In all honesty I don’t believe in ghosts, but there have been some strange, unexplained things happen in my life. Things that have no explanation. Eerie things that had no meaning. Let me explain.
Several years ago my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter went with us on a vacation to Tybee Island, GA. One day we decided to go to “Captain Joe’s” in Brunswick, GA for lunch. St. Simons Island is close, and we wanted to go to the lighthouse there. Diane, my daughter, and I had been there before, and we wanted to walk to the top of the lighthouse again. The men decided to stay on the ground with our granddaughter. I think she was about one year old.
Diane and I got our tickets to the lighthouse and started walking up the steps. Each step we took, we heard something like someone else on the staircase taking a step. I looked down the spiral staircase and didn’t see anyone. We looked up and could see no one. “If you believed in ghosts, you’d think one was in here,” I told her. We continued to climb to the top.
At the top going into the light, there was a man lying on the steps with a rubber mallet in his hand, pounding the steps. He was not dressed like the park rangers, but had on navy work pants, a white shirt and older looking shoes. We decided he was a worker doing his job. We went outside but the wind was blowing so much we turned around and came back in.
No one was on the steps working. There was no one where the light was located. I could see into the whole area, and there was no one on the steps. There had not been enough time for anyone to get back down the steps unless they slid down on the banister. No one came outside after us. This was very strange.
Since then we’ve heard that Freddie roams the lighthouse after the keeper killed him for messing around with his wife. The last time I was there the person selling tickets said, “Watch out for Freddie. You may see him.” I replied, “I already have.” Was it Freddie we saw? Who knows, but it was strange and eerie.
Last May we again went to Tybee Island, GA. Can you tell I love the island? We were with friends, and we took all the tourist things in Savannah, even part of the Ghost Tour. If you’re ever there, take the Ghost Tour. You’ll learn more about Savannah there than anywhere. On the Ghost Tour someone said that Tybee Island was the most haunted island on the Eastern Seaboard. I thought nothing of it, because I don’t believe in ghosts.
When we came back to our condo, I went upstairs to take a nap and was awakened by someone tugging on my toe. I went downstairs and asked my husband and our friends, “Why did you sneak upstairs and tug on my toe?” All three said they hadn’t been upstairs. Something had tugged on my toe. I’m happy it was friendly whatever it was.
So with this being Halloween, I thought I’d tell you my ghost stories. I don’t believe in ghosts, what happened is the truth. Happy Halloween.
aka Katt Anderson (Who doesn’t believe in ghosts)