LIGHTHOUSE CATASTROPHE SAVED BY VILLAGERS!
On July the 6th, 1956, a huge catastrophe happened in a lighthouse in a small village called seatown on the west coast of England. The lighthouse, that stood on a tall rock by the sea, was reported to make a terrible grinding sound, and then the light at the top stopped working, surprising many villagers in the pubs the other side of the cliff.
When interviewed, the lighthouse keeper, who was called Keep, said “My sweaty hands were gripping the metal bar for fear of falling down the spiral staircase winding down the stone tower. When I got to the cogs room I could immediately see something wrong with the works, one of the chains was off its wheel.”
Unfortunately for him, as he reached over the bar to slip it back on, he heard a boat coming towards the rocks. Startled, the old man nearly fell down the deep, dark forbidding hole, but saved himself by pulling on a metal cable attached to the cogs. Immediately the whole contraption fell apart. Keep thought all was lost for the boat but then he heard pounding footsteps coming up the stairs and soon the whole lighthouse was filled with villagers with lanterns. The boat and her crew were saved!