Guptills Woods

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Guptills Woods, and a certain nearby house off Pollock Road, are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have seen floating orbs of light as well as strange eyes, with no face, in the dark. The sound of singing has accompanied some of these ghostly incidents.

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Pollock Road
Latham, NY
United States

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42.77247255474977, -73.76529943947389
Albany County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Cohoes, NY (3.3 mi.)
Niskayuna, NY (4.1 mi.)
Green Island, NY (4.2 mi.)
Watervliet, NY (4.4 mi.)
Waterford, NY (4.5 mi.)
Troy, NY (4.8 mi.)
Colonie, NY (5.1 mi.)
Roessleville, NY (5.8 mi.)
Menands, NY (5.9 mi.)
West Albany, NY (6.2 mi.)


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  1. The guptilla woods are in fact very haunted. My family lives very close and we had permission to ride our quads through there. It was me my sister and a neighbor all on three separate and brand new four wheelers. All died at the exact same time and wouldnt turn over. We had to tow them out and when we for them to the road all of them started with no problem. I’ve never touched foot on that property since

    • By Guprills woods I guess you mean the area near Guptills skating rink?That whole area near the rink was filled with turkey farms and houses in the 1800s.I be heard there is an old foundation of a house in there.There might also be people buried on that land.

  2. I’ve lived down the road from pollock road for over 15 years now and it is certainly the creepiest road around Latham. I hate going down this road. there’s always dead animals and there are way too many man made trails covered with do not enter signs. also the one and only house on this road is run down and those who live inside I’ve only seen three times. it’s often abandoned and then re-lived in by the same old man and his three dogs. one day one of his dogs ran into the road and when I knocked on the door to let the owner know, he blocked off my view to the inside of the house and talked really slowly and wouldn’t make eye contact. I could be totally stereotyping but its still creepy

    • There are a lot of houses on Pollock Rd.There is an old farm house at the eastern end near Bought Hills School.When I was a kid a little further down on the right there was some sort of old building.There was a lil old man that lived in a house on the property.He supposedly made soap.I remember something about cats.I can’t remember what it was.It was def creepy and the house next to it further up the road was a mess.It looked like a hoarder home.The man eventually passed away.His last name might have been Pollack but,not sure of that.We used to call it Pollack Hollow.There are a lot of woods there.Some of it is state property and some is a private mining operation.

  3. I grew up in Burns Whitney and as a kid my friends and I would take Pollock Rd to the Colonie Town Pool. I’ll always remember this one time flying down the hill on our bikes and one of the guys stopped. The other 3 of us stopped and went back to where he was standing. Whats up Mike, one of the guys asked. He said did you guys hear that? None of us heard anything until we started back down the hill. All of a sudden we all heard a womans scream coming from the heavy wood on the right side of the road. Needles to say, none of us stopped pedaling. We went home down Rt 9 and over Sparrowbush Rd. It was always colder at the bottom of the hollow also. Even in the middle of Summer.

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