Among the many gravestones in the Lafayette Municipal Cemetery, lies a tomb that's eerily different from all the rest.


According to Colorado legend, a vampire is buried under this mysterious marker, and although he passed away nearly a hundred years ago, his spirit continues to linger. Because things in the early 1900's were not always documented in the way that they are now, the story behind the grave isn't 100 percent known, but from what historians and paranormal investigations have gathered, this site is surely spooky.

It was the mining culture that drew men from all over the world to Lafayette, Colorado – including Fodor Glava, who came all the way from Transylvania, Romania to work. While it's documented that Glava definitely died in Lafayette in December of 1918, the plot in which he purchased is said to also be shared by another man who did not survive the influenza epidemic during that time. Because it was a graveyard for people who were not as well off, many were buried together, as was the case for Glava. The words on the headstone are very poorly written, and information was actually mistaken between the two men buried beneath. What makes the marker especially creepy though, are the unexplained occurrences that continue to happen. Not only is there a large tree growing right in the middle of where the body is supposedly buried, a paranormal investigator has an EVP recording where a voice can clearly be heard saying "Do you want to see my stake?" Other investigators have used temperature gauges and EMF readers, where they've discovered cold spots dipping as low as -47 degrees, although the temperature outside was actually quite mild, as well as testing extremely high energy in that specific area. Visitors have even reported seeing a tall thin man with a black coat, dark hair, and long fingernails sitting on top of the stone that's surrounded by unkempt, blood-red rose bushes.

Glava's grave is located along the northern edge of the cemetery, and it's a usual occurrence for guests to leave gifts, such as rosaries and dolls beside the stone. Whether it's all a myth or not, one person even recalled seeing someone pouring salt over the tombstone to ward off spirits. The Lafayette Municipal Cemetery is open to the public, so visit if you dare.

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