So up in Cedar Crest (a small mountain community) which is just a few minutes east of Albuquerque, right off the main highway is a little cemetery. I remember many years ago my sister asked someone about it and they said it was a Pet Cemetery. It was only a few years back when someone mentioned to me a relative of theirs being buried there that I realized it wasn’t a Pet Cemetery. During the nice months of the year we sometimes take Pooka up to Cedar Crest for hamburgers at Burger Boy, which is only a building away from the cemetery. We sit outside and eat and often I stare at that little cemetery and think that some day I will walk over there and have a look around, but I never did until yesterday.
It is a very small cemetery but it is kept up very well. No weeds covering the graves and they are always decorated with bright plastic flowers and other things. I assume that there is a caretaker that lives in the little house next to it, but maybe not.
I decided to not actually enter the cemetery because I had Pooka with me and if there was a caretaker they might possibly get angry about my dog maybe peeing on a grave. :) The Ramones Pet Cemetery kept playing in my mind and I sang along under my breath as we walked around. Most of the graves that I could see dated from the late 1950s – 1970s. Some were newer, but I didn’t see any older than that. I took some photos and then Pooka and I decided our adventure day was over and we would go home because she was getting very hot out in the sun.
Two of the photos I took have this misty type effect in only one area of the photo, which I thought was kind of strange. One of those photos also had two blue orbs in it.
The large full photos are here (that one also has the blue orbs) and here. I suppose someone could think that mistiness is due to a smudge on the lens, but the photos before and after those don’t have it and I didn’t clean the lens so it should have been it the photos I took after. Possibly it is something to do with the way the sunlight is hitting that area.
The only other thing I thought was strange while I was there (though not necessarily the least fortean) was this strange tombstone:
The full photo is here. I couldn’t read any of the other writing on the tombstone except Monster. Strange stone too, it was actually a stone with the middle part cut out of it and what seemed to be some sort of clearish film in the window (dirty glass maybe?). I am going to go back without Pooka next week so I can go inside and get a closer look.