The Damariscotta-based Mysterious Destinations Team will be featured on the WGME News 13 Daybreak show on Halloween (Thursday, Oct. 31) conducting the first paranormal exploration of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.
The program, which runs from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on WGME Channel 13, will also feature a number of other Maine lighthouses and tales of hauntings at those locations.
“We had earlier reports of possible paranormal activity at the Pemaquid Point lighthouse building and keeper’s house, so we welcomed the opportunity to be the first to conduct research at the location,” said Sally Lobkowicz of Waldoboro, director of Mysterious Destinations. “Those previous reports included lights suddenly switching on in the unoccupied building and numerous descriptions of unexplained noises from people who have rented the keeper’s house, such as doors slamming.”
There are also anecdotal tales of a cloaked lady, wet and shivering, wearing period clothes and seemingly distressed, seen in the area of the Fisherman’s Museum, according to research done by Lobkowicz.
“There have been many historic shipwrecks at this location, and drowning accidents unfortunately continue in modern times,” Lobkowicz said. “The kind of angst that goes with tragic death combined with the kind of loneliness and dedication that the lighthouse keepers must have had all combine to create an environment conducive to the possibility of paranormal activity.”
The Mysterious Destinations Team made up of Lobkowicz and Greg Latimer, accompanied by reporter Jennifer Long and photojournalist Brian Bechard of WGME, were able to conduct a limited paranormal survey of the Fisherman’s Museum and keeper’s house in the very early morning hours of October 2.
“Limited surveys often mean limited results, so we were surprised when the results exceeded our expectations,” Lobkowicz said. “Of course we’ll have to wait until the broadcast to see what WGME puts on the air.” Following the WGME broadcast, a full report on the exploration will be published at www.mysteriousdestinationsmagazine.com.
“We really want to thank Bristol Parks and Recreation for allowing us access and for the great work they do with the Fisherman’s Museum and the keeper’s house,” Lobkowicz said. The lighthouse tower is managed by the American Lighthouse Foundation and it’s local chapter, Friends of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.
Mysterious Destinations, based in Damariscotta, is a company that helps people explore unexplained phenomena either through guided tours or through www.mysteriousdestinationsmagazine.com.
Most recently they conducted four-day tours of haunted Maine Lighthouses during the 2013 summer season. In 2012 they led a group on a cruise ship based Western Caribbean Expedition that conducted a paranormal explore at the Johnny Cash house in Jamaica and researched a Mayan ruin on Cozumel that has inexplicable four-fingered hand prints on the walls.
Their research for www.mysteriousdestinationsmagazine.com takes them all over North America and the Caribbean; from Virginia City, Nevada to New Orleans, Louisiana right back to locations in Lincoln County, Maine, like Pemaquid Point.
On Saturday, Oct. 26 they will be conducting two tours: an “overnight explore” at the Tipsy Butler Bed & Breakfast in Newcastle and a “midnight explore” at the Winter Street Center in Bath. Both tours are by reservation only. More information can be obtained by calling Mysterious Destinations at 207-380-4677.