Legend has it that a visitor in the mid-1980s lost his wallet after seeing the lighthouse, so he went back to look for it, but it was padlocked for the day. When he looked up at the tower, he saw a man in a lightkeeper’s uniform on the catwalk. He returned the next day and was given his wallet, which the staff had found, but they said no one was in the tower after closing time.
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- 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616
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- 47.19996326688146, -91.36696600922733
- Lake County, Minnesota
- Nearest Towns:
- Beaver Bay, MN (5.1 mi.)
Silver Bay, MN (8.3 mi.)
Finland, MN (15.8 mi.)
Two Harbors, MN (18.8 mi.)
Herbster, WI (25.9 mi.)
Cornucopia, WI (27.0 mi.)
Port Wing, WI (29.4 mi.)
Bayfield, WI (37.3 mi.)
Arnold, MN (40.6 mi.)
Hoyt Lakes, MN (42.3 mi.)
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I was photographing northern lights in the middle of winter. I had a friend coming to meet up with me and I had him meet me at the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. For some reason the gate was open after hours around midnight and we went in.
When we parked all the gates that are supposed to be locked were open to go up to the lighthouse. It was great being able to get up there at night because I was trying to get to a higher place to photograph the lights.
After we were there for about a half hour my friend told me he felt this turning feeling in his stomach like someone was grabbing his stomach and squeezing, I felt it too but I didn’t say anything until he brought it up.
It got more intense the longer we were there and he started to feel incredibly tired out of nowhere. I started to get dizzy and lethargic which shouldn’t of happened since I slept until about 2pm before driving up so I could drive up to take northern lights images.
We stayed for another 30-40 minutes and the feeling started to get progressively stronger the longer we stayed. We ended up leaving and after we left and got some caffeine the feeling went away.
I didn’t physically see anything but since we both felt the same thing I thought it was weird. After googling to see if the Split Rock Lighthouse was haunted I came across this website.