At sea, unexplained lights are sometimes referred to as “Teach’s lights” (Blackbeard’s real name was Edward Teach). According to lore, the headless ghost of Blackbeard roams land and sea looking for his head. For someone born more than 300 years ago, he’s certainly remained active!
Haunted Sites in The Bahamas
It’s rumored that the Great Isaac Lighthouse, located on the northern tip of the Bimini Islands, is haunted by several ghosts. In the late 1800s, a ship wrecked off the coast of the island and only one child survived. Today, the legend is that the child’s mother, the “Grey Lady”, roams the shore during the full moon crying for her lost child.
At the northern end of the Berry Islands, the Stirrup Cay Lighthouse stands guard. While this lighthouse has been automated for many years, some locals believe there’s also a ghost at the controls due to strange, inexplicable sounds and happenings.
The Haunted House
A popular attraction in Dunmore Town on Harbour Island is The Haunted House. Local legends claim that a young couple moved into this beautiful home not long after they were married in 1945, but trouble in paradise followed!
After a major argument, the bride left the home, followed by the groom. Neither of them ever returned to the house, and today, two white figures can be seen moving around the house. In fact, a new couple purchased the home in the 1960s, but never moved in–the bride refused to live there because she felt it was haunted.
Experience Nassau Paradise Island’s history (no ghosts allowed!)
Whether you’re the superstitious type or you “ain’t afraid of no ghosts”, there are plenty of fun ways to explore the history of Nassau Paradise Island when you visit The Bahamas. Check out these engaging history and culture tours to take a step back in time and discover The Bahamas of years gone by.