THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
The story of Fort Monroe.
Fort Monroe is the last fort that
is fully enclosed by a moat, built in 1819 and known as Old Point Comfort. Today
it is being used as the headquarters of the United States Army Training and
Doctrine Command, however, some entities of long ago still call this place home,
or at least haunt this old fort.
Some of the most famous ghosts seen around Fort
Monroe include Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln. Sauk Chief Black Hawk was
imprisoned here after Sioux braves captured him. His sorrowful cries have been
heard by many. Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy was prisoner
here in 1865. The time he spent at Fort Monroe was in chains around his ankles
and wrists. He was abused and practically starved to death until President
Andrew Jackson heard of the cruel and even frightening conditions. Davis was
transferred out of Fort Monroe where he received adequate medical condition.
Today, his spirit has been seen in his cell and walking around the passageways
in the holding area. The rattling sounds of chains are thought to be that of
Jackson as he roams around this area.
An area known as Ghost Alley can be found behind
the walls of Fort Monroe. Two separate entities are known to haunt here. The
first one is the Woman in White. She is believed to the wife of a Captain whom
he murdered. In the Officer’s Quarters in Ghost Alley, a small child can be seen
playing from time to time.
If you decide to visit Fort Monroe, be prepared for
the expected. There are many ghosts throughout the fort, eerie unearthly sounds,
and apparitions. Some have never been explained through legends or reports,
however, you may find that this fort is one of the most haunted and secluded in
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