Oct. 13, 2022

Episode 105 - Hope Moravian Cemetery or the Cemetery Drop Off Scene in Friday the 13th

Episode 105 - Hope Moravian Cemetery or the Cemetery Drop Off Scene in Friday the 13th

Jennie and Dianne are joined by Drifter and Gypsie of the Rebel at Large Adventure podcast for a special Friday the 13th...err... Thursday the 13th visit to the Hope Moravian Cemetery, located in Hope, New Jersey. This cemetery is featured in the movie Friday the 13th in which its high arched, cast iron front gate, with the name lettered through the arch, has become iconic with horror movie fans. However,  Hope, New Jersey is one of the earliest planned communities in America, having been established by German Moravians in 1769. This Ordinary Extraordinary community suffered its share of hardships, triumphs, and spooky superstitions.

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Photos provided by www.findagrave.com - photographers include: Michael Holmes, Wilma Ann, and Cheryl Bayer Teke

Resources used to research this episode include:
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Host of Rebel at Large Adventure Podcast

When he's not on the road Drifter is planning the next adventure. His means of locomotion vary from Harley to adventure van to hearse. He has covered thousands of miles of America’s highways, byways & backroads leaving thousands more to go.

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Host of Adventure at Large Podcast

Gypsie is a Harley riding, car camping, highway traveling Momma (yes, she owns her own Harley). “It’s the journey, not the destination”, as cliche as it may be, it holds true to her heart. However,she does look forward to pulling off her riding boots or catching a great band wherever she may land.