1. St. Paul's School for Boys
More than a century before it became a center of village conversation, St. Paul's School for Boys was a military school. It thrived as one of the country's top prep schools for thousands of young men and eventually women before closing in 1993. Today, names of Victorian-era students remain etched into the southwest corner of the building as a memory of what the school once was.
2. Raynham Hall
A legend of love lost haunts this historic home on the North Shore. Sally Townsend was taken by a British soldier who occupied her family's home. After he returned to England, Sally stayed in the home and later died there without her love. But some say she never left. Watch the video here.
3. Cathedral of the Incarnation
The gorgeous brownstone church in the heart of Garden City is the final - but not the first - resting place of the village's founder.
A.T. Stewart was buried in 1876 at St. Mark's Church in Manhattan. Just three weeks later, his remains were stolen and held for ransom money. Stewart and his wife, who died 10 years later, were buried in a private crypt in the Cathedral undercroft. If their resting place is in any way disturbed, the Cathedral's bells will sound the alarm, legends state.
4. Rock Hall Museum
While the 1767 house is known for its place in Revolutionary War history, it also tells the tale of slavery in the north. According to the New York Times, the Martins, who built and owned the home, owned 17 slaves, the most out of any home in the county. Archaeologists recently discovered the footprint of what is believed to be a separate building where slaves lived, said the report.
5. St. George's Episcopal Church Rectory
Hempstead was once a nucleus of the British forces in the Revolutionary War, and their headquarters was on Peninsula Boulevard. Behind a white picket fence, the rectory of St. George's Church once overflowed with Redcoats plotting an occupation and the Tories who supported them. The rectory has been preserved and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
6. Execution Rocks Lighthouse
A glance at the water toward Westchester from the shores of Sands Point sits a lighthouse with an unfortunate and literal name. Execution Rocks Light got its name in the Revolutionary War because the rocks would make sailing dangerous at low tide. However, legend has it that the island really got its name from a brutal British execution technique. Stories say British soldiers would chain people to the rocks on the island at low tide and would let them slowly drown as the water rose.
7. Kings Park Psychiatric
While the entirety of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital is slowly being demolished, some still try to get a thrill by visiting the abandoned property. But if you try to get in, whether you want to document the paranormal or just get a glimpse of a creepy building, your criminal record will be haunting you.
8. Mount Misery / Sweet Hollow Road
From creepy forests to tales of helpful ghosts, these spots in Huntington may be some of the most famous for locals. Many trek through the forests around Mount Misery and have tried to get a ghost on film for a YouTube clip.
9. Oyster Bay Harbor
Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay may be full of gold, but a more famous treasure may have passed through Oyster Bay in the form of doubloons. Famed pirate, Captain Kidd, used Oyster Bay as a safe haven to escape a mutinous crew. Instead of sailing into New York Harbor, he doubled back all the way around Long Island and anchored in Oyster Bay. He was found out, however, and was finally captured.
10. Eagle Avenue Railroad Crossing
While you sit in your car waiting for a train to pass at Eagle Avenue, keep your eyes peeled for an old man walking across the tracks. Some have said they see an older looking man walking across the tracks or in front of their homes before disappearing.
11. Knollwood Ruins
It was a castle fit for a king. So fit, in fact, that a king actually bought the place.
King Zog of Albania once owned the Knollwood Estate, originally built by steel tycoon, Charles Hudson. Zog never moved in, however, and the mansion was looted before town workers finally tore the deteriorating palace down. Shadows of the building, patios, fountains, and other edifices can still be seen in the Muttontown Preserve.
12. Shipwrecked on Fire Island
On Tuesday, we all acknowledged the one-year anniversary of the day Hurricane Sandy tore through our neighborhoods. But did you know Sandy also tore up a shipwreck? Crushing waves were so strong on Fire Island, they unearthed the skeleton of a Civil War-era cargo ship, according to NY Daily News.
13. Amityville "Horror House"
What list would be complete without the island's most infamous home? The site of a tragic 1975 murder shot into the limelight with the publication of the book, The Amityville Horror, and has been the subject of many paranormal TV specials (let alone piles of books and movies). While the inhabitants of the house maintain no paranormal activity has gone on, it remains a staple of Long Island's haunted past.
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