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Ghost Hunter Maps 187 Bodies In Roseboom Church Graveyard

Ghost Hunter Maps 187 Bodies

In Roseboom Church Graveyard

Local author and ghost hunter Susan Miller presents her findings at the Roseboom Church on Thursday evening. According to Miller, as many as 187 bodies are buried behind the church. (James Cummings/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JAMES CUMMINGS • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Miller and fellow ghost hunter Linda Leckenbusch pose with their dowsing rods. They use these, along with a pendulum, to determine the relative location of gravesites.

ROSEBOOM – A woman who died in childbirth. Six children, from just hours old to 19. A male cat.

These are some of the 187 bodies Susan Miller, a Cherry Valley ghost hunter, told the Roseboom Historical Association that she found while dowsing the burial site behind the Roseboom Church.

“I grew up seeing ghosts,” said Miller, who has been dowsing since 1971.

Approximately 187 bodies are buried in the plot behind the Roseboom Church according to Susan Miller, a regional author and ghost hunter from Cherry Valley. In her presentation at the church on Thursday evening, Miller discussed the process of dowsing and how she managed to map the burial site.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Farmers’ Harvest Festival

Continues For Second Day

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Two-day fest continues today, featuring live performances, music, family activities to celebrate the seasons bounty. Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival

FALL FEST – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Explore the environmental campus this True Blue weekend. Includes apple cider making, cob oven bread baking, hay rides, live music, opportunity to do the ropes course (closed toe shoes required). Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4064 or visit www.hartwick.edu/alumni-and-friends/true-blue-weekend/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16

Barbershop A Capella

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CONCERT – 7-8:30 p.m. “New Horizons Barbershop Chorus & Quartets” sing A Capella in the Barbershop style. Spring Park,27-35 E. Main St., Richfield Springs. Call 315-858-0964 or visit www.richfieldspringschamber.org/?tribe_events=concert-in-the-park-7

ART & PHOTOS – 6-8 p.m. Exhibit opening features the art of local artists and old photos of Roseboom. On display thru Aug. 30. Roseboom Historical Association, 123 St. Hw. 165, Roseboom. Visit www.facebook.com/RoseboomHistorical/

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