Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is said to be haunted by a ghost cat, a ship’s vanished crew, and a man named Bob. The large black-and-white cat has come around for the past 100 years, rubbing on people and then vanishing. It is thought to have been a past light keeper’s cat. It stayed with the lighthouse even when it was moved. The ship was the Carroll A. Deering, and in 1921 it was found stuck offshore, abandoned with the lifeboats missing. No one knows what happened to its crew. Witnesses say screams are heard coming from the area around sunrise or sunset. Bob, a spirit who appears in a yellow raincoat, also is said to linger at the lighthouse.

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46368 Old Lighthouse Rd
Buxton, NC 27920
United States

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35.2512916, -75.5280196
Dare County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Buxton, NC (1.4 mi.)
Frisco, NC (5.8 mi.)
Avon, NC (7.0 mi.)
Hatteras, NC (9.4 mi.)
Salvo, NC (20.2 mi.)
Waves, NC (22.1 mi.)
Rodanthe, NC (23.9 mi.)
Ocracoke, NC (27.3 mi.)
Engelhard, NC (31.8 mi.)
Wanchese, NC (41.3 mi.)

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