Fort Pulaski is a historic fort located on Cockspur Island, near the mouth of the Savannah River in Georgia, USA. Built in the mid-1800s to protect the city of Savannah during the American Civil War, the fort is known for its role in the Confederate defense of Savannah and the Union’s successful siege of the fort in 1862. Over the years, the fort has become known for its haunted history and ghostly sightings.
One of the most famous ghost stories associated with Fort Pulaski involves a young soldier named Josiah. According to legend, Josiah was stationed at the fort during the Civil War and fell in love with a local woman. However, their relationship was not approved of by the military and Josiah was ordered to end it. When he refused, he was court-martialed and executed by firing squad. Today, visitors to the fort claim to see the ghost of Josiah roaming the grounds and hear his ghostly cries.
Another popular ghost story associated with Fort Pulaski involves the ghost of a Confederate soldier who was killed during the siege of the fort in 1862. Visitors have reported seeing a ghostly figure dressed in a Confederate uniform walking the grounds of the fort at night. Some have also reported hearing the sounds of gunshots and cannons firing, even though there are no active military operations at the fort.
In addition to these ghostly sightings, there are also reports of paranormal activity in the fort’s dungeons. Visitors have reported feeling cold spots, hearing unexplained noises, and feeling an eerie presence while exploring the dark, damp cells.
