Fort Knox in the town of Prospect is the largest historic fort in the state of Maine. According to FortKnoxMaine.com, Fort Knox was established in 1844 to protect the Penobscot River Valley. In the past, the region was involved in a conflict with British Canada. Fort Knox is even where some members of the legendary 20th Maine trained before defending Little Round Top during the Civil War.
Although the fort is relatively quiet, with no major battles or deaths, it is said to be haunted. Legends of America reports a haunting of Gunnery Sergeant Leopold Hegyi who was the property’s sole caretaker for over a decade. Legend has it that he still oversees the property to this day and tells guests they are trespassing. At least he looks like a friendly ghost.
Fringe Paranormal notes an email Friends of Fort Knox received from a retired New Hampshire State Trooper named Keith Rayeski. Rayeski said in his email that he encountered a floating white object that looked like a torso noting that there was no head or limbs, then it disappeared.
East Coast Ghost Trackers filmed a spooky 35 minute episode at Fort Knox in 2012.
Ghost Hunts USA is hosting a very special Nightly Ghost Hunt this spring where you can get up close and personal with Gunnery Sergeant Leopold Hegyi or the Floating Torso. The event is scheduled for Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
If you’ve never gone ghost hunting before, no worries, the folks at Ghost Hunts USA will bring everything you’ll need, like trigger items and EMF meters. An overnight Fort Knox experience is truly unique, so grab your tickets quickly. For tickets and full details, click here.
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