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Old Lighthouse

Saint Simon's Island, Georgia

The first owner of this old lighthouse was brutally murdered around 1872 and since then, the lighthouse has been haunted. The apparition is regularly heard going up the staircase. However, he is never heard coming down.

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megan says:

January 6, 2006, 10:25 am

okay eeeewwwww to that guys story. well,i think that guy waz really dedicated 2 work at that lighthouse he waz so dedicated that he works there in the afterlife

Haley says:

February 17, 2006, 2:19 pm

I agree with megan.Thats so gross.I’m Going to St. Simon’s Island with school.This would be great to tell them.LOL!

fakename says:

February 21, 2006, 11:57 am

I dont believe you…..I dont think its real. Come on, sex in your ‘Mom’s Room’…nah, probably in the back seat of your ford taurus

bobby says:

March 29, 2006, 3:59 pm

he scared me to death!!!i mean i waz looking down off of the top and he screamed yo what’s up homie. then i kicked him in the butt. then…he chased me down the stairs saying dude that’s not cool. then i hit the owner on purpose. me never came back…

lorena says:

April 4, 2006, 9:03 pm

ohhhhhhh my god this is hard to belive i have been thier so many times and nothing has ever happend so

Stephen says:

April 25, 2006, 9:32 pm

In St. Augustine, Florida there is something similar. Basically a “ghost” who walks up and down the steps on the lighthouse and whomever is there can hear him…Then when the door is checked, both the “office door” and the downstairs one—they are locked. STRANGE.

Bid deal I say. Our FLORIDA GHOST can kick your GEORGIA ghost ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.


country hick says:

May 5, 2006, 12:43 pm

I have been to the light house once. I had heard stories about the ghost so I was a little scared to go. When I got there I had to go pee so I went to the bathroom and on the way out I heard someone outside the door(wich is right in front of the staircase). I opened it up and there was a man standing there. I was so scared that I ran to my family and asked did they see anyone do throught the door to the stairs.They said no. I let them go to the top while I staid at the bottom. They came back and said no one way up there besides them and no came out of the door. weird huh?

Tidus says:

June 26, 2006, 4:57 am

I really don’t believe any of your stories on this lighthouse. Though does anyone kneow how he was murdered?

Erin says:

July 6, 2006, 9:34 am

He was shot in the head in the front yard of the caretaker’s house back when lighthouses had caretakers. There were two families living there at the time sharing responsibility of the light house. The two men began arguing one night and it ended with one shooting the other in the head. Also, only a few years ago an elementary school teacher committed sucide by throwing herself from the lighthouse railing onto the concrete below. True story. I live there.

No name says:

July 8, 2006, 11:31 pm

This is so freak’n retarded!!!!! Ghost aren’t real, Grow up!!!

angel says:

August 10, 2006, 7:10 am

yes they are real why would we have paranormal people like me if there were no ghosts to hear see or talk to?

angel says:

August 10, 2006, 7:11 am

i wandered y this is called the dumb network

Jennifer says:

September 10, 2006, 7:54 pm

Hey, Yes that story is true, if you don’t believe it bring you butt down here and listen. I have, it freaked me out. And what the other guy said is true, the teacher said goodbye to her son and went up the lighthouse and jumped off. It was a terrible day down here. But the story is true, most of them are that you hear about St. Simons.

P.S. Our GA ghost will beat your Fl ghost anytime, that ol’ wimpy *** ghost. Please.

Jamie says:

October 8, 2006, 11:48 am

I think all of you guys have somem pretty interesting stories. I think jonny is the liar.

VINSON22 says:

October 19, 2006, 4:32 pm

oh yeah? i think you’re a cockbite. cockbite

T.J. says:

October 19, 2006, 6:31 pm

My mom likes lighthouses and I think she won’t like this one much since it is scarry. Is this a real haunted house and is it still is? My friend and i want to go to this haunted house. His website is or My friends name is Zach.

