In New Haven Connecticut, Yale University shares a side with Grove Street Cemetery, dating back to colonial times. And like any old cemetery, it comes with many urban legends.

GroveStreet-610x438It’s rumored that secret tunnels connect the cemetery to Yale Medical School. These tunnels were created by students so they could steal cadavers for experiments. Some believe that one tunnel leads to a basement filled with brains, preserved in formaldehyde.

Residents of the area have seen sacrificial offerings left at the cemetery’s front gate. And many believe the culprits to be members of Yale’s secret society, as they allegedly conduct rituals in the cemetery.

So the next time you walk past a cemetery, remember that it’s not just a resting place for the dead, but a folklore rich place for the living.