Fire Island Lighthouse

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The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built 1826, and during its construction, rumor has it that the builder had to stay in a shack, where his young daughters died from the harsh conditions. Distraught, the man hanged himself in the tower. Since that lighthouse was deemed too short, another was built 1857. Although the ruins of the old lighthouse are nearby, the spirit of the suicidal builder is believed to haunt the new lighthouse. Witnesses have described the weighty doors opening and closing by themselves, eerie laughter, banging, eerie feelings and much more.

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1 Burma Rd
Fire Island, NY 11706
United States

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40.63225107304598, -73.21850359461678
Suffolk County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Saltaire, NY (1.2 mi.)
Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree, NY (3.0 mi.)
Ocean Beach, NY (3.4 mi.)
Fire Island, NY (3.9 mi.)
West Bay Shore, NY (6.2 mi.)
Bay Shore, NY (6.6 mi.)
Brightwaters, NY (6.6 mi.)
Islip, NY (6.8 mi.)
West Islip, NY (6.9 mi.)
Great River, NY (6.9 mi.)

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  1. Let’s see one family from Babylon LI NY left Amityville 1976 just fire the flames here could be related lool like the whole Long island is Haunted.

  2. I went here a long time ago, and I remember the strange feeling in my stomach to this day, it wasn’t like an upset stomach, but it felt as if there was something there I couldn’t see. We also visited the remains of the old lighthouse, I remember the eerie feeling being stronger there.

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