The St. Augustine Lighthouse is a location full of history, but it also has many stories of tragedy. The tower that stands there today is not the original lighthouse. There have been several towers through the centuries. The one built just prior to the current tower was closer to the sea and eventually fell into it, but not before tragedy hit. The tower that exists today was started in 1871 and was completed in 1874. That construction would leave another tragedy in its wake. Others would lose their lives here too. And in the wake of all of this, we have spirits. I’ve visited this location many times, but this would be Kelly’s first visit and this would be the first time I would conduct an official investigation here. Join Kelly and I as we share the investigation of the St. Augustine Lighthouse! The Moment in Oddity features Queen Elizabeth I’s dress and This Month in History features Queen Elizabeth I ascending to the throne.
We take you on the tour with us in episode 76! The St. Augustine Lighthouse is actually a Light Station, meaning that the lighthouse is accompanied by several outbuildings. This is one of the tallest and oldest lighthouses in America. We visited with several History Goes Bump listeners to experience the Dark of the Moon Ghost Tour. While many families lived here without incident, there were a couple that suffered tragedy. And it is through those tragedies that spiritual energy seems to have continued on, even after all these years. We had what seemed to be an experience of our own. Come with us as we share that and the history and hauntings of the St. Augustine Light Station. The Moment in Oddity features the Eillean Mor Lighthouse Mystery and This Day in History features the Battle of Neville’s Cross.
This is the famous Dark of the Moon ghost tour of the St. Augustine Lighthouse! This includes:
- 1880 Keepers’ House: Learn the true history behind the light station, including the paranormal experiences of previous guests and staff.
- 1874 Lighthouse Tower: Ascend the 219 steps of our lighthouse tower for a nighttime view of the Nation’s Oldest City.
- 6 Acres of Nature Trails: Explore the light station grounds, including the Maritime Hammock Nature Trails and World War II-era U.S. Coast Guard buildings.
We will meet in front of the lighthouse at 7pm ET. Make sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time! The sooner the better! Here is the website where you can do that: http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/events/darkofmoon.html We are going on the October 11th tour at 7:30pm.