We took a ride out to Lake Ronkonkoma last weekend revisiting a haunted site we had visited some years ago.
The legend says that a Native American princess fell in love with an early settler in the region. When the settler made it clear that their relationship could not continue, she drowned herself in the lake. She also cursed the lake, and once a year, every year, she would take a white male and drown him in the lake. She is sometimes referred to as, The Lady of the Lake. It is also speculated that her name is Ronkonkoma and the lake is actually named after her.
They say that one night a year you can see her in the mist on the lake before dawn. However, there hasn’t been a claimed sighting since the 1970’s.
Our investigation in 1998 turned up no evidence of ghostly activity.
Lake Ronkonkoma of yesteryear:
All pics below are (c) by the individual photographers who took them (not me) and are used here for information and learning.
When the Bavarian Inn closed, we wanted to investigate the property but could not get permission.