Spooky Lighthouses

Lighthouses are like an accessory for the seashores and a savior for the seafarers. The lighthouses have served as a beacon for those sailors, whose lives have been saved through the existence of these lighthouses. But of late, many of these lighthouses have been found to be haunted. Interesting the question that arises is how can, lighthouses be haunted? Do the ghosts travel that far to reside in those far away lighthouses?!

According to a survey, it has been found that more than 80% of the lighthouses in the US are found to be haunted. These are not goosebump tales but actualities. After researching, I have found that some of these places are really dangerous. The lighthouses can be haunted due to the tragedies at ship, a horrible pirate attack, or some mishap on the sea.

There are some lighthouses in the US that have been ranked by the tourism industry there, to be the top ten haunted lighthouses in the US.

The Point Lookout Lighthouse
is often called as America’s most haunted lighthouse. This lighthouse has documented many paranormal activities, since the 1860’s. It is said that the spirit of the first keeper of this lighthouse, Ann Davis, has been seen standing at the stairway and disembodied and noises has been heard and recorded on an audiotape. It is also believed that figures lost during the Civil War keep wandering the basements searching for graves dug a century ago.

The Point Lookout Lighthouse
It is believed that when the Coast Guards took over the Saginaw River Lighthouse, strange noises began to be heard and weird events started to be reported there. Namely it was the heavy sound of boots on the iron staircase that would be heard, but nobody could be found there.

Saginaw River Lighthouse
The Presque Isle Light near Alpena, Michigan is also one of the scariest lighthouses in the area. It is said that the keeper of the lighthouse imprisoned his woman there as she had gone insane, and during her last days she would scream and go wild. Those screams are still audible in the lighthouse there.

Presque Isle Lighthouse
Heceta Head Lighthouse is said to be haunted by the mother of an unknown baby, whose grave had been found on the ground where the lighthouse stands. It is believed that she moves around the lighthouse in search of her baby and keeps moving objects there.

Heceta Head Lighthouse
Old Port Boca Grande Lighthouse is among those, which is rated as the most dangerous sites in the US. It is believed that two spirits haunt the lighthouse. One is the dead daughter of the keeper of the lighthouse, who suffered from whooping cough and malaria and after her untimely death was buried in the lighthouse and the other is the Spanish Princess Josefa. Her head was chopped off by a pirate, after she refused to marry him. She roams the beach in search of her head.

Old Port Boca Grande Lighthouse
The Plymouth Lighthouse has an interesting story. The keepers of this lighthouse in 1769 were John and Hannah Thomas. John was killed during the revolutionary war and Hannah is believed to have been the first woman lighthouse keeper in the States. Hannah roams around the lighthouse in search of her husband and has often posed as a trouble for those who’ve been to the lighthouse.

Plymouth Lighthouse
The St. Augustine’s Lighthouse, has a weird story. Nobody till date has been able to find out, who haunts the lighthouse. Voices of a child, groans of a male and heavy footstep can be heard. Researchers have tried going into the lighthouse and finding out, but nothing has come up till date.

St. Augustines Lighthouse
The New London Ledge Lighthouse is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Ernie, a broken hearted lighthouse keeper, who had jumped from the catwalk of the lighthouse, after he found out that his wife had run away with a local ferry captain. He searches for his wife on the ships and the trawlers on the deck.

New London Ledge Lighthouse
These are not tales that you can read out to your kids, if they aren’t going to sleep, but real places haunted and are a monument, which has been preserved. There are tours that take you around these lighthouses and you can witness the history behind them, by visiting these places.

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  1. Alice says:

    Wow, those are really interesting stories you’ve put up here..

    One interesting quote which I love-

    ‘the ocean, under the pulsation of lighthouses and noise of bell
    advances as usual, looking as if it were not that ocean in which
    dropped things are bound to sink—
    in which if they turn and twist, it is neither with volition nor
    -Marianne Moore

  2. Stuart says:

    Wow Alice that’s a very interesting quote you’ve discussed..

    I love this post! It intrigues me a lot!

    Thanks so much!:-)

  3. Melbourne '75 says:

    That’s a very scary collection of lighthouse with ‘ghost’ pasts..

    I enjoyed reading it..Thanks for sharing this information :-)


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