Shivers – today’s post brings me shivers just thinking about it.
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.
10/11/2014 at 2:54 am
OOH how exciting I’m game too!hehehe,xx Speedy
10/11/2014 at 8:41 pm
Let’s go! XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
10/11/2014 at 5:37 am
Spooky and we sure would not spend a night there. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
10/11/2014 at 8:41 pm
Thanks sweet Molly. XOXO – Bacon
Reilly and denny
10/11/2014 at 5:45 am
We have been to st Augustine…….loved it there but didn’t visit the lighthouse
10/11/2014 at 8:42 pm
Oh squeals! We have been close but never stopped. I think it would be fantastic. XOXO – Bacon
10/11/2014 at 8:12 am
Yiiikes… not sure if I would join this tour…. think I’m not brave enough to meet this girls and the dark figure :o) My mom always dreamed about living in a lighthouse, but it seems this one is not the best choice…. (my mom dislikes the smell of cigar smoke lol)
10/11/2014 at 8:42 pm
My mom loves lighthouses as well. This one just seems to have too many people living there for mom’s standards. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/11/2014 at 8:22 am
Is that in Georgia or Florida? Not that I’m brave enough to find out for sure… 😉
10/12/2014 at 4:40 pm
In Florida. The sunshine state. Maybe that should be changed to the spooky state? XOXO – Bacon
10/12/2014 at 4:46 pm
PS, my daughter & her friends are going to Horseman’s Hollow tonight. Yup, *that* Horseman and Sleepy Hollow. Talk about spoooooooky! Forget Florida. You guys should really do an October trip to Westchester County, NY some year! 🙂
10/13/2014 at 9:22 am
ooohhh – I hear a field trip coming up for my mom and dad. You know anywhere scary – I send those two. It’s like sending Shaggy and Scooby to solve a mystery. I just *know* they will get into trouble and report back an adventure – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/13/2014 at 10:07 am
can’t wait to see the van! 😉
10/13/2014 at 10:10 am
Snorticles! They may have to improvise with Albert – the Smart Car. Maybe change his name to the short Mystery Machine. XOXO – Bacon
10/11/2014 at 9:37 am
I’ve been there! Walked up all those stairs twice. Heard a loud bang at the top when no one was up there, which was supposedly the oil bucket. Great place to tour.
10/12/2014 at 4:44 pm
Oh squeals!! That would have been so exciting my friend. XOXO – Bacon
Marty the Manx
10/11/2014 at 12:07 pm
Ohhh no thank you Bacon 🙂 Have a great week-end my friend!
10/12/2014 at 4:45 pm
Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
10/11/2014 at 12:27 pm
I love those stairs…MOL. I could go their at night. Bacon, you and I can investigate together with our glow sticks….I could try and chase you down the stairs. hahaha
10/12/2014 at 4:47 pm
Oh squeals. That would be so fun!! XOXO – Bacon
10/12/2014 at 2:15 am
I would make tea and you could tell me about it. 😀
10/13/2014 at 9:13 am
aaww – awesome! XOXO – Bacon
P.S. biscuits too? Snorts and smiles ever so cutely.
10/13/2014 at 6:00 pm
Definitely bickies, plus scones, rock cakes, lamingtons and a sponge. A good old fashioned aussie afternoon tea just for you! 😀
10/14/2014 at 2:32 am
Aaww. I am so there to enjoy that! Oh most definitely! XOXO – Bacon
10/12/2014 at 11:36 am
*poop* lol… not me!!
Hugs, Carrie and Pups x
10/13/2014 at 9:16 am
Snorts! XOXO – Bacon
10/14/2014 at 10:28 pm
Yow count me in Bacon!!!
Mum adorez litehousez n wuud lub to meow wif da spiritz….
Lub Nylablue n Mum to x0x0x0
10/15/2014 at 9:35 am
oh squeals! Now that would be a lot of fun!! Of course, you might have to help me with the stairs – darn this pot belly. It makes climbing stairs almost impossible. XOXO – Bacon
10/15/2014 at 8:59 pm
HHMMM me iz not so grrreat on stairz wif me old hipz eether…so maybee we cuud hire a Sherpa guide to carry us up to da top???
Lub yer ❤ Nylablue ❤
10/16/2014 at 10:49 am
Oh squeals! That sounds like a most excellent plan my sweet love. Hired help – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/17/2014 at 8:42 pm
We deeservez ONLEE da best rite Bacon me sweetpiggieboy?????
Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤
10/18/2014 at 8:41 pm
That’s right my sweet snuggle bug. ❤️XOXO – Bacon