Photo of the Week: Quaker Cemetery (“Spider Gates”)

We may not mention it too often, mainly because we’re busy goofing on silly paranormal stories, but we here at The Occult Section have out own paranormal group, the New York Paranormal Society. And, we’re lucky enough to have a professional photographer in our group. Laura Pennace, who is our case manager/photographer/historian, is also the owner of Pennace Photography, where she does amazing shoots for weddings, engagements, trash the dress, boudoir photos, and more. Laura often likes to combine her love of ghost hunting with her talents in photography, and we manage to get lots of awesome photos from our investigations and adventures, and we’ll be showcasing a photo of hers every week.

This week’s photo is from Quaker Cemetery in Leicester, Massachusetts. The cemetery is also known as Spider Gates Cemetery, because of the spider-like wrought iron gates. It was originally a family cemetery owned by the Southwick and Earle families, and it later became the property of the Worcester Friends Meeting after the families joined the local Quaker community.

quaker cemetery spider gates

You can see more of Laura’s work at Pennace Photography (

0 comments on “Photo of the Week: Quaker Cemetery (“Spider Gates”)

    1. Thanks Patrick! This cemetery has been rumored to be haunted for decades and the history of the cemetery and the surrounding area is so interesting. 🙂

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