"Hey Folks! I was on your tour in
August 2007. Our tour guide told us that the light at the end of the
street (in the attached photo) goes out periodically. As we were
coming away from Blackbeard’s House, a woman screamed, “the street light
just went out!”. At that moment I took the attached photo. There
are two very visible figures on the left side of the photo, that appear to
be wearing vests, and they also seem to be tied up with rope.
You can see the next tour on the sidewalk in the background. I guess
someone was trying to tell me that they are watching us!!
"During the tour on Aug. 11, 2006 (8:30 PM) I took a flash picture of the male guide and thought I must have shook my camera to accidentally create an image behind him. Then I noticed the image of the guy was much bigger and he had different clothing on and hat. The female guide didn't have a double image. I am thinking it's Blackbeard."
In this picture, you can just see the ghost behind the dread pirate Harvey on the right.
It's much easier to see when zoomed in. You can see the left shoulder of a tall, thin man. It looks like he has a neck scarf of some kind, and if you look behind Harvey's left forearm, you can see that it looks like the ghost is carrying a sword.
This is the same picture, but the brightness and contrast have been adjusted. No other changes were made. It's easy to rule out a double image, as the shape of the shoulder behind Harvey is completely different than Harvey's shoulder.
My boyfriend, Michael, was leaning
against the rails of the cemetery while listening to the tour guide, Kate, tell
of the girl in the rum keg. It was then that he grabbed his stomach in pain. We
walked away from the rails, borrowed Carrie's flashlight, and looked at his
stomach. Scratch marks, that got more and more red the longer we looked at them,
had mysteriously appeared. Michael said they were burning very badly, and he had
gotten really cold when he first noticed the pain. He got very sick just
thinking about it. We believed that the little girl buried in the rum keg had
reached through the railing and scratched him. Here is a picture of his scratch
marks (only three appear in this picture, but I counted four that night).
Some pretty unusual daylight activity, caught on film
A bright orb caught during the day
"We went on both the Legend of Blackbeard tour and the Ghost Walk. It was amazing I must say. I was really interested in the cemetery so I came back with my friend two days later at about 4 in the afternoon. We walked around looking at all the gravestones and I found one that was inscribed "little Laura" and that's my nickname. Definitely freaked me out. But, we took some pictures and went home. I just got home from NC last night and I uploaded the pictures and found a glowing orb next to us above a grave. I figured it was a little strange because it was the middle of the afternoon. but I thought I'd send you the picture and see what you all thought.
Thank you again. I'll be back next summer!!"
It's very unusual to see an orb during the day, especially one that's this bright!!
To whom this may concern,
While on vacation, my family and I decided to take the Beaufort ghost tour. During the tour, I took two photographs of a set of graves that lie right next to each other in the old burying grounds. In one photo, everything seems quite normal with no visible anomalies, but, in the consecutive picture of the same two graves, a robed figure appears standing atop the grave on the left. I must have looked at these pictures a hundred times, thinking that the figure was just another grave or pillar next to the graves I was shooting. It wasn't until I was showing a friend my vacation pics that he spotted it and almost fell from his chair. When I placed both photos side by side, I almost did the same. One pic, everything is normal, and in the second, someone is actually there. I decided to take the photo to a friend of mine who is a photography major at the local college, and he could not explain the apparition in the picture because, as he explained, it was taken with a 3.2 megapixel digital camera that is virtually incapable of double exposing or capturing anomalies that a 35mm would. This might sound crazy, but everyone that has seen this picture is speechless. This picture may actually prove the existence of some sort of being that is supernatural in nature, and here's why: 1) I have two pictures taken minutes apart of the same graves, one shows nothing, the other CLEARLY shows someone standing overtop of the graves (the cemetery was locked at the time, making it impossible for the entity to be human). 2) When you actually take notice of the entity, it is incredibly clear what you're seeing. There is no question that there is a robed figure blatantly there. 3) This photo was taken with a high-quality, digital camera that is unable to produce exposure errors. 4) I showed the picture to a professional student-photographer that could not explain why there is an apparition there. Instead all he could tell me was that, whatever it was, it was there at the time of the photo being taken. I have seen other "ghost snapshots" on tv shows and in books but have always been a skeptic due to the vagueness of the content in the pictures. Based on the evidence, this picture is the real deal as far as I'm concerned and I have yet to meet someone who has thought the contrary.
