On the western shore of the Penobscot River in Maine sits one of the best preserved examples of seacoast fortification left in America today. It should be well-preserved. Fort Knox was the first granite fort built in the state of Maine. And although its days as a military installation are over, many say some of the soldiers and officers garrisoned there during the Civil War and the Spanish-American War remain.
Several paranormal and ghost hunting groups have visited Fort Knox. The most recent investigation was undertaken by the SyFy Channel‘s Ghost Hunters. The investigations yielded a number of personal experiences some of which were caught on tape (audio or video) and several that were not. In the end the Ghost Hunters concluded:
This place has some serious activity going on.
Of course, that is a matter of opinion. Fortunately, the curious can experience Fort Knox for themselves, even staying in the same hotel that hosted the Ghost Hunter team thanks to the new Fort Knox Haunted (or Not?) History Package from the Four Points Bangor Hotel. The Package includes overnight accommodations at the Four Points Bangor Hotel by Sheraton for 2 adults or a family of up to 4 people per room, admission to Fort Knox and a tote bag with bottle water, a healthy snack, a flashlight, a Fort Knox Brochure and a map of the area for only $149 per night between 1 May and 31 October, 2011. Unfortunately, guest will not be able to duplicate the Ghost Hunter adventure (which premiered on 6 April, 2011) completely as Fort Knox is only open to visitors between 9 a.m. and sunset.
In addition to the occurrences documented in the Ghost Hunters show on the SyFy Channel , at least one psychic has confirmed the existence of spirits in the Fort. Some have suggested the spirits are those of a soldier had strong ties to the fort, such as Sgt. Leopold Hegyi, who served there for 13 years and died in his home across the road from Fort Knox.