Fort Mifflin

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A soldier named Amos and other Colonial soldiers are said to linger at this historic site. Amos may be seen cleaning his gun near the artillery shed. A lamplighter’s ghost has been seen near the barracks, and the ghost of blacksmith Jacob Sauer is said to keep plying his trade from beyond the grave – the noise of pounding metal can be heard from his shop. There are also said to be a screaming lady and a faceless ghost here.

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    Geographic Information

    Fort Mifflin Rd
    Philadelphia PA
    United States
    39.8753247, -75.21308199999999
    Nearest Towns:
    National Park, NJ (1.9 mi.)
    Colwyn, PA (3.3 mi.)
    Paulsboro, NJ (3.4 mi.)
    Sharon Hill, PA (3.8 mi.)
    Darby, PA (3.8 mi.)
    Folcroft, PA (3.9 mi.)
    Woodbury, NJ (4.1 mi.)
    Collingdale, PA (4.2 mi.)
    Westville, NJ (4.4 mi.)
    Glenolden, PA (4.4 mi.)


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    1. I’ve seen a shadow walking out and back into casemate number 5 and when i was there for an event one of the guys running the event used a spirit box and i talked to a slave which was named Pete this was in the officers quaters

    2. I spent a wekeend here as part of a reenactment a few years back and sept in the casement-along with about 30 other people and we were told I and another sgt were the scariest things in the fort. The place was over run with children ghost hunting in variably osmethnig that will have the ghosts hiding but i noticed no one was gonig near the torpedo room. This was a block house on the outter wall and everyone was giving it a wide berth. There was just a feeling from it of something dark and hostile.I apologize that this is so subjective but what wa objective was with the places swarming with ghost hunting children and after hours re-enactors, no one was going near that one spot.

    3. My sister and I went in a candle lit ghost tour two year ago. I saw a softball size orb by the stairway next to the officers quarters. The weirdest thing happened when we were standing in front of the commodants quarters. We noticed a 3 people dressed in period clothes walking from the officers to the blacksmiths area. The tour guide commented that we must hurry up because the other tour group must have started. After the tour, we went out and noticed the next group forming around another tour guide. Our, tour guide asked her if another group had gone in there. She replied,”you guys were the only ones in there.”

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