31 Days of Spook – Day 30

30 Oct

Shivers – today’s post brings me shivers just thinking about it.  You’ve almost made it through with me the entire 31 days of Spook.  I’m so proud of you!

Today, I want to concentrate on something close to our hearts here at the Hotel Thompson – the St. Augustine Lighthouse.  We’ve watched television shows highlighting the paranormal activity here – have you seen any?

During the 1870’s construction began on the lighthouse tower.  The superintendent, Hezekiah Pittee, had two daughters drown in an accident.  The girls liked to get in a work trolley and roll down to the waterfront.  One day, the trolley didn’t stop and capsized into the water drowning the two girls.  Since then, reports have been made of seeing two little girls standing on the catwalk.

There have also been reports of moving shadows, voices and unexplained sounds.  Other people have reported seeing a dark figure on the stairway inside of the lighthouse.  On one show of Ghost Hunters, Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes caught a dark figure on the steps moving and a woman’s voice asking for help.  It was haunting to say the least.

Reports have also been made of the smell of cigar smoke and a man in the basement area of the keepers house.  This man is believed to be a Civil War hero and a former lighthouse keeper, William Ham.

The lighthouse is now open to the public.  The St. Augustine lighthouse even offers what they call a Dark of the Moon Tour that allows access into the lighthouse and keepers house at night. During this time, you are given a glow stick to light your way so that you may investigate on your own.  Any takers?  I’m game.


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29 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Day 30

  1. fozziemum

    10/30/2013 at 5:29 am

    I’d go….not….bit too creepies..but I am me a lighthouse Bacon 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xxx

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 6:47 am

      Could be fun if we did it together my friend. XOXO – bacon

      • fozziemum

        10/30/2013 at 6:57 am

        Intrepid spook mongerers ….heheeheh 🙂 Hugs Fozziemum xx

  2. Leo

    10/30/2013 at 5:31 am

    Sounds great, I would love the chance to investigate. When I was in the UK a few years ago my Wife and I went to a place called Pluckly in Kent which was supposed to be the most haunted place in England. We saw nothing during the daytime and everything was closed as it was a Sunday. 🙂

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 6:49 am

      Oohh it would have been so interesting for you and your wife to go through it if it was opened. We love places like this. Can you tell? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  3. gentlestitches

    10/30/2013 at 6:37 am

    Oh what a spooky lighthouse.

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 6:49 am

      But fun huh? 😄🐷 XOXO – Bacon

  4. onespoiledcat

    10/30/2013 at 7:13 am

    William HAM? Any relation? Spooky story again Bacon…..I’m certainly in the mood for Sam-o-Ween now!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 8:43 am

      Snorts – No relation here… unless he has four legs, a pot belly, snorts and looks this sexy – snorts. Bring on some Halloween parties my friend. I’m so ready! XOXO – Bacon

  5. Doggy's Style

    10/30/2013 at 8:04 am

    Count me in.
    I’d love to spend a night there.

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 8:44 am

      I think we should all go! It would be a snort of a good time my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  6. easyweimaraner

    10/30/2013 at 8:28 am

    I think I better avoid lighthouses, they are always haunted. Remember the lighthouse in “The Fog” and Moesko Island Lighthouse in “The Ring” …. and maybe the two girls are the same wo have to stay in the Overlook Hotel… for ever… and ever….?

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 8:44 am

      Oh. You may be right my friend. We might need to rethink this spending the night in a haunted hotel thing. Off to the bathroom now – I think I scared my own self. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        10/30/2013 at 10:15 am

        please take a look behind the shower curtain… just in case :o)

  7. evilsquirrel13

    10/30/2013 at 9:01 am

    Ummmm, how about a glow stick and a proton pack? That might work….

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 9:04 am

      snorts – you are so right my evil friend! XOXO – Bacon

  8. FreeRangeCow

    10/30/2013 at 9:08 am

    LOVE it! Adding to Bucket List.

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 9:15 am

      It’s definitely on mine! XOXO – Bacon

  9. The Dancing Rider

    10/30/2013 at 9:21 am

    I’d hold your hoof Bacin if you want to go. Sounds too scary, though! Thank you for the background on the lighthouse. We found it very interesting! I’m worried about what Day 31 is going to bring! 🙂

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 9:24 am

      🙂 It’s been a L.O.N.G. 31 days of Spook my friend. There’s so much to write about out there. The month was short in that aspect. The month was long on the other hoove for me trying to keep up with every day – snorts. I hope everyone has enjoyed them. XOXO – Bacon

  10. speedyrabbit

    10/30/2013 at 1:58 pm

    we love hammer house of horra movies we watched one last night about an eyptian mummythe wanted to be reborn she had her hand cut off and would bleed from the wound creepy!xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 4:15 pm

      Oh shivers! That sounds so spooky!! Great – but spooky. I would definitely have to watch with one hoove covering my eyes ever so slightly. XOXO – Bacon

  11. mythreemoggies

    10/30/2013 at 6:09 pm

    One spooky day left 🙂

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 6:21 pm

      Yes it is. It’s been a long month but it certainly has been fun! XOXO – Bacon

  12. Sheila Englehart

    10/30/2013 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve been there twice — a favorite haunt of mine. Heard some voices, footsteps and a door closing up at the light when no one was up there. The house itself is quite haunted as well. Heard some things in there as well, but didn’t see anything.

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 7:15 pm

      We want to go! It sounds like an awesome place to visit. It’s definitely on our list. XOXO – Bacon

  13. katsrus

    10/30/2013 at 7:28 pm

    Bacon if you go first I will follow you on that night tour. I think I will need more than one glow stick. Sounds like a spooky place.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      10/30/2013 at 8:56 pm

      Mill go first my friend. You can hold my tail and stay behind me. We can do this! It will be fun. Keep repeating that. PLOL. XOXO – Bacon


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