MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY

1048 State Street, Bangor, ME

(207) 945-6589

Status: Historical Cemetery

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History

The land for the cemetery was purchased in July of 1834. At the time Bangor was just a frontier boom town. It is the second oldest garden cemetery in the United States and was designed after Auburn Cemetery in Boston.

Stephen King has hinted that he used names on the tombstones as some of the characters for his books. When he lived in Bangor this cemetery was his go to place to come up with ideas. The movie Pet Semetery (based on his book) – the original – was partially filmed in the cemetery.

 

Paranormal Activity

The infamous gangster Al Brady is buried in the cemetery. There are many reports of people seeing the apparition of Mr Brady wandering the grounds.

People have also reported cold spots even at the height of summer and phantom footsteps following them in the cemetery.