Tag: haunted Long Island
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.
The first-ever Long Island “haunted bus tour” launched successfully last weekend from the Clarion Hotel on Veterans Memorial Highway in Ronkonkoma. The six-hour tour, which included visits to a handful of allegedly haunted sites, was one of many featured events of Haunt-Faire 2016: A Convention for All Things Haunted, which ran Aug. 5-7.
Hollywood and television have given non-ghost hunters an idea about what paranormal investigators are like, but art sometimes blurs lines while imitating life. Local experts dedicated to searching for the truth share their sometimes frightening experiences as real-life Ghostbusters. Tales from the paranormal frontlines include encounters with flying, glowing orbs, a "ghost pilot," and "a creature with an alligator-like body, a pig-like snout and horns" and "sunken-in red eyes," among many other otherworldly happenings.
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.