Halloween is almost upon us!
I shot some photos in historic Littleton Cemetery for a local nonprofit. The cemetery’s records date clear back to 1869, with bodies buried on the same grounds long before there was any official cemetery.
Perhaps the cemetery’s most famous (or infamous) resident is that of Alfred Packer, better known as the Colorado Cannibal. He consumed the flesh of his travel companions to survive a harsh winter in the Colorado Mountains.
You can learn more about Packer and his ghoulish dining habits in an article I wrote up for a local Colorado LGBT publication: outfrontonline.com/news/the-gruseome-taste-of-colorado-alfred-packer-the-colorado-cannibal
I’ve always felt a sense of peace in cemeteries, a quietude that I rarely experience in any other environment.
Photographs copyright Mike Yost 2015