Archive for October 17th, 2010

Garfield Monument

In Lake View Cemetery, the Garfield monument looms above all others, high on a hill on one end of the cemetery. Erected in honor of the assassinated president James A. Garfield, it is a full-fledged building, complete with ballroom (though that’s not open to the public anymore). Garfield lingered and suffered for three monts after being struck by an assassin’s bullet, and some speculate that his earthly agony is what compels him to haunt multiple places after death. Garfield is a rather busy ghost, said to appear in Lake View, Washington, D.C.; and his former home in Hiram, Ohio. Those who believe he haunts his monument report mysterious lights that can be seen in the windows late in the evening when the monument doors and the cemetery gates are locked.

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