Ok for the longest time I had no real idea what the heck the difference was between a cemetery and a graveyard. Although I used the words interchangeably, the word graveyard seemed so much more interesting to me. It sounds old and decrepit and spookier. So when I decided to name my yard haunt I decided to go with graveyard instead of cemetery. The Ghoulie Graveyard has such a nice ring to it. But then later I learned from fellow Halloween DIYer’s that there is a difference between the two words. A cemetery contains graves, tombs, or urns just like a graveyard but is not a churchyard. A graveyard is a similar area that is often associated with a church. I’m definitely not changing my haunts name, but I’ve decided that to make it technically correct next year I’m going to build a little haunted church so technically it can be officially called a graveyard. Maybe I can add some flickering lights inside so it appears abandoned but haunted. Glad I put that controversy to rest (in peace). Sorry bad joke.