Spooky photographs of San Francisco's real-life Pet Cemetery

Photographer Troy Paiva photographed San Francisco's Presidio Pet Cemetery during construction on the Presidio Parkway, which meant the tiny graveyard was covered by a dark temporary roof. Paiva used the unnatural surroundings, lighting tricks, and the San Francisco fog to cast an extra-gloomy pall on this final… » 3/24/13 9:30am 3/24/13 9:30am

In the world's most cheerful cemetery, the tombstones are brightly…

In the small village of Săpânţa in Maramureş County, Romania, sits Cimitirul Vesel, the "Merry Cemetery." Unlike cemeteries in other parts of Romania, the Merry Cemetery is filled with wooden headstones, each one carved, brightly colored, and inscribed with a sometimes irreverent poem. It's a place that looks on the… » 10/21/12 8:30am 10/21/12 8:30am

The Strangest Real-Life Graves in the World

When someone close to you dies, it's a very personal decision how to deal with their remains, and different people approach it in different ways. But few of us are as creative as the people behind these little-known burial sites. » 10/10/12 3:28pm 10/10/12 3:28pm

Ruphus E. Case wanted to be buried in his rocking chair facing his home state…