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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Posted in Haunted Houses and Places, Head of the Harbor/St. James, Legends of Mary, Uncategorized, tagged Colonial Long Island, Mary Hatchet, Mary's Grave, Richard Bull Smith, Stanford White architect, true ghost stories, urban legends on May 19, 2009| 8 Comments »
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
Posted in Haunted Houses and Places, Head of the Harbor/St. James, Legends of Mary, tagged Folklore, Ghost story, Haunting, long island, Mary Hatchet, Mary's Grave, urban legend on November 7, 2008| 3 Comments »
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