Did you know that a historic cemetery is located on the grounds of a huge Hudson Valley shopping mall?
TikTok isn’t all about silly challenges and weird dance trends, it can also lead you to information about your hometown that you didn’t know about.
TikTok user Brittany Petronella, also known as @GhoulPlease, has an account dedicated to visiting spooky places on the east coast. From the Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania to the witch-trial homes of Salem in Massachusetts, Patronella shares fun and spooky facts about all the places she visits.
@GhoulPlease also spends a lot of time in New York City and recently shared a video of a cemetery near the Palisades Mall. Take a look at Mount Moor Cemetery:
The video above is pretty scary, but I think it has a lot to do with the background music.
After some research I found Mount Moor Cemetery to be quite historic. This is what the New York Heritage digital collection says of Mount Moor Cemetery:
the Added Atlas Obscura Podcast website:
When Syracuse-based Pyramid Companies announced plans to build one of America’s largest shopping malls, they found the historic little cemetery right in the middle of their plans. Offers to have the graves unearthed and moved to another cemetery were quickly received without delay. A reported offer of $ 100,000 to sell the cemetery was rejected by the Mount Moor Cemetery Association, which works hard to preserve and care for the historic site.
There are approximately 90 graves of black Americans in the cemetery, many of whom are veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the Two World Wars and the Korean War according to Atlas Obscura.
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