Still part of our US tour, I was with Sandra and Jon. We got down to Louisiana to check out Fort Barrancas. We heard that the place has been scaring the neighbors with apparition of restless spirits! We drove to St. Francisville and made a pit stop in Pensacola, this is the place where the fort is located.
I went to the gift shop first to find out more about the fort from the locals. And because they just opened early, there was not a lot of people in the gift shop. According to one of the visitors, the park rangers aren’t allowed to share their ghost stories to the visitors, what a bummer!
The fort sits on a bluff that overlooks the Pensacola bay. The place is quite historic too. The British built the Royal Navy redoubt here in 1793, the Spaniards built their own forts sometime in 1797 and the Americans remodeled the battery in 1840.
After a short conversation with one of the locals, I got myself a couple of knickknacks and joined Jon and Sandra who were surveying the place. We went ahead and let ourselves in to the fort. We found a narrow staircase and descended below. At the end of the stairs was a tunnel that opens to a long hallway that goes on the left and on the right. Just as we headed to the hallway, the barometric pressure dropped drastically. Sandra was on high alert, trying to sense any presence while Jon was snapping away as usual. I was super creeped out because the place felt oddly quiet.
The air felt heavy, eerie. As we went back to the staircase, Sandra felt something behind her. She turned around and stopped dead on her tracks. After a few minutes of standing there and looking at nothing, she joined us as we exited the fort.
Once we were outside, Sandra shared that she felt something was looking at her from behind and when she looked back, she saw a confederate soldier at the end of the creepy hallway. She said the soldier tipped off his hat at her and then vanished into thin air.