The Case of the Pensacola Ghoul

Whitmire Cemetery is the resting place for many respectable, Pensacola families and their loved ones and is located near Olive Baptist Church. According to Jacquelyn Wilson, a local historian of the area and Archivist/Historian for the University of West Florida Historic Trust, “Whitmire cemetery is a public cemetery on Whitmire Road in the Ferry Pass area of Pensacola. This cemetery was set up in the early 1900s by a local family so that there would be a community burial ground.”

In the late 1950s, the cemetery was the location for a series of some of Pensacola’s most notorious and disturbing crimes. At a time in America’s history when few people locked their doors, citizens of Pensacola came to fear who (or what) lurked amongst the graves of Whitmire Cemetery at night.

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