Haunted Road. Point Lookout State Park, MD.
The road leading to the lighthouse of Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County, MD. A few hundred yards down this road is the former site of Camp Hoffman, a prisoner of war camp for confederates during the Civil War. Of the some 50,000 rebel soldiers who passed through its gates, approximately 4000 would die of disease and starvation. Consequently, many ghost stories have emanated from Point Lookout, one of which involves this stretch of road. Many prisoners reportedly would fake illness in order to be admitted to the adjacent Hammond Hospital where security was lighter and escape more possible. Prisoners would do this, only to expose themselves to disease in the sick wards and die in the surrounding woods shortly after making their escape. Various motorists coming down this road claim to have witnessed a man in gray tattered clothing sprinting across the road and into the forest, usually seen in the rear view mirror and always in the direction away from the camp sight.Add to Lightbox