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Stories from Point Lookout State Park

While, in my opinion, the most impressive site to behold at Point Lookout is the experience of watching Potomac River water charge into the water of the Chesapeake main stem, I recognize I might be in the minority there. For most people, when they think of Point Lookout, they think of one thing- ghosts. While the season for telling ghost stories is a long ways away, the Point Lookout Lighthouse has arrived in our lighthouse-themed journey up the Bay. So for this Shore Story, I'm in search of ghost stories. Do you have one? You can click the button below to submit one, or reach out to tell your story. The goal is to compile as many as possible and share them with the Shore Story readers.

Being the lighthouse (and state park) which was closest to my home growing up, I spent a few Halloween evenings around the park. Some of these were during officially sanctioned ghost walks, and some, later on, were more "self-guided". The legend we told was to lay still on the ground near the former Confederate prison camp. If you lay there long enough, you'll feel a pinch on your toe. Why? That's how they'd tell if you'd frozen to death or not. What about you? Any close encounters?

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