Thursday, September 23, 2004

Old Diver, Old Diver, What Do You Say?

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:

Next time you're on the island walk up British Cemetery Road after dark and look for Old Diver's ghost yourself.


  1. Anonymous6:10 PM

    I heard you tell this story on one of your ghost tours last summer. All I can say is that is was scarey some!

  2. This is an old post, but I have seen the diver in what I believe was called the "eschim" cottage rented by the Pony island Motel back in the late 80s early 90s when I was a young girl.