Just like the Hamptons, the North Fork's roots run deep in history. And with so much history, it is no surprise that there are more that a few ghost tales around. Below, we list some of them.
The over 100-year old Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, located at 18 Peconic Avenue in Riverhead, is said to be the home of several ghosts who haunt the theater. Employees have said they have seen dark shadows and have heard strange noises. Ghost hunters also investigated the location in 2011.
The Wickham Farm
The Wickham Farm, located at 28700 Main Road in Cutchogue, is probably one of the better-known haunted spots on the North Fork. The farmhouse, which dates back to 1704, is said to be haunted by a farmhand who chases people with an ax. According to lore, a 21-year-old farmhand, named Nicholas Behan, murdered James and Frances Wickham in 1864. His ghost is said to have been seen by John and Anne Wickham in their bedroom, which has been sealed off and remains that way today.
Laurel Lake, located in Laurel is said to be haunted by an angry, old man who can be heard making noises in the woods at night. His spirit is said to chase away anyone who enters the woods surrounding the lake at night.
Oliver’s Hill Cemetery
There are some who say that Oliver’s Hill Cemetery, located in Wading River is haunted by a little girl. Those who have seen her, say she is dressed in white and appears quite often.
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