You'll Be Haunted By The History Of Fort Gaines, A Civil War Site In Alabama
Alabama is home to numerous historic sites. Interestingly, several of them are known to be haunted, including Fort Gaines. For information regarding Fort Gaines’ history and paranormal activity, take a look below at this heavily haunted fort:
Fort Gaines, which was built in 1821, is a historic masonry fort that sits on the eastern end of Dauphin Island, Alabama. It's best known for its role in the American Civil War's Battle of Mobile Bay.
If you've ever heard the phrase "Damn the torpedoes...Full speed ahead!" and wondered where it came from, wonder no more. It's a world-famous command that was shouted at Fort Gaines by Admiral David Farragut during the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Sadly, due to on-going shoreline erosion, Fort Gaines is one of America's most endangered historic sites. However, it's still one of America's most well-preserved masonry forts.
In addition to Fort Gaines' great history, it's also known for having lots of paranormal activity.
For example, several of the fort's visitors have witnessed the spirits of military-dressed men, have felt cold spots, and have heard low whispers while touring the historic site.
In one of its tunnels, the laughter of children has even been reported.
The next time you visit Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast, specifically the Dauphin Island area, consider checking out Fort Gaines. Whether you witness paranormal activity or not, it's sure to be an experience like no other.
For more information about Fort Gaines, you can view the historic site's webpage
and its Facebook page
Have you ever been to Fort Gaines in Dauphin Island, Alabama? If so, did you experience any paranormal activity? Please let us know in the comments below.
For additional information about Dauphin Island, be sure to take a look at the following article:
Dauphin Island, A Small Coastal Town, Was Recently Named The Best Place To Visit In Alabama.
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Fort Gaines, 51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA