GHOST PROFILES: Learn a little about our lighthouse ghosts in these Q&As from the  St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours.

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Interviews by Kelcie Lloyd & Meg Cejmer, Artwork by John Clarke, all lighthouse staff

ELIZA PITTEE

Q: How old are you in ghost years?
A: 146 but stuck at 13.

Q: When did you pass from this realm to the next?
A: 1873

Q: What’s your favorite pastime?
A: Playing hide-and-seek with the people who come to visit.

Q: What’s something that makes you mad?
A: My brother Edward, but only sometimes.

Q: Where do you like to play?
A: The parlour room in the Keeper’s House, because it has lots of hiding spots.

Q: What would you like to tell our readers?
A: I’m always looking for new playmates!

PETER RASSMUSEN

Q: How old are you in ghost years?
A: 94 and still got it.
 
Q: When did you make your transfer to the spirit realm?
A: 1926
 
Q: What are some of your  interests?
A: Some time alone with a good cigar and the salty sea air.
 
Q: Do you have any pet-peeves?
A: Tourists and people who wear hats indoors.
 
Q: What’s your favorite place to spend some free time?
A: The basement, where it’s quiet.
 
Q: What would you like to tell our readers?
A: Stop taunting me in the basement!

MARIA ANDREU  

Q: How old are you in ghost years?
A: About 140, but who can know?
 
Q: What is your real age?
A: I’ll never tell.
 
Q: How do you like to spend your time?
A: Casual walks through the woods; helping visitors find their way around.
 
Q: What’s something that irritates you?
A: Disrespectful people.
 
Q: Favorite place to spend some time?
A: At the top of the lighthouse, especially at night and on stormy afternoons.
 
Q: What would you like to tell our readers?
A: When things seem their worst, pick yourself up and be strong.

 

JOSEPH ANDREU

Q: How old are you in ghost years?
A: 160
 
Q: When did you cross over to the other side?
A: December of 1859, so close to Christmas.
 
Q: What are some things you enjoy?
A: A good, hearty meal after a hard day’s work.
 
Q: What upsets you the most?
A: Heights, mostly.
 
Q: Where can people most often find you?
A: Walking the shore near the lighthouse.
 
Q: What would you like to tell our readers?
A: Safety first, always have a spotter.

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