Fort Bliss

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Fort Bliss is rumored to be a ghost-hunter’s delight with apparitions that appear in photographs, footsteps, unexplained noises, lights that go on and off, toilets that flush by themselves, and voices that come from nowhere. Ghostly soldiers have been seen by many, notably in or around Building 4, once used as an isolation ward for sick and dying soldiers, and Building 13, where a soldier is said to have hanged himself. Building 117 also is said to sport ghostly activity, as is Pershing House, where a salt shaker once levitated and phantom cooking smells have been detected. The Tumbleweed Tavern’s old stage is also rumored to be haunted.

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Address:
Fort Bliss, TX
United States

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GPS:
31.8072113, -106.43366930000002
County:
El Paso County, Texas
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  1. I was stationed at Ft. Bliss from 1995 to 2000. I worked in the building next to the famous building 4. A friend of mine had a husband who was an MP and although the building had been abandoned (allegedly because of the ghostly activity) he had keys to the building so me, my girlfriend at the time the MP and his wife decided to spend the night there and document what happened. We set up video cameras in a number of areas including what had been the old morgue for influenza victims. It was very creepy both in reality and in our imaginations, however nothing overt happened and so at around 12:30 my girlfriend and I decided to leave. While I was next to my car, just for fun I yelled, “Captain, front and center!” and took a photo of the building with 1000 ASA (now ISO) film. The Capt. supposedly ran the quarantine station during the flu epidemic and ended up dying from the flu. When I processed the film there was an image of a man in a dress uniform in the upper, west window just staring out at me. He was indeed looking at the camera. It was exceptionally creepy. I have the photo someplace. Anyway, we left and apparently all hell broke lose with voices, stomping, the wife of the MP was shoved quite hard down the upper hallway. Some people just don’t like getting their photo taken I guess…

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