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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Emo's Grave - An Urban Legend

It wouldn't be Halloween time without mentioning Emo's Grave.

This painting is currently featured in my show 'Falling For Salt Lake' now on display at Local Colors of Utah Gallery - 1054 E. 2100 So. in Sugar House. Open Tues-Sat. 11:00am-7:00pm. And yes we are open despite all the construction around us! 

Emo's grave is located in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. It was in high school that I first heard about it and it said to be one of Salt Lake's scariest places to visit.
It is said that if you go to Emo's grave at midnight and circle three times around it chanting Emo, Emo, Emo... You will see his face in the window! How's that for a creepy time?

The grave belongs to Jacob "Emo" Moritz who founded the Salt Lake Brewing Company. Jacob died on a trip to Germany and his family erected the memorial to remember him. 
 This is an urban legend and no disrespect is meant towards the Moritz family. 


Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I think every town has a place like this where teens go to get scared! Cute painting!

Catherine Darling said...

Thanks Kimberly!