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Point Lookout Lighthouse



 POINT LOOKOUT LIGHTHOUSE
SCOTLAND, MD  10/20/2012

INVESTIGATORS
LYLE & TONNA LOTTS, DICKIE & PATTY REXRODE, TOMMY FITZGERALD, DON MOLNAR, JEANNINE ELLIS, BETH HALL
WEATHER
AIR TEMP-57.9 DEGREES, WINDS-CALM,
SKIES-MOSTLY CLOUDY, MOON-EVENING CRESCENT WITH 33% VISIBILITY

HISTORY

Written by Nora Chidlow, Coast Guard historian

Point Lookout Lighthouse is at the southern tip of St. Mary’s County, Md., where the Potomac River meets the Chesapeake Bay. Billed as America’s most haunted lighthouse, it was built in 1830 by famed lighthouse builder John Donahoo. Point Lookout was a fashionable resort area with more than a hundred cottages where the wealthy spent their leisure time; all that changed when the Civil War broke out.

After the Battle of Gettysburg, a Confederacy prisoner of war camp was built just north of the lighthouse. Camp Hoffman – though the name was rarely used – was in operation from Aug. 1863 until June 1865 and was the largest Union prison camp for Confederate soldiers. In the two years it was in existence, approximately 52,000 prisoners of war were incarcerated there. Some 4,000 men died in the camp and were buried on site; graves were later removed.
To read more of this story, click on the link below.

http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2011/10/haunted-lighthouses-point-lookout-lighthouse/

INVESTIGATION PHOTOS

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INVESTIGATION VIDEOS

INVESTIGATION AUDIO

 "Hello" Captured 2nd floor left side.
 "Who they beggin to" 2nd floor right side
 "No" 2nd floor right side
 "I want the ___" 2nd floor right side
 "We are in here" 2nd floor right side
 "Yea" 2nd floor right side
 "Get Out" 1st floor left side
 Multiple EVPs 2nd floor left side
 "2 pancakes" Basement right side
 A screaming sound/basement right side

INVESTIGATION CONCLUSION 

Members of Team Twisted headed out to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to investigate one of the most haunted lighthouse on the East Coast.  Although the investigation only lasted 5 hours, we new that we had a challenge
before us.  Since the location is basically 2 homes in one, we broke the team into 2 groups.  Each team experienced
a variety of activity.  From hearing audible voices, witnessing shadows in the basement, hearing footsteps and
shuffling throughout the home, and then catching the light anomaly in the left side of the basement in
the first video above.  We tried to debunk that occurrence but couldn't come up with a good explanation for
 that activity.  Still leaves me scratching my head. The location did have great activity and deserves its
"HAUNTED" status. We had a great time and recommend the spot to all teams to help support the history
of the location.  The memorial gardens and monuments are worth stopping at on the drive in as well. 

Of Course the following weekend after our investigation, the lighthouse took a hit from Super Storm Sandy.  I recommend that you go to youtube and check out the time enhanced video to see the hit it took.  Our cars 
would have been submerged with all the water that came in from the bay.  It survived the storm with some 
damage, but I am sure it has seen plenty of that before.


 
 

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