A number of unfortunate events related to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse have proved this site to be one of the spookiest, but at the start of it all is the tale of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter.
Just after construction of the lighthouse was complete, it’s new Keeper and his family moved onto the property and settled into their living quarters. Their daughter, Sadie, slept in what is referred to as the north bedroom of the cottage.
Sadie very much enjoyed playing on the beach, and often did so for hours on end, alone. Her mother and father thought nothing of it, until the day she didn’t return.
Panicked, her mother and father searched endlessly for her, but when they finally found her the next day, it was too late. Her body had been washed up on shore, and the cause of death was marked accidental.
In the coming years, reports of seeing a little girl’s ghost were made, and rumors began to spread that the keeper’s cottage was cursed. Several others were unexpectedly stricken with illness, misery, or death – all of whom slept in the north room during their stay.