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Ghosts of Jefferson Barracks
-- The History & Hauntings of the Oldest Military Post West of
the Mississippi River! Journey Back in time to Old St. Louis &
Discover how the History of this Old Post has Created the
Hauntings of Today!
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This original military post was founded in St. Louis in 1805 and
served as a garrison and an trading post with the Indians. Later
abandoned after Jefferson Barracks was established, the grand
staircase that was built by the WPA at the former post began to be
regarded as haunted.
As the oldest continuously operating military post west of the
Mississippi River, Jefferson Barracks has seen more than its share
of history over the years. Not surprisingly, the decades of events
have left an impression behind and the post is known as one of the
most haunted military sites in America!
THE ST. LOUIS
The historic St. Louis Arsenal took center stage as violence in
the city escalated during the Civil War. Although the building no
longer serves as it once did, stories have been told over the years
of the mysterious "Blue Man", a shadowy ghost that now haunts the
FORT LEONARD WOOD
The strange tales of this Missouri military post revolve around a
small town called "Bloodland" that was swallowed up by
the base many years ago. Through the years, the ghosts of former
occupants of the town have been involved in all manner of
This legendary fort fell to Federal forces at Savannah during the
Civil War and the history of the place tell of a phantom cat who was
a mascot of sorts for the Confederates who manned the guns here.
This phantom feline may have even more than nine lives!
Made famous in the film Glory, Fort Pulaski saw fierce
fighting and amazing bravery during the Civil War. Over the years,
it has become known for the variety of hauntings that occur here,
including the very interactive presence of a "commanding" ghost.
JOHN BELL HOOD &
THE CURSE OF ANNE MITCHELL
According to Kentucky legend, General John Bell Hood was cursed
with ill luck and defeat because of a terrible event involving his
former love and a vengeful curse that she placed on all those who
wronged her. Was it mere coincidence -- or was the curse of Anne
Mitchell real? (Guest Author - Troy Taylor)
Antietam, located near Sharpsburg, Maryland is one of the best
preserved of the Civil War battlefields and perhaps for this reason,
one of the most eerie. There have been many tales of ghosts and
hauntings here, including some of the most famous of the war.
(Guest Author- Troy Taylor)
This Texas post was established back in 1867 to protect the frontier
settlements & to patrol the vast reaches of the Texas wilderness.
Although closed down after only 22 years, many of the officers and
soldiers here continue to do their duty from beyond the grave!
This Texas fort, near Presidio, was originally founded back in
1848 by Ben Leaton, a scalp hunter for the Mexican government -- it
is a place of legend, deaths, dark secrets, lost treasure and not
surprisingly, a few ghosts. Discover the mysterious legacy of this
Located in the south-central part of Oklahoma are the ruins of Fort
Washita. The fort was established in 1841 and was abandoned to
Confederate forces in 1861. Sometime between those years, a murder
took place which may have given the fort its resident ghost -- or at
least one of them. The ruins and rebuilt barracks are still said to
be haunted today by this restless spirit, the ghost of a headless
woman who has been dubbed "Aunt Jane".
Do the Dead Still Walk in Illinois? One of the greatest ghostly
legends of southern Illinois is that of the Phantom Funeral
Procession of Fort de Chartres, the ruined French & British outpost.
One certain dates a select group of people are believed to see the
funeral walk once more. Find out who & when!
(Guest Author - Troy Taylor)
HAUNTED LINKS TO OTHER
GHOSTLY MILITARY SITES
Virtual Tours of Old Fort McAllister
Experience the fort and other sites like Savannah's
Old Fort Jackson
, a tour of Fort
Pulaski & More
Ghosts of the Prairie
American History & Hauntings, including many military sites
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