Historical Facts: James Halverson was a second year FDNY Firefighter who liked to run around the Centereach High School track every day. The evening of January 3, 1997 started out like no other. As James was running on the track accompanied by his dog he was most likely not paying much attention to William Sodders and Eric Calvin, who were hanging out near the northwest corner of the asphalt track. Sodders and Calvin possessed a shared obsession for the movie Natural Born Killers.  On this particular evening Sodders was concealing a stolen 9mm handgun and waiting for a chance to use it.  Halverson continued to run around the track as Sodders knelt appearing to tie his sneakers. Soon as Halverson was in front of him, Sodders pulled out his gun and shot him twice, once in the leg and once in the chest. Sodders then turned his gun on the dog and killed it. After the shooting William Sodders, Eric Calvin, and their friend who was in the getaway car drove off.  As James Halverson laid on the track, his wife who was pregnant with twin girls was getting worried. It was not like her husband to be late. She drove over to the school and found him laying on the track, deceased. William Sodders was turned into the police by his father who was horrified at what his son had done. Sodders was convicted of Second Degree Murder and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Calvin was convicted of Criminal Facilitation and Hindering Prosecution. Paranormal Activity At This Site: During football games at the high school the visitor bleachers are usually empty, because it is close to the North East corner of the track and also when people do sit there they feel like they are being watched, possible by the presence of James Halversen. When people run around the track they have been known to avoid the North West corner and the 5th lane of the track. Some people even run on the grass to avoid that part of the track all together. People say that they have sighted a white glowing object in the North West and North East corner of the track. Others have seen a man running on the 5th lane of the track and then just disappear. Click Here for our investigations of this location.

Haunted History: During football games at the high school the visitor bleachers are usually empty, because it is close to the North East corner of the track and also when people do sit there they feel like they are being watched, possible by the presence of James Halversen. When people run around the track they have been known to avoid the North West corner and the 5th lane of the track. Some people even run on the grass to avoid that part of the track all together. People say that they have sighted a white glowing object in the North West and North East corner of the track. Others have seen a man running on the 5th lane of the track and then just disappear.


 


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