A Visit to Bayview Cemetery

A Visit to Bayview Cemetery

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Named, ‘Angel Eyes,’ locals swear tears fall down her stone cheeks
The ‘Deathbed’ grave is both stunning and nerve-wracking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing draws me to a cemetery like dark rumors and two of them persist about graves at Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham, Washington. On my recent cemetery walk, I found the two rumor-riddled resting places I was seeking and much more.   

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She grieves for the children buried all around her. What a moving tribute.

The statue of ‘Angel Eyes’ is simple to find. The locals allege that she cries real tears. I visited her mid-day and found the carving to be beautiful and found it curious that black tracks seemed to start at her tear ducts and run down her face. They were mostly likely due to our nasty Pacific Northwest weather.

Then, though it took me longer to find, I discovered the ‘Deathbed’ grave. Set within a carpet of fall leaves, it seemed to lovely a spot to cause the death of anyone. Here’s the story. According to locals, if you lie above the grave and say the name on the grave three times, you will die in three days. I didn’t lie on the grave. That felt disrespectful. But, I did get goosebumps when I came close. 

I continued to walk the cemetery and near the top of the hill I found the most beautiful sculpture. The weeping woman sits in the center of the children’s cemetery and embodies everything we feel at the loss of a child. A visual poem, she is beautiful and heartbreaking.

Please get out there and visit a cemetery soon and let me know what you discover. 

As always, I love you and hope you have a wonderful week. J

p.s.

If you still want to know more about this amazing location, I found a fantastic blog about it when I was trying to research Edmund Gaudette for reader, Jan. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “A Visit to Bayview Cemetery

  1. Tombstones can be fascinating and so revealing about the lives people led. I wonder who Gaudette was – any way to find out? Very interesting post – more please!

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