Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

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Another cemetery with vague reports of hauntings, but very little in the way of detail is available.

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342 South Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
United States

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41.68514, -73.930972
Dutchess County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Poughkeepsie, NY (1.2 mi.)
Arlington, NY (1.9 mi.)
Milton, NY (2.2 mi.)
Spackenkill, NY (2.2 mi.)
Fairview, NY (2.7 mi.)
Highland, NY (2.9 mi.)
Titusville, NY (3.2 mi.)
Crown Heights, NY (3.3 mi.)
Red Oaks Mill, NY (3.5 mi.)
Haviland, NY (5.8 mi.)


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  1. Years ago when my two children were young, I took my kids to see the geese and ducks down by the beautiful pond at the cemetery. We all walked into the gazebo to sit and watch them. The kids wanted to feed the birds some bread we brought along. When they started to feed the birds, for some unknown reason the ducks and geese started to run away. We were surprised. Then I heard a voice saying “Come back, come back, come back”. I asked my children if they heard the voice, they said “no”. The ducks and geese suddenly came running back to us and we had a grand time feeding them. Thank you to whoever the voice was. I will never forget it.
    Another time I was at the cemetery, I saw a woman in a long white robe with dark hair, she was beautiful. She was walking with purpose, holding something in her right hand. Then she vanished. I wonder, yes I wonder about that, another experience I will never forget.
    Both experiences, were pleasant, certainly not scary at all, actually they were both beautiful.

  2. It was June 16, 2015 at 3:00 am in the morning I was driving past Poughkeepsie rural cemetary, when I spotted a lady standing in front of the cemetery in the dark she was glowing and had on a long sundress, and she was waving…I was so scared because I never seen anything like that…I knew that she was ghost, I questioned myself, if she was human what would she be doing in front of a cemetery in the way hours of the morning by herself!! She didn’t wave as if she wanted help!!! She waved as if she wanted me to stop!!

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