On this date in 1913 Augustus Abner McQuire, a diver on board a Norwegian vessel, died in an accident at sea off of the Outer Banks. He was buried on Ocracoke. Ever since, islanders have periodically reported seeing his ghost (in full diving gear) wandering slowly through the old Howard and British cemeteries.
You can read the full story here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news090102.htm.
Next time you're on the island walk up British Cemetery Road after dark and look for Old Diver's ghost yourself.