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Welcome to The Taphophile Diaries

Taphophile (noun - Taphophilia)

"Also sometimes called a “tombstone tourist”, a taphophile is defined as an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries, epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of deaths." - Ivy Boyd

"My interest in cemeteries and the paranormal began early in my childhood. If I wasn't listening to local legends of a ghostly Woman in White who haunted the nearby cemetery, then I was probably reading Goosebumps or watching A Haunting or Ghost Hunters..."

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I recently gained a strong passion for documenting my travels and cemetery explorations through photography. For the fascinating stories behind some of these locations, head over to The Taphophile Diaries Blog.

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