La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale NY (Now St. John's University)
Growing up I had spent many summers at La Salle. We would play a game called "Zodiac", where we would hide in the wrestling gym with the lights off and assault anyone who dared to walk through. Yeah some game huh?
Anyway... there was a story that would circulate around La Salle each and every year. Full time students, summer session or summer camp, it didn't matter. If you went there you learned about Monty.
Legend has it that the son of former owner of Indian Neck Hall, Frederick Gilbert Bourne had disappeared while swimming in the near by waters. Whether it meant the Great South Bay, Connetquot River or the various ponds and streams around campus we didn't know.
Supposedly he haunted the main house mostly, he'd appear as only wet footprints on the floor or as a full body apparition at various locations on the campus.
As children we were particularly afraid of one boathouse left to the ancients. It's roof was caving in and that was where we were told he met his demise. Which would explain to us why it was left to be taken back by nature.
From year to year the story never changed much.
A few years (2003/4) back while canoeing down the Connetquot River we had to cross underneath the rail crossing near Rattlesnake Creek. One of the guys with us re-iterated a story to me about how this was the Crying Bridge and that Monty met his end via train here and that sometimes you could hear him (or his father) crying.