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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse is haunted

The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, nicknamed "Terrible Tilly" is on the northern Oregon Coast.
Local Indian Legends tell of ocean tunnels that are inhabited by spirits allowing them to come to the surface of this imposing rock.
Construction of the lighthouse began in 1879 and one of the first surveyors, John R. Trewavas was swept into the churning sea, trying to land his vessel on the rock. The construction crews were attacked by sea lions and nearly froze to death, but the project was completed in 1881.
 When the lighthouse was near completion, the barque Lupatia (barque vessel) was wrecked near the rock during inclement weather and sank, killing all 16 crew members, the only survivor was the ship's dog.
Storms damaged the structure and there were so many ghosts...…
The lighthouse was shut down in 1957.
In 1980, investors converted it to a private columbarium. With access only by helicopter, it housed 30 urns until their license was revoked by the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board in 1999.

To get a TRUE feel of the place, check out his video!!

 Happy Lighthouse Day and stop by Madi's place to see more Blogville lighthouses!
Wyatt and Tegan


  1. Wow - what a scary setting for this lighthouse! No haunted lighthouses for me!

  2. what a scary place... oooh it would be perfect for the overlook twins to live there... although we would love at least one tree to do... well ja know...

  3. Hello,

    A haunted lighthouse, that is cool. It looks awesome with the wave splashing on it. Enjoy your day!

  4. Hari OM
    that's an amazing film - what determination to build such a place! Like so many around the world, it comes with its share of tragedy and legend. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. OMCs Wyatt and Tegan...wonder what it is about lighthouses having such mysterious stories. That is surely some wonderful video.
    Mom's friend lives in Bandon and is a beader. She made mom a lighthouse bracelet with many of the Oregon beauties on it and a necklace and earrings to match.
    Thanks for pawticipating in the fun event. We are enjoying all the lighthouses in Blogville.
    Hugs madi and mom

  6. What a skeery place! You know, Momma was thinking of naming me Tilly when she realized she meant TilDy. Maybe she was thinking of Terrible Tilly! BOL.

  7. Wow, what an awesome lighthouse! That video was great!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  8. That Terrible Tilly is a very interesting lighthouse - thanks for telling us about it. We enjoyed reading about its history. Off to catch the video now.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. Wow! I imagine there are lots of ghosts in that place after so many shipwrecks! That was a nice video.

  10. WOW!! Mama says she now wants a drone so she can make movies of all the lighthouses she sees, what a fantabulous video!

    We actually saw this lighthouse(Mama thinks?) when we were walking on the beach where Haystack Rock is...We could soooo see a few ghosts taking up residence there!!

    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  11. That is a stunning lighthouse. Imagine living there own your own in a storm!

  12. That's a dramatic desolate. Does look like there are lots of ghosts there.

    Oh, we're fine. Just doing the same ole stuff. It's still cold and drought stricken, but the plus side--the roos are on our side of the river and we've chased a few!

  13. We had a small summer cabin right on Cannon Beach with a great distant view of that lighthouse. I always thought it would have been cool to be cremated after I died and placed there.

  14. That is a freaky lighthouse. The music with the video kinda gave us the willies!! BOL!
    Hazel & Mabel

  15. Whoa... a haunted lighthouse? You win the prize for the freakiest lighthouse!

  16. What a scary place to have to live if you were the lighthouse keeper. We don't think we would like to have a wave crash into our house like in that picture.