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Haunted Mississippi: LaPointe Krebs House And Cemetery

Haunted Mississippi: LaPointe Krebs House And Cemetery

Resting snuggly in the state of Mississippi, is a historical property in Pascagoula known as LaPointe Krebs House. Built in 1757, LaPointe Krebs House is the oldest property standing in Mississippi. The land was under Indian Occupation until the mid 1700’s, when it was then turned over to the French Settlers.

LaPointe Krebs House circa 1890

The original house was built and is still standing today, but in need of repairs. In 2014 the MDAH (Mississippi Department Of Archives And History) gave the LaPointe Krebs House a Community Heritage Preservation Grant Of $200,000 to restore the structure, located at 4602 Fort St, Pascagoula, Mississippi.

There is also a museum that operates on the land, that was built in 1979. Originally the house was the museum, from 1950-1980, but since then the adjacent building was created. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for military and all over 65 yrs and $3 for children.

LaPointe Krebs House museum

What does this historic site have to do with spooky fun and Halloween you may ask? Well I’m not just giving you all a quick history lesson for fun! This year LaPointe Krebs House will hold its thirteenth (a number loved by many horror fans) annual Historic Cemetery Tour.

On Thursday October 24th, from 530pm to 730pm, all are welcome to enjoy a historical tour of the LaPointe Krebs property. They will see the house itself and the cemetery. This ghostly tour of the property is free, but all donations will be welcome.

Many of the members of the Krebs family line are buried in the small cemetery, as well as an array of locals. The “residents” of the cemetery range from the age of 1 day old to 100years old and some of the headstones have been damaged due to age, weather (including Hurricane Katrina) and vandalism. It is a fascinating site and it would be interesting to know if any of those who now inhabit the graveyard, speak to the living.

Will the children of years gone by playfully explore the grounds? Will visitors hear the cries of wounded soldiers from wars long passed? And will the Krebs family visit all who come to see their original home?

LaPointe Krebs House

If you’re curious and would like to take a look for yourself, come down to the LaPointe Krebs House (all ages welcome) On October 24th and see for yourself between 530 and 730pm.

LaPointe Krebs House – 4602 Fort St, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Museum Hours Tuesday to Friday 10am -5pm , Saturday 10am-3pm. Admission listed above (in article)

Posted by Michelle MIDI Peifer in EVENTS, EXCLUSIVE, HALLOWEEN, HORROR HISTORY, 0 comments

FEATURED ARTIST: Sid Graves Cemetery Prints

Sid Graves: Cemetery Prints

By Stephanie Roisland

Sid Graves Cemetary Prints 001

My husband John and I met the Graves (Sid Graves and his wife Becky) in 2009 at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, FL. We all became instant friends, enjoying each others company a few times a year at Florida conventions.

I cant say enough about Sid and his work. He is an amazing talent and has an eye to see things emerge in his mind, and then manipulate them into his breathtaking art. We personally own some of Sid's pieces; they are the focal point of our living space: radiating dark and saddening images, with just enough beauty to make them unforgettable.

Sid Graves Cemetary Prints 002Sid Graves is a 44-year-old self taught photographer. With no formal training, he has never let that slow his ambitions. His mother, who regrettably passed last year, was a free lance photographer and, when Sid was a child, his mentor.

Sid Graves Cemetary Prints 003When asked how long he had been doing photography he stated, "44 Years".

He is inspired by the unique and forgotten, and he is known for saying, "To find beauty within the morbid". That is his true calling. His favorite location to photograph is an old cemetery called Bonaventure, located in Savannah, GA.

Other than his photography, Sid also creates one of kind, custom, hand crafted frames in all shapes and sizes. Sid Graves Cemetary Prints 004All Sid's photography prints and frames are available for sale on his website.

You can also find him on Facebook at Cemetery Prints Inc. or email him directly at cemeteryprints@hotmail.com.

Posted by Stephanie Roisland in ART AND VENDORS, FEATURED ARTISTS, 3 comments