This was such a very interesting investigation that we actually returned 2 months later for further study. Our first trip was in October of 2009 and the second trip was in December 2009. Anyone that watches Ghost Hunters will probably remember the terrific results they obtained within the lighthouse! Little do people know that the Ghost Hunter crew returns a couple of times a year to this location for further investigations!
On the first trip, you are with a tour guide that will explain the history of the past. Basically the lighthouse materials were shipped in. Being the lighthouse is not directly on the water, the owner at the time, had a rail system built with a rail car that would travel back and forth to the water to pick up items. He had 3 daughters. Unfortunately, they were allowed to play with the rail car when not in use. This one time, the self braking failed and the car plunged into the ocean. Two of the girls drowned. There is a small park and boat ramp now across from the lighthouse. Local people will be the first to tell you that it is haunted. Almost nightly you can hear a female scream a blood curdling scream. You can also hear children giggling and footsteps in the park.
On the tour, we not only get to ascend the 240 steps on the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse but we also get access to the caretakers home. Several times, the top of the lighthouse that leads to the balcony has been shut and locked when all have gone home. The next morning the employees will find the door unlocked and standing open. Murmurs of conversations can be heard between a woman and a man and shadow appritions have been caught on video. Strange lights have appeared from no known source.
In the caretakers home, it is said that one of the children have actually followed a tour group during the daytime. It has happened more than once and when the customer mentions the little girl that was following her she is described as wearing period clothing. She seems to vanish into thin air. Often times you can see a face appear out the window of a child looking out. In the basement, there has been seen what appears to be a confederate soldier dressed in uniform pacing back and forth. Although we were unable to catch any pictures on him we did get some k2 spikes as he stood in front of one of our investigators sitting in a chair in the corner. We attempted to talk but no evp's were received. As quick as he was there, he was gone. We learned later that the soldier seems to claim the chair and that particular corner of the basement as his favorite spot.
Adjacent to the lighthouse you will find what they refer to as "the haunted woods". There are many foot paths thru the woods and often times you can hear children laughing. Although we did get some decent pictures there we had no lights with us at the time so we were constantly stumbling over branches and tree roots in the path.
If you plan to go, take the tour. Try to go thru the week as the weekend a lot of people may show up and with the stairs in the lighthouse being made of steel there is no such thing as "being quiet" when trying to do an investigation. The good part is that if you attend once and listen to the stories, your second time there you are excused from the group and can pick which place you want to investigate first while the others are learning the history. The tour guide then will take the group to the opposite place of where you are investigating. So it is certainly worth it to come back!