Ghost Hunters at Fort Knox in Bucksport
Fenceviewer and elsewhere, the confirmation of the soon-to-be visit of Ghost Hunters to Maine's own Fort Knox is official!
Some of you may remember the write-up I did a couple of years ago after my first visit to the Fort during their annual Paranormal and Psychic Faire: http://strangemaine.blogspot.com/2009/09/not-your-normal-fort.html The episode will definitely be worth watching!
“Ghost Hunters” to Visit Fort KnoxPhoto by Michelle Souliere, (c)2009.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 at 4:10 pm
PROSPECT — SyFy television network’s “Ghost Hunters” program will film an episode of the popular series this month at Fort Knox.
A video crew will spend six days at the fort looking for evidence of “ectoplasmic apparitions,” according to a press release from the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.
“The fort has the feel of a big, medieval dungeon, so it’s really natural for people to wonder if it’s haunted,” Desjardin said.
The park historian said there are no official reports of hauntings at Fort Knox, and only one soldier on record died while at the fort.
The fort’s barracks were not located in the fort, but in an unspecified wooden structure located somewhere on the fort property, Desjardin said. In 1866, an artilleryman, a new recruit that spoke only German, died of disease while stationed there.
“He was buried at the fort, but we don’t know where,” Desjardin continued. “No one knows where the burial ground is. It was never fenced off — and he’s the only occupant.”
Desjardin said he will give the video crew a tour of the fort, help with setting up and do a historical interview. The crew is expected to do two nights of investigation, the park historian said.
“We hope the crew will be prepared for winter nights on the Maine coast,” Desjardin said.
Leon Seymour, executive director of the Friends of Fort Knox, will serve as “the client” who points out where visitors have had unusual experiences.
For more information about “Ghost Hunters,” visit http://www.syfy.com/gh/.