died in 1921 in
after her burial, her mother, Philomena Buccola, began to have a series of
unusual dreams in which her deceased daughter, Julia, would beg and plead with
her to exhume the grave. This went
on for sometime as the poor mother tried to have the local priest, police and
cemetery officials grant her permission. Finally,
after six years, permission was given.
In 1927, the grave of Julia was dug up, the casket lifted out of the ground and placed on the grass. As the lid was pried open, there was Julia still as fresh and perfect as the day she was buried!
and relatives of Julia said that because the body was uncorrupt could only mean
that she was a saint. The body of
Julia was resealed in the coffin and reburied.
An imposing monument was erected showing Julia in her wedding dress
holding a bouquet of roses and a strange inscription that reads, “Questa
fotografia presa dopo 6 anni morta.” Loosely
translated it reads, “What is this strange photograph taken six years after
the base of the monument are two small porcelain photographs.
The top one shows her on her wedding day dressed in her wedding gown and
is the one from which the monument was copied.
The picture below is photographic proof of the story as it shows Julia
lying asleep in her coffin, loose dirt lying around the casket with the lid
having just been removed. A girl in
perfect condition after burial some six years earlier!
The real miracle of Mount Carmel Cemetery
Julia’s story goes much farther than just the body in the ground.
carload of people driving down
Interviews from the Hillside Police Department have yielded strange reports like odd white shapes floating about. This has been seen by a number of police department officers. Different from the Julia sightings, these are multiple sightings.
is most often seen around the small administration building just inside the
different scents are quite distinctive,” says
late 1978 a passing motorist reported seeing the grave of Julia apparently
glowing as though it was giving off its own form of luminescence.
Perhaps Julia’s ghost is just trying to light the way to her
ever-popular final resting place.
Section 19, there is an unusual revolving tombstone!
The top of the monument shows a family seated around a table and which a
slight pressure, the entire top will revolve 360 degrees in a circle.
The family name is Di Salvo and the plot includes the remains of Angelo
(1869-1932), Rosa (1872-1927) and Florence
(1891-?). It’s truly a marvel
sculpture and craftsmanship.
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