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"Lighthouses have served as a beacon of hope to those off-shore for centuries. But they are often isolated and lonely spots. Perhaps that explains why so many have been identified as haunted."
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Out in the Pacific Ocean, over a mile from the Oregon mainland, this lighthouse became operational in 1881. The lighthouse is one hundred thirty three feet above sea level, with the lighthouse centered in a rotunda built around it.
One of the ghosts said to inhabit this lighthouse was a former keeper who wanted to be buried at the light. He was not, but it is believed that his spirit returned. Which lighthouse, nicknamed "terrible" is described here?
Tillamock Rock Lighthouse
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Heceta Head Lighthouse
On a barren island off the southern coast of Georgetown, is the highest lighthouse in Maine. It is also claimed that this lighthouse has one of the most powerful fog horns ever made.
There are several reports of spirit activity, but one is that folk can hear a piano playing. The legend says that a keeper brought a piano and one piece of sheet music to please his lonely bride. The bride could not play from memory, so she played the same sheet music tune over and over until the keeper went crazy and axed the piano and his bride before killing himself. Which lighthouse might this be?
Boon Island Lighthouse
Seguin Island Lighthouse
Ram Island Lighthouse
Wood Island Lighthouse
On the western entrance to Bass Straight, a place sailors have referred to as the Eye of the Needle, this light station is in Victoria, Australia. This isolated twenty meter tall station was activated in 1848 and decommissioned in 1994.
There have been repeated reports of sightings of a Grey Lady believed to be a Mrs. Richens, the wife of an assistant keeper. The legend is that she went crazy because of the isolation and was placed in a mental hospital until her death, only then to return and haunt the light. Do you know which light she is supposed to have returned to?
Cape Nelson Lighthouse
Cape Otway Lighthouse
Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse
Lady Bay Upper Lighthouse
A lighthouse at the entrance to the Potomac River in St. Mary's County, Maryland, was originally commissioned in 1830 and operated until 1966. The design is of a keeper's house with the lantern on the roof.
One of the many paranormal reports is the appearance of the second keeper at the top of the stairs dressed in white blouse and blue skirt. The second keeper was the daughter of the first keeper and maintained the light for over fifteen years. Do the clues provided help you identify the lighthouse?
Point Lookout Lighthouse
Point No Point Lighthouse
Concord Point Lighthouse
Thomas Point Lighthouse
The lighthouse on Lizard Point at Marsden, England, was the world's first electric lighthouse. It was opened in 1871 and decommissioned in 1988.
Through the years many paranormal events have been reported, and in 2002 the "Most Haunted" TV show claimed to identify one of the ghostly inhabitants as Isabelle (or Isobella) Darling. Isabelle was the niece of Grace Darling -- famous for her 1838 rescue of survivors from the SS Forfshire. Do you know which lighthouse this might be?
Hurst Point Lighthouse
The original lighthouse on this Georgia island was dynamited by the Confederate Army to prevent use by the Union Army. A new lighthouse was built and commissioned in 1872 with a tower of just over a hundred feet.
Some folk believe that the ghost which can still be heard climbing the stairs to the light are those of the first keeper, Frederick Osborne. He was killed by his assistant, John Stevens, over a disagreement in 1880. Stevens was not prosecuted and soon became the keeper. At which lighthouse would folks believe that Osborne's footsteps can be heard ascending to the light?
Amelia Island Lighthouse
Sapelo Island Lighthouse
St. Simons Island Lighthouse
Tybee Island Lighthouse
This lighthouse on the Erie shore in Ohio was also used as a safe harbor for the Underground Railroad. The lighthouse is seventy feet high, and was restored in 1945 to become a local maritime museum.
One keeper's wife, Mrs. Babcock, was ill and bed-ridden and kept cats for entertainment and company. Which lighthouse museum keeps the mummified remains of a gray cat that is believed to be haunting the keeper's house?
Turtle Island Lighthouse
Fairport Harbor Lighthouse
Green Island Lighthouse
Cedar Point Lighthouse
This Ontario, Canada, lighthouse was built on a peninsula that later became an island. The lighthouse was originally located on the shore, but because of sand build-up, it now sits about one hundred meters from the shore.
The reports claim that J. P. Rademuller, a keeper murdered because he wouldn't share his brew, was chopped to pieces and the body parts were distributed over the site. Where is it believed that he is now searching for his missing limbs?
Old Cut Lighthouse
Cove Island Light
Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
Mohawk Island Light
In Crescent City, California, the lighthouse can only be reached at low tide. The construction of the light is a tower centered on a square granite house.
The paranormal activity reports from this lighthouse include a moving rocking chair, taps on a visitor's back and shoulders, and the relocation of the keeper's slippers. Can you identify this lighthouse from these clues?
St. George Reef Lighthouse
Battery Point Lighthouse
Farallon Islands Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
The lighthouse on Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts, was first lit in 1716. During the Revolutionary War, it was captured by the British and subsequently attacked by American troops. When the British retreated, the lighthouse was dynamited. The current structure was built after funds were appropriated in 1983.
Though many spectral activities have been reported, at least one of these spirits seems to dislike rock-and-roll music. When the radio was tuned to a rock-and-roll channel, the dial would jump to a classical music station. Which lighthouse keepers could not listen to rock-and roll?
Ten Pound Island
Minots Ledge Lighthouse
Boston Harbor Light
Long Island Head Lighthouse
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