They guide ships safely into harbor at night and during storms, but lighthouses serve an important role beyond navigation. They also remind us of the lighthouse keepers and families that lived at these locations in the past, devoting themselves to 'keeping a good light' no matter what the weather conditions are. But the lights are permanently out at some of the world's lighthouses, whether they were abandoned due to natural disasters or decommissioned due to technological advances or newer structures. Here, we tour 9 of the world's abandoned lighthouses—eerie some are believed to be haunted , forgotten sentinels of the sea. In northern Denmark, on the coast of the North Sea in Rubjerg, there is an abandoned lighthouse that is being swallowed up by shifting sands. Since then, however, wind from the North Sea has steadily blasted the cliffs near the lighthouse, causing sands to shift and the coastline to erode at a rate of 5 feet per year , rapidly changing the landscape around this monument, reported Atlas Obscura.
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By Lia Eustachewich. February 3, pm Updated February 3, pm. A Florida woman recorded herself performing oral sex in a courthouse — just before she was about to face a judge on drug-related charges, according to reports. The woman posted the graphic Jan.