Haunted Spots on the Coast

Get spooked this Halloween at some of the coast's scariest hotels, inns, and lighthouses.

Top 15 Haunted Lighthouses

Even ghosts seem to love these majestic lighthouses. Take a tour of the spooky beacons or spend the night—if you dare.

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Saginaw River Rear Range Lighthouse, Bay City, Michigan
Photo: Larry Lienczewski

Saginaw River Rear Range Lighthouse, Bay City, Michigan

It is believed that the two Saginaw River Lighthouses are the first range lights built on the Great Lakes. Range lights allowed mariners to line up the lights, one behind the other, to safely navigate through the center of the river's shipping channel. Members of the Coast Guard who stayed there reported hearing heavy footsteps on the iron staircase of the Rear Range Light's tower. When they investigated the noise, no one was ever found. It is unknown who is haunting the tower, but the lights were deactivated in the 1970s and no one has occupied the building since. The tower is not open to tours but you can still view the lighthouse by boat, and maybe you can be the first to spot the ghost through the windows that peer out over the river; 989/684-7943 or saginawriver.com.

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