Tag: Haunted Houses
British Commander Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe, while occupying Oyster Bay's Raynham Hall, sent love poems to Sarah Townsend, perhaps the very first Valentine in the country.
Originally the ancestral home of Native Americans and later settled by Europeans during the 1600s, Long Island is rich in history and loaded with folklore, myths and urban legends. From ancient Native American burial grounds to remnants of the Revolutionary War to Gatsby-era mansion estates, Long Island is hallowed ground—the stage for countless triumphs and tragedies throughout the centuries.
Netflix's popular sci-fi/paranormal thriller 'Stranger Things' draws upon cult classics including Indiana Jones, E.T. the Extraterrestrial, and The Goonies, yet Long Island, home to Montauk, NY—the site of the mysterious Camp Hero, which has been used by the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War, and Upton, NY's Brookhaven National Laboratory—is perhaps its greatest muse.