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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Noted photographer Seph Lawless was exploring a Louisiana swamp when he made a discovery that was downright creepy.

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Lawless stumbled upon a cemetery that had been abandoned for 30 years.

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The cemetery was abandoned in 1980 after a grave digger committed a brutal murder, and buried the body there.

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Since it was abandoned, nature has slowly swallowed up the cemetery and taken it over.

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A structure once stood in the area pictured below. It collapsed long ago, leaving a series of twisted vines in it’s place.

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Upon further inspection, it became clear that this was no normal cemetery. Instead, it was a pet ceremony, where devoted owners could bury the pets that brought so much joy to their lives.

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This owner placed some of their dog’s favorite kibble on her grave, where it lay untouched for 30 years.

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Lawless has decided to include the photos in a book entitled Pet Cemetery…In Loving Memory. All proceeds from the book’s sales will be donated to the humane society.

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