Where The Stars Are Buried – Forest Lawn!


The Secrets of Forest Lawn:

The Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles, California is where several Old Hollywood Celebrities are interred. Forest Lawn Staff will tell you that Michael Jackson is interred there.
What they won’t tell you is that underneath the floor of his crypt, hidden from the public are THIRTEEN subterranean floors which one cemetery insider has referred to as “the opposite of the stairway to heaven”.
In these dark catacombs lie the cremation urns of Cops, City workers, Military people and Nurses as well as the burial chambers of Devil Worshipers and Gypsies and the wealthy people who helped to build Los Angeles, as well as many unfortunate nameless people. The Miller Family of Miller Beer are interred down there, far from the prying eyes of common folk.
One of the employees who has been down inside that underground labyrinth will tell you that even though he once went down into that place alone where the remains of those long dead and forgotten lie in silent repose behind iron gates and padlocked doors, he has felt the presence of the dead close by him…even feeling a cold and clammy hand on the back of his neck.
He fled back up the stairs (according to a friend of his) not looking back behind him for fear of seeing the nightmarish visage of a very dead and purple face leering back at him.
These are just some of the secrets of Forest Lawn.
Some are known and some will never be known. But one thing is certain.
The tombs, urns and graves and those within them know these secrets and as Stephen King once said about a different kind of cemetery known as “‘Salem’s Lot”, Forest Lawn keeps them all with the ultimate poker face.

Source: http://www.paranormalsoup.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=690&st=140

Forest Lawn Glendale
From: Seeing-Stars.com

There are more major Hollywood stars buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park
than at any other spot in the world.

It’s a place that must be seen to be believed.

The park’s sheer size is overwhelming, a seemingly endless vista of rolling green hills; over 300 acres dotted with white sculptures and quaint English chapels.

And it is unique.
Unlike any other cemetery, Forest Lawn attracts over a million visitors per year. Over 60,000 people have actually been married there (including Ronald Reagan, who tied the knot with Jane Wyman at the “Wee Kirk ‘o the Heather” chapel back in 1940). Regis Philbin was also married at Forest Lawn.

Why? Well, Forest Lawn isn’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill cemetery. Far more than just a memorial park, it’s also a museum, an art gallery, an architectural showcase, a Hollywood tourist trap, and a religious retreat. Even Pope John Paul II stopped here, during his visit to Los Angeles.

Where else can you see the final resting places of multiple movie stars, visit a replica of Rudyard Kipling’s church, watch white swans glide across a lake, see a mosaic of “The Signing of the Declaration of Independence,” view the world’s largest religious painting in a state-of-the-art theater, and discover replicas of all of Michelangelo’s major works in one place?

Forest Lawn was born in 1917 when Dr. Hubert Eaton, a firm believer in a joyous life after death, became convinced that most current cemeteries were “unsightly, depressing stoneyards,” and pledged to create one that would reflect his optimistic beliefs, a cemetery that would be as unlike other cemeteries “as sunlight is unlike darkness, as eternal life is unlike death.” Forest Lawn was designed to captivate visitors, and it does so quite well.

The “Golden Age” Hollywood stars buried here include some of the biggest names in the history of Hollywood: Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Jimmy Stewart, Jean Harlow, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Pickford, Errol Flynn, Spencer Tracy…

No other cemetery can match the sheer number of superstars that you’ll find buried here at Forest Lawn Glendale.

That includes George Burns & Gracie Allen, W.C. Fields, Tom Mix, Sammy Davis Jr.,
Walt Disney, Red Skelton, Robert Young, Lon Chaney, Ethel Waters, Alan Ladd,
Dick Powell, Robert Taylor, Wallace Beery, Ted Knight, Sam Cooke, Joe E. Brown, Sydney Greenstreet, Nat King Cole, Jack Oakie, Ed Wynn, Jack Carson, Norma Shearer, Chico Marx, Dorothy Dandridge, Robert Cummings, Sid Grauman, Dan Daily, William Boyd (“Hopalong Cassidy”), Marie Dressler (“Tugboat Annie”), Irving Thalberg, Casey Stengel, Larry Fine, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edward Everett Horton and Jean Hersholt, plus authors Louis L’Amour, Theodore Dreiser and L. Frank Baum.

But there’s a catch. (Isn’t there always?)

Because of the sheer size of the park, sightseeing here for the casual visitor interested in visiting their favorite stars’ grave can be an exercise in frustration.

The grounds are so enormous that finding any particular grave without a map is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack . To get an idea of just how large this Glendale park is, consider that over a quarter of a million people have been buried here. Even with a map, trying to locate a star’s grave here can be difficult.

And to make matters worse, for some reason the cemetery refuses to give out any advice or directions when it comes to locating celebrities.

Forest Lawn certainly does not encourage sightseeing by movie fans. In fact, they can be downright hostile at times. I actually saw a female employee at the entrance to the Great Mausoleum confiscate a visitor’s copy of a reference book about stars’ graves!

Worse, many of the stars’ tombs here at Forest Lawn Glendale are private or semi-private. Some, such as Bogart’s and Pickford’s, are hidden away in private gardens, behind locked walls, with no possible entry for the public.

Others, such as Gable & Lombard’s crypts, are supposed to be off-limits to the public, but are located in hallways which can be easily reached by anyone willing to simply bypass a chain rope. (Let me make it clear that I don’t recommend this tactic, though; it could be considered trespassing by some overzealous employee and might get you arrested.)

The park’s aversion to loyal fans who wish to visit the final resting place of their favorite star is particularly surprising coming from a cemetery that is often the butt of jokes for its own flamboyant style. And while their intentions may be noble, in my opinion, Forest Lawn’s “no-tell” policy is a true disservice to the memory of the celebrities buried here. Most of these actors toiled all of their lives to be famous, to become something special, to earn the love and admiration of the public. Yet Forest Lawn’s restrictive policy means that in death, these immortal stars simply disappear into a vast, anonymous sea of gravestones…

Article from: http://www.Seeing-Stars.com and http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=7830

About Andrew

Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).