We will be discussing and signing copies of our book Long Island Oddities at the following dates and locations:
10/23/13 7PM Carle Place, Barnes and Noble
10/24/13 7PM Bay Shore, Barnes and Noble
10/30/13 7PM Lake Grove, Barnes and Noble
On one fateful day in January 1997, James Halverson, an off duty firefighter was shot while running on this track. The athletic track used by Centereach High School has ever since been rumored to be haunted.
Local legend states that the fireman was shot by a youth or youths who had come to the track bored with nothing else to do. According to a Yahoo New York News story located here, a William Sodders was accused of the crime.
According to local legends, many students and visitors feel a strong reluctance to sit on the visitor's bleachers in the northeast corner. Some say they have seen the firefighter's ghost in lane 5 of the track.
|This is a shot of the track taken with a long 15 second shutter exposure. This was taken at night while on an investigation.|
|The photo to the left was taken with a flash and shows one of the lane markers for lane 5.|
Investigations of this site have so far not led to much evidence of paranormal activity. As you see in the photos to the right we did get some orbs when taking flash photographs but we are almost certain it was either dust on the lens or dust / moisture in the air.