Purpose: The purpose of the lighthouse was to guide ships past the Absecon and Brigantine shoals. These shoals had been blamed for multiple ship wrecks which ended with the loss of many lives. Shipwrecks like the one that claimed 145 lives along with the British ship "Mermaid"on March 31, 1779, occurred with frightening frequency. The Absecon Inlet came to be know as "Graveyard Inlet" by mariners due to the high number of shipwrecks and deaths.
Question: Is the Absecon lighthouse haunted? Many people seem to think it is. It is said that at least seven people have died on the property. Could one of the old lighthouse keepers or a family member be wandering around still? Some people think that some of the sailors that lost their lives in the Inlet may be hanging around the light, trying to warn mariners of the dangers in the immediate area.
Point of view: I cannot say if the lighthouse is haunted or not. I would like to do some type of investigation and see if I could collect any evidence to back the many claims of ghosts. The Ghost Hunters team investigated the lighthouse and found some interesting evidence.