Ocracoke Island

An old lighthouse keeper with black and gray striped pants and a white shirt is often seen around and in the Ocracoke lighthouse. He is said to have long hair tied back with string and a full heavy beard. He has been known to walk straight through people. And it is said he appears to be a solid living person until the point where he walks through you.

and here are a couple more stories but the list goes on and on….square by square this very well may be one of the most haunted islands in the US

A very pretty girl in a light blue long dress has also been seen in the vicinity of the lighthouse. No one has ever been able to figure out who she is but she is quite often seen walking after a evening summer thunderstorm has ended and she has even waved and talked to some people but she quite often simply vanishes and people are left there scratching their head wondering where the pretty girl went to. It is said she has dark hair and olive skin and a beautiful smile.Some people say she makes comments about the party that night. When they start to question her about what party that night she vanishes. Some people have claimed to see her with a lantern.

Black Beard , ” Edward Teach ” is Ocracoke’s most famous ghost. He is seen all over the village of Ocracoke including the little beach just down the street from the lighthouse. People have seen him walking there on the beach and thought he was someone in costume. Some have even tried to talk to him but he quite often walks straight by them with out saying a word. People have also over the years tried to find a fire on this beach they can see burning from a distance but when they get to it they can never really find the fire. Legend has it that this little beach was one of Blackbeard’s favorite places on Ocracoke Island.

and folks rememeber Please if you go to Ocracoke Island looking for ghosts please only go into public areas and don’t trespass on


There is a small beach side forest along the shore of Ocracoke Island, adjacent to “Teach’s Hole,” the deep-water anchorage where Blackbeard was killed in 1718. This area, called the “Point,” is lonely and silent today. Visitors will discover ancient live oaks and cedars forming a protective canopy above the low dunes in this forlorn place. Close to the shoreline everything seems sculpted by the indomitable winds. Bleached shells and bones of shorebirds with regularity are deposited upon the sandy beach and life goes on.

About 250 years ago, this gruesome figure had his head chopped off near a place called “The Point” known today as “Teach’s Hole.” It is here he would seek anchorage in his later years!

Edward Teach was killed by Lt. Robert Maynard of the British Royal Navy when his vessel The HMS Ranger and HMS Jane engaged The Adventure captained by Blackbeard near Teach’s Hole. It must be noted this time Blackbeard had retired from Piracy having agreed to a pardon by swearing allegiance to the crown. However, the Governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood, was not assuaged. He wanted Blackbeard gone for good and sent Maynard for the job.

When they came upon Blackbeard’s Adventure, they were hit with a devastating broadside attack. Midshipman Hyde, captain of the smaller HMS Jane, was killed along with six other men. Ten men were also wounded in the surprise attack. The sloop fell astern and was little help in the following action. Maynard continued his pursuit in HMS Ranger, managing to blast the Adventure’s rigging, forcing it ashore. Maynard ordered many of his crew into the holds and readied to be boarded. As his ship approached, Blackbeard saw the mostly empty decks, assumed it was safe to board, and did so with ten men, climb aboard The Ranger.

Maynard emerged with his men and engaged Teach in a bloody fight to the death.

Blackbeard fought hard. However, he died from blood loss from suffering so many wounds in close quarters combat with Maynard. He was reportedly loading his pistol when he finally keeled out and collapsed on the deck.

In death, his grisly head continued to inspire dread. Hung from the bowsprit of Maynard’s vessel, Blackbeard’s head was carried to various ports in eastern North Carolina. Ultimately, it was impaled on a stake at the entrance to the harbor in Hampton, Virginia as a warning to other “Brethren of the Coast” that rule of law had returned to the Outer Banks and the days of Piracy were ending. It gets better.

Before sailing from Ocracoke Inlet, Lt. Maynard tossed Blackbeard’s body over the side of his ship into dark murky water. Legend has it that the remainder of the pirate crew, now shackled and bound for trial, watched in awe as the headless body of their captain, perhaps in one last act of devilish defiance, swam three times around the vessel before sinking silently below the surface to the depths of the water.