A haunted cemetery or old building is one thing, but there’s an entire neighborhood in Kentucky that’s said to be haunted by its former inhabitants. Camp Taylor, a small community southeast of Louisville, is a former military camp that started in the early 1900s and was named for President Zachary Taylor.
In 1917, Louisville beat out several other nearby areas and became the location for a large military training camp.
Camp Zachary Taylor included 1,500 buildings, built on 2,000 acres of former farmland. The area was chosen thanks to its proximity to a rather large artillery range - that would soon become Fort Knox.
Camp Taylor was surprisingly a sought after destination for many soldiers.
Soldiers wrote about decent accommodations, hot meals and even laundry service. But unfortunately, the camp wasn't immune to disease.
The flu pandemic struck Camp Taylor between 1917 and 1918, which many say is the source of the paranormal activity of today.
Around 1,000 people died of the flu in just a three-week time period. Claims have been made that soldiers can be seen roaming the streets of the Camp Taylor neighborhood today.
Many also report having seen a victorian-era woman, wandering the streets in a blue dress.
The woman is said to have blond hair and takes to the streets at night. If you're unlucky enough to see her, look out for her icy glare.
There are also claims of ghostly soldiers, marching in formation across the streets and fields.
Just as in this photo from 1917, soldiers are said to march in smaller groups, down the residential streets that once held barracks of those who had died.
Camp Zachary Taylor was short-lived and mostly torn down.
The wood from the buildings was repurposed into houses and there are few remnants of this historic training camp.
Except, perhaps, on a dark snowy night in the current Camp Taylor neighborhood.
As you look at this view of Camp Taylor today, do you see any paranormal activity? Or maybe it's all just a good ghost story.
Have you experienced any paranormal activity in Camp Taylor? Tell us your ghost stories in the comments below!