Yankee Jim Robingson was hung at the site of the Whaley House and buried here, along with 476 other people.
In 1889 a horse-drawn streetcar line was built through part of the cemetery, and in 1942 it was paved over. As many as 18 graves are under the sidewalk and street.
Cars parked in the street in front of the cemetery, on top of some of the graves, are often hard to start. Car alarms are heard here too, set off by unseen hands.
Icy chills have been felt by people walking through the cemetery, as if walking through a freezing, unknown presence.
Misty, glowing figures have also been seen floating around the cemetery grounds and outside on the sidewalk.