OPERATION TIME: Unknown to present
During the Civil War, Fort Lincoln was the site of the abuse and mistreatment of several Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned there. They were often kept in small tents in wet and filthy conditions. Over 4,000 Confederate soldiers died at the fort in the course of two years, either of disease or of abuse.
Over 100 years later in the 1970s, a park manager witnessed the apparition of a young man with dark hair just outside of the lighthouse residence’s kitchen. A different employee saw the spirit of a woman standing on top of the lighthouse just in front of the stairway.
Other activity includes the sound of disembodied footsteps, doors slamming on their own, and snoring when no one is present. Voices coming from empty rooms have been both reported and recorded near the Confederate monument. The phrases heard most often are “Let us not take objections”, “Going home”, and “Fire if they get too close”.
Fishermen and tourists have reported seeing ghosts within the park, as well. Park rangers keep track of all paranormal phenomena that takes place, and they conduct ghost tours in October.
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