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Joe Glidewell

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Posted: 02/26/20 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd like to know the opinion of others on this subject, as my co-workers and family have varying viewpoints. I see many post about boondocking. Some in very public parking areas such as Wal-Mart parking lots and some on the side of mountain road. Has anyone ever rested in the parking area of a rural cemetery or graveyard? I've seen several back country graveyards in my travels and some of them seem like a quiet out-of-sight place to rest for a night. Most have signs posted indicating hours are from daylight to dark. But does that apply only to the fenced in grave sites or to the parking area as well? Now I'm not talking about setting up shop with generators and tiki torches. Just a brief stop and rest.
So if a person isn't spooked by the idea of the location, would it be considered disrespectful to the deceased or frowned on to occupy a parking spot for a night? In my neck of the woods lots of back roads country churches also have adjacent burial plots. When I ask, people seem fine with staying at that type of church parking lot. But for some reason people cringe when I say "now what if the church wasn't there?" Thoughts??

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Without permission? Just show up and stay? No. Using real or personal property of others without permission isn’t right.


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I would be more concerned about safety than ghosts.

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There is a reason why cemeteries have fences around them. People are just dying to get in.


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Posted: 02/26/20 10:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it’s a well lit area perhaps. Should be a very peaceful night. Don’t leave your shovel where people going by can see it though.....


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Posted: 02/26/20 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

church parking lots are also a good place.


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Someone posted a photo of a child with a doll in a cemetery in the middle of the night being surrounded by deer.

I guess it's alright. If it's a child, she's harmless.

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Most rural cemeteries are not well lit. That's kind of why it appeals to me more than a Wal-Mart parking lot type set up. No people = no lights & noise.

What's the safety concern with seclusion? For the most part, I doubt anyone would come around after dark to a cemetery looking for trouble. I know there are exceptions, like that poor couple in TX last year, but I would be more concerned about vandals in populated areas vs rural areas.

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Most of such places have some kind of maintenance worker on the premises, or phone number to the office.
Why not call them and ask? Cemetery is mostly private property. Would you like somebody to boondock on your yard without asking?





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Never boondocked at a cemetery but I once did a garbage dump, totally by accident.

Late, very late one night I couldn't drive any further, pulled into a nearby town, drove through looking for a place to crash for the night.

Turn here, turn there, found a road leading away from residential streets, pitch black, not a light in sight. Dead tired... Pulled into an open area, couldn't see much around, good enough. Climbed into the TT and went to sleep.
Woke up the next morning, hmmmmmm, smells a little funky here...
Stepped outside, we were in the middle of the local garbage dump!


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