Sweet Hollow Road Most Haunted
(South Shore of Long Island)
One night my 2 daughters went with me to drive down Sweet Hollow Road in Mount Misery, Long Island. They wanted to see the "road" and since I used to give blood nearby and went down many times they wanted to go.
The trip was uneventful until we made the left onto Chichester Road going to Mount Misery Road. When we got to a house 3 or 4 down on the right my oldest's voice got very flat and monotone and she said someone died at the house, drowned.
It recently snowed and the fields etc. were covered, so she could not see the pond or lake at Chichester and Sweet Hollow Road about a quarter mile away. When asked how she knew she said she didn't know maybe at school or newspaper. She didn't read the papers and it was not our school district as we live 5 or 10 miles away.
When I got to Mount Misery I made a u-turn and my youngest saw a "bear in the wood." I went to get out and they started crying. There are no bears here for over 100 years. I did another u-turn and then a 3rd at which my oldest daughter said she saw a doll walking so I again went to get out and again crying so we started home.
As I turned onto Sweet Hollow Road the area didn't look right, the fields looked changed and I got spooked so I hit the gas and was going around 50-60 in a 30 zone. I got more spooked and drove faster but the landmarks I usually saw were not where they were supposed to be.
After about 30 min I saw the markers for the overpass and I took a sigh of relief. The run should take 20 minutes max at 30mph but at 50mph it should have taken almost half that time.
I really felt spooked but after going under the Northern State overpass I felt back to normal and the area again looked normal.
The run down Sweet Hollow Road was as if I were in a time warp where time slowed down. The fields on either side looked strange not what I saw the other times and I could swear I saw grain stalks tied up in the fields. I went back a couple days later and all was as it should be, not like it was that night.
Editor's note: Mount Misery is the stuff of legends all right. I've been there myself, but have never experienced anything unusual. Here's a little more information and an investigation of paranormal activity at Mount Misery. -Bill Drago