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H.P. Lovecraft Virtual Cache

Hidden : 09/28/2002
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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? (Send via geocaching messages)

UPDATE 07/05/20: Check current hours and other guidelines before your visit!
August 20 is his birthday! Expect the cemetery staff to step up security from then through Halloween. Tread gently.

Some alternate coordinates (from 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).

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.
6/14/04: Because this stuff is way below the scroll now: Dogs are apparently not allowed in the cemetery.
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.

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