Saturday, December 17, 2011

White Deer of Roanoke, the Lost Roanoke Colony - Roanoke Island, North Carolina

In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh commissioned an exploration team to the outer banks off the coast of what is today, North Carolina.  They returned to England reporting that they had found a suitable place to establish a colony.  A party was put together of one hundred and seventeen men, women, and children including Governor John White and his daughter Eleanor Dare.  They set sail aboard The Elizabeth II for the new world and Roanoke Island, however, what they didn't know is that they would sail into history as the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Lost Roanoke colonist Virginia Dare is believed to still haunt Roanoke Island, North Carolina to this day as a white deer

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Le Griffon (The Griffon), Phantom Ship on Lake Michigan near Washington Island - Green Bay, Wisconsin

In 1679 French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle constructed one of the first full sized sailing ships to sail The Great Lakes, Le Griffon.  This distinction would be short lived as on her return trip during her maiden voyage, Le Griffon disappeared never to be seen again.  According to many eyewitnesses over the centuries however, this doomed ship still sails the waters of Green Bay.

Drawing of the Le Griffon which embarked on it's maiden voyage on The Great Lakes, never to be seen again

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Phantom Dogs of Pawley's Island, South Carolina

On the shores of Pawley's Island, there is a legend of a haunting at the Pelican Inn that is not your usual ghost story.  This one involves a pair of ghostly dogs that roam the beaches.

It is said that two phantom dogs roam the beaches of Pawley's Island, South Carolina

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