Goodleburg Cemetery

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Goodleburg Cemetery
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Goodleburg Cemetery
Details
Established 1811
Location South Wales, NY
Country United States
Coordinates 42°42′50″N 78°32′16″W / 42.7139°N 78.5378°W / 42.7139; -78.5378
Type Private
Owned by Town of Wales, NY
Size 1.5
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Goodleburg Cemetery is a cemetery located in South Wales, New York. It is an old, inactive village lot whose use has been discontinued. Many of the original settlers of Wales and the surrounding areas are buried here.[1]

History[edit]

Goodleberg Cemetery was an active cemetery from 1811 until 1927, but in recent years, the activity reported here has not been of this world.[2] The cemetery stood relatively peacefully until the late 1990s, when stories spread about ghost stories and ghastly apparitions. Various paranormal research organizations, intent on capturing the paranormal activities at Goodleberg paraded carloads of investigators from neighboring counties, intent on capturing evidence of the paranormal. To date, there has been one death, which in part was blamed on the founder of a Western New York paranormal investigation team known as Paranormal and Ghost Society.

At 11:15 PM on June 21, 2003, a member of that group was struck by an oncoming car. The cause was officially listed as DUI related, but in part was blamed on the group being on the road at that time of night.[3] which has many known blind curves.

Folklore[edit]

A vandalized headstone at Goodleburg Cemetery

In recent years, it has been a site of frequent desecration.[4]

Paranormal author Mason Winfield, has written about this cemetery and its purported activity several times, but has also expressed regret to writing anything about it due to the spike in vandalism since then.[4]

Happenings[edit]

There are many stories of what people have seen while in the cemetery. Some of the myths include the "Lady in White". The lady in white is supposedly one of the patients who passed on and still roams the area. The Lady in White can be seen up the road and other areas surrounding the cemetery. Two other common happening include the strong winds followed by the cry of a baby by the back pond and colored orbs appearing in pictures taken at night.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://members.tripod.com/~wnyroots/index-wales-good-cem.html - Retrieved 12 October 2008
  2. ^ http://www.wgrz.com/story/local/2011/10/31/1571768/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Kearns, Michelle,Goodleberg Claims Another, Buffalo News, 24 June 2003
  4. ^ a b Kearns, Michelle The Ghostly Menace of Goodleberg Cemetery, Buffalo News, 27 October 2007
  5. ^ http://www.weirdus.com/states/new_york/cemetery_safari/goodleburg_/index.php.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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