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after the discussion in huntsville, we decided to go check out maple hill cemetery (wow, it's huge and beautiful!) and then we found the road (newport dr.) that goes to the maple hill park aka "dead children's playground".

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ouwxgirl
Jul. 23rd, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
Awesome pics. Love the black and white. Makes me want to go release my shutter bug there.

I also can't help but wonder if that round thing in the second and third pic is leftover from Mayor McCheese from McDonald's playgrounds when we were little.
bluesafyrefla
Jul. 23rd, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
We used to call the round thing a UFO when we were kids in the 70's. I think it's what inspired the ones at McDonalds!
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risingpheenix
Jul. 23rd, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Weird - I went over to the entry to read about the legend. Kind of creepy, but for whatever reason I like creepy.

You're pics are so cool. I love the faded old look of them. It's weird to see that and then a swingset. I kept expecting to see some ramshackle building or graves or something. You've got a such a good eye.
josparke
Jul. 23rd, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Why is it called dead children's playground? :(
agentfresh
Jul. 23rd, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
Because it's located right behind a huge graveyard in a little rock grotto and a few local legends say it's "haunted." It's often said that the children burried in the graveyard come there to play. It is a bit eerie back there, but it's lovely none the less.
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the_bex
Jul. 23rd, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
My friend Chella used to live in Huntsville and she told me about this place. She swears there's an eery feeling to it. It's kinda cool to see photos, thanks for sharing :)
beepboop
Jul. 24th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
yeah...there is an eerie feel to it.
it's just out there and there's nothing else around it really, but the graveyard.

and it's surrounded by that cliff...and it seemed to feel cooler in the playground than anywhere else.

dead children playground - (Anonymous) - Feb. 1st, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: dead children playground - beepboop - Feb. 1st, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
happystatic
Jul. 24th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
umm, these are excellent photographs. i love them. every one.
beepboop
Jul. 24th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
thank you so much lou :)

popcorn_feet
Jul. 24th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
wow those are great pics and such a cool 'story' about the whole thing...i bet there is a something worth telling in words and pics about that...
darkstarr69
Jan. 6th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
I found this while trolling google on Dead Children's Playground....
I've been wanting to go but whenever I am able to go I don't have anyone to watch the kids and I won't take my kids somewhere where ghosts may be. They are 8, 2 and 9 months. Still a bit small to go. Those are some good pics that you have taken. As much as people say that place is haunted, you got some surprisingly clear pictures. I will go one day! *chuckles* That place looks like a nice place to visit.
beepboop
Feb. 13th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Re: I found this while trolling google on Dead Children&#39;s Playground....
sorry it took so long to get back to you.

thanks for the compliment. :)

it's really a neat place. it's half surrounded by a rock cliff.
you can't see the cemetery from the playground either...you have to walk a short piece down the little road.

you should go sometime. maybe when it warms up some and during the day if it'd make you feel better! :)
our kids enjoyed it. and nothing spooked us! :P
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Incounters
Have you exsperenced anything there?
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Incounters
no, i have not experienced anything while there.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
incounters
so r u saying it is not haunted? Because me and my friend are going up there saterday night and recording things..... hoping to find some paranormal events!
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Re: incounters
i say it's not, but who knows?

let me know if you hear anything :)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
but but
how many times have you been at night??
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: but but
never been there at night.

have fun! :)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
so do you belive all the stories?? and why do they say this place is haunted?
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
no. but i won't say they're wrong. it's fairly possible that "something" could be going on there.

people say it's haunted, i guess, because it's right there behind the graveyard, and they say that the ghosts of the little kids come to play there.


i have never been bothered by a ghost.

(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
u there
r u there?
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Re: u there
yes, but my job gets in the way.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
ghost hunters
so are you a ghost hunter?
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Re: ghost hunters
:)

no, but my husband and some friends are working on a short film about that subject.

will you let me know if you experience anything?

(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
?
do you belive in ghosts at all??? and yes i will let you know if we see or hear anything. by the way my name is Lilly!! Ohhh and the other person who is going with me wants to well try to talk to them and try to hear them on a recorder, is that dangerous, because i dont want to open any doors.
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Re: ?
i might if i see one. i think they may exist, somehow, but idunno how exactly.

i personally would never try and communicate with them. i would say it's dangerous.
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(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
video
SO IS VIDEO TAPING THINGS LIKE COMMIUNICATING WITH THEM???? AND IS IT DANGEROUS TO LIKE SAY "IF YOU ARE HEAR GIVE US A SIGN" ???????
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: video
you can video, silly, but i wouldn't talk to them or anything.

i personally wouldn't ask for a sign.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Have you been anywhere in Alabama that you think is Haunted?
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
hmmm...not that i can think of.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
ohhhh ok well..... when r u gonna be back on here???
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
whenever i get a chance.

(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
well i gtg in like 5 minutes so can u get on tommorow at around 11:00
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
not sure if i'll be on at that time, but comment anytime and i'll get back to you, ok?

btw, you should get an lj account.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
wat is an lj account?
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
what you are talking to me through. it's a blog.
you found my livejournal account somehow...i imagine from a search about the playground..

www.livejournal.com

my livejournal is: beepboop.livejournal.com
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
website
I AM WANTING TO MAKE A WEB PAGE BUT I DONT KNOW HOW
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: website
i don't know how either. my husband makes ours.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
so have you ever ghost hunted
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
nope.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
ohhhh i thought u were into that kind of stuff
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
why did you think that?
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
because when i was looking for info for Dead Children's Playgroung your page came up and everyone was leaving comments about haunted places...... so ur not into that stuff
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
i see.

i just happened to go there one day and take pictures. :)

no, i'm not into ghost hunting or anything like that.

(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
ohhhhhh...... :(
(Anonymous)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
so if ur not into that stuff y do u wanna know if something happens saterday night?
beepboop
Jul. 3rd, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
out of curiosity.

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