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Point Lookout State Park

St. Mary's County, Maryland

A former Civil War prison camp, Camp Lincoln is haunted. The lighthouse, which is no longer in use, is also plagued by paranormal activity. There are stories of a woman who hunts for a grave, asking passers by to help her find it. A general is also known to haunt the fort proper; his faint voice is often heard and his figure is often seen.

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Bull Hunter says:

October 4, 2005, 4:40 pm

This story couldn’t hold all the water in New orleans let alone a paper cup. There were never any graves and the light is still in use.

I said, says:

October 5, 2005, 4:01 pm

First, if you have ever been to Point Lookout you would know that the lighthouse is no longer in use. There is a ton of wierd and spooky things that go on there at night. My family and I go camping there all the time, and we have seen wierd apparitions will driving down near the lighthouse.

Shilo says:

October 24, 2005, 2:00 pm

I have been to point lookout. I have seen the famous “ghost of point lookout” and I have been inside the lighthouse. I did think the lighthouse was still in use though. I have some voices on tape that we recorded at our campsite, just my aunt and I. She says to go into the light, and that Jesus wants you, and the voice clearly says “he wants YOU”. We also got a voice inside the lighthouse of a woman and a child in the basement. It was creepy. People in our group when we went also said they felt strange things happening on the beach. There is an entire museum devoted to the history of point lookout, and how hundreds of civil war soldiers fell to thier deaths and were never moved, so the spot they fell is the spot where they still remain. The lake in the middle of the camping grounds I believe was a burial spot for several dead bodies at the time.

!!WOW!! says:

December 10, 2005, 8:17 pm

Last Halloween there was a sign advertising the ‘ghosts of point lookout’
and I thought it was just a spooky party but now i heard this story…. i’m spooked!!

Tory Clemons says:

December 25, 2005, 2:23 am

This area is very Haunted, and we have experienced many Paranormal Happenings. I’ve personally been involved in the Civil War Living History camp outs, at the Park, and also been part of Paranormal
Investagation Groups, Involving EVP, Spirit photography. A very Interesting Place to Visit!!

Haley says:

January 2, 2006, 7:10 pm

OMG! I have NEVER been to point lookout, but my friend has. She still has nightmares!

Stacey says:

January 12, 2006, 10:11 am

Point Lookout is definately haunted by ghosts of the past. There was a Union-run POW camp for Confederate soldiers, where around 4 thousand prisoners died and were buried on the grounds in unmarked pits. The lighthouse itself has had mysterious haunts, such as one of Ann Davis, the first female keeper there, whose blue dress appears at the top of the stairs. Many pictures taken in the lighthouse show orbs, and there is even one of Laura Berg, the last resident of the lighthouse, standing in the middle of a room, and off to the side is an outline of a soldier in uniform. I’ve visited during Open House, and it’s the creepiest place I’ve ever been. No wonder they call it the most haunted lighthouse in America

mr.boswell says:

March 19, 2006, 1:12 pm

I have been to point lookout many times.I am just a shih tzu but I am smart enough to be scared of ghosts.Hold me,Comet!!

Mrs.Detter says:

June 1, 2006, 11:51 am

Point Lookout is definately haunted by ghosts of the past. There was a Union-run POW camp for Confederate soldiers, where around 4 thousand prisoners died and were buried on the grounds in unmarked pits. The lighthouse itself has had mysterious haunts, such as one of Ann Davis, the first female keeper there, whose blue dress appears at the top of the stairs. Many pictures taken in the lighthouse show orbs, and there is even one of Laura Berg, the last resident of the lighthouse, standing in the middle of a room, and off to the side is an outline of a soldier in uniform. I’ve visited during Open House, and it’s the creepiest place I’ve ever been. No wonder they call it the most haunted lighthouse in America

BB says:

August 13, 2006, 6:24 am

We camped in the Hoffman Loop of Point Look Out State Park Campground in July of 2004 and while we were walking along the loop road at a certain point we hit a cold spot and the hair on our arm’s stood straight up and there was a breeze…which we found to be very strange seeing it was 90 degrees out and very humid.
This occurred around Site #45…once we passed the site everything was back to hot and humid.

We later found out through research that the area of that site was where the Small Pox Hospital was where a lot of people died.

I also heard a story of a park ranger who had spotted an old lady walking along the beach of the Potomac and she kept walking and turning around and walking again up the beach, so he stopped and he said she had a bouquet of flowers and he asked her if she was alright and she answered that she was trying to find his grave…the park ranger was startled to hear this and then she just simply vanished…he later found out that the area in which she was walking along the Potomac Beach was where the dead were buried in a makeshift cemetary.

Another story I heard was a park ranger was driving from the park headquarters toward the lighthouse and had just passed the campground entrance and was going on the causeway when he looked in his rearview mirror and saw a person in old tattered gray clothing crossing the road and heading in the opposite direction…he turned around and headed back in that direction and found no one anywhere…he later found out that confederate prisoners would often fake illness related to small pox so that they would be moved from the prison area to the small pox hospital and then they would often attempt to escape from the hospital.

While we were there we did not see, hear or experience anything paranormal in the area of the lighthouse.

Matthew Carter says:

August 21, 2006, 1:16 pm

i don’t know haw to belive this story but this **** makes me think somebody is making it all up but i will find out someway and this **** seems like it’s so damn fake

Matthew Carter says:

August 21, 2006, 1:17 pm

this **** seems fake

Melanie says:

September 8, 2006, 10:43 pm

The stories about Point Lookout are true. If you’ve ever walked around the grounds and hit a cold spot in the middle of July, you know something is there. I’ve seen it for myself.

kathy says:

October 3, 2006, 9:08 am

kathy has small pox

Melissa says:

October 6, 2006, 10:58 pm

if ever you watch the travel channel they say that Point look out is the most hunted lighthouse in America but i did call them and they have the light house open once a year now on Nov 1 or so that is what they say and no the light house is not in use anymore but sometimes the light is still lite

Michelle says:

October 12, 2006, 9:25 am

How do you get to this Point Lookout State Park? Is the lighthouse nearby?

nicole says:

October 30, 2006, 12:52 pm

I think that this is all fake because I have been there and never here anything or seen anything well maybe because I don’t belive ein ghots. Ghots dosen’t exist because when some one dies he or she dosen’t remmenber who he/ she was in life. The only thing you think you see is the devil not ghots.

damnrebel says:

January 1, 2007, 8:41 am

Several years ago, I was at Pt. Lookout for a Confrederate living history, and we were camped in the prison area, near the Union barracks.I knew all the folks that were there. I like exploring places we go, and walked around the wall area & deadline.
I happened to see translucent rebs?” walking the yard area.I recognized the rags of uniforms as CSA, as I too was wearing one. Several of these “pards” walked torwards me, and looked at me. I felt scared to friggin’ death, but welcome among friends.I too, felt the hopelessness of this guys which gave me a large lump in my chest,very hard to swallow .Seeing your breath in the middle of June is very unnerving!
Think it isn’t haunted? are you willing to make a large bet?
Remember- most of the Pt. Lookout camp is now under the watersurrounding the peninsula. We now only see a small reminant!

Kim says:

February 6, 2007, 9:55 am

The park has it’s far share of hauntings, including the Lighthouse! If your interested they have openned it up to paranormal investigators. You can contact me for more information!

Reed says:

June 26, 2007, 11:41 am

Nichole you REALLY need to learn how to spell, and how do you know for sure what we do when we die? have you “been there and done that”?

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