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Oakwood Cemetery
50 101st St
Troy, Ny 12180
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County: Rensselaer County
GPS: 42.7531780, -73.6785960
WebSite: www.OakwoodCemetery.com

   
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Long after midnight, especially on Halloween: many people have reported witnessing the statue of the Holy Mary crying blood. Along with other ghostly sightings throughout the cemetery. The Troy Cemetery has been called one of the most haunted cemeteries in the United States.



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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 1224     10/14/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
This is pinewoods cemetary, which is already listed.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 3080     4/14/2007 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
this is actually oakwood cemetary, which is not listed. Uncle Sam is buried here.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 3081     4/14/2007 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
dontherug26


Last Seen: 3/2/2009 5:05:33 AM  
Last comment was me, sorry, notlogged in
 

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dlaure2006


Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:05:22 PM  
I think Pinewood cemetery sits behind forest park cemetery.
 

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dontherug26


Last Seen: 3/2/2009 5:05:33 AM  
pinewood and forest park are one in the same. Forest Park got the nickname pinewoods due to the name of the street it is on. The cemetary that is being talked about here is Oakwood. It is where uncle sam is buried, 157 years old, 60,000 burials. Never been in at night, pretty cool during the day though.
 

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dontherug26


Last Seen: 3/2/2009 5:05:33 AM  
pinewood and forest park are one in the same. Forest Parl got the nickname pinewoods due to the name of ths treet it is on.
 

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ruddyoung


Last Seen: 5/23/2011 6:39:35 PM  
Oakwood cemetary is among one of the largest in the nation. It is bordered on the East by Oakwood Avenue and on the West by Gurley Avenue in Lansingburg(North Troy). There is a beautiful Crematorium there that is still in use. PBS has done a show on the Oakwood cemetary. . . . . Rudd

Here is the link to the official Oakwood Cemetery site.

http;//www. oakwoodcemetery. org/history. php
 

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ruddyoung


Last Seen: 5/23/2011 6:39:35 PM  
Oakwood Cemetery, (Troy Cemetery Association, Inc.) was incorporated in 1848. Several dozen major Troy citizens each contributed funds to begin purchasing land for the cemetery. Many parcels were assembled, and engineer/landscape architect J. C. Sidney of Philadelphia was hired to lay out the new cemetery. The first burial was in 1850, as was the formal inauguration of the cemetery in October, 1850. The inauguration included a procession of dignitaries walking from downtown Troy, special hymns, and a consecration address by David Buell.
Troy`s Oakwood is significant in landscape architecture as one of America`s most distinguished and well-preserved 19th century rural cemeteries. J. C. Sidney went on to design part of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia and was the principal designer of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, both also "rural" cemeteries.
The cemetery has 5 small lakes, 5 waterfalls, about 60,000 burials, and10-12 miles of roads. It has about 400 acres, of which 330 are west of Oakwood Avenue. And since most of Oakwood sits high on a bluff above the Hudson River Valley, it has the most beautiful 100-mile viewshed of the Hudson Valley anywhere in the valley. It is also the most important and comprehensive overview of American history anywhere in the nation.

 

