The ghost of Duck Pond in Jamaica, N.Y. had been sighted for many years. He'd been frightening people who saw him when he appeared like a "mournful shade from the treetops when there is a ring around the moon."
In 1885, another ghost story rooted in Long Island history made the newspapers.
Back in 1874, there was a house on Jackson Avenue near the Dutch Kills Road. "For a long time it stood tenantless, but last week... " A good beginning for a ghost story right?
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer