Ghosts of Ocean Isle Beach

by Oct 7, 2021Events, History

Will and Allison Smith will tell ghostly tales on October 12 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

Brunswick County has 500 years of recorded history, and with history comes great ghost stories. Learn how apparitions sighted on our beaches have preceded textbook explanations of German Sailors, Ladies of the Manor and Spanish Conquistadors. Also, be prepared to hear about some spooky local haunts in this family-friendly presentation by authors Will and Allison Smith.

The Smiths were approached years ago by Fred David and Vern Bender and asked to write a ghost story chapter for their book, History of Ocean Isle Beach. Will majored in history during his undergraduate work at the Citadel, and Allison loves scary stories. It turned into a wonderful hobby, and the two began volunteering their program for museums, POAs, Wounded Warriors and school groups. As the Smiths told their stories, people related their own ghost stories to them, and their collection, combined with research, grew over time.

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The Smiths decided to lead ghost tours in the summer months and also published their own book titled The Dead Don’t Like to be Forgotten; Tales from the South Brunswick Islands. Will and Allison reside in Ocean Isle Beach, where they are enjoying a slower pace of life and raising two children.

Want to go?
Ghosts of Ocean Isle Beach
Tuesday, October 12, 6 pm
The Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach
Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and younger.
(910) 579-1016

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