I’m not one for horror movies or haunted houses because they have a lasting effect on me, meaning I sleep with a flashlight (or two or three) under my mattress for a few months afterward, and am constantly checking behind my back. So the idea of heading to one of the spookiest scenes in town — the historic Pensacola Lighthouse aboard NAS Pensacola — terrifies me. Instead, I’ve kept my distance, watching the haunts that allegedly happen here via the popular Syfy channel reality television series “Ghost Hunters,” which captured the lighthouse’s paranormal activity in an overnight investigation. “Ghost Hunters” came to Pensacola due to a flurry of e-mails and claims that the lighthouse was a hot bed of historic haunts. You can watch a little or all of the group’s investigation below. Watching their investigation from the comfort of my home in broad daylight gave me the heebie-jeebies; I cannot imagine going on site, at dusk, to experience the mysteries myself. But, I guess I’m a baby, because plenty of people do. They participate in the year-round ghost hunting tours of the lighthouse and the keeper’s quarters to see for themselves if objects really do fly across the room, or if the invisible hair-puller will be present, or if moans and echoes will fill the lighthouse tower when they climb it, or if the little slave or lady dressed all in white will appear. Pensacola Lighthouse began operation in 1859, just before the start of the Civil War. Many people have occupied the keeper’s quarters and kept watch over the Pensacola shore, leaving behind many interesting and shocking stories. “Ghost Hunters” will tell you many of the lighthouse’s occupants are still around, contributing to its listing as one of America’s most haunted places. If you’re brave enough to check it out for yourself, you can bring your own ghost hunting equipment or purchase some when you get to the lighthouse. Ghost hunting tours are recommended for those ages 12 and over only. You do climb the 177 steps to the top of the lighthouse and explore the keeper’s quarters. Your best bet to book a ghost hunting experience is to contact the lighthouse directly at (850) 393-1561. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you go, and think I should face my haunting fears, please comment below and let me know. I’ll grab the flashlights from under my bed, along with my courage, and head out for the hunt.