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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse: An Oregon Coast Ghost Story
Newport

YaquinaLighthouse6This legend tells of the ghost of Muriel Travenard. Muriel was born at the end of the 19th century and lost her mother when she was quite young. When she was a teenager her father droped her off in Newport to visit friends.

During her visit Muriel and her friends went exploring. The curios teenages visited the abandoned lighthouse and the surrounding area. Before leaving, Muriel went back to the light to retrieve her scarf and never returned to her friends.

No amount of calling out got any response, and when her friends went inside the lighthouse, they saw a pool of blood on the floor leading to the closed iron plate. Try as they might they could not pry the plate open.

Muriel's body was never found, but a dark bloodstain believed to be hers remains on the floor. Although no one really knows exactly what happened, people reported seeing her ghost looking out from the lantern room or casually walking down the path. Even -- members of the coast Guard ANT team have testified to the fact that mysterious things have happened on their watch.

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