Looking to learn about haunted lighthouses? We have gathered video stories of some of the more famous haunted lighthouses for your enjoyment. For more haunted lighthouse tales, be sure and check out our Haunted Lighthouses section.
Accounts of haunted lighthouses have existed for hundreds of years. The oldest operational lighthouse is the Hercules Tower in Coruna, Spain (pictured here). It was built between 98 -117 C.E.
Lighthouses are considered to be isolated and romantic. Some lighthouses are possibly haunted due to tragedies from shipwrecks, light keeper hazards, and other horrors that have spawned all sorts of lighthouse lore.
Many haunted lighthouses are open today for ghost tours. Many of the older lights have been repurposed into museums or even offer guests the ability to stay in the keeper's house!
The Keepers of the Light
Some who have spent the night at a haunted lighthouse come away with stories to share such as seeing a former lighthouse keeper, or resident of the keeper's home. Could they still be present in some form after their death? Could keepers possibly remain behind to make sure no tragedies occur at sea? Perhaps the worst fear of a lighthouse keeper, a ship wrecked upon rocks, is why some lighthouses continue to be haunted by their former captains. Lights turning on, movement of objects, disembodied voices, and see-through spectres are often reported within, or around older lighthouses. Are the ghosts of these souls still on duty? We wonder, in some cases.
Consider visiting a lighthouse sometime in the future. If their walls could talk, they would share many stories from the past. Perhaps, one day, more stories of haunted lighthouses will come to light, as their tales seem to never end. Modern-day tragedies at sea still occur and so do the ghosts that eventually haunt our world.