Picture one - nothing out of the ordinary - You can see the leaves from the trees behind the graves
Zooming in you can see a robed figure standing on the grave
My family took the Ghost Walk Tour on June 22, 2005. We really enjoyed it!
Attached you'll find the house with the 'strange orb' by the tree.
Every person I've showed it to thinks it's 'misplaced energy' and they
'can almost see a noose at the top'. I think we should contact
'Ghosthunters' to have them come to Beaufort and investigate! :)
This taken at the Hammock House, where Blackbeard hung one of his wives
Can you see the noose at the top of the orb?
Can you see the ghostly face on the tombstone between the flag and the flower?
You can see the face more clearly when zoomed in. This is the grave of an 11 year old girl.
"THESE PICS WERE TAKEN AT 8:50 ON 8/04/05 DURING THE GHOST WALK. IT IS THE HAMMOCK HOUSE. NO ONE WAS SMOKING, AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE ORBS ARE ALL ABOUT. OUR TOUR GUIDE THAT NIGHT WAS KATIE. SHE WANTED TO SEE PICS IF ANYTHING SHOWED UP. WELL HERE IT IS. BOTH PICS WERE TAKEN IN THE SAME MINUTE. OTHER PICS WERE TAKEN BUT ARE CLEAR."
It was not raining that night. These are called "spectral orbs" by ghost hunters. To see this many in one place is truly remarkable.
"Hello! My name is Lisa Phillipps & I was on the ghost walk on Thursday, July 15th, 2005. Here is the picture I took of Blackbeard's Hammock House...if you look closely in the doorway, there seems to be someone (or something!) standing there! There was a gentleman in front of me who took the same picture at the same time I did & the doorway in his picture was completely black!!! SPOOKY!!! Thanks so much, the tour was a lot of fun & we'll be sure to do it again on our next trip!"
We were on the ghost tour nearly two weeks ago and took this picture. we showed our guide, Carrie and she asked us to send it in. When we got home we hooked the camera up to the TV and could see what looked like two faces. One was on the left side and the bigger on the right. We were the party of 10 and had a great time!
If you look closely, you can see three Union soldiers from the Civil War on the right hand side of the front porch. The middle one has his rifle resting on his left shoulder.
They were murdered at the Hammock House and buried under the porch.
After taking the ghost walk we went back to the Hammock House and the Old Burying Ground to take pictures. We were amazed at what we saw when we looked at them. We saw something in the tree and the bright object on the ground at the cemetery. We have since been back again and there is nothing on the ground to reflect light. Last night we went back again and here are two pictures with bright orbs.
There is a story about the cemetery that tells of two orbs of light that move around together - two lovers re-united after death. They seem to be making quite a "spark" together when they touch.
After we went on the Beaufort Ghost Walk, we returned to the Old Burying Ground to take some more pictures of the graves we had seen. You can see from the pictures that the ghosts were out in numbers that night. Mind you, it wasn't raining at all, and these orbs weren't visible to the naked eye. But, they showed up easily on our digital camera. Other people took pictures with different cameras at the same time, but showed nothing in their pictures????
We were pretty spooked.
These pictures were brightened a little, but only to show you the extraordinary number of orbs gathered in one place
An orb hovering over a grave
My son and I took your tour on Sept. 4, 2005 and we had a great time. Here
are a couple of photos from that night, it seems we recorded lots of
activity that night. Please enjoy the photos, post them if you want.
Kevin and Austin Gaul
These are from the 6:30 tour on Sat. night the 15th of Oct. It was my family and myself and we took several pictures on the tour and then went back to take a few more. There was definitely something going on at the house. I have several more pics but they are not distinct. The first pic here, you can definitely see the circle, the second pic you can see it at the bottom of the door on the second floor, then the third pic you can see it in the top of the tree. Must say that it was very impressive to see and witness. Thanks TourBeaufort.
guys!! I know this is coming a little late, but I wanted to share some