Burial Day Books is a boutique publisher of supernatural horror. Once a week we research a particular element dealing with superstition, folklore or myth and write a short piece about that element from the Gravedigger’s perspective. These elements were sometimes used somewhere in a previous horror story in history. Or, these elements could have been pulled from particular ideals, or from items that illicit fear. We may also discuss curious traditions that we feel admirers of horror, and beyond, would enjoy learning. Our blogs, while written from a fictional character ‘s perspective, are non-fictional. Overall, our blogs discuss true beliefs, phenomena, practices or customs.
Spring still has not yet made its full appearance. Yes, we have our days of mild weather but cool, rainy days outnumber those with cheerful sun – and trust us, we do not mind being spared cheerfulness for a few more weeks. Given that it has been rainy, people are careful to don the [...]
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 was founded in 1789 and it is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Like other cemeteries in New Orleans, it features above ground tombs. The cemetery is one city block but is said to hold the remains of 100,000. It is one of the few cemeteries listed on the National [...]
This past weekend the Undertaker and I spent some time in the reportedly most haunted city in America, New Orleans. We strolled through St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, left some mementos at the tomb of Marie Laveau, the great Voodoo priestess, and walked through the French Quarters at night listening to ghost stories, talks of [...]
Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe, an American Literary Master! A very happy birthday to Edgar Allan Poe who was born this day, January 19, in 1809. For the past three years we have made the pilgrimage to Baltimore to stand at the gates of Westminster Hall and Burying Ground waiting for the famed, but mysterious, [...]
Interview with a Ghost Hunter: Alex Matsuo 1. How did your interest in the paranormal begin? I had my own experiences as a child that I couldn’t explain. When I talked to my family about it, there was an acknowledgement of my experiences along with their own experiences, but it didn’t go much further [...]
There are so many Christmas traditions, superstitions and customs that vary from country to country and varying regions as well.
I was invited by John Everson to participate in a blog chain titled “The Next Big Thing.” The premise is that each writer answers a series of questions about their next big project and lines up five other authors to do the same, in the hopes of encouraging people to discover the books and blogs [...]
The Stickney Mansion was created with no corners to keep the ghosts in. Perhaps they’ve never left?
Types of Zombies With the impending zombie apocalypse upon us, I thought that this would be a good time to go over all the different type of zombies that are out there. Knowing what kind of zombie you are up against will greatly increase your odds of survival. Night of the living dead zombies: This [...]
Appropriate for Burial Day Books here are the locations of the final resting place for some of the greats in the world of horror literature.