The Perfumed Presence
A man was on a night fishing trip with a friend. When he walked to the boat dock nearby, he sensed that there was someone behind him and heard some footsteps. However, when the man turned around there was nobody behind him. The feeling continued along with the footsteps. The next summer, the man’s friend returned to the same fishing spot on a clear and moonless night. After he had been fishing for an hour, he smelled perfume, although he was alone. The smell continued to get stronger until it suddenly vanished.
Two friends were fishing on Long Island when they saw a huge plume of black smoke rising from the Rockaways. The smoke filled the air for several hours and then suddenly vanished when the men left the fishing spot and went to their jeep to go home. The next day, the two fishermen checked the local newspapers, but there was no mention of the back smoke or any fires in the area.
In the colonial days there was a group of people wreckers who would stand on beaches while holding lanterns to trick ships into running aground. As soon as the ship became stranded on the beach, the wreckers would pillage the ship and drag anyone onboard onto the beach to kill them. The wreckers would then drag the dead bodies back into the water to create the impression of a regular shipwreck.
A man was fishing with his father on Rhode Island when he noticed unusual drag marks in the sand. His dog started acting strange and when he went to take a closer look he found an 18th century lantern in the sand. As the man gazed out to sea, four people wearing colonial clothing walked out of the sand dunes. As the men started to advance, the two fishermen raced to their truck and drove away as fast as they could.