Ghost Adventures – Old Fort Erie – S04E12

The Ghost Adventures Team heads off to Old Fort Erie in Canada where a bloody battle took place between American and British troops. In 1814, during a confrontation between the troops, 1,000 men were killed in the first two hours of fighting and by the end of the first day, 4,000 had lost their lives. Men were devastated by cannonballs, as well as a massive explosion that killed hundreds of men almost instantaneously when a powder keg exploded. Bodies were stacked several men deep in the ditches. The death would be overwhelming.

There are also tales of Captain Kingsley who died in his bed and pushes out the men who come into his room. He seems more fond of the ladies as he sticks around to touch their hair. Another tale involves a Sergeant who lost his head while getting a shave outside. The cannonball killed him and blew off the arms of his barber.

And there is the Sally Port where men found bones of the dead during a restoration of the Fort. But since they didn’t have time to look for the rest of the remains, the legend goes that they ground up what they did find and mixed it with the mortar.

Speaking of bodies, there is also the homeowner who found 28 bodies on his property while excavating the land to build his new house. Obviously the dead are scattered all over the place.

The investigation gets underway with Zak putting a PX device in a cannonball and placing it near where the powder keg exploded. They get the words "up" and "he’s up there" on the device. Of course, I’m no more fond of this device than their previous boxes that do the same thing. There just isn’t any evidence or true explanation of how it works.

There is an EVP of "kill ’em" as Zak is talking about Daryl, the docent who volunteers his time. And there is very slight and very short EMF spike. Hard to say if that is really of any significance.

Moving on to the big part of the night, the guys bring in Daryl as a trigger object since he works there, has ancestors who died in the battle and has seen shadow figures himself at the fort. As he is standing in the kitchen by himself with the voice recorder there is a large shadow figure on the wall of what looks like a full arm. The hands look a little claw like I must say, so this looks rather creepy. So is that the real deal? Did they really capture something there? It certainly scares the hell out of Daryl and he takes off right after that.

I really don’t know what to think about that thing. It could certainly be some compelling stuff, but if I do have a complaint it’s that it almost looks too good. It’s almost a little too clear and too easy to see. It’s very odd though.

Zak follows up and puts a voice recorder in the room and gets "let them eat" as a response. He thinks that is significant. I guess it has something to do with the kitchen and food, but it seems pretty random to me.

Even though it looks like the kitchen is going to be a hotbed of activity, not much else happens. Daryl and Aaron head off to the Port Sally while Nick heads to Capt Kingsley’s room.

Aaron claims to hear footsteps while he is in there, but there is not much activity. There certainly isn’t the smell of fire and brimstone that has made 14 people quit over the years.

Nick doesn’t seem to have much going on in Capt Kingsley’s room, but he claims there is something in there and that he can hear talking. However, there is no pushing or shoving to make him leave the room as many people claim.

At the end of the lockdown they head to the exhibit where several bones are on display that were found by a homeowner as he was leveling the land to build his new home. They claim to get EVPs of "hit, war, yell, I’m here hit, horrible, killed for it". It’s certainly a lot of terms that could easily describe the war and what took place during the attack. Zak feels he is talking about having his bones on display.

The shadow is obviously the most interesting part of the episode. It’s really hard to say what’s going on there. Let’s be honest, faking that kind of a shadow would be easy, but, if that were the real deal it would be really remarkable. Daryl was on his own, no lights were one in the room. Daryl sees something, but he’s not sure what. Do we have some trickery or some wild proof?

The other EVPs really don’t interest me and the voices from the PX are things I will discount. They are interesting, but I don’t have confidence in that device. But again, a very interesting episode that could have some very compelling evidence.

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