1 Captain George Dew, the Musical Pirate
As a real-life pirate of the Caribbean, Captain George Dew spent his youth doing very bad things: looting, pillaging, smuggling and carousing. But by 1699, when he built his home in St. George's Parish, Dew had renounced his wicked ways and was thought of as an upstanding island citizen. His building, nicknamed the Old Rectory, is now a bed-and-breakfast and Bermuda National Trust property, and some say you can hear the Captain's ghost playing a gentle harpsichord there.
2 Laura Cox, the Irate Gardener
Set amidst 15 acres of woodland gardens and citrus orchards in Devonshire Parish, the 200-year-old house on Orange Valley Road is a picture-perfect Bermuda sight. It's also well known as one of the most haunted houses on the island – rarely does a night go by here without at least a few unexplained bumps, door slams or eerie visions. One of the regular eerie visions is the ghost of Laura Cox, a former resident who died in 1861. An avid horticulturist, Cox reportedly points angrily at the spot where her beloved flower garden used to be. One of Cox's descendants, John Cox, is the current owner.
3 Old Morgan, the Cloudy Captain
You may hear locals refer to "Old Morgan" when a long, low-lying raincloud periodically hangs over Bermuda in the summertime. The superstition is that the raincloud isn't a raincloud at all; it's the seasonal spirit of a certain whaleboat captain by the name of Morgan. Smugglers ransacked his boats in 1775 and he won't rest until the criminals' descendants are brought to justice. So far, no one has come forward.
4 George the Ghost, the Fort St. Catherine Ghoul
Fort St. Catherine, constructed all the way back in 1614, is the oldest (and largest) fort on Bermuda. With all that history, you'd think there would be at least one or two ghosts residing within its walls – and you'd be right. Over the years, an apparition known only as George has been frequently seen and heard in the lower chambers of Fort St. Catherine. George was apparently such a nuisance that some Bermudians got fed up and performed an exorcism at the fort in the 1970s. It doesn't seem to have worked – visitors still report hearing spooky chanting emanating from the lower chambers.
5 Hugh Gray, the Spirit of the Beach
If you were a Bermudian ghost, where would you spend your time haunting? The beach, of course. The ghost of Hugh Gray is said to stalk the coastline near the western end of the island. Hugh is not a carefree spirit, however. The hotelier met a grisly end in the 1920s, when he was discovered deceased at the foot of a staircase in his cottage. Was he pushed? His still-wandering spirit suggests so. At least he can relax on that beautiful, pink-sand beach for all eternity.