Post by LadyOfTheLake on Jul 12, 2009 6:34:56 GMT -6
I have been there many of times. Meaning the Oshkosh Riverside. It's a nice, clean cemetery.
Some of Wisconsin's big name people are buried there. An actress from the early 1900's, a few governers, and much more.
As for it's size, you could spend hours there, and not see it all.
I've had a little activity there, nothing harmful. Just good days there... It's probably the biggest cemetery I have been to in my life.
But this thread is on the Appleton Riverside Cemetery, where Kate Blood's family plot it. It's an awesome cemetery.
There are other threads on this board for that one -- search it. It's probably a good idea to note on that one, and keep all Riverside/Appleton comments there, and Riverside/Oshkosh ones on an Oshkosh thread, so this site does not get too scrambled.
Look under Wisconsin Ghosts... years ago on this site, there was much information on Riverside/Appleton. It's still on this site!
Post by LadyOfTheLake on Jul 12, 2009 19:49:26 GMT -6
Hello Kitty-- do you have the Unexplained Research Road Guide (that is sold, this site owner's authored book)?
There is good information in the book on how to find Kate Blood's grave plot, and other information worth reading... Same on many other places in this state.
Click here: www.unexplainedresearch.com/books/wisconsin_road_guide_to_haunted_locations.html for the page. That would be for the Wisconsin book, alone... My own thoughts on the book? If you don't have it... get it. Keep it in the car for when you are around the state, so you can make a drive by! It's great! I have one in the car... and one on my book shelf. Both signed, and purchased at one of the Unexplained Research Conferences that was held right after the book came out...
Post by helloxkittiexyum on Jul 13, 2009 8:58:56 GMT -6
I live right near the cemetery and have been there many times. I also know exactly where the Kate Blood stones are located. I do not have the road guide, but know local stores that sell them.
Some friends and I have had very strange things happen at this cemetery (nothing regarding the kate blood hauntings though). We have heard voices and seen figures in various places of the cemetery. We have heard strange screeching sounds coming from beyond the cemetery--if you follow the path alongside the river and below the cemetery it leads to the 12 or so rock domes...that is where we have seen figures and heard this strange noise.
I would love to hear other experiences in this cemetery, or - if anyone knows - learn the history of these rock domes
Post by LadyOfTheLake on Jul 13, 2009 9:54:43 GMT -6
The Conkey plot... it's near where you would have to park to go to Kate Blood's plot. Cold spots there... but that could be shrugged off as for sun spots and trees and huge stones not far... I guess if I check temps, it's always 4 or 5 degrees cooler... That I have ran into.
The comment about the Road Guide, it's just a good book in general. That is what I meant. For someone who has not been there before, that guide tells them exactly where to go. That comment was for in general, not a comment just to you. Okay?
I wonder if Chad or Terry know anything about the Rock Domes?
Post by helloxkittiexyum on Jul 13, 2009 10:54:12 GMT -6
haha-thats cool. I actually have been meaning to pick the book up - i just haven't gotten around to it yet :/ The thing that sucks about typing messages to and from people is you can't actually hear their voice-and you read them the way you want...so I apologize if it sounded mean or anything!
I've tried to google information about the cemeteries history and if anything comes up regarding those domes -everytime I am empty handed. My friend once told me there used to be statuettes of the 12 disciples...but there are 13 domes I think...or less than 12..either way I counted once and there were not 12 domes
Post by LadyOfTheLake on Jul 13, 2009 13:53:19 GMT -6
Just a thought here, but since Riverside and St. Joseph's go hand in hand... right next to each other, and with St. Joseph's being a Catholic cemetery... that could be the reasoning.
Hello Kitty, do you know any Appleton Catholic religious order members well enough to ask them what they know? A priest or nun who has been there forever and ever might be an excellent source of information!
Post by helloxkittiexyum on Jul 13, 2009 19:17:40 GMT -6
i have been through the cemetery during the day a number of times-a good friend of mine from high school now resides there (rest her soul) and I have met an old priest of the neighboring retreat center next to the cemeteries...but he did not seem like the person who would share that information...he was very old and just seemed ignorantly happy in his old age.... i may just take a trip to the local library and do some research sometime..
Post by helloxkittiexyum on Jul 28, 2009 10:57:48 GMT -6
well i have been looking further into the cemetery and found some pretty interesting information. this is a website i have found online. I am checking further into an article posted on this site when I go the the Appleton Library this evening. But check it out. it is very interesting stuff