VINSON22 says:

October 20, 2006, 8:21 am

no. it’s not a haunted house anymore. the ghost got tired of the long hours and never ending lines of dumbasses trying to poke him and take pictures.cockbite!

angeleye says:

October 27, 2006, 5:53 am

Seen this lighthouse, never got to visit it. My question is why isn’t there any ghost stories from Savannah on here. Savannah, GA is one of the south’s most haunted cities!

sketchedout320 says:

October 29, 2006, 9:18 pm

i am the ghost that haunts that light house and i really don’t appreciate you guys trashing my rep, even dead i can’t maintain my street cred

megan says:

October 30, 2006, 1:09 am

I’ve been to this place before. I saw a light in the window of the house. It’s was really freaky. But if you guys think thats freaky you should have been with me tonight at this old haunted house were a guy shot his wife head off.

noyb says:

November 21, 2006, 9:25 pm

shut up u guys this is a REALHAUNT site……if u dont believe in ghosts get off this sie NOW!!!!

i LOVE plain white t's says:

December 8, 2006, 9:35 am

hey how was this guy brutally murdered!! chainsaw,hanged, knife ,bullet,strangulation, or raped wat is it they never explain

Lara Curtis says:

February 26, 2007, 8:25 pm

I lived on St. Simons and have heard all the tales. The lighthouse IS haunted. I have heard the footsteps after coming down the stairs myself and no one else was up there with me. I reopened the door and there was no one there. The light house gift shop has a book of the tales of the island and the history of the lighthouse. I do not believe the haunt is mean or evil, but just a wandering spirit that hasn’t left yet…I would enjoy actually seeing if I can catch the spectre on film and audio, amateur ghost hunter that I am. St. Simons is full of ghost stories and hauntings…the light at Christ Church…the girl looking and calling for her lover by the river after the hurricane in the 1800’s…the ghosts of Confederate Soldiers seen in and around Bloody Marsh…The Witch’s headmarker by Pink Chapel…the Hauntings of Pink Chapel ( It might have been torn down…small thing made of stucco…the roof timbers crossed where they met the walls and cast upside down crosses on the floor at the right times)
I have seen the light in the Christ Church graveyard…no one there…never saw the soldiers…and investigated Pink Chapel. There are many haunts on the island…and alot of history as well.

Lindsay says:

July 25, 2007, 2:00 am

I heard a completely different story..I heard the man was having an affair or something and something happened, idk, i just know there was an affair going on somewhere in there…it was his wife or something?? And that teacher that jumped off…she was my second grade teacher.

Timmy says:

January 6, 2008, 9:52 pm

I’ll tell you guys something. This old lighthouse is not to be messed with. I visited this lighthouse about 4 years ago with a few friends of mine. My friend Michael went in to the lighthouse first and Randy and I waited for him outside. After 3 minutes, we left because we knew there was no hope for Michael. The next morning I read in the newspaper that a boy was found murdered on the staircase. I knew it was Michael. I feel bad to this day.

embarrased says:

March 6, 2008, 10:02 pm

I really have got to hand it to you. after reading your comments, i got a chill i may die myself due to many spelling errors and poor writing skills,no wonder the teacher jumped!

chris marshall says:

March 7, 2008, 12:53 pm

Hello, my name is Christopher Tyree Marshall. I think the story of the haunted light house in Saint Simon’s Island is very interesting. Ironically enough I will be heading there later on this evening through sunday. I am an aspiring Paranormal Investigator. Hopefully I will experience something paranormal!

