Based in Philadelphia, Fort Mifflin has historical significance dating back to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and WWII, and through all of that history, a lot of very interesting events took place here.
As you can see, I had the place to myself. Thinking about the history while walking around, it was a very humbling experience.
Soon it was time I went to the catacombs….
For those of you who have been following my site for a while, you know I take a serious amount of photographs of the sun, both setting and rising, and out of all of them, I’ve never had a globe or ‘orb’ appear in any of my photos like the one in the picture above, (Booooooo!) but I am serious. Photographic anomaly I’m certain. I think.
Entering the underground maze, I made my way through snapping photo’s with the flash on.
Flash, then darkness. Flash, then darkness, the kind of darkness where you can’t see your hand in front of your face.
Surviving the first round, I made my way across the fort to the other underground tunnels.
Another ‘orb’ above? It’s following me!
Darkness and tight quarters. Standing still in the blackness, listening, feeling, sensing, I wasn’t freaked out by anything in that particular area so I moved on, ‘photo-flashing’ my way towards the exit.
Look long enough at the windows and soon you will start to imagine certain forms, faces, or eyes looking back at you…
And then I found this place, the last of the underground bunkers. I walked around it first. I have to admit, this was the one that kind of gave me the creeps before I entered, and I do not get ‘the creeps’ very often as you can tell by my going there alone in the first place.
Illuminating my path by snapping photographs was the plan of the day. I selected the ones on today’s post out of a couple hundred taken.
Down another hall I walk, and I have to tell you, I did not feel good about being in this particular place, don’t know why, just really wanted to get out of there…
Entering the main chamber, wanting to leave quickly…
One more shot and then I was out of there.
Overall Fort Mifflin is a fantastic destination to visit for history buffs and anyone for that matter. They run paranormal tours, reenact historic battles, even have sleep-overs for the really brave.
For me, I got a kick out of basically having the place to myself. I only felt a little leery of that very last bunker I visited.
Honestly, I’m not afraid of ghosts, its people that scare me sometimes.
But that last building…
Something really interesting about that last building.