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Spookiest Lighthouses
Spookiest Lighthouses

Spookiest Lighthouses

Discover America's Most Haunted Lighthouses


138 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: September 2013

ISBN 9780985539856

Rights: US & CA

Safari Publishing (Sep 2013)

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Written for both tourists and armchair travelers, this reference offers a brief history, photographs, and detailed visitor information for the spookiest old beacons in the United States, most of which are open to the public. From the frequent smell of cigar smoke to piano music heard inside, the paranormal activity revealed to occur in these abandoned lighthouses is simply spine chilling. Some even offer ghost tours and after-hours investigations. The anguished screams of condemned prisoners can still be heard at Execution Rocks Lighthouse in New York, while the spirit of a murdered keeper still lingers at St. Simon's Lighthouse in Georgia: he climbs the tower stairs every night, still trying to perform his duties. At the Point Lookout Lighthouse in Maryland, thousands of Confederate soldiers died while imprisoned during the Civil War; subsequent investigations have captured 24 different voices cursing and moaning on digital recorders. The suicide of a lovelorn keeper whose wife ran away with a local ferry captain occupies the New London Ledge Light in Connecticut, while the paranormal activity at Port Boca Grande Light in Florida involves both a pirate and a princess. Ghost and architectural enthusiasts alike will appreciate reading about these marvelous monuments, including a Victorian mansion light station in the middle of the ocean, the biggest ligh-station complex in the United States, and the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, which is perched precariously on a rocky cliff 205 feet above sea level.


"Spookiest Lighthouses is an intriguing informational book . . . there have been murders, executions, and fatal accidents within these lighthouses; each contain their own unique past, and possibly a ghostly resident. Terrance Zepke has written a wonderful book about historical, scary, and haunted lighthouses. Those who enjoy the architectural greatness of lighthouses, historical reading, and paranormal activity won't be able to put this book down."  —Michelle Robertson, Reader's Favorite

"Spooky fun read for both the casual reader and seasoned lighthouse enthusiast."  —Martin Coble, producer, Southern Lights Productions

"Spookiest Lighthouses is an impressive effort and documents Terrance Zepke as an accomplished writer able to quickly engage the interest of [her] readers and hold that attention until the last line of the final page."  —James Cox, Midwest Book Review

"Each lighthouse has a different and unique tale (actual ghost sightings, people feeling a ghostly presence holding them down, hearing footsteps and other noises and even a ghost who helped fix the lighthouse in an emergency) . . . [the book] is a great handbook or travel guide to anyone interested in either ghosts and paranormal sightings or lighthouses in general."  —

Author Biography

Terrance Zepke is a journalist and seasoned world traveler who has studied parapsychology at the acclaimed Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina. She has been featured on many programs on NPR, CNN, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel, and in publications, such as the Washington Post and Travel with Rick Steves. She is the author of A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places is America and A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Houses in America. She lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.