Long Island Oddities: Curious Locales, Unusual Occurrences and Unlikely Urban Adventures

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John and Laura Leita delve in to the oddities that make Long Island unique and it may be more odd than you thought possible! Long Island's history is well known, but often overlooked are the island's unique and bizarre stories and treasures--the most interesting locations and darkest legends. From hidden haunts and legends like the Indian Princess of Lake Ronkonkoma to well-known events like the Amityville Horror House murders, this collection chronicles the tales of restless spirits, unrequited loves and otherworldly visits that riddle the island. There is much to be seen along the roadside, too, including the beloved Big Duck, the Riverhead Indian and even the grave site of Nixon's dog, Checkers. Through history, pictures and the personal experiences of a ten-year endeavor, authors John and Laura Leita brings to life Long Island's abandoned structures, including psychiatric hospitals and other ruins waiting to be rediscovered. Join the Leitas as they go in search of the delightfully quirky side of Long Island.
ISBN: 9781609499204
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Legends
Images: 82
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Leita is a the co-author of the popular Long Island Oddities blog, and speaker on Long Island. The popularity of the site has led John, and his wife Laura, to speak at libraries and historical societies. John has published 5 DVDs regarding Long Island's history and folklore. Leita has also written columns for Long Island Pulse magazine. Laura Leita co-authors the Long Island Oddities blog and co-runs Long Island Oddities Paranormal Society. She has given presentations on Long Island history and folklore at many locations. Her photographs have also been utilized by newspapers and the Long Island Pulse.
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