Top 10 Most Haunted Towns on Long Island

Could Long Island ever make the list of the country's top ten haunted locales? Perhaps it can. Find out what towns on Long Island are most haunted.

There are all kinds of lists out there which name the top ten most haunted cities in the United States. These include Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Salem, Massachusetts; New Orleans; San Antonio, Texas; St. Augustine, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Chicago; San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. Why is Long Island, New York not on this list? 

After having investigated more than sixty haunted locales on Long Island, I truly believe Long Island is worthy of at least being included on the top ten list of most haunted places.

We have a rich and intriguing history here on Long Island which includes a prominent Native American past and the American Revolutionary War, amongst other things. How many people on Long Island, let alone in the country, know about the Indian massacres which occurred here, or the famous Battle of Long Island and the Culper Spy Ring? The Battle of Long Island was the first official battle following the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Culper Spy Ring was a group of ordinary people who got together and changed history because of the information they were able to provide to General George Washington regarding the British and their plans for attack. With this much history, there is bound to be spirits and energy which remain.

Much of our history has also been preserved on Long Island's North Shore, where Gold Coast Mansions are still scattered along the shoreline, or on the east end where the North and South Forks are a host to numerous historic homes and buildings. The fact of the matter remains that everywhere we go is haunted. Spirits are with us everywhere and all the time. They're not necessarily ghosts. There is a difference. Ghosts are usually place centered, where spirits come and go and may help us on our own journey. They may even be people we loved and knew. In either case, communication with the afterlife abounds on Long Island. Researching, investigation, and writing Ghosts of Long Island has convinced me
of that, so of course I'd like to give credit where credit is due. Long Island is one of the most haunted places in the United States.

If I had to compile my own list of the top ten most haunted towns on Long Island, here's what I'd come up with. At number one, I'd have to say it's Stony Brook which features such haunted locales as The Country House Restaurant, the old Grist Mill and painter William Sydney Mount's house.  Coming in at second and third would be the old whaling town of Cold Spring Harbor, and St. James with its haunted General Store, old schoolhouse and Deepwell's Mansion. From there the list includes Strong's Neck, Huntington, Montauk, Glen Cove, Oyster Bay, Southampton and Cutchogue. Chapter after chapter in both my ghost books mention these extraordinary places where paranormal activity has taken place.  

Do you live or know of another haunted town on Long Island that you think could make this list? If so, tell us about your experience. 

Kerriann Flanagan Brosky is the author of Ghosts of Long Island; Stories of the Paranormal and Ghosts of Long Island II; More Stories of the Paranormal, both
available on Amazon in hardcover and e-format. www.ghostsoflongisland.com