Us says:

April 12, 2008, 12:32 pm


Joshua says:

May 21, 2008, 3:05 pm

The lighthouse is a few miles from my house. I used to go there as a kid. One time I even heard footsteps following me down the stairs when no one else was supposed to be back there. I was the last one out.

pld says:

July 20, 2008, 5:23 am

I live not far from st. simons. i really don’t think the light house is haunted….. and for another story of the light house some years back a lady committed suicide there she jumped fromt the top…. that is the truth it was on the news…. as for it being haunted though i doubt it…. have lived here all my life and never anything…… i am not saying that the others didn’t experience anything just i never have….
christ church is another place on the island that is supposedly haunted we investigated and came out empty handed several times…. i’ll need a little more convincing about those places

Sunshine says:

August 8, 2008, 3:58 pm

There is a lighthouse near my house that I think it is haunted. Every night there is a strange bright light that shines from the top of the lighthouse, usually from sundown to sun up. It just cuts on and off by itself. I never see anyone around the lighthouse. The light is silent and makes no noise… it’s just bright. Legend has it that back in 1877, when it was built, it had a light “beacon” at the top that would let sailors know they were close to land. The lighthouse had a “light keeper” that would walk up the stairs of the lighthouse everynight to light the “beacon” light. The lighthouse keeper has to be over 120years old by now and his legs are probably the size of tree trunks! Scary stuff!

LAUREN says:

November 13, 2008, 2:29 pm

I was born and raised on St.Simons Island,GA. I used to go to the lighthouse all the time over the years. I’ve heard all the stories ,but never experienced anything at all. A teacher at St.Simons Elementary committed sucide there, she jumped off the lighthouse about 10 years ago or so…Has anyone else heard about that?

Samantha says:

January 28, 2009, 10:06 pm

Her name was Ms. Register. And she was the nicest teacher. I remember crying when I heard what she done. I couldn’t look at the lighthouse in the same way

ashley says:

September 5, 2009, 8:06 pm

lorena, and whoever else doesn’t believe it can. but just to tell you, you can go there all your life and you probly wont see or hear anything. it doesn’t happen to everyone. just thought i should tip you in on that

dawn says:

November 29, 2009, 1:07 pm

megan, if people are killed in one place they have to stay there for etenity if they chose to haunt

dawn says:

November 29, 2009, 6:18 pm

man that must be rough noing that your favorite taecher killed her self.timmy that must be rougher noing theat your best frind died from murder i know how it fells……

..yea says:

February 1, 2010, 3:33 pm

this is for no name.. if u dont believe in ghost why are u reading articles about them?

Stupid Non Believers says:

December 20, 2010, 8:19 pm

When my great grandmother passed away, I saw this bluish-white light behind a door, then it disappeared… Also, when my parents went to spend the night in this house in Virgina, they saw a bluish-white light go through a wall. About 6 months later, they looked up that house and found out someone died from cancer about 2 months before they went there. If you still don’t believe this story, you don’t believe that peanut butter and jelly taste good together.

Cap'n George says:

June 22, 2013, 2:42 pm

I was in the Coast Guard at St. Simons and was responsible for maintaining the light mechanism during 1971-1973. I’d drive down to the light, unlock the gate, drive in and lot the gate behind me, so I was definitely the only person present. After climbing the 129 steps to the watch room, I’d sometime hear noises that could have been steps on the stairway. I don’t believe in ghosts, but I did hear what I heard. I also gave tours and would tell the story of the ghost: The Lighthouse is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of lightkeeper Frederick Osborne, who was killed in a duel with assistant keeper John Stephens in early March of 1880. One account had Osborne, apparently a cronic faultfinder, making an inappropriate remark to Stephens wife, the other had Stephens making unwanted advances on Osborne’s wife. At any rate, standing 98 feet apart, Osborne had a pistol and Stephen a shotgun loaded with buck shot. Stephen fatally wounded Osborne and was later aquitted of any charges. Stephens later reported hearing footsteps assending and descending the tower steps and blamed it on Osborne’s ghost. There’s an account of keeper Carl Svendsen’s family dog Jinx being constantly harrased by the ghost. Multiple witnesses have reporting hearing the sounds on the steps, including Coast Guardsmen while doing routine maintanence of the light mechanism. The belief is the fastidious Fred Osborne is coming back to check and make sure that the light is properly cared for.

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