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31 Days of Spook – St Augustine Lighthouse

14 Oct

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.

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Posted by on October 14, 2016 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon, Bacons Tales of Terror

 

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7 responses to “31 Days of Spook – St Augustine Lighthouse

  1. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    October 14, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    This was an very interesting story, thank you!

     
    • Piglove

      October 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. Tails Around the Ranch

    October 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    That’s one very cool staircase. I got dizzy just studying it, can’t imagine walking up or down it in person!! 😉

     
    • Piglove

      October 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      I know! Such a sad story as well. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. lifewith3dogsblog

    October 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Cool I would love to visit.

     
  4. David

    October 14, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I saw that episode of GH which the ghost looks over the railing.

    Okay, for real scare, are you watching “The Exorcist” on Fox? Talk about scary; different from the movie but nonetheless based on the novel by William Peter Blatty. It is getting to the scary episodes, maybe beginning next week. Make sure you sleep with the night light on. 🙂

     
    • Piglove

      October 17, 2016 at 10:31 am

      OMP! Yes we are watching that show. And does it count that I watch with one hoof across my face or my snout hidden behind mommy? It is getting good! XOXO – Bacon

       

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