Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc.

Paranormal Nights Program

Terms and Conditions


Submitting an application for a paranormal night indicates that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions listed below. Please read the terms and conditions carefully, then check the box at the end and click agree to continue with the reservations process.


1.                 Submitting an application is a request for a date and the number of slots indicated in the application. Your spots are not guaranteed until your application has been accepted by Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS) and payment has been made in full. PLLPS will notify you in writing once your application has been accepted. Full payment must be made within 15 days of notification of acceptance of your application. Failure to make full payment within 15 days will result in your spot being forfeited and given to the next applicant.

2.                 Each investigation has 10 available spots for participants. If your group includes less than 10 individuals, your group will be paired with other groups until the maximum number of participants is reached. If your group is comprised of less than 10 participants, you may reserve and pay for all 10 spaces to ensure that no additional participants will be present. PLLPS cannot be responsible for conflict between participants. All participants are required to act with respect towards other participants. Any actions which are deemed to be harassing, threatening, derogatory or unnecessarily disruptive will result in expulsion from the event without refund. The PLLPS volunteer on duty will make the final determination on whether any action merits expulsion.

3.                 Complaints procedure: Any problems or complaints experienced during the event must be brought to the attention of the volunteer on duty at the time the issue occurs. If you are unable to speak to the volunteer during the event, you must talk to the volunteer on duty prior to leaving the premises. After bringing your concerns to the volunteer coordinator, you must follow up by sending an email to paranormal@pllps.org within 24 hours of the end of the investigation so the issue can be investigated by the event coordinator. All details will be kept confidential. Any issues raised after 24 hours will not be addressed. You must inform the volunteer on duty of any issues at the event.

4.                 No alcohol is permitted at Point Lookout State Park. Anyone who is believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at anytime during the event will be asked to leave without refund. The volunteer on duty will make this final call and may involve the Maryland State Natural Resources Police (NRP).

5.                 Investigations are designed for and may only be reserved by people 18 and older. Children 16-18 years of age will be permitted with an adult. No one under the age of 16 will be permitted on the premises during the event. Proof of age may be required upon request and no refunds will be issued for anyone asked to leave due to age ineligibility.

6.                 Cancellations by you: All reservations are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances within 45 days of the event, PLLPS will attempt a reschedule if availability exists. Cancellations within 45 days may not be rescheduled. Reservations may be transferred by notifying the event coordinator.

7.                 Cancellations by us: Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather, damage to the structure or other incidents at the event location or in the surrounding park. The Point floods quickly during heavy rains or unusually high tides and may be inaccessible. Events cancelled due to any of the above will be rare, and PLLPS will give as much advanced notice of cancellation as possible. PLLPS cannot be responsible for any losses due to cancellations, including but not limited to hotel costs, travel expenses, etc. PLLPS will work very closely with participants to reschedule events as soon as possible.

8.                 Certain areas of the lighthouse may be off limits due to weather or other hazards. The coal and buoy sheds are always off limits due to hazardous conditions. The lighthouse basement is periodically closed due to heavy rains or other water events due to frequent flooding. The attic area is suitable for some equipment but not for human weight.

9.                 Due to the age of the structure, those with mobility impairments may find the structure or parts of the structure inaccessible. Please contact PLLPS in advance to discuss any concerns prior to submitting an application.

10.            PLLPS will not be held responsible for any equipment, personal property, vehicles, valuables or persons brought to the event. Participants are reminded that no equipment is provided by PLLPS and are encouraged to bring their own. Equipment may not be used in such a way as to cause damage to the property. Nothing may be attached to or affixed on the structure, temporarily or permanently. Point Lookout Lighthouse does have electricity, however it is in limited supply with limited outlets available throughout the lighthouse. There is neither heat nor air conditioning at the structure.

11.            There is no water at the lighthouse compound. There are state park bathrooms (standard bathrooms or port-a-johns, depending on the season) within one quarter mile of the structure.

12.            Participants are not permitted to have any flame on the property including but not limited to smoking, candles, incense or smudge sticks. Smoking will be permitted outside the structure and away from doorways.

13.            Point Lookout is a state park. As such, ambient noise or lights from other park users in close proximity is to be expected, especially by fishermen. Disruption from other park users will not be sufficient cause for a refund.

14.            There will be no sleeping on site at the lighthouse structure. Campsites and cabins are available for rent through the state park for a nominal fee. PLLPS encourages participants to consider their level of tiredness and the hour of the event; obtaining overnight accommodations is recommended to avoid late night driving when excessively tired. PLLPS will not be held liable for accidents before, during or after the event.

15.            No food or drink will be available or provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their refreshments. Participants must clean up after themselves and participants are required to take all trash with them at the end of the night.

16.            Participants should dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes. Participants should carry a flashlight as events are generally carried out in near or complete darkness. The weather at the point can be unpredictable, and may be cooler or windier than expected.

17.            All participants are required to sign a park service outdoor adventure liability waiver prior to the event.

18.            PLLPS reserves the right to refuse any reservation for any reason whatsoever.

19.            PLLPS volunteers are onsite to open the lighthouse and provide an overview of the structure. Volunteers do not lead investigations or operate equipment for participants. Paranormal nights are self-led events. Be open-minded and have fun!