Ghosts of Wood Island

Do you believe in Ghosts? Many who have visited or lived at the lighthouse do believe that ghosts roam Wood Island. From a lighthouse keepers wife who bumped into a ghost in a closet, voices heard on the wind, FOWIL members who have found objects unexpectedly rearranged, to paranormal investigators who communicated with several spirits, Wood Island today is seemingly not a unoccupied lighthouse. Read the articles below and decide for yourself, whether or not you believe in ghosts. But the next time you visit Wood Island, remember that you may not be alone.


Ghost Hunters

September 30th, 2006

The New England Ghost Project returned for a second investigation on September 30th, 2006. Read reporter Annie Ellis’ report of the ghost haunt, as reported in the Biddeford Courier. Ghost Hunters (2006)


Haunting Event

July 29th, 2006

This evening event featured dinner served at the Biddeford Pool fire barn, boat trips around the island, guided village walks, and a presentation by the New England Ghost Project at Union Church. The presentation featured the results of the New England Ghost Projects study of Wood Island Lighthouse in the fall of 2005. As a special treat, FOWIL auctioned off the chance for someone to join NEGP during their second investigation of Wood Island’s ghosts in the fall of 2006. The event raised $5000 to benefit Wood Island Lighthouse.


The Haunting of Wood Island Lighthouse

September 30th, 2005

New England Ghost Project investigated the lighthouse on September 30th, 2005. Click here to read their report. Haunting


Is anyone there?

Local ghostbusters investigate the supernatural on a lonely, windswept Maine Isle.

September, 30th 2005
New England Ghost Project investigated the lighthouse on September 30th, 2005. Click here to read their Douglas Belkin’s article of the event, which was printed in the Boston Globe on October 23rd, 2005. Is Anyone There?

Take a Tour

Reserve your spot on a lighthouse tour in July and August. Visit the “Make A Reservation” page to book your trip.


Intersted in volunteering? From tour guides, boat crew, fundraising, to landscaping, there are many opportunities to volunteer and enjoy the beauty of Wood Island.


Make a donation to help us restore and preserve Wood Island Lighthouse.


Contact Us

Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse
P.O. Box 26
Biddeford Pool, Maine 04006