Sunday, May 22, 2011

Searching For A Local Ghost

The Buckingham pond neighborhood of Albany is a very peaceful, serene, area. It's not unusual on a summer day to find me there with either my netbook or moleskinne journal or both. Many artists like myself enjoy the calmness of the waters, the sounds of children and wildlife, and the refreshing feeling of connecting with nature and the outdoors.

In recent weeks I've heard eyewitness accounts of a ghost, apparently a teenaged girl or young woman dressed in white, who appears to be staring (with what are described as piercing eyes) at passers-by from behind the nearest tree. The apparition reportedly is seen just after darkness falls. Has anyone else had this or any other paranormal experience at the site?

The area of interest is known by a variety of names, including "The Pond," "The Lake," "New Scotland Lake" and "Berkshire Pond." It is in actuality

Buckingham Lake, more often referred to as Buckingham Pond or Rafts Pond. It is a body of water located in a residential area of Albany, New York. It has a surface area of 5 acres (20,000 m2) and a mean depth of three feet. The lake is adjacent to Buckingham Lake Park, a small recreation area with picnic tables and playground equipment. Three fountains help aerate water during the warmer months, while ice-skating often takes place on the lake's frozen surface during the winter. Wildlife at the lake includes ducks, Canada geese and Red-winged Blackbirds. The lake is surrounded by a gravel path that is a few feet wide. Streets that border the lake include Berkshire Boulevard, Euclid Avenue, Lenox Avenue, and Colonial Avenue.(source: wikipedia)

ANYONE witnessing or bearing any ghostly tales regarding the lake plese leave your remarks in "comments" below (you may identify yourself or remain anonymous at your own discretion.)

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