Peter Rasmussen was the original lighthouse keeper. He was known to be a strict manager who regularly smoked cigars while on duty. To this day, visitors report smelling cigar smoke while in the lighthouse.
But visitors are far more enthralled by the ghosts of two little girls, Eliza and Mary Pity. Eliza, 13, and Mary, 15, drowned on the property in 1873.
|The Pity girls|
To this day, Ghost Hunters' episode about the St. Augustine lighthouse is considered one of its best. Sounds were captured on camera throughout the night, but perhaps the spookiest moment was one where you could actually see a black blob peek over the railing, then disappear.
Come back next week for the final stop on my ghost tour: