St. Augustine Lighthouse – Paranormal History Profile

St. Augustine Lighthouse – Paranormal History Profile

September 5, 2019 18 By William Hollis


I think it’s time we share with them I
meant we we shared our first ghost walk right we share with them our first ghost
hunt sounds like get us started in this whole
crazy stuff pair of peeps and welcome to another episode of our haunted travels I
am your host Sean Donnelly and I’m your co-host Maryann Donnelly
today we are gonna share with you the location that’s near and dear to our
heart mm-hmm st. Augustine lighthouse but before we get into that if you are
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say Dave for a second I’m like oh my gosh alright so this here is a location
video and we’re talking about st. Augustine like okay before we really get
into it and tell you some of our personal experiences and things like
that take a look at this quick it’s just actually really quick it is quick
history about the lighthouse it’s a lighthouse so watch it we’ll be right
back the st. Augustine lighthouse is in none
other than st. Augustine Florida the current structure is a tower that was
built in 1874 however there was a Spanish watch tower that was built on
the same location by as early as the late 1500s that watch tower was made of
wood and had a flame at the top which indicated that the structure was one of
the first lighthouses the location in 1824 there was a tower
that was lit which was built from the locally mined rock Coquina but by 1870
the light was threatened by shoreline erosion the United States Congress
commissioned to build the current structure for $100,000
this current tower was then built in 1874 and the old Spanish Watchtower was
destroyed by a storm in 1880 the current tower is constructed of Alabama brick
and Philadelphia iron it is the oldest surviving brick structure in st.
Augustine a Brit keepers quarters was added in
1876 and lighthouse keepers and assistants lived in these quarters until
the light was automated in 1955 the st. Augustine lighthouse rises 165
feet above sea level and has 219 steps to the top at the top there is a
first-order Fresnel lens which serves as its beacon the st. Augustine lens
consists of 370 hand-cut glass prisms that are arranged in a beehive shape
towering 12 feet tall and six feet in diameter
in 1980 the Junior Service League of st. Augustine began a 15 year campaign to
restore the keepers house that was destroyed by vandals fires in 1970 the
house was open to the public as a museum the jr. service lead with the assistance
of the US Coast Guard went on to restore the tower as well they performed the
first ever Fresnel lens repair in the world to save the light that was damaged
by again a venomous bullet in night 93 the tower was also open to visitors
on a daily basis in July of 2002 the US Coast Guard through the General Services
Administration transferred the deed for the tower to the st. Augustine
lighthouse and Museum incorporated through the pilot program of the
national historic lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 in addition the
Coast Guard turned over the first order Fresnel lens to the museum today
visitors can step to the top all the way up 219 stairs and take a look over the
breathtaking views of st. Augustine and of course the rest of the campus so there you go the history of the st.
Augustine lighthouse now the reason why we say that this location is very near
and dear I mean it’s actually what chapter was it it’s in our book it’s in
our book on page 13 we know that for sure I don’t know a chapter it is but
it’s up there in the beginning page 13 our book okay this is how we got
started we went there on our honeymoon we we did we went on her honeymoon and
actually this is how it’s her fault that we’re and we’re into the paranormal
stuff okay so I’m gonna shorten the story we’ve said it I don’t know how
many times it’s in her book or whatever we’ll shorten it okay okay
basically we went through the same we went the st. Augustine not just the
lighthouse but st. Augustine in 2006 her goal on her honeymoon was to go down the
coast and see how many lighthouses that we could stop at st. Augustine was one
of them that’s why we stopped and st. Augustine was because the lighthouse and
fell in love with st. Augustine because there’s just all kinds of stuff there
anyways when we went back in 2010 since we love saying always thing we had to go
back okay Maryann said hey let’s do something different let’s do something
different we already saw the lighthouse during the day we can go see it at night
and I’m like what that’d be kind of cool here it was a ghost hunt so they run a
ghost hunt goes all kinds of stuff that you could do there with paranormal it’s
called dark of the Moon and we did a review of that I’ll put a link to that
where you could go and watch that video and it tells you about the tour and it
showed you some of the footage that we collected not knowing what we were doing
at all but the little toy night-vision camera okay but for somebody I made
really cool ghost stories and folklore assigned to this lighthouse did a video
