Considering the place was built nearly 200 years ago, it should not be a surprise that Prospect's Fort Knox is reportedly haunted.  In fact, those interested in the paranormal have compared reported encounters with the history of the fort in an attempt to match the experiences up with people who were stationed at (and / or died at) the fort.

If you are a believer in the paranormal, or you are a skeptic who is open minded, here's your chance to join a professional ghost hunt at Fort Knox.

In a post on their Facebook page, Ghost Hunts USA will be at the fort on May 13th and May 14th.  Each night, the hunt will get underway at 8 AM and finish at 4 AM.

The post says, in part:

You could also hear breathing that you’ll suddenly realize isn’t yours.
In the notorious area known as “Two-Step Alley”, you may be surprised to discover that you likely aren’t alone.
If you hear footsteps or a voice that says, “You’re Trespassing”, it’s possible that you have encountered the spirit of former Ordinance SGT Leopold Hegyi, who worked as caretaker at Fort Knox for 13 years, until his death in 1900.

Tickets are about $150 per person and they are limited, so don't wait too long to get yours.

You can get more details about the event, Fort Knox, and the hauntings at the fort on their website.

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According to Wikipedia, the fort was built over early 1800s concerns that the British might make another attempted invasion of the United States, as they had done during the War of 1812.  Construction of the fort began in 1844 and continued until funding was pulled in 1869.  While it never fired a shot in battle, the fort was active during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I.  It was sold to the State of Maine for $2,121 in 1923.  In 1969, the fort was added to the National Registry of Historic Places.

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