Their bodies never were found. But their ghosts still haunt the land known as Hellview Cemetery, said Muncy.
“No one knows how old Hellview Cemetery really is. Some say it existed even before the Seminole Indians were ever to set foot on the peninsula of what is now St. Petersburg, Florida.”
The outdoor haunt has a realistic touch made to resemble old Florida. Around every corner, the settlers ghosts jump out at you. After all it’s been a long time since they have had human flesh. So be prepared to scream!
The haunted journey is elaborate with plenty of details to look at such as old pictures and skulls. And new this year they have a haunted corn maze. But watch out for the Blackwater Clan, said Muncy.
“The serpent worshiping Blackwater clan has been seen hunting for sacrificial offerings to their ancient god. These cannibalistic inbred swamp people, led by their high priest are some of the most feared denizens of the swamps of Florida,” he said.
Muncy said his haunt is one of the largest in the area and it’s free. However, they do accept donations that go to local charities including Child’s Play, a charity that donates toys and games to sick children at hospitals, The Kind Mouse; they feed, educate and house local families that have suffered hard economic times, and Florida Bat Conservatory, a private non-profit organization that protects and preserves Florida’s bats.
The haunt is scary. However they want everyone to join in on the fun. So they offer a less scary haunt earlier in the night for the young ones. The haunts open October 18th.
For more information on the haunt and dates and times they are open, visit their website http://www.hellview.net/home.html.