Fort Jackson

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The United States Army installation Fort Jackson, named for U.S. Army General and President Andrew Jackson, is said to be haunted. At its artillery range, the ghost of a female soldier rumored to have killed herself in a latrine appears with a hole in her helmet. And in the B Company 369th AG Barracks, a black shadowy form of a man walks from room to room as if checking on the soldiers.

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Geographic Information

Address:
5450 Strom Thurmond Blvd
Columbia, SC 29207
United States

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GPS:
34.0187427, -80.94034039999997
County:
Richland County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
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  1. Alicia Velasquez  |  

    I went here for basic training in 2010. I was in 4th platoon, Delta Company, 2/39. I remember one night during fire guard, myself and a fellow soldier were on duty. We were cleaning the latrines, and the way that the latrines were built is that there were two sides, left and right with multiple stalls. Well, we finished up the left side and headed to the right. As we began cleaning, a toilet on the left side suddenly flushed. We looked at each other and quickly looked at the left side. We thought maybe a soldier got up to use the restroom, but there was literally no one there. It was empty. We both finished up cleaning and then talked about how flipping weird that whole incident was. To this day, I am convinced there was a ghost in the latrines.

  2. Was there in 1993. Saw the female walking through the barracks at night when everyone was asleep. Other people all saw it at the same time. I was 18 freaked out and put the itchy blanket over my head.

  3. I attended the Chaplain Assistant school for AIT in 2004. One night in the barracks, I woke up being choked by an old hag lady sitting on top of me. I couldn’t breath and could barely get the words out but I was able to say “in the name of Jesus”. I was trying to finish the statement, but the best I could do was just think the words “Get out of here”. After completing my thought, the hag immediately left and I could breath again. I have experienced a similar presence twice since then after leaving Fort Jackson. It’s hard to say if the haunting is associated to Fort Jackson or if it is just linked to me. Either way, it originated at Ft. Jackson. I am wondering if the “lady” mentioned in a previous comment may have resembled an old hag.

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