October 26, 2007
Many ghost stories are tied to The Point Lookout Lighthouse in St. Mary's County. The isolated site was one of the most notorious Union prisoner-of-war camps. One of the sightings involves Joseph Haney, an officer who died rowing to shore after his steamer sank in 1878, according to local author Ed Okonowicz, whose books include "Haunted Maryland."
"A resident of the lighthouse heard a knock on the door, and when he opened it, saw puddles of water as the apparition disappeared toward the bay," Okonowicz told The Baltimore Sun in 2007.
-- Zach Sparks