Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pensacola Lighthouse Ghost Hunt

Just saw this little blurb in the Gulf Breeze and thought I'd pass it along.

The Ghost Seekers of Texas are headed to the Pensacola Lighthouse in Pensacola, Florida, May 22-24 for one-hour ghost hunts starting at 7:30, 8:45, 10, and 11:15 p.m. These hunts will benefit the Pensacola Lighthouse Association. It's strongly suggested you reserve a slot by calling 210-531-6759. You can also get more info by emailing They also urge you to bring ghost-hunting equipment if you have it.

For those of you not sure what ghost-hunting equipment is, I've provided a list below:

  • Electro magnetic field meters
  • Infrared laser thermometers
  • Digital audio recorders
  • Digital video night vision cameras
  • High definition film cameras
  • Stationary Night vision cameras with monitoring stations
I would also add "the hair on the back of your neck," although it's not official equipment.

Like most lighthouses, the Pensacola Lighthouse has gone through many transformations. The original was built in the early 1820s and situated on a bluff at the south entrance to Pensacola Bay. In the late 1850s a new tower was built and situated on the north side of the bay, on the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Regular tours are held May through October noon to 4PM, where those 7 and older are allowed to climb the 177-step tower for a fabulous view of Pensacola.