Rose Island Lighthouse
Ghost Hunters



Rose Island Lighthouse (Ghost Hunters) - The Ghost Hunters hunt for the paranormal at Rose Island Lighthouse.

Recently TAPS members Jason, Grant, and crew traveled to Newport to investigate reports of unexplained sounds and activities at the historic Rose Island Lighthouse. One ghost rumored to dwell in the lighthouse is Keeper Charles Curtis who served thirty-one years beginning in 1887.

Overnight guests claim to have heard him walk down the stairs at midnight, as was his custom in life, and make a thorough inspection of the facility. Ghost Hunters decided to come to the island and find out more about this story and others we've heard over the years.


Contact between humans and spirits from the afterlife is not as far fetched as is it seems. As plumbers by day and ghost hunters by night, Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson and their team have worked to track down the presence of paranormals across the country.

As leaders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), both Jason and Grant have made it their life's mission to help anyone with questions pertaining to paranormal phenomena and ghost hunting. TAPS is a group of fairly ordinary people— office managers, factory workers, teachers and even psychic-hotline gurus— moonlighting to understand seemingly unexplainable disturbances.

Between the video and audio evidence and the personal experiences from the team, RILF Director Dave McCurdy gets one heck of a report from The Ghost Hunters! Awesome episode.

The Rose Island Light, built in 1870, is located on Rose Island in Narragansett Bay in Newport, Rhode Island in the United States. The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation preserves, maintains and operates the lighthouse.

One of a group of New England lighthouses built to an award-winning design by a Vermont architect, the Rose Island Lighthouse has sister lights at Sabin Point, Pomham Rocks, and Colchester Reef. The building was abandoned as a functioning lighthouse in 1970, when the Newport Bridge was constructed nearby.

In 1984, the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation was founded to restore the dilapidated light on behalf of the City of Newport, which had received it for free from the United States government. In 1987, the federal government listed the lighthouse on the National Register of Historic Places.

The lighthouse is today a travel destination, reached only by boat. For a fee to the Foundation, visitors can spend a night as a guest or a week as the "lighthouse keeper," completing many of the chores required to keep the lighthouse in good condition.

 
The Rose Island Light, built in 1870, is located on Rose Island in Narragansett Bay in Newport, Rhode Island in the United States. Unexplained noises, footsteps and possibly a spirit that was a light keeper has been reported.