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The Haunting of Fort Leavenworth
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Posted by Hauntings Admin on 10/10/2010

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About Fort Leavenworth

Location:

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is located on the far eastern border along the Missouri River. It is south of St. Joseph, Kansas and north of Kansas City

History:

Fort Leavenworth is the oldest Army Post west of the Mississippi River. It was established in 1827. It was an extremely important fort that promoted westward European expansion by protecting the various travelers crossing the Missouri River.

The Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery is one of 12 established by Abraham Lincoln on July 17, 1862.

The United States Disciplinary Barracks was established in 1875.

Paranormal Reports:

Apparitions have been reported in the Old Officer’s quarters as well as disembodied voices. Strange noises and other unexplainable phenomena have been reported to be associated with the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery and the United States Disciplinary Barracks.

References:

Shadowlord (1998). The Shadowlands Index of Haunted Places. Retrieved February 16, 1998 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/kansas.htm

U.S. Army (2009). Fort Leavenworth History and Tour. Retrieved October 9, 2010 from http://garrison.leavenworth.army.mil/sites/about/history.asp

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