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the Princess being from SAYVILLE.
| The Curse
One of the reason that the shows like Sabrina are about witches, and another show involves fighting demons is because there is huge belief in urban legends and myths among the kids of Sayville. The town is full of big spooky Victorian homes, numerous swamps, old cemeteries, and dark woods. Indian Princess: There is a lake called Lake Ronkonkoma that is very deep. It is believed by kids in Sayville that it is bottomless. Before the white man civilized the area, there was a tribe of Secatogue Indians living in what is now Sayville. In this tribe there was a princess. She was in love with a Poospatuck Indian prince from what is now Bayport, on the other side of Brown's River where she was forbidden to go. One day they snuck off together to Lake Ronkonkoma and took their canoe to a romantic spot after dark to make love. The spirits did not approve of this, as people on opposite sides of the river should not mix. So the boat sunk, and their bodies fell forever and ever down into the bottomless lake. So every year the angry Indian princess kills two lovers and pulls their souls to the bottom of the lake. And every year at least one young couple dies.Click for FULL page of Lake Ronkonkoma Legend - Tells about the Princess being from SAYVILLE.
This is an old picture of a swamp in Sayville.
A church in Sayville next to a swamp.
Ghost of Harriet Tubman: The southern part of the town is made up of old Victorian houses that looks like the house that Sabrina lived in. There was an old black lady nicknamed Harriet Tubman. They said she was the ghost of Tubman. As there are so many old houses there, there are many ghost stories.
Amityville is a nearby town, and sports team rival to Sayville.
Many kids were afraid to go into the dark, spooky basement of the High School. At one time there was a High School called the Old 88. It was a big, spooky looking Victorian building. The kids in the town say that when it burnt down many kids inside did not make it out alive. The kids turned into ghosts and demons. Although these kids are now ghosts and demons they want to escape to world of the living so they can drag people down into hell. There are urban legend stories amongst the kids that there are horrible things in the basement and are afraid to go there. On one website a former student said, "wonder who those strange people are in the basement." According a researcher at FIU, "...it was NOT meant to compare the YEARBOOK people to vampires at all." Thus, the stories of vampires in the basement was not true. In the Sayville cemetery near the swamp is buried a girl that was killed
by her boyfriend. According to the legend, she died horribly. One of the dares among teenagers is to go visit her grave at mid-night since that is when the ghost is around.
The Roosevelt Mansion is Supposedly Haunted
A popular belief is that the Roosevelt estate is haunted. The mansion is set back in a swamp, and up into recently was in disrepair and overgrown. There was a crazy man that use to roam the swamps, protecting the house. Kids would be dared to go into the house at midnight. Supposedly President Roosevelt would wander the swamps.
|"Salem Village" No one is really sure exactly why
is called Sayville. One theory is "Sayville" is a contraction
of "Salem Village," the original name of the place of the Massachusetts witch hunts.
Many of the original Puritan families in Sayville came from there.
Salem = Say ; Village = Ville ; = Sayville
Old houses in Sayville. Looks similar to like Salem, MA.
Creepy old Victorian houses are common in Sayville.
|This is an actual grave near swamp in Sayville. It is the grave of Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern De Trobriand who fought in the New York Infantry in Civil War. It's located in the graveyard of the old stone church pictured above.||
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Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group. The academic and usually ethnographic study of folklore is known as folkloristics.
The concept of folklore developed as part of the 19th century ideology of romantic nationalism, leading to the reshaping of oral traditions to serve modern ideological goals; only in the 20th century did ethnographers begin to attempt to record folklore without overt political goals. The Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm, collected orally transmitted German tales and published the first series as Kinder- und Hausmärchen ("Children's and Household Tales") in 1812.
The term was coined in 1846 by an Englishman, William Thoms, who wanted to use an Anglo-Saxon term for what was then called "popular antiquities." Johann Gottfried von Herder first advocated the deliberate recording and preservation of folklore to document the authentic spirit, tradition, and identity of the German people; the belief that there can be such authenticity is one of the tenets of the romantic nationalism which Herder developed. The definition most widely accepted by current scholars of the field is "artistic communication in small groups," coined by Dan Ben-Amos a scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and the term, and the associated field of study, now include non-verbal art forms and customary practices.
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