The Mausoleum of Calvin C. Phillips in Oakland Cemetery, in Tallahassee, Florida is undoubtedly one of the spookiest mausoleums in the world. Why? Because a man walked into this mausoleum, lied down inside the casket and then died. This is not just a rumor, it is recorded clearly that on 19th of November, 1919, Calvin C. Phillips told a man who was passing by to call his undertaker and then went into the mausoleum. The undertaker, Mr. Culley, came within an hour, and found Phillips dead inside the casket. He was alarmed, so he called the authorities and it was determined beyond any doubt that this was a natural death.
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No funeral services were held, nobody came to see his body. All the undertaker had to do was lock the door and his job was done. Till date, it has remained a mystery that a human being could calculate the time of his death so accurately. But what did Calvin Phillips do? He was a fanatic clock maker and was obsessed with the concept of time, so obsessed that he built his house in Tallahassee with a huge clock tower. But what else is known about this man? Pretty much nothing. All we can gather is that his name is Calvin C. Phillips and he died on November 19, 1919.
|The back of Calvin C. Phillips Mausoleum in Tallahassee, Florida|
This man’s life is a real puzzle because people have searched through census records and birth certificates from all the 50 states and have found no record of him. Because of this, there are even rumors that he is a Vampire who lived for centuries, got tired of living and locked himself in the mausoleum.
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The red metal door was put in place after the marble door was broken, and the skull was swipedThis metallic door was put up by authorities who sealed the entrance after the missing skull incident, but before that it had a beautiful marble door. Above the door, you can see his last name Phillips but no first name, no date of birth or death, no other information. This is so weird because this man built his own fabulous mausoleum, possibly the very first mausoleum in Florida, but gives no other information. Most people would die to have their information etched all over the walls. For example, Tallahassee's famous Witch Grave has a ton of information carved on it.
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