Ocracoke Island – Paranormal History Profile

Ocracoke Island – Paranormal History Profile

August 9, 2019 22 By William Hollis


hey let’s tell them follow our happy mistake from our honeymoon all that was the greatest thing ever yeah let’s do it Welcome to another episode of Our Haunted Travels with your hosts Shawn and Marianne Donley ah hahahaha a little pair of peeps and welcome to another episode of our on it travels I am your host Sean Donnelly and I’m your co-host Maryann Dudley that’s right tonight we are talking about Ocracoke Island right on the Outer Banks of North Carolina right there mm-hmm yeah if you’ve been there before leave a comment down in the comment section we would love to hear that because I would tell you what this was one of our best mistakes from her honeymoon getting stuck on that iron yeah absolutely he’s so awesome there yeah so this is panning Dean number one eight six three Ocracoke Island we have the whole island in there as it as a record so of course it’s open to the public it’s an island but there are so many different those stories and paranormal claims about this location and hopefully you’ve been falling along this week and we’ll talk about that here in a little bit but before we get started we’ve got a quick little video for you tell you about the history of Ocracoke Island so I’ll be right back Oh Creek Oak Island is an island tucked away on the North Carolina Outer Banks on the southern tip of Hatteras Island it is a total area of 9.6 square miles the average height of the island is less than five feet above sea level and in 2010 with the census the population was a whopping 948 the island however does have over 80 family cemeteries reportedly there are more dead on the island and there are living it’s accessible by ferry by boat and even has a small private airplane strip the island has white sandy beaches with clean clear blue water making it perfect for a spot to throw out a fishing line or just dig your feet in the sand and read a stroll from one end of the village to the other will take you a maximum of 30 minutes and on the island bicycles are actually the most ideal mode of transportation the earliest record of the island is on a map that was made in 1585 by an English explorer named John white he identifies the area as full cockin subsequent spellings include cool call cock oka cock ogre cock the name was from the Wakhan tribe of Native Americans who lived on the mainland and established fishing and hunting outposts on the island today it’s officially named Ocracoke an early Italian Explorer Giovanni the Verrazano happened upon this island all the way back in 1524 many colonists lamented the hazards of the changing shoals of the Ocracoke inlet and the first residents used to guide boats over the shallow bar but in 1585 Sir Walter Raleigh his ship the tiger was just one of those ships that could have used their help as they were in search of Roanoke Island because the ship collided with a sandbar in Ocracoke inlet and he was forced to land on the island for repairs however with the island being so remote Ocracoke Island was not permanently settled until 1750 the isolated inlet was also prone to smuggling it was a favourite anchorage of Edward Teach better known as Blackbeard the Pirates he was caught and beheaded on Ocracoke in November of 1718 and his ship hidden the waters behind the island and eventually sunk after the pirates death people were more willing to settle there and by the time of the first census in 1790 it was reported but there were 135 white men to free persons of color and 31 slaves who lived on Ocracoke in North Carolina there were 23 households at the time and 9 family names most of which remain prominent even today on the island those names for the families were brag garish Gaskins Howard Jackson Neil which was amended in the 1800 census to O’Neill Salter Scarborough and Williams the island is also home to a huge British cemetery during World War two German submarines sank several British ships including the HMT Bedfordshire and the bodies of the British sailors were washed ashore they were buried in a cemetery on the island in a 2000 290 square foot plot where a British flag flies at all times a National Park Service seashore was established here in 1953 and included everything except for the 775 acres of village on the northwest side of the island until 1956 all telephone calls had to be made or received at the Coast Guard Station in 1957 North Carolina but a four car ferry that mr. Frazier Peale ran between Ocracoke and Hatteras and in early 1960 the state purchased the vessel sea level which travelled the seer island route in 1977 a water system provided an alternative cisterns and hand pumps and now tourism dominates the economy there and each year the number of visitors increases one of the most interesting things about the island though is that with the many shipwrecks around the island many of their houses are built with wood that was salvaged from shipwrecks so some pretty interesting stuff how that came about absolutely it’s very intriguing that there’s more dead than alive oh one of the things I like most is the fact that you know their their houses are like all made from the shipwrecked wood the thing is gonna found you know that’s awesome yeah that’s pretty cool so like I said earlier we visited this island before we got into the paranormal yes we did boy if we would have knew back then what we know now we would have been there longer than overnight yeah we probably wouldn’t have had it as an accident today so you want to explain to him what what he said you know our experiences well it was an accident explain sure so we basically were going on our honeymoon we went on as we’ve mentioned before a road trip it was like 18 days and one of the things that we were doing was we were going visiting lighthouses so we had plan to go and see the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and so we went there and we had to get from there back down south further so we went ahead and went on the ferry yeah this was this was pre Google mapping days yes it was well I thought when I planned it out that we can make it from Cape Hatteras to Myrtle me all in the same day just by just taking that ferry and hitting Ocracoke a long time on Ocracoke just kind of check it out and keep on blowing yeah we missed the ferry yeah we were we were sitting there for trial for cocoa on the ferry spot from hatteras to Ocracoke yeah and so because we had waited so long there we missed the ferry from the other side to Cedar so here we are stuck on Ocracoke Island tiny little ice hotel 9.6 square miles this is the new mrs. Dolly’s freaking out yeah we were about ready to sleep in the car we did find a room we did I tell you what it was gorgeous it live so in the history saw some of those pictures those pictures were off our balcony it was it was the best of the things we had I wish we had more time there so we’ve been trying to figure out how to get back there because you really only get to it by ferry okay so I mean you can get you can get to it by plane to they have a tiny little airstrip but no not the kind of planes that you like to go on I did talk about going back on our 10th anniversary but we loved going to cruise instead so maybe our 15th may be mechanical especially the known that the DOS stuff that’s their whole band so you might see Ocracoke come back again a later date our returned the ochre so like I said we’ve been covering Ocracoke Island all week so for some of the ghost stories and folklore I’ll put a link right here and then we also did a video about Blackbeard the pirate which this was his favorite it was so I’ll put a link to that right here to do be go check that out that goes to the black beard so why do you think that the island is so haunted what’s your theory well there’s a whole bunch of reasons why the island could be haunted first and foremost it’s an island which means it’s surrounded by water moving water moving water yes so that’s it that’s a big trigger to start on top of that look at how many shipwrecks there been right around the island not to mention again that their homes are made of the shipwrecked wood so a lot of people probably perished on those ships and then they’re bringing all that wood back ashore about a traumatic experience a lot of traumatic experiences and then of course you’ve got all the pirate stuff you know and they were probably again having some clashes and things like that so it’s just a lot of things a lot of things probably happened in that tiny little water stirring things up feeding the fuel yeah it’s not one of those places it’s like why is it not wanted why wouldn’t it be why would it be alright hey do you have anything else you like that this video just that you know when I was doing the research for this and and found some of the the people who had been there and things it was like a return to my childhood and in my history class because you know you see what Sir Walter Raleigh and you see these people you don’t about Thea those of birth a daughter about you learn about these people in your history class or like wow they were all like yeah that was amazing yeah alright folks hey until next time thanks for watching and happy hunting let’s know if you like this video by hitting that thumbs up also if you’d like to see more videos from us in the future support our channel by hitting that subscribe button thing in that Bell so you get notified that next time there’s a video from an Aggie video thanks for watching happy honey