Race Rock Lighthouse was built in 1871 on land that was already rumored to be haunted by seamen and passengers of the many ships have gone down there and drowning victims of the nearby twin currents.
The first keeper Neil Martin died here as well. Witnesses have reported ghostly whispers, laughter, yells, footsteps, and voices that call their name, as well as being touched, poked or pushed by an unseen hand. Wet footprints have been seen coming out of the shower area, which has not had running water for years. (The lighthouse was automated in 1978, eliminating the need for a live-in keeper.) Nonetheless, the shadowy figure of a man has been seen in the tower by people passing by.
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- SW Off Fishers Island
Suffolk County, NY
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- 41.2434897, -72.04714089999999
- New London County, Connecticut
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