Block Island

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Part of Rhode Island, this Atlantic Ocean island about 13 miles south of Rhode Island is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses describe strange lights near the island’s southern tip, and the sound of a crying child has been heard. The haunting is believed to stem from a ship that caught fire nearby many years ago.

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Block Island, RI
United States

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41.1616556, -71.58426429999997
Washington County, Rhode Island
Nearest Towns:
Quonochontaug, RI (13.6 mi.)
Weekapaug, RI (14.7 mi.)
Charlestown, RI (15.6 mi.)
Misquamicut, RI (16.4 mi.)
Watch Hill, RI (17.3 mi.)
Bradford, RI (18.2 mi.)
Westerly, RI (19.5 mi.)
Pawcatuck, CT (19.7 mi.)
Narragansett Pier, RI (19.8 mi.)
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI (20.1 mi.)

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  1. Felt uncomfortable as soon I arrived on the island prior to finding out about the rich history. When I am walking at night, it is strngely quite. I am currently staying in my hotel room. When I walked down the stairs, I fell and felt as if I had been pushed or shoved.

    • Block Island Tourist  |  

      Ah, very interesting story. I have been to Block Island many times, hearing countless stories about its rich history. One story I happened to come across was that st the South East lighthouse, the keepers wife was pushed off of the staircase, falling to her doom by her husband. To this day, her spirit will go and push others down stairs, hoping to get revenge.

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