As we left the antique/book shop we decided to eat at a local restaurant called Blackbeard's which was right on the water. As we were having dinner, another storm rumbled through. Finally the skies started to clear and we decided to walk the beach. My mom and I were looking out at the water and saw what appeared to be an old pirate style ship way off the coast. We could clearly see 3 large masts and it was moving at a slow pace. We turned to tell my father and when we turned back around to look at the ship, it had totally vanished!! There was no way it could have just sailed out of sight. We even got in the car and drove around the island, with no ships to be seen anywhere.
We headed back to the car and decided to play tourist and head for some of the shops. As we looked through one of the shops we heard him talking about what the storms always bring to the island. I went over to him and asked if he had ever heard anyone report a ghost ship? He asked me what we had seen and I recounted the entire story and as I finished it up he took me over to some matted photos they had for sale and said, "Did it look like this?" I said, "Holy crap that is it!" He started telling us that after every storm many people report seeing a ghost ship off the coast in the area we saw it in. He said apparently in the mid 1800s a three masted ship lost its way during a horrible storm and wrecked.
~Jamie Roush Pearce
Founder Historic Haunts Investigations