I visited the Old Point Loma Lighthouse earlier this week with one of my Besties Vero and her BF Eric. Many claim this lighthouse to be a haunted place. If you haven’t been there yet I suggest you check it out, it’s beautiful out there.
Here is some history about the area: On September 28, 1542 Portuguese pilot and navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led an expedition from Spain and landed his flagship on the east shore at Ballast Point. He was the first to venture out this way stepping foot on what we now call the West Coast.
Many years later on November 15, 1855 the Old Point Loma Lighthouse was lit for the first time and stood watch over the entrance to San Diego Bay for 36 years. The location stood 422 feet above sea level but in soon time they came to realize that wasn’t going to be a good location for the lighthouse because of fog and low clouds. On March 23, 1891, the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point.
Visitors, have reported this Lighthouse as being haunted. Some have heard sounds of heavy foot steps coming from upper rooms, cold spots were felt at the entry landing to the spiral staircase which I did feel when I recently visited there. Also people have heard a moaning breath in both bedrooms. It’s not really known who exactly haunts this lighthouse, some claim Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, and the final lighthouse keeper Captain Robert Decatur Israel. Captain Isreal did not pass away at the light house so its said that Captain Isreal’s spirit returned to his lighthouse duties even after death. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is located 1.1 miles from Point Loma Rosecrans National Cemetery. The cemetery is also claimed to be haunted, but I think it is a really beautiful place.
Here’s more information if you plan on making a trip out there like I did: