The St. Simons Island Lighthouse, built in 1872, is said to be haunted. In 1880, lightkeeper Frederick Osborne was shot and killed by his assistant, John Stephens. A 1908 story was told by the current lightkeeper’s wife, who was having trouble with the light mechanism while her husband was away. In exasperation, she called out to the spirit of Mr. Osborne, and soon saw his figure working on the machinery. She fainted, and when she came to, the light was working again. The ghost has been seen and his footsteps have been heard many times, inspecting his former home and workplace.
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- St. Simons Lighthouse
St. Simons, GA
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- 31.134153611147404, -81.3935798406601
- Glynn County, Georgia
- Nearest Towns:
- Saint Simons, GA (0.2 mi.)
Saint Simon Mills, GA (2.7 mi.)
Brunswick, GA (5.9 mi.)
Country Club Estates, GA (6.9 mi.)
Dock Junction, GA (8.7 mi.)
Darien, GA (16.5 mi.)
Woodbine, GA (22.8 mi.)
Kings Bay Base, GA (25.2 mi.)
Kingsland, GA (29.0 mi.)
Saint Marys, GA (29.3 mi.)
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