Lake Ronkonkoma Victor Alcorn
It’s Long Island’s largest, deepest lake, a majestic expanse surrounded by
scenic woods and lined with white sand.
Thousands have flocked to its shores each summer to enjoy the water and
bask in the unspoiled natural surroundings.
But there are scores of local residents who won’t even dip their toes in Lake
Ronkonkoma — and it’s not because of its recent bout with algae bloom.
Buried in the lake’s waters are untold lost bodies, they say — the victims of a
centuries-old ghost who regularly drags young men to their graves.
“I would not swim there,’’ said local Danny Guido, 44. “Too big of a risk.’’
Legend has it that in the 1600s, a young Setauket Indian princess named
Tuskawanta fell madly in love with a blond bearded woodcutter she spotted
one day across the water. Read more