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The Fickle Finger of Fate

The Three Village Historical Society presented its 24th Spirits Cemetery Tour, titled The Fickle Finger of Fate, Oct. 20.

Approximately 20 attendees at a time were led on walks through the Setauket Presbyterian and Caroline Church cemeteries as actors portrayed former Setauket and Stony Brook residents, some of whom knocked on death’s door too soon.

Ticket holders learned about William Sidney Mount and his interest in seances; the sickly Mary Swift Jones who accompanied her husband on a voyage to China where he brought a coffin on board in preparation of her death; Adelaide Sells, a gospel singer who won Amateur Night at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre; Alice Parsons who went missing in Stony Brook in 1939 and more.