Sheffield Island Lighthouse - Real Norwalk Haunt
The Sheffield Island Lighthouse in Norwalk dates back to 1868 and was built to help ships reach Connecticut's Sheffield Island. The Victorian-style lighthouse features 10 rooms and has quite the troubled past. In the early 1970s, the lighthouse's original keeper died suddenly while watching passing ships with a spyglass. His death was never fully explained. Fast forward to the early 1990s when an archaeologist was working on the historic site preservation, he reported several mysterious occurrences. He heard mystical music coming from the shores, distant cries for help, and the sound of a foghorn—despite there being no foghorn on the island. Many believe these odd sounds are attributed to the ghost of Captain Robert Sheffield, who originally purchased the islands in the early 1800s. Sheffield was known to have a knack for strange musical instruments as well.
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