Haunted Point Lookout Lighthouse

The haunted Point Lookout Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the Potomac River at Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, and is believed to be the most haunted lighthouse in North America. Built as a 1-1/2 story building in 1830, it was eventually rebuilt as a 2-story structure in 1883. What makes it so haunted? Nearby, the U.S. General Hospital was first built, then a prison camp was also constructed during the Civil War. Many died in this prison due to overcrowding and disease, thus hauntings soon were reported as early as the 1860s.

The first lighthouse keeper also has been known to haunt this lighthouse. Ann Davis has reportedly been seen at the top of the haunted Point Lookout Lighthouse stairs. Both male and female apparitions have been seen at the Point Lookout lighthouse, especially in the basement. Haunted Point Lookout Lighthouse - 1930 Other ghosts have been spotted possibly searching for graves that were removed a century prior. Doors mysteriously open and close, while people have also heard snoring, ghostly voices, footsteps and other strange noises within the lighthouse and on the grounds.

As of this writing, the Point Lookout lighthouse is only open to the public one day a year, after 135 years of service - being retired in 1965. It stands surrounded by chain link fence, but plans are in the works: It is currently under restoration to eventually become a public museum.