The Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma

The Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma Lake Ronkonkoma is the largest lake on Long Island. It was once a resort town, until a population explosion in the mid 1900s. It continues to be a popular destination for Long Island residents, offering a variety of recreational activities. The most well known legends have retained popularity, although its […]

El Cuco

El Cuco If anyone else has been as obsessed with HBO’s “The Outsider,” as I am, you know a little bit about the legend of “El Cuco.”  The show is based off the Stephen King book of the same name, and we know King’s love for supernatural creatures. Though the show has long ended (I highly recommend […]

El Chupacabra

El Chupacabra Chupacabras were first reported in 1995, in Puerto Rico, where they were blamed for attacks on goats, sheep, and other domestic animals, supposedly leaving uneaten carcasses that were drained of blood.   Early reports described a creature that stood upright and resembled a large reptilian kangaroo with huge red eyes. No actual specimens were found, […]

Banshee

Banshee In Irish Legend, a “Banshee” (woman of the fairy mound) scream is believed to be an omen of death. They are spirit beings, also known as Phasma clamoris- meaning no permanent corporeal form. Her scream, also called a ‘caoine,’ which means keening and is said to be a warning of imminent death. Some Irish believe every family has their own banshee, […]

The Pool Table in the Basement

The Pool Table in the Basement This story is courtesy of my lovely mother. It has been edited for clarity. I tell ghost stories in group guidance during Halloween. A young kid, new as an 8th grader, said him, his mom and his sister were renting a house in the town, and that the basement was weird. […]

The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle Covering a 500,000 square mile area of the Atlantic ocean, the Bermuda Triangle is an area that forms a triangle between three points; Miami, San Juan, and Bermuda. Many ships sailing through it, as well as planes going over it, have mysteriously disappeared without a trace. In some cases, the wrecks were […]

Dragons

DRAGONS Popularized most recently by the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, legends of dragons have permeated human societies for centuries, dating as far back as the ancient Greeks and Sumerians. Derived from the Greek word “draconta,” meaning “to watch,” mythological accounts usually paint dragon’s as malicious adversaries. Large, serpentine, the ability to breath fire: these […]

New Jersey Devil

The New Jersey Devil The New Jersey Devil is said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. It’s described as a flying biped, with hooves, the head of a goat, bat wings, and horns (pictured left). Sightings report that the creature emits bloodcurdling screams and can move very quickly, as well as having blood […]

CHAMP

CHAMP Champ is said to inhabit the waters of Lake Champlain, one of the largest lakes in the United States, with a depth of 400 feet and a width of 12 miles at its widest. It borders Vermont, NY, and Canada. Both Native American Tribes that lived near the lake, the Abenaki and the Iroquois had their […]

Brownies

BROWNIES And NO, folks, we are NOT talking about the yummy chocolate treats.  Today’s post is about BROWNIES! From the realm of the fae, comes a tiny benevolent fairy called a Brownie (pronounced Broony). Originating in the cold Scottish Highlands, they are said to have immigrated to other parts of the world along with the Scottish people. They […]