This updated edition has four new haunted lighthouses. Lighthouses are America's castles—proud, sturdy, mystical, and sometimes even haunted. The producer of the popular television series Haunted Lighthouses, seen on the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel, takes you on a tour of the legends of these bewitching monuments as he films. Meet a cast of intriguing characters including noted historians, people who work in lighthouses, and even the ghosts themselves. You will also learn helpful travel tips including the best places to stay and dine, things to do, and must-see attractions.
Phantom Keepers, Ghostly Shipwrecks, and Sinister Calls from the Deep
Author: Ray Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Lighthouses and ghosts are two popular passions. Melded together by master storyteller and lighthouse expert Ray Jones, these tales of spirited lights are guaranteed to grab the attention of all readers. As an added bonus, practical information is given for those who wish to visit the featured lighthouses for themselves . . . if they dare.
Travel Michigan’s coast—and into the state’s history—with otherworldly tales of the spirits of those who sought to keep its waters safe. Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, with more than 120 dotting its expansive Great Lakes shoreline. Many of these lighthouses lay claim to haunted happenings. Former keepers like the cigar-smoking Captain Townshend at Seul Choix Point and prankster John Herman at Waugoshance Shoal near Mackinaw City maintain their watch long after death ended their duties. At White River Light Station in Whitehall, Sarah Robinson still keeps a clean and tidy house, and a mysterious young girl at the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse seeks out other children and female companions. Countless spirits remain between Whitefish Point and Point Iroquois in an area well known for its many tragic shipwrecks. Join author and Promote Michigan founder Dianna Stampfler as she recounts the tales from Michigan’s ghostly beacons. “Haunting tales of Michigan’s lighthouses . . . Her stories come from lighthouse museums, friends and family.”—Great Lakes Echo
-- A collection of the histories of Florida's light stations by different authors, each an authority on a particular lighthouse -- Chock-full of information on dates of construction and operation, foundation materials, lighting equipment -- Complete directions to each lighthouse site -- Preface by Wayne Wheeler, president of the United States Lighthouse Society -- Names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites of lighthouse organizations -- Full glossary, bibliography, and index
Discover the ghostly legends of this Florida Panhandle city . . . includes photos! The sea port of Pensacola may boast the world’s whitest beaches, but there’s a darker history in America’s first settlement . . . It’s no surprise that one of the nation’s oldest cities is also among the most haunted, with culturally diverse spirits from the ages of the Spanish founders and British settlers through the turbulent era of the Civil War. Author and expert Alan Brown presents a survey of unexplained mysteries at Pensacola’s eerie landmarks. The infamous haunted lighthouse, the ghosts of St. Michael’s Cemetery, and the tale of the headless woman of Romana Street are just a few of the chilling stories recounted in Haunted Pensacola.
From tales of pirate treasure to Jimmy Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance, Michigan Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state’s most fascinating and compelling stories. Most people have heard about the Bermuda Triangle, where ships and people disappear without a trace—but few have heard about the equally deadly Great Lakes Triangle, where one-third of all unsolved sea and air disasters in America take place. Night after night, curious onlookers congregate on a remote hill near the Michigan/Wisconsin border to watch for mysterious lights that rise out of the ground, hover, and then disappear. Are the orbs merely optical phenomena created by headlights of passing cars? Or are they spirits returning to haunt where their earthly bodies met their demise? In the mid-1960s, the number of reports to the US Air Force of UFO sightings spiked across the country. Were people seeing unfamiliar technological innovations in aircraft? Had the rising popularity of the new-fangled television’s sci-fi programs sparked Americans’ imaginations? Or were extraterrestrial beings actually responding to signals from newly constructed deep-space radio transmitters?