With a history as storied as the St. Augustine lighthouse, it’s no wonder why locals and tourists alike tell stories of the ghostly inhabitants of the island and tower itself.
Murder at the Wood Island Lighthouse in Maine
While its 200 year history includes tragedies and triumphs, some say the lighthouse is active in more than one way; with spirits still haunting the grounds and buildings.
Faceless Ghosts at the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse in Michigan
In the most infamous sighting, one keeper working in the 1970s claimed to see a man, dressed in warm flannel, but missing his face.
Ghost to Coast: The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse in Oregon
The lighthouse was purchased by enterprising undertakers who wished to turn it into a columbarium, a type of cemetery where urns and ashes are stored.
Ghost to Coast: Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse in Michigan
Built in 1895, the Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse stands strong after nearly 120 years, but it’s not as isolated as one might think, especially with a crew from beyond the grave guarding the important light in the darkness.
Ghost to Coast: Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Connecticut
Does a ghostly lighthouse keeper continue to save lives, even when his own was lost nearly a 100 years ago?
Luminous Spirits at Heceta Head Lighthouse
She looked at me with a wry smile and said “Oh yes, there are a lot of ghosts that stuck around here, especially in that building,” she pointed at the Queen Anne style keepers house.