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Boo! St. Augustine Lighthouse

03 Oct

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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15 responses to “Boo! St. Augustine Lighthouse

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/03/2017 at 1:31 am

    imagine to meet such a shadow ghost in this staircase… what would you do? running upstairs or downstairs… that is the question ;O)

     
    • Piglove

      10/03/2017 at 6:07 am

      Brother I will be honest. I would probably wet myself right there and then on the staircase. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    10/03/2017 at 1:33 am

    Oooooo Bacon – Mom and I might not be too eager to come with you with nothing but a glowstick in the dead of night. Shoot – she might even step on me in the dark!
    Woof! TINK

     
    • Piglove

      10/03/2017 at 6:08 am

      No fear of that. Because if you are like me, mom would be holding me. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. katsrus

    10/03/2017 at 7:11 am

    I remember that Ghost Hunters show. Sounds like a creepy lighthouse.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      10/03/2017 at 10:51 am

      It was really cool on Ghost Hunters when they visited. I’ll have to pull it out again soon to watch it all over again. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Sheila Englehart

    10/03/2017 at 8:04 am

    I’ve climbed it a couple times. Always cool when you get to the top.

     
    • Piglove

      10/03/2017 at 10:52 am

      OMP – Does it have a chill to it? Some lighthouses mom has been to you can feel a certain vibe. Does this have it in person? XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Mae Clair

    10/03/2017 at 9:49 am

    Eeesh. I think I’d have to pass on the glo-stick tour, but the history and legends are fascinating!

     
    • Piglove

      10/03/2017 at 10:52 am

      aaww come on. You can hold my hoof. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Mae Clair

        10/03/2017 at 12:23 pm

        Really? Well….maybe then 🙂

         
  6. Ladybuggz

    10/04/2017 at 11:48 pm

    I’ll Go!! Bring my pillow too! 🙂

     
    • Piglove

      10/05/2017 at 12:40 pm

      You and mom would have a blast there together! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Ladybuggz

        10/05/2017 at 6:20 pm

        That would be fun!! 🙂

         

This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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