that came out on Tuesday put a link that I hear if you didn’t catch it he just likes putting his arm
my head that’s right so this is we got hooked
I get hooked Marianne was like I came along with her I was like oh my what
have I done yeah so this was the first one this was
before the tour that we did the following evening at the Spanish
military hospital this one was first this is where I went the most haunted
lighthouse Inn in America and I told him now you guys got enough money I don’t
need to rent a k2 meter I’m saying that no is a k2 at the time I had no clue so
we’re definitely going back it says in our book we’re going hunting for bear
with all of our equipment I’m gonna be like stuff stuck all over me and people
okay anyways personal experiences personal experiences would you like to
share your personal experience I think it would probably covered that in our
thing but just real quick say you know when you went up the lighthouse how you
had to get down house well you don’t want to talk about it again the first
time I went up the lighthouse it was during the day and that no problem right
but the second time on the two top 2010 trip I went up in the dark at night and
the only light is um at the top we hope top and so all the other lights are off
and you have to go up the spiraling staircase up the whole thing and going
up okay hold on but coming down it’s really dark and you just don’t know
where your footing is and it’s an open cage type stairs anyway it’s not like
it’s a solid like you know whatever in that video of what she’s talking about
is in that the review of Dark of the Moon
we put that video so you see what she’s talking about so I actually turned on
the the toy and it was a toy a night-vision camera it was some kids toy
that I was like oh this might be fun dad I am so glad I had it because we didn’t
bring flashlights no we didn’t know anything you know what you were supposed
to how was I supposed to know they’re gonna let me go up in a lighthouse and
come back down yeah completely in the dark you know so I didn’t do it I stayed
down I walked around the grounds and was
waiting for her to come down hoping and praying that I came down but not with a
bang bouncing yeah but you know I do have to say the lighthouse does have
tears what’s it called landings landings it does not complete spiral yeah that’s
a pretty tall yeah but I wouldn’t I would have probably fallen to my death
if I didn’t have that little night-vision camera so tip or curl down
take a flashlight yeah the keepers quarters was awesome it’s
it’s the museum part of it now going down in the basement then here and they
some of the creepy paranormal claims that’s down in that basement you know oh
man I can’t wait to go back and know it you know probably knowing our luck by
the time we go back there be like okay no more paranormal stuff they’ll be like
are you kidding me that would be my luck I don’t know I think it’s probably
pretty profitable for them yeah yeah I feel pretty good it’s a very good tour
so yeah that’s a different video yeah watch out of the video okay so why do
you think that this location is so haunted I mean it is the braided number
one on many different poles of the most haunted lighthouse in the u.s. well like
this one there was a lot of change over in who owns you know the area you know
who’s in charge so lots of different different people they’re the keepers
themselves they love those places they work there they live them that’s their
place you know and they take care of it they take great pride in it so of course
a lot of times you’ll find that they keep
we’ll want to stick around and there were some potential deaths you know that
happened here and of course the water that’s what I was getting to our whole
theory behind st. Augustine being so active the Coquina that running water
because st. Augustine is kind of like an island anyways
rivers st. Augustine lighthouse is actually on Anastasia Island yeah in st.
Augustine so yeah so yeah it’s a hotbed it’s everything comes together things so
many things to tie together there all right is there anything else that you
would like to add to this video I I love going up in the top of that and just the
view that you get to see of all the st. Augustine it’s a I forgot to mention we
did put out a research photo video so you could see some of the pictures that
Mary Ann got from the top of the lighthouse I didn’t I didn’t climb this
one yeah this didn’t happen for me but they do the st. Augustine lighthouse
Museum they do a lot of really good work there they do educational programs and
everything and they are very active on social media so if you like their page
you will get all kinds of awesome views from the lighthouse and different skates
that they take photo scapes and it’s fun all right did it we’re gonna wrap it up
where we’ll wrap this one up that wraps it up for the for the week for st.
Augustine lighthouse I hope you guys enjoyed the videos from this location
it’s it’s an awesome place it’s definitely awesome
someday I’m gonna get you up in the top of that tower yeah I’m getting there
maybe next time we get back if I’m not like 80 we’ll see alright folks until
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