Posted 09 January 2005 - 07:03 PM
Lighthouses have such a history that it makes sense to me that spirits/imprints would remain.
Located in Crescent City, California, Battery Point Lighthouse has both an interesting history and spirit activity!
Established in 1865 and automated in 1953, Battery Point Lighthouse is a small lighthouse. The tower eminates from the center of the home, rather than standing alone. It stands only 45 feet high. It has withstood both a tidal wave in 1964 and a horrendous storm in 1879. The lighthouse is inaccessible during high tide, so if you want to visit, you have to time your visit perfectly.
There is a plaque dedicated to all the sailors who have lost their lives in the very rough seas surrounding the area. The Maritime Museum is open to visitors.
For years, Nadine and Jerry Tugel cared for the lighthouse, the museum, and the surrounding property.
They say that, at times, the rocking chair begins to move by itself and that often the movement is accompanied by the smell of pipe tobacco. Often, a presence is felt, and the sound of footsteps wandering throughout the house are heard. Footsteps are also heard walking up and down the stairs to the tower during storms. Several visitors to the lighthouse mention that they feel hands resting on them. Items mysteriously disappear, and then reappear. The Tugel's cats are disturbed by things only they can see because when the Tugels investigate their cat's cries, they see nothing at all.
Organ music is heard during the night.
Many people say that they feel there is more than one spirit at Battery Point Lighthouse. Voices engaged in conversation have been heard, although the words can't be discerned.
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:25 AM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:17 PM
Ceaser, I love the pic too. I had shots of it from all different angles, but this one reminded me of the path from the Bates Motel to the main house...Remember?
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 06:33 PM
cathylj73, on Jan 10 2005, 07:25 AM, said:
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:36 AM
The other that I love is Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine. I believe Nubble Lighthouse is one of the most photographed and visited in New England. It's the only one (I believe in the US) with a red oil house. It was painted white at one point and the people who visited it and photographed it, along with the town people of York, complained so much because RED was it's trde mark that it was painted red again and is still red to this day.
I actually don't think I have ever heard of a lighthouse that wasn't haunted. There are as many stories as there are reasons why they are haunted. They were isolated, lonley places. Many times the events that took place in these homes were horrifing. The people who took these job took them very seriosly and loved the lighthouses. All resons that spirits stay behind when a life ends, so why shouldn't they be haunted? <_<
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 08:46 AM
Then you also have the ship wrecks and abandonedment therory, people who just abandoned sick, or challenged, people on isolated ends of the island to fend for themselves or die. Sometimes found by the lighthouse keeper sometimes not. Thet would haunt the island or lighthouse, wondering after death not yet knowing they were dead.
There are actually alot of reasons and therories. I hope this gave you at least an idea as to maybe why this could happen. Many of the lighthouses in the US are on islands and therefore were not easy to get to and people went weeks and months without contact with the outside world. Sometimes a lighthouse keeper would die and his wife would have to take over his duties until a ship would see the distress flag and report it so someone could come and help. It wasn't a romantic life, it was alot of hard work, alot of hardship, but they believed in what they were doing, and they did it to the end.
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