Banguio, Philippines • Bury Your Bad Mood

If you feel bad, negative, or gloomy, this is the time to take a stroll into the Cemetery of Negativism (or Lost Cemetery), in Banguio, Philippines.

It is situated at Camp John Hay.  Established by the base’s command general John Hightower in the 1980’s, it is a place where negative thoughts are buried, together with bad vibes, emotions, and attitudes.


As is written at the entrance “Negativism is man’s greatest self imposed infliction, his most limiting factor, his heaviest burden, no more for here is buried the world’s negativism for all time. Those who rest here have died not in vain – but for you a stern reminder. As you leave this hill remember that the rest of your life. Be More Positive.” Here you’re invited to leave bad feelings behind, or better, underground.

The entrance fee is P60 ($1.28 USD) per person (P30/$0.64 USD for students and senior citizens) and it gives access also to the Camp John Hay site.

I hope you go there with the right explorer’s mood: not negative, but full of both positive and less happy emotions…to unload any negative surplus in this odd and unusual way!

Photo Credit: Dahon/Flickr

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