“Long Island Beyond the Pale” attracted a nice audience, on a rainy day in Red Hook — which is, of course, technically in Long Island.
We performed the ceremonial opening of the ullage with a bottle of Long Island Ice Tea, which our hostess, Lynette Wiley, said “tastes like high school.”
Anthony Matt unveiled the mess of myths, rumors, and sheer weirdness circulating about Montauk Point and the purported “Montauk Project.”
Doug Skinner talked about John Keel’s interactions with contactees and supposed androids in Long Island in the ’60s; Lisa Hirschfield joined him to read excerpts from a transcript of a phone call with a contactee.
Lisa Hirschfield investigated some Long Island legends, particularly “Mary’s Grave.” Doug Skinner joined her at the piano for two old songs, “The Montaukers” and “Down in Oyster Bay.”
We then retired to the Jalopy Tavern for beer, talk, and stereo pictures.
(Posted by Doug Skinner)