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The past summer has been spent wandering further afield from Long Island, so pickings have been slim for new articles. Well, that’s not entirely true. We’ve been working on several, which unfortunately don’t really fit with the Long Island thematic approach we’ve employed for the past year.

Thus it is with some sadness and still even more excitement that we’d like to announce the launching of A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries. There you will find any article not still hosted on this site, a growing collection of classic gothic ghost stories, and any new stuff that happens to find its way to completion.

Head on over, sign up for email notifications of new stuff, RSS feeds, make comments and all the usual rot. No hurry, there’s still a bit of house cleaning taking place.

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Trail on Mount Misery - Click to view large or order prints

Trail on Mount Misery - Click to view large or order prints

Mount Misery and Sweet Hollow’s Road big-time debut came in the book the Mothman Prophecies by John Keel, but the legends stretch back further. Lost and confused in the history of the native Americans of Huntington and Plainview, we try to untangle the mysteries of the mothman, M.I.B. and UFOs in this haunted area.

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Click the photo to view large

Click the photo to view large

Old Bethpage Village Restoration has its share of ghosts. Take a look at the houses and the spirits rumored to inhabit them, as well as view Old Bethpage Village photos. Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article

St. James General Store

St. James General Store

There’s some strange legends about Head of the Harbor, New York concerning Mary’s Grave and Mary Hatchet, associated with a couple of particular places. We take a look at what the truth is about these places, and what truth lies beneath the legends.

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The gates to Fergusons Castle

The gates to Ferguson's Castle (click to view large)

The Monastery, also known as Ferguson’s Castle, located in Huntington Bay, was one of Long Island’s Gold Coast’s most impressive estates. Today all that remains is a wall too massive to tear down, a gatehouse, some ruins, some memories, and perhaps the ghost of the woman who built it.

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To purchase prints or view large click here

To purchase prints or view large click here

Legends abound on Mount Misery, perhaps none so popular as those of the asylums which supposedly stood there in the past. Take a look at the facts and decide for yourself, the truth behind one of Long Island’s most famous urban legends.

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Chelsea Manor, click to view large or order prints

Chelsea Manor, click to view large or order prints

Chelsea Manor, in the Muttontown Preserve in East Norwich, New York, was built by Benjamin Moore and his wife Alexandra. Moore was the great, great grandson of the author of the Night Before Christmas, also known as “a Visit From Saint Nicholas,” Clement Clarke Moore. It’s also a great place to sit in the snow and tell Christmas ghost stories. Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article