Jefferson Barracks

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Jefferson Barracks includes 41 historic military buildings and is rumored to be haunted by many ghosts. Building 1, built in 1900, is haunted by an older Confederate Civil War general, seen at the post commander’s office, as well as a shadowy ghost of a man who sits at a desk on the second floor. In Building 25, lights have been known to come on by themselves, and in Building 29, witnesses report footsteps, flushing toilets, and a voice shouting “Dismissed!” Building 37 is haunted by a hazy apparition, and at the Powder Magazine, a ghost sentry has been known to appear.

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533 Grant Rd
St Louis, MO 63125
United States

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38.5189133, -90.27623010000002
St. Louis County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Lemay, MO (1.0 mi.)
Bella Villa, MO (1.6 mi.)
Saint George, MO (2.4 mi.)
Mehlville, MO (2.6 mi.)
East Carondelet, IL (2.8 mi.)
Wilbur Park, MO (3.0 mi.)
Green Park, MO (3.4 mi.)
Lakeshire, MO (3.5 mi.)
Dupo, IL (3.6 mi.)
Oakville, MO (3.7 mi.)

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  1. Three years ago I was working the grave yard shift, aka midnights. In building 51 I was sitting alone in the hallway monitoring the patients. The temperature began to drop. I was sitting 20 feet from the double steel entry doors. As I looked toward the doors I noticed a large apparition approximately 8 foot tall and the width covered the double doors. It was gray on the outer part with lighter gray in the inside. It was wavy like heat rising on asfalt. I turned my head and looked at the manifesting and coming closer to where I was sitting. I felt paralyzed and unable to call out for help. There was a dirt clothes hamper with wheels about 4 feet from me. I turned my head again and looked up and saw a hand holding the clothes hamper with only legs pushing the clothes hamper towards me. At that point I managed to regain my strength and ran. I was quite shaken up. I was unable to comprehend what I had just witnessed. I said nothing to my coworkers as I felt they would feel I was mentally off balance. I know I witnessed a spirit.

  2. I was there at the laborer’s house last year in May, it was a weekday and my cousin was playing tour guide. I was feeling an urge to explore soi went upstairs while my cousin was reading something downstairs. I walked past the first room, started feeling creeped out, got to the second room and decided that I really did not need to be there so I started back down the stairs. I felt a shove and push ond fell downstairs. After making sure I was ok, we hastily left, as we opened the door, there was a gentleman on the other side. We had a conversation with him about the site, he didn’t say who he was, only that he was looking to rent one of the apartments by the cemetery. My cousin and I looked back at our car started walking, looked back to say goodbye and the dude disappeared. Only there was no where he could have disappeared to…no other cars or people around…

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