One thing is certain: The Islip Village Cemetery did exist.
Everything else gets kind of hazy, such as why it was moved and where it was located, exactly — though we do know it was on the west side of what’s now Pardee Avenue.
And the big question surrounding its abandonment is this: What happened to the bodies?
The mystery was tackled in a recent post on the Islip Public Library’s website.
The library also encourages locals to get involved, by writing:
If you have any information that may be useful in solving the mystery, please leave a comment and/or contact reference librarian Greg Klein at (631) 581-5933.