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sinssosweet69


Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:08:07 PM  
I have been to this cemetery and Mary`s statue has long been decapitated. there is a brownish red stair dripping down the front of the statue...when you first walk into this cemetery(which you aren`t supposed to be in and if you go and get caught you will get charged with tresspassing) there are these huge pine trees and the branches dont start until like 10 feet up the tree(creepy)but after that there is a cremetorium that didnt look like it was being used much at all except for crazy ritualistius ceremonies...its all vandalized and there is no roof on it...its in ruin. anyways after that there are all these pathways right and you gotta pick one i forget which one we picked but you walk down it and its like 3 ft wide and theres grass on either side...up to your waist.(creepy) anyways you walk down that until it opens up and there you will see the statue though my three friends and i had 3 huge police type maglights couldnt find the statue until it revealed itself to us...after we found it( i was crying the entire time since the cremetorium)lol we walked up to it being ever so careful not to step on any graves...superstitious i guess...anyways we walked up to it and it wasnt that scarey until we started hearing things coming from this tomb looking building which much like the cremetorium is in ruine and my friend started telling us that there were two twin girls that were put to rest in there but people vandalized it and it was in such ruin that the little girls who i believe were murdered idfk were now left to roam the cemetery b/c of the vandals. we heard them laughing ang giggling. and you could feel the presence of something (unexplainable feeling) so then i got freaked out and my friends and i were all standing in a circle and my friend sarah who was standing in front of me ( i was in the middle lol biggest chicken in the world lol) when she lit her cig i saw a face over her right shoulder it was like a typical ghostly face but you only saw it for a second and b4 i could tell he rthe flame from the lighter went out and it was gone scariest thing i`ve ever seen in my life in real life!!! i want to go back with those same people but they were all mad at me for making them leave early from crying lol and haning all over them ( i was scared and if you ever go you will see) this place is no joke make sure to hide ur car or park down the st b/c you arent supposed to go in there its all closed off but the fence only runs for like 10 ft then ends so you can walk right in if you hide carefully enough not to be seen this cemetery is also highly patrolled by the cops at night (they dont go in ) lol they are afraid hahaha oink! but if it is a scare you`re looking for this is the place like i said there are so many paths we only went down one of them but i tell ya that scared me enough for a lifetime i`m totally going to go back you should go!!!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11640     4/6/2008 7:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i been to oak wood and i saw grave stones get bigger and smaller 2 halloweens ago
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20516     10/10/2008 8:38:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I'm going in next Thursday (10/16/2008) at dusk... anyone care to join me? No vandals, just going for snap shots and proof of whether it's scary, haunted or just old and a folk lore. Sabastian290@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60528 ReplyTo# 20516     10/19/2010 11:31:00 AM     Edit          
sufficingrich


Last Seen: 10/19/2010 11:19:57 AM  
hey umm im going this holloween with some people so if you guys all want to meet up and we can all go in as a group that be cool just send me a message and we will go
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25057     12/27/2008 3:28:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I was in this cemetery about 2 years ago and did see that mery was headless but don't think that is the only scary part of the cemetery. I was there with 3 of my friends to see if the rumors were true. We each had flash lights but had to turn them off often inorder not to get caught. there is a whole bunch of paths you have to choose from but it doesn't matter which one you take because they are all creepy. All I could hear was footsteps and sounds that sounded lie whispers. I also got that eire feeling that I was being watched. I also went into this broke down old thing that maybe was a old crypt that caught on fire. when we went in there I got a bad feeling and felt like there was angry spirits there and was not happy we were there. All out that was the creepiest feeling of my life. I can't wait to do it again. Have fun. If you would like to know more or set up a night to go contact me at desireescott1@hotmail.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25324     1/3/2009 3:37:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
Ghost Hunter 2


Last Seen: 8/9/2009 12:13:03 PM  
I assume that the spirits arnt at rest because of the bandalism. I mean that would tick me off too.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28071     3/2/2009 5:05:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I see people are still confusing this cemetary with Forest Park/Pinewoods cemetery. I was at both yesterday, again. They are in two completly different zip codes.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35479 ReplyTo# 28071     7/9/2009 4:00:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
I thought they were the same because it said it on another website
 

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dontherug26


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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 29279     3/21/2009 11:08:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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hi i live extreamly close to oakwood and walk that bike trail home almost evry day iv had 2 expirences that have convinced me to never step foot in oakwood again the first was a tipacal walk home from school im a very aware person to any sudden changes any way i was on my way home and thought to viset the waterfall cuz i love that spot so as i hiked up i heard this sound of clanking like medal so i looked around and saw nothing and shook it off and continued i got about half way and herd it agen only closer and herd running distinctivly footsteps i remember but again nothing this time i was freked out and desided it was a prank or a test from a friend so i grabed a stick and carried it to deffend if nessisary and continued finily i got to the top of the falls and sat on the tiped over tree and looked around when i looked in the direction just off to my left i noticed movement and followed it (with my eyes) and saw a shadowy figure with what looked like some thing in its hand then all of a sudden it pased and stared at me i went compleatly cold and froze it was about id say a yard away far enough i could see clearly there was no features to it just shadow mind u this was on a clear day june 16th to be exact bright and sunny no clouds then it just seemed to dissapier realy realy weard any who live local can meet with me ill gide u there to show u were it happened idk if hes still there though
 

