The Suspense episode "Blackbeard's Ace" takes place in a cabin on a beach in North Carolina. A beach that is haunted by a pirate ghost.
The story begins as Charles and Margo Reed set out for a impromptu vacation on the Carolina Coast. On the way to their cabin, the caretaker tells them the story of the previous owner, who died mysteriously at this same time a year earlier. Despite this creepy coincidence, they continue on. The cabin is an isolated one near Teach's Cove. The area is named after Edward Teach (1660-1718), the legendary English pirate known as Blackbeard.
Margo isn't happy about this trip but she puts on a brave face for her husband. She doesn't want him to think that any of this is getting the better of her.
"Blackbeard's Ace"is suspenseful and it keeps your attention throughout. Where is it going? You don't really know. Is Margo Reed, the wife, getting messages from a pirate ghost? She hears voices and has unexplained things happen to her. Is she crazy? Her husband thinks she isn't well in her mind, yet they both hear a woman's screams somewhere outside in the night. Is there an unknown entity lurking out on the beach in the dark light of a Pirate's Moon? You may have to listen to it twice to figure it all out.
This episode stars Elaine Rost, John Thomas, and Robert Dryden. It was written for Suspense by Jack Putrom. This episode aired on April 29, 1962.
(Image of Edward Teach (Blackbeard) from Wikipedia.com)