- Bill Askrin, who drove his car onto a sand dune in the 1950s and just left it there (he lived in the old WWII bunkers at Loop Shack Hill, and was known as an electronics whiz, organic gardener, nighttime wanderer, and early "hippy.")
- The Blanket Man (that's right, he carried his blanket with him everywhere.)
- The Spider Lady (according to her, they were everywhere -- in drawers, under bicycle seats, hanging from lamp shades, crawling around in purses....)
- Hank and his three-legged dog (he stayed for a while, and is often remembered for rolling burning logs under his small house to keep it warm in the winter. Ann Ehringhaus has a photo of him in her book, Ocracoke Portrait.)
- The Car Lady (she was here just a few years ago, and as you might guess, her car was stuffed, and I mean stuffed, from back window to windshield with all of her belongings.)
In our latest Ocracoke Newsletter I share information about our many local cemeteries, with examples of some of our more interesting epitaphs. You can read it here.
To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.