Point Lookout Lighthouse - Often
called America’s most haunted lighthouse, Point Lookout has had many
documented paranormal activity since the 1860’s. Ann Davis, the spirit
of the lighthouse’s first keeper, has been seen standing in the stairway
and disembodied voices and strange noises have been recorded on
audiotape. Also, other figures lost during the Civil War have been seen
wandering the basement and grounds searching for graves that were moved
a century ago.
Saginaw River Lighthouse - When the Coast Guard took over the
lighthouse, strange things started to be reported here. Namely it was
the sound of heavy boots on the iron staircase that were often heard.
When the men would go to check and see who was on the stairs, they would
find no one there. Another haunted spot is the Presque Isle Light near
Alpena, Michigan. The tale is told here of a lighthouse keeper's wife
who went insane because of the loneliness of her husband's position. It
is said that he imprisoned the madwoman in a cell below the lighthouse
and she spent her last days there, shrieking insanely. It is said that
her screams can still be heard today.
Heceta Head Lighthouse - The ghost is said
to be haunted by the mother of an unknown baby whose grave was found on
the grounds of the lighthouse. She moves objects and opens and closes
cupboard doors. One day a man broke a window while working on the
exterior of the lighthouse. He would not go in and clean it up but the
next day other workers went up and saw the glass swept up in a neat
pile. Yet no one had gone up there.
Old Port Boca Grande Lighthouse - This lighthouse has two ghosts one
of which is the young daughter of one lighthouse keeper. She died of
whooping cough or diptheria, no one knows which she died from. People
say that you can hear her playing in the upper rooms of the lighthouse.
The other is the headless spirit of a Spanish princess named Josefa. She
refused to get married to a pirate so he chopped off her head. She is
said to walk the beach searching for her head.
Plymouth Lighthouse -
John and Hannah Thomas were the keepers of this lighthouse in 1769. John
was killed in the Revolutionary war. Hannah was the first woman
lighthouse keeper. Some believe Hannah still roams the lighthouse
looking for her husband. Once a man and his wife were sleeping there and
he awoke to find Hannah floating over his wife. He believed that she
thought that her husband had come back from the war.
Isle Lighthouse - The lighthouse keeper, George, haunts this
lighthouse. After he died people started to see a mysterious light in
the lighthouse. One time a girl went to the lighthouse with her family,
she went to the tower and came back laughing. When she was asked whom
she had been talking to she said that she had talked to the man in the
tower. Later she identified him as George.
St. Simons Island Lighthouse,
The keeper's house was the dwelling place of the lighthouse keeper, his
assistant and their families. In 1880, an argument broke out between
lighthouse keeper Frederick Osborne and his assistant, leaving Osborne
dead. Since then, many witnesses have claimed that his heavy footsteps
can still be heard climbing the tower's staircase.
St. Augustine Lighthouse -
Several ghosts are said to haunt this lighthouse. The voice of the
12-year-old daughter of the lighthouse's builder, who drowned near the
building, can sometimes be heard. Footsteps from some unseen presence
can be heard shuffling on the gravel and on the steps outside the
lighthouse. A large, dark male figure has been seen in the basement,
possibly the spirit of a former caretaker who hung himself in the
New London Ledge Lighthouse
- History has it that Ernie, a broken hearted keeper, jumped to his
death from the catwalk here after discovering his wife had run off with
a local ferry captain. He can still be seen swabbing the decks late at
night and delights in untying boats to set them adrift as well as
setting off the fog horn and opening the lantern room door even when it
has been locked.
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