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.
10/20/2015 at 2:08 am
My cousin would just LOVE to go to such a Dark of the Moon tour, I am sure!
10/20/2015 at 8:41 am
My mom would too. What a huge and magnificent place this is. XOXO – Bacon
10/20/2015 at 2:43 am
my momma dreamed about living in a lighthouse… but the smell of a cigar would drive her crazy :o) bro… if you ask me, lighthouses aren’t that perfect place to live… there are too much stairs and steps in case we have to escape…
10/20/2015 at 8:43 am
Oh yes. Once mom got a wild hair up her behinney to climb the lighthouse at Tybee Island. Dad followed but with lots of hesitation. There were so many steps! They finally got to the top and the keeper said they had to come back down quickly because of an approaching storm. Dad was so mad. He walked all those steps and couldn’t even look outside – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/20/2015 at 8:49 am
that houses need a lift… imagine you need a tree at night… efurrything is happened before you solved the half of that stairs…
10/20/2015 at 9:55 am
Oh so true! I don’t think I could hold it that long for sure. And I know mom couldn’t – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/20/2015 at 10:25 am
and imagine we had to clean 147659 steps… omd…
10/20/2015 at 10:58 am
THUD! I have a hard enough time helping mom clean my bedroom – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/20/2015 at 6:43 am
love that staircase!!!
10/20/2015 at 8:51 am
I’ve climbed this one twice. We did hear things when there was no one else in there but us. The bucket dropping and a banging sound. It’s one of my favs.
10/20/2015 at 9:56 am
ooohhh squeals. It’s huge isn’t it? And you heard things? I would have loved to have been there with you… of course with these short legs of mine, you might have to carry me up the stairs. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
10/20/2015 at 11:27 am
oh – we will have to check it out next time we are in St Augustine – it is only a half an hour away from us 🙂
10/20/2015 at 12:05 pm
Squeals!! Yes you do. That will be an amazing trip. We want to go there as well. XOXO – Bacon
10/20/2015 at 12:48 pm
Oooh yes I’m game…lets go Bacon,xx Speedy
10/20/2015 at 1:28 pm
I’m right there beside you my friend. It would be a blast! XOXO – Bacon
10/20/2015 at 1:13 pm
oooh, I like a good haunted house. I’d love to visit, but alas I am a little too far north!
10/20/2015 at 1:30 pm
I know. But wouldn’t it be fun if we could all meet there and explore? XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
10/20/2015 at 3:24 pm
You’re not getting us anywhere near this place. We don’t care if its open to the public or not.
10/20/2015 at 3:27 pm
Snorts – It could be fun to investigate. Just imagine the things we could find my beauty! XOXO – Bacon
10/20/2015 at 6:44 pm
I think it would be fun to explore during very bright daylight hours. 😀
10/21/2015 at 9:42 am
And I would be right beside you Auntie Sharon encouraging you all the way up the top 🙂 XOXO – Bacon