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mary July 09, 2012 at 02:38 AM
I am with Pam. It is very disturbing and upsetting when someone just picks an alias and then writes negative comments. Kerriann, I absolutely believe in the spirit world. My sister passed away and I know that there are times when I feel her so strong. You are right, you just have to stay attuned to it and you can feel it. Thank you for such an interesting blog. Despite the naysayers, I believe that most of us agree with you! Great job!
mel July 09, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Any haunts in massapequa?
Janet Russell July 09, 2012 at 06:50 AM
yes I am the spiritual medium that did that clip for a & e paranormal state, we have been back to Katies a few times there are a few other venues on long island that we have been too as well, you can actually see my TV show The Spirits Within that I cohost with Peggy Vetrano of Eastern Suffolk Paranormal, we get called to do some investigations as well, there is so much history out here in long island. Some venues locally Millhouse Inn in Yaphank we have been there a few times and Brian Scotts, we are in the process of taping some places as we speak. Well Kerriann keep up the good work and say Hi to Joe for me Janet Russell Intuitive/Spiritual Medium. TV Host of The Spirits Within and Beyond The Unexplained/Women Of Spirit Many Blessings Janet Russell
Kerriann Flanagan Brosky July 09, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Thanks, Captain! :)
Kerriann Flanagan Brosky July 09, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Yes, it is Mary. Thanks so much for your support. It's greatly appreciated. I'm sorry to hear about your sister. I'm happy that you know that she is with you though. Thanks for sharing.
Kerriann Flanagan Brosky July 09, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Hi Mel, I haven't heard anything about any haunted locales in Massapequa. It doesn't mean it can't have a ghost or two though. It just hasn't been brought to my attention. Let me know if you hear of anything. Thanks for writing.
Jacob Mintzer July 09, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I prefer to write negative comments with my name on display =].
rick donovan July 09, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Jacob, We would like to be minus one A-- HO... BY= A great day!!!!
oh yeah July 09, 2012 at 06:11 PM
or at least they move and appear to be dead. LOL
oh yeah July 09, 2012 at 06:12 PM
LOL, yep, a lot of dead people there!!
DaddyGuru July 09, 2012 at 07:53 PM
this nonsense thinking is dangerous to society it does not hold to any real hard evidence ,you can not go through life basing your beliefs on your feelings, or what you think you see or hear or feel, you need hard core proof that is repeatable ,you must learn to reason ,for people who believe nonsense can not be trusted they can not be trusted to make the best decisions or act responsible when needed ,prim example religion look at suffering, death, torture ,suppression of knowledge that this nonsense has caused man kind, they become capable of believing anything, hence they become a threat to you and me and society ,if they can not reason they are unreasonable ,and we cant reason with the unreasonable ,all we can do try to point out the facts and information which usually will not work because nonsense believers do not have the capacity to reason thing out , if they could reason they would not believe in the 1st place , all we have left is use public humiliation, to try to stop the spread of this type of thinking, it is our duty to confront you for the survival and advancement of mankind!
John from Kings Park July 09, 2012 at 08:23 PM
So what you're saying is you think you should have the right to control other people's thoughts & beliefs "for the good of the people"? Sounds very "Hitler-ish" if you ask me. Get back on your Meds there, Orwell...
Paul and Peggy July 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Great article. Im a huge fan of this stuff and I wish I had more time to pursue it. Those of you poking fun - keep laughing.
John from Kings Park July 10, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Kings Park has got to be the most haunted town on LI, simply because of the spooky Psych center buildings. Which makes me think, they should do something spooky on the grounds for Halloween. Of course, don't ever go inside the buildings, but the grounds themselves are scary enough at night. Maybe do like a "haunted hay ride" tour or something like that? Could be pretty kool...
John from Kings Park July 10, 2012 at 02:17 AM
I'm quite convinced we had a ghost in our first house after we were married (which was actually my deceased grandfather's house). Chairs would move by themselves, doors would slam. I personally watched a candle fly off it's holder with nobody around it (and it scared the crap outta me). My wife politely asked the ghost to leave & we never heard from him again...
Kerriann Flanagan Brosky July 10, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Thanks, Seamus! :)
Kerriann Flanagan Brosky July 10, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Hi John, I did come pretty close to including Kings Park on the list because of the Psych center. I didn't include it because I'm unaware of other places besides that, that are haunted. You're right though. It is a really spooky place. I wrote about it in my first Ghost book.
Kerriann Flanagan Brosky July 10, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Wow! Great story! Thanks for sharing John. I tell people all the time if they're having a problem to simply speak to the spirit and ask them to leave. Many times this does work. Glad it did for you.
Karen Levine July 10, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Umm, let me think for a minute....Nope, not humiliated. Maybe you should try a different method. Good manners? Intelligent discourse? Honey, there's not a chance in hell that you'll ever get everyone on earth to have the same opinion. Take a deep breath and live with it. Spirituality and religion, in its purist form, is meant to give human beings comfort and peace. Yes, religion has certainly been abused by angry, power-hungry, closed-minded people to cause pain and dissention. It's intolerance that feeds that fire. I respect your beliefs. I just have a big problem if you're looking to start a fire. There's a world of difference between "Guru" and "Big Brother," right John?
John K. Massaro July 10, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Absolutely, Karen! Excellent post! I'll be the first one to admit, first off, that I'm an Athiest. But that doesn't make me anti-God. If you have beliefs & faith in something, then more power to you! Life is short, happiness is key. If your faith is what makes you happy, then I wish you all the best in your faith. I have absolutely no problems with that whatsoever. But if you're going to use your beliefs to try to control or censor my life, if you're going to try to supress or dictate my lifestyle to Me in the name of your God, then we're going to have a problem. "Live & Let Live". You have your beliefs, I have mine...
Karen Levine July 10, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Thanks, John-E-Boy. Back atch-ya!
Karen Levine July 10, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Thanks so much. I'll try my best to be there Aug 2nd.
DaddyGuru July 11, 2012 at 08:10 AM
let me get this straight, your wife talks to a supernatural furniture mover ,and it doesn’t dawn on you to try harness this power to help with the household chores i.e. vacuuming, redecorating, house moving,
John K. Massaro July 11, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Any reason behind why your being such a nuisance in here, Orwell? If you don't want to believe, then don't believe, simple as that. In the same token, BUTT OUT. We're having a nice conversation in here & we really don't need your verbal farts stinking the place up...
DaddyGuru July 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM
johneboy,Obviously you are not mature enough 4 a thing like this, evident with your school yard behavior assuming you weren’t home schooled, this is a community blog open to debate both pro and con, this not a private chat room , try to add to the conversation , read the patch rules,http://smithtown.patch.com/terms http://smithtown.patch.com/terms
John K. Massaro July 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM
...and that was the EXACT condencending reply I was expecting out of you. Kudos for being so predictable...
John K. Massaro July 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM
...and I think you know where you can stick those rules...
John K. Massaro July 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM
ANYWAY, before we were so RUDELY interrupted... Yes, Keriann, To tell the truth I thought my wife was bonkers for trying to speak to him. But she just very politely said out loud, "I'm aware that this might have been your home & you were happy here but your time on this side has passed, it's our home now. It's time for you to leave, you have to go where you belong now. I'm sure you'll be much happier there, okay?". I'll never forget that little speech. Sure enough, he must've listened to her because we never had another problem again...
Aquilina Seacliffs July 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I think we need an exorcism... heehee!
rick donovan July 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Come on you guys!!! Its after 6pn,you can stop being snotty!!!!


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