Blauvelt Cemetery - Old Burying Ground

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Blauvelt Cemetery, or the Old Burying Ground, has been in use since 1722 and is rumored to be full of ghostly presences. Visitors have found strange shadows, orbs or mists in the photos they’ve taken here, and reports say there is also the unexplained sound of a clock ticking on the premises.

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Geographic Information

Near 51 Tappan Rd
Harrington Park, NJ
United States

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40.988511795068554, -73.9736100733171
Bergen County, New Jersey
Nearest Towns:
Harrington Park, NJ (0.5 mi.)
Norwood, NJ (0.9 mi.)
Closter, NJ (1.2 mi.)
Old Tappan, NJ (1.8 mi.)
Northvale, NJ (1.8 mi.)
River Vale, NJ (2.1 mi.)
Haworth, NJ (2.1 mi.)
Demarest, NJ (2.2 mi.)
Rockleigh, NJ (2.4 mi.)
Tappan, NY (2.7 mi.)


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  1. George Dalcero  |  

    As a kid (I’m 76) riding on the Public Service bus between Closter, NJ and Northvale, NJ I passed this cemetary all the time and recall seeing a casket sticking out of the soil on the hill, right along the roadway .. it took them a long time to fix it. No ghosts though! Right behind that area was a cornfield in the 1940’s where we found lots of Indian artifacts after plowing and when the soil heaved in early spring after winter.

  2. Rose Kiernan Armstrong  |  

    My sister (V) and I used to walk through this cemetery on the way home from school many days. It had many turned over headstone. It was fascinating, and intimating as a young child wot walk through such an old cemetery. I will go back again soon!

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