Some people are ghost hunting in Jewish cemeteries and don’t realize it.
Many community cemeteries include a section for the Jewish community.
That section might be (technically) a separate cemetery, but you might not notice the sign, if there is one.
One example is in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Texas (USA). That section of the cemetery is clearly marked if you’re looking for it.
In other areas, Jewish cemeteries are distinct from other religious, non-denominational, and community cemeteries.
When people choose a cemetery for ghost research, they usually start with one that has ghost stories.
For my experience, most Jewish cemeteries have no ghost stories. Therefore, there is no reason to investigate them.
I’m not sure if Jewish burial and mourning practices bring better closure to the deceased. I haven’t investigated this, in comparison with other religious and cultural practices. However, I know that observing shiva is a deeply meaningful process that allows for necessary grieving.
I have no ghost stories from Jewish cemeteries.
By contrast, I have hundreds (or more) from Christian, non-denominational, and community cemeteries.
It’s an interesting distinction.
Or, you may already know some nearby cemeteries that have haunted reputations. Investigate them, and avoid researching cemeteries – such as Jewish cemeteries – that are unlikely to have ghosts.
To learn more about finding cemeteries that are haunted, read my book, Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries.
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