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Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970, Fort Knox is said to be quite a spooky place. Folks have reported apparitions, electronic voice phenomena and the feeling of being physically touched by the spirits here. The site has been featured on TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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    Geographic Information

    Ft Knox Rd.
    Prospect, Maine
    United States

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    44.56607345889452, -68.80243764019775
    Waldo County, Maine
    Nearest Towns:
    Verona, ME (0.6 mi.)
    Bucksport, ME (0.6 mi.)
    Prospect, ME (3.2 mi.)
    Orland, ME (3.3 mi.)
    Frankfort, ME (4.7 mi.)
    Winterport, ME (5.4 mi.)
    Stockton Springs, ME (5.9 mi.)
    North Penobscot, ME (7.6 mi.)
    Penobscot, ME (8.3 mi.)
    Searsport, ME (9.6 mi.)


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    1. Over the years, my unit has been doing civil war reenacting as Confederates here every Bucksport days. I have had experience of being touched and hearing foot steps.

    2. I grew up across the river in Buchsport. A yearly summer time trip to “the fort” was tradition! Some of my earliest memories are of running the dark, damp corridors of the various wings and batteries with my cousins trying to scare each other. Back then you could use the bar-b-que grills that were there to have a lovely family gathering or claim a table for a pic-nic. I still take my children there when we visit family during the summer. I’ve been there alone in the dead of winter. Just me and my camera when as a teen when I would squeeze in through the bars, as it was locked up, to capture some amazing black and white images. Was it creepy? heck yes! But have I ever seen or felt anything that would make me think it was haunted? Absolutely not. It’s a fun place to get creeped out, but in my opinion, it is not haunted.

    3. I know this place is haunted, we have a show we did there and we do ghost tours there once a month check out our show on YouTube at ecgtrackersllc. We are the East Coast Ghost Trackers. We also caught a picture there which we call the ghost family check it out on our Facebook page and check out our show way better then the ghost hunters show

      • Kenneth I visit Maine once a year and I am trying to start my own investigation series on YouTube. Would it be possible to speak to someone about getting permission to film there? Could you maybe point me in the right direction on speaking to someone in charge? Thank you

    4. Yes. Definitely haunted. We heard a deep voice commanding us to “GET OUT”. A sharp rock was thrown at us, I took many many pictures of orbs in many different rooms. I’m convinced. We will see you in October Kenneth Ort. 🙂

    5. Cassie Anderson  |  

      I’m from Maine and I’ve gone here multiple times. I don’t think this place is haunted. Sure, it’s creepy, but I’ve never felt anything while I’m there.

    6. Im not sure if it’s “haunted”, but there is definitely supernatural activity here. When I was younger (about 8), I visited this place with my family. I remember very vividly, walking down one of the corridors with my father walking in front of me, holding my right hand behind his back. I was suddenly pushed backward and felt a heavy “hand” land on my left shoulder, as if someone had stumbled and grabbed me to catch themselves. My father and I were the only ones in the corridor, and he hadn’t turned around or moved to touch my left side. I also remember the fort being very, very crowded, enough that it seemed hard to move around, but my parents insist there were not that many people there with us. I have anxiety attacks when remembering that visit, and have not visited since.

    7. Destiny R Winslow  |  

      I was there visiting on a school trip before I graduated and I was exploring I heard footsteps and then I turned around and nothing was there so I kept walking and it sounded like the footsteps were getting closer. It’s definitely Haunted.

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