Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Ghosts of Long Island: Stories of the Paranormal is the highly anticipated third book from author and photographer Kerriann Flanagan Brosky.
With the assistance of paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto, Ms. Brosky has uncovered paranormal activities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
The 30 tales that make up “Ghosts of Long Island: Stories of the Paranormal” by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky range from accounts of haunted mansions of the island’s famed Gold Coast to the stories that surround the Fire Island Lighthouse on the South Shore and an abandoned yet mysteriously “occupied” 19th century windmill in The Hamptons.
In addition, there are farmhouses, inns, cemeteries, trails and a lake – each with a haunted story to tell. Through historical research, photographs, eyewitness accounts
and local lore, Ms. Brosky brings these locations and tales to life in vibrant detail.
“Ghosts of Long Island: Stories of the Paranormal” begins in Stony Brook at The Country House restaurant with the account of Annette Williamson, who has haunted the building since the American Revolution. Annette Williamson was murdered there, in what was then her family home.
The book includes pictures of the building’s exterior, photographed by Ms. Brosky at night, that show “orbs,” or circular anomalies, essentially balls of light that are claimed to represent spirits of the departed. In addition, Mr. Giaquinto picked up EVPs – electronic voice phenomena – on his digital audio recorder while in the attic of The Country House.