A Ghostly Experience-Walking Tour
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We could make up all kinds of ghost stories, but we don't need to. St. Augustine has a richly detailed history, with many of its ghostly encounters documented in chilling letters, personal diaries, recorded interviews, historical libraries, and even church records.
You need not be a believer in the supernatural. We're not trying to convert you, just enlighten you on real events that real people experienced. There are no special effects. We make nothing up. That's why this tour has been featured on the Travel, SyFy, and Discovery channels. (The town lighthouse was the subject of an entire episode.) We only tell you about paranormal incidents that have been recorded, reported, and documented. And over the long history of America's oldest city, much has been. Like two ghostly "orbs" captured on camera at the site of a double suicide. People walking through walls of crackling static electricity, and seeing even smelling sweaty Spanish soldiers marching through the pre-dawn streets. (You'd think they could have found time for a shower over the centuries.)
Many of St. Augustine's spookiest tales originated in the yellow fever epidemics of the 19th century, which killed faster than local cemetery workers could dig. To this day, the Old City Gate at the north end of St. George Street is said to be haunted by a fever victim named Elizabeth, who apparently chose not to stay buried. Late at night she can be found alerting visitors to the possibility of any new outbreak.
At last report, the coast is clear.
Dark tales from the lighthouse
The picturesque beacon on Anastasia Island is peppered with poltergeists. During construction in 1873, site supervisor Hezekiah Pittee thought it would be fun to give five kids a ride in the supply cart. It wasn't. The cart came to a screeching halt and hurled them into the water; two of his daughters and a friend drowned. More than 150 years later, their cries still echo inside the lighthouse.
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