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i forgot the 2ed the reaper known as the gate keeper this one is 1000% true try it your self if u wanna see him ok me and 2 other friends went to oakwood to look around at night (im not nor assist in vandilisum) and because my uncial use to work there went through the frount gate he told us we had 3 hrs till we had to go i brought my camira cuz i wanted hunted pics and i know its dumb but bat flight pics too any way we were moving along and got to that wast high grass and smaped some picks just to see if it realy worked but nothing was around so we moved back tords this weard looking gate it looked cool so i took a pick and i kid you not this is a digital camira the top line best of the best when i looked at the pic at home on my pc i saw a reaper clutching the gate mouth open and him pointing at us i was so scared i couldt beleave it i mean any other pic u see is like faded alil but this was hd compaired to those others im sorry to say i do not have the pic it scared me so much that i never went back my uncial later saw the sam thing but at the frount gate it was grabing the locks in his pic as if to escape oakwood i do not advise if u do go to upset any graves or go nere this reaper idk what it is but better safe than sorry ps my names teain ill help in any way i can for those who wanna see the lost souls of oakwood siply contact me at saya1908@aim.com and we can arrange a meeting
 

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Shawty18


Last Seen: 4/22/2009 6:21:56 AM  

I actually live by this cemetery. I walk my dog around at night. There are some things that go on during the night that I have noticed. Mary's statue is one of the scariest. It does actually cry blood. I've seen it. It is really crazy but it is pretty cool. I go there all the time on Halloween to try to discover some new things. I have. If you want to know more. Message me on AIM or on here.

 

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 32172     5/12/2009 3:37:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Where exactly in Oakwood is the statue of the Virgin Mary with the blood? I moved into the area recently and have heard so much about it and I'm very interested in more information! Also, waterfalls? Where? That's pretty awesome. Anyone with directions to these particular areas of the cemetary please let me know!!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33777     6/8/2009 3:45:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
be careful if you decide to go in this cemetary...i suggest you go in during the day and start around 11am...map it out if you can before you go in at night...my kids, their friends and i got lost for 2 hours in there and it was broad daylight...:)
 

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subdude01


Last Seen: 6/14/2009 5:16:27 PM  

Oakwood cemetery is not haunted, if you come in through the 113th street entrance at night it might be a little spooky because there are no lights up that long hill, and the first grave you see (the angel statue with the wings spread out and arms out as if to hold something) is also a little spooky. My two bestfriends and my lil brother has gone in there well after midnight and i had lots of pictures but all we saw were a lot of deer. we went all the way to the monument that overlooks the highschool, hung out there (i had a cigarrette or two lol) and then made a wide circle through the rest of the cemetery and back out the 113th street entrance. We did see anything (but deer), and didn't hear anything out of the ordinary.

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 34043     6/14/2009 5:24:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
subdude01


Last Seen: 6/14/2009 5:16:27 PM  

Oh and most of yous are getting pinewoods cemetery (troy cemetery that is actually in brunswick) mixed up with oakwood.

