Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ghost Adventures - Execution Rocks

This week's Ghost Adventures finds the crew at Execution Rocks. Execution Rocks is given its name because British soldiers used the rocks around the island to carry out executions. They would chain prisoners at low tide and wait for the water to slowly rise until it drowned them. The prisoners were in the water for up to 12 hours before the water rose high enough for them to drown!

It is standard for a lighthouse keeper to commit to living in a lighthouse for a year. However, lighthouse keepers at Execution Rocks were allowed to cancel their contracts and leave at any point. Many keepers were frightened by strange phenomena and choose to leave early.

One of America's most notorious serial killers, Carl Panzram, was a big fan of the lighthouse. Carl Panzram once stated, "I have murdered 21 human beings. I have committed sodomy on at least 1000 male human beings. For all of these things, I am not in the least bit sorry." The lighthouse was his chosen place to dump the dead bodies of his victims.

With all of the dark history surrounding the island, is it a wonder that few paranormal investigators have paid visit to the lighthouse? Execution Rocks has been home to murder, accidental death, and of course, executions. In order to tackle an island with this much history, the guys are pulling out all the stops and using all sorts of equipment!

Check out this sneak peek of tomorrow's episode and check back here next week for more! The OddBlog is an official Ghost Adventures blog.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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