Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I am the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at

The Death Salon is coming to San Francisco

This is lifted from the Death Salon events page: We’re bringing our first ever one-day Death Salon event to San Francisco October 11, 2014. Deathlings will be taking over the Fleet Room at the Fort Mason Center. Just like our … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #144: St. Philomena Churchyard

St. Philomena Catholic Church Kalaupapa National Historical Park Kalawao, Molokai, Hawaii In use: 1872 – 1932 Number of interments: Unknown Open: The national park is open Monday through Saturday, but the number of visitors is capped at 100 per day. … Continue reading

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Union Cemetery Companion

Union Cemetery, Redwood City, California: The People, Their Lives, Their Communities by John G. Edmonds My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book after I’d taken a tour of the Union Cemetery in Redwood City. Because of that, … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #143: Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery 316 Woodside Road Redwood City, California 94061 Established: 1859 Size: 6 acres remain Number of interments: 2500 or so Open: dawn to dusk After the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ceded California to the United States, California was proclaimed a … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #142: Chinko-ji Temple cemetery

Chinko-ji Temple cemetery aka Rokudo-san cemetery aka Rokudochinnoji cemetery 595 Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Japan Telephone: +81 75 343 6555 Founded: 836 AD Size: a fraction of an acre Number of interments: hard to say, since Japanese are cremated and … Continue reading

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