Ghosts of the Carolina Coast
The Ocean Isle Beach area has had a rich history of Spanish conquistadors, ante-bellum plantations, Indian wars, pirates, shipwrecks, slave ships, civil war battles, smugglers, speakeasies, man-made calamities and natural disasters.
This coastal region is also home to a rich diversity of mysteries, myths, phantoms, specters, and apparitions that span our distant past to our current headlines. Each of these paranormal events create a tapestry of stories and legends that reach into our imagination, touching on our greatest fears, confirming our strongest beliefs, demonstrating the depth of honor and duty, and yet confounding our senses.
In this collection of stories reported by The Star News, The News and Observer, The Southport Times, The Brunswick Beacon, Ghosts of America web page, and the Bald Head Island Gazette, I have assembled recollections, myths and legends of the Ocean Isle Beach area to give a unique perspective of our place in American folklore.
The Ghosts in the following pages have especially earned our fascination, fear, sympathy, and respect.
The Gause Plantation at Ocean Isle Beach
We’re pleased to offer all our fans and readers this new special report about a little known landmark in Brunswick County history: The Gause Plantation and the Gause Tomb.
The report is fully illustrated, thoroughly researched and is a terrific digital companion to our book; “The History of Ocean Isle Beach”.
It’s too long for a post here on the site, so we’re offering it as a FREE download!
Cape Fear Indians from Pre-History 1520
Coastal Carolina in the Civil War
The Revolutionary War Years in Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolinas during the Civil War
Pirates of the Carolina Coast