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H.P. Lovecraft

A cache by Julia Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/28/2002
In Rhode Island, United States
2.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

Tombstone of H.P. Lovecraft in Swan Point Cemetery.

We got terribly lost while seeking the horror writer's final resting place in Swan Point Cemetery. I decided to record the GPS coordinates of his grave.

The cemetery overall is quite scenic, with fine examples of Victorian and Celtic grave sculpture.

When you see a intra-cemetery street sign "Avenue B - 276", you are very close.

The site doesn't quite show the wear of Jim Morrison's grave, but the "pilgrimage" of loyal fans is discreetly evident.

Verifying Question: According to his epitaph, who is he? E-mail your answer, don't post it here. (If I have to log into the geocaching site to respond to your email, I probably won't be prompt.)

UPDATE 10/28/02: Apparently there is now a no photo policy in the cemetery. There is a hidden camera watching over the grave. I guess they're worried about folks trying to do spells around Halloween. (Or more likely drunks causing mischief.) Please be respectful and appropriate when you attend.

UPDATE 6/14/04: Because this stuff is way below the scroll now:

Dogs are apparently not allowed in the cemetery.

Some possible alternative coordinates (listed in the logs)
N 41° 51.244 W 071° 22.858
N 41° 51.240 W 071° 22.860

This is my favorite log so far. (Done in the writing style of Lovecraft).

UPDATE 8/12/05: While I have received no official word, there've been reports from recent cachers that the cemetery owners are Really Uncomfortable with high traffic around this particular grave lately. I may need to archive it. Please use extreme discretion (per GPS use) and perhaps try to leisurely visit all of the site and not just this one spot.

UPDATE 8/20/15:Happy birthday HP! This is when the cemetery staff usually steps up security through Halloween. Tread gently.

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Last Updated: on 10/5/2015 8:14:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:14 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum