Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin Island

Posted in Travel & Recreation on June 17, 2014
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Swimming Souls Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin Island. We are all familiar with cemeteries where we bury our departed loved ones. The dreaded six feet deep burrow which serves as the final destination for our biological body. What if it’s beyond six feet and what if it’s not on solid ground? There’s this one popular cemetery in the Philippines wherein the dead are not underground but rather they are underwater. The Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin Island is a notable tourist site in the country. It is located in the middle of the sea where a huge cross serves as a marker.

Once you’ve arrived at the shores of the cemetery, you can take a boat that will bring you to the cross found in the middle of the sea. While on the way there, you can see below the graves of other people’s departed family members. It’s somewhat a creepy place to be because of the thought of dead bodies under the water but take it as a wonderful and one-of-a-kind experience that you will not get from any other place in the world. It’s actually a cool scene to see because it’s not your typical scenery.

History says that it was once a large cemetery on land but when the volcanoes surrounding it exploded, it drowned the cemetery with lava. The finish product of this scenario is this wonderful tourist attraction. It is also said that when it reaches late in the afternoon, the water level raises really high this makes it dangerous to voyage in the sea during those times of the day. This is why the natives there doesn’t allow tourist to go to the cross beyond 4 pm.

The bodies of the dead whom have been buried by soil and water contribute a lot to the culture and history of the people that lives there. It’s a must see and must visit place here on Earth especially if you’re up for spook tales and soul questing.

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