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35480     7/9/2009 4:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i go to oak wood cemetery and i heard it was haunted.so i went there and had a really wierd experience.it was really freaky.i dont want to tell because it will scare you.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36414     7/23/2009 4:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
you know wat i want to know if mary is really head less send me pics if any one got them Xodonnababyox2@aol.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36570 ReplyTo# 36414     7/26/2009 12:05:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
nahh this is really true, or at least in the pinewood/ forest park cemetery. i went there last night. both of the statues were the virgin mary statue is there heads are cut off. not to mention marys head is just chillen next to the statue and there does look like theres a discoloration/stain that runs down it. i personally didt see anything but just got the worst vibes ever and felt like alot of people were watching me
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36458     7/24/2009 11:21:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
This is the truly haunted cemetery, right up the road on the left, before the golf course roadway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Park_Cemetery
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42811 ReplyTo# 36458     10/26/2009 9:27:00 PM     Edit          
LollipopChaos


Last Seen: 6/21/2010 5:12:12 AM  
thats the pinewood one, right?! does anyone have any photos from the oakwood cemetary?? I'm also very interested in pix of the headless angel they say is in Pinewood/Forest Park cemetary.  If anyone has any please email LipglossxCha0s@aim.com
 

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HI ALL,  I LIVE ABOUT 20 MIN FROM OAKWOOD, I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO THERE ,TO DO SOME INVESTAGATING .  I HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE PARANORMAL FOR OVER 20 YEARS. BUT FUNNY AS IT SEEMS, I HAVEN INVESTAGATED IN MY OWN BACKYARD.LOL. I JUST RECENTLY, BEEN TO THE FORREST PARK (PINEWOODS) CEMETARY, JUST LAST WEEK, AND THAT PLACE IS TRUELY HAUNTED. I TOOK SOME PICS THERE , DID SOME EVP'S. CAUGHT ALOT OF ORBS. AND MIST. BUT WHAT I HEARD WITH MY OWN EARS, WAS ERRIE, FOOTSTEPS, GROWLING, WHISPERS. I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK THERE , IN THE DAY TIME TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND SEE TO GET AROUND ALOT BETTER,THEN MY LAST VISIT. LOL.  SO CAN ANY OF YOU TELL ME, HOW I CAN GO IN TO OAKWOOD IN THE DAY TIME, TO GET FAMILIAR WITH THE PLACE , AND ALSO TELL ME WHERE THESE PONDS AND WATERFALLS ARE, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM AND TAKE PICS. THEN ALSO TELL ME A GOOD PLACE TO PARK AND WHERE TO GO IN AT, IN THE DARK. ALSO, IF ANY OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE, WOULD LIKE TO GO WITH ME, THAT WOULD BE GREAT! GHOST HUNTING ALONE GETS A LITTLE CREEPY, IF U NO WHAT I MEAN,LOL. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF U HAVE ANY MORE INFOR TO SHARE AND ALSO WHAT TO TAG ALONG. THANKS. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS  ISABELLAROSE1234@AOL.COM 

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49441 ReplyTo# 44566     3/10/2010 6:35:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
You can enter Oakwood Cemetary from the Oakwood ave. entrance only, the 101st street and the 114th street entrances have been closed. I believe the gates are closed at 4:30pm. You would need permission to enter at night. My family knew the caretaker fairly well, but it has been years since we have seen him. I don't know if he is still emplyed there, but I can ask some people who may know. It is a very large cemetary with miles of roads. Uncle Sam is buried there and there are markers directing the curious to his grave. I have been there at night and have never seen anything but have heard noises that I have passed off as animals, because there are fox and dear which do roam the area. But who knows? Nevertheless it is still a very interesting place and I have not been there in years.
 

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AnonymousVisiter


 
tonight me and a couple friends jumped the oakwood gate and walked around on our own.. we didnt go far but throught the walkthe temp kept changing and getting extremley hot in random places. does this mean anything?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58603     9/25/2010 12:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
No not rily the big thing is if it gets cold. Thats a cold spot. Its the belief that a spirit is trying to drain the energy to manufest its self means take form. Cause they believe that ghosts are made up of energy. But what are ghosts rily. I use to think that they were spirits of the dead but it just dosnt seem that black and white to me. Yes evp and pictures are proof of paranormal activity. Do I believe that places are haunted yes all Im saying is what are ghosts rily a trick demons messing with us or the dead we just dont know. I hope this has been helpful
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 67209     2/19/2011 4:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I lived in the Lansingburgh section of Troy near the Oakwood Cemetary for many years. I walked through it a couple times a week for 5 years ...... while walking my dog...and with friends.  I have a good amount of info......locations...of sites such as the waterfall and pond......also personal experiences...both positive and unusual.  Anyone wishing more info....you can email me.
 

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AnonymousVisiter


 

I tried going to oakwood for years,and it was like a higher power didn't want me to.I live right near by in Rensselaer.I finally got to go in with my friend B in the day time.We were fishtailing his malibu and just being dumb.Nothing happened.

 

The second time I went in with 4 friends at night.Well early Halloween morning 2010.We came in off of Oakwood ave I believe,and had to run past a house and across a field by the crematory.We walked in  a ways,and stopped near a hill where it was more open,and me,M,and S all took a leak.I was just thinking how disapointing the place was when we all heard a moan from down the hill.The place seamed to reveal itself to you as you wondered around.Very weird.We all heard a gunshot,probbly a 22 in the middle of the place and ducked down behind headstones.It got real active as we were leavng about 3 in the morning.We heard a baby cooing or something,and footsteps on fallen leaves.We saw a shadow behind us the whole way out.When we were almost out,M said he felt like he got chopped in he throat and tears started rolling down his cheeks.We all stared feeling chills,and walked faster.Right as we were coming out of the trees and to the field I heard something breathe out a long breathe over my right shoulder.I turned to see if it was M and he was standing 3 feet away from me staring a me like he'd seen a ghost.We both booked it out of there,and the others saw us and did the same.

It was intersting for sure.

 

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AnonymousVisiter


 
me and 2 friends of mine went to oakwood about 3 years ago at  night, had to do the whole hide duck and run thing till we got in,we all had bookbags ,walked around and drank beers ,smoked things ,got lost and kept ending up at the same spot thats the only unexplainable thing that happened then it got light out from the early morning. found our way back was realy boreing, i remember pissing alot so as long as noone was buired next to a tree,i didnt soil any graves.if we go again i sugested we'd go trippin on shrooms .
 

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AnonymousVisiter


 
As teens we would always walk around the cemetary at night, hang out at the Robert Ross monument that overlooks Lansingburgh.  We never cause any vandalism or anything, it was just a quiet place to hang out where no one would bother us.  One night though while we were walking around my friend and I both stopped in our tracks and looked at each other at the same exact time asking each other if we heard that.  The only way I could describe this sound is it sounded like an old gravediggers cart.  It sounded like a squeaky wheel and it lasted for several moments.  Have never been back at night since.
 

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I grew up near by on Park Ave and Eddy's lane in the 60's - early 70's. As kids we all played in and around the Oakwood. I am very familiar with this place and have witnessed some very peculiar events back in day as it were. The most memorable took place in the early 70's, summer of 72 I believe.. A group of us were coming back from Frear Park and decided to cut thru the cemetery coming in from the Oakwood Ave entrance. As I said it was a summer day it had been hot and there were 'cloud bursts' of rain intermittently. We had just gotten rained on and the sun was coming back out and drying us off as we walked down the hill from the crematory down toward section P ( we were heading toward the 101st St entrance) .. As we got to the bottom of that hill where you turn left to head to 101st and right to head towards section P, out of nowhere 'APPEARED'  a pack of 'wild dogs' probably 6-8 of them.. Now I am not saying they had red glowing eyes or anything like that, but they where snarling and running towards us and this was scary!  All of us turned and ran towards section P where there were tall obelisk type grave stones.. I remember running up the side of one of these and could literally feel the 'hot breathe' on my heels and here the growling/snarling of the dogs. When I reached safety at the top of the stone I looked down to see what these dogs where doing... THEY WERE GONE! VANISHED! Anyone who knows this location, knows that it is impossible for anything to just disappear in a matter of a few seconds, as there is a clear line of sight for at least 100 yards in either direction from where we were on those stones! THIS IS NOT A BS STORY... THIS REALLY DID HAPPEN! 
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