On looking back over the photo, he was astonished to find the image of a woman, standing at the railing, looking into the distance.
The problem was that no one was there when the photo was taken. Fact or Fiction? You Decide!
The Ghost of the St Augustine Lighthouse
After that first photo was taken the technician took back his phone in order to take a picture himself, this time zoomed right into the St Augustine Lighthouse.
The phone was then put away.
Later that night the pair went back through the photos they had taken that day and were surprised to see someone standing on the walkway atop the lighthouse. They know no one was there when the photo was taken.
If it is not a flesh and blood, living, breathing person, then who or what is it?
St Augustine Lighthouse is just one of several that have stood in the area, with the first been lit in about 1737. The first lighthouse was in danger of damage and collapse by the eroding beach, so, in 1871, the lighthouse seen today, the 'second tower', began construction.
This lighthouse has seen tragedy many times, with deaths befalling keepers and their families, but in July, 1873, the most notorious of tragedies is said to have taken place. During construction of the lighthouse ('second tower') a cart of some sort (cable or hand) was used to help transport materials for the workers. The superintendent of the construction allowed his children (and a friend or two) to ride the cart for some fun. Unfortunately, on the 10th of July, the cart and five children playing inside went off the pier and into the water. Only two were rescued – three young girls perished in the accident.
Two young girls have also been reported up on the catwalk near the top of the tower.
This location has so much history and haunting tales that we shall look at those in a seperate piece down the line.
Was a ghostly woman captured in this photo?
Could it just be a living person overlooked when the photo was taken?
Maybe its an outright hoax, a image manipulation?
Or maybe something else entirely?
Fact or Fiction, you decide!