NEW ORLEANS (PIX11) -- A photojournalist who travels all over the country to take pictures of the most broken and poverty-stricken places in the United States found something he described as "extraordinarily creepy" while covering the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
During a recent trip to New Orleans, Seph Lawless was shocked to discover an obscure, abandoned pet cemetery hidden in the Louisiana swamplands dating more than 100 years.
"I've never come across something like this," he told WJW in Cleveland.
Lawless described the eerie feeling he felt while exploring, noting a "ghost of a house" that was torn down by the hurricane, where operations for the cemetery once took place. One tombstone even had dog food that was put on top of it more than 30 years ago.
The Ohio native was so interested in the cemetery that he turned it into a book, called "Pet Cemetery...In Loving Memory."