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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

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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.

Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article

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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.

Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article

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St. James General Store, View large or buy print

St. James General Store, View large or buy print

St. James General Store is supposed to be the oldest General Store in the United States to be in continuous operation. The past clings to the wooden floors, once trod by farmers, fishermen and some of the most famous entertainers in the world. And it’s quite possible, some of those feet still walk the floors. Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article

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The Fire Island National Seashore is protected by the Fire Island Lighthouse, which has for almost 200 years protected those in peril on the seas. Explore the history and the spirits of this maritime treasure from the Gothic Curiosity Cabinet. Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article

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One of the most prolific folk tale and urban legends of Long Island is that of Hatchet Mary or Mary’s Grave. What many people don’t realize is that Hatchet Mary was a historical figure, and that the tale of Mary’s Grave is quite likely much older than many people believe. While it’s impossible to know for sure the truth behind the tale, there’s a lot more there than one might have known. Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article

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The Gristmill at Stony Brook, New York has been in operation since the 17th century. Many people have passed through its doors since the days of Colonial Long Island, and it seems, some have never left. Take a step back in time and explore the mystery of one of our oldest buildings and Long Island history, with its own lady in white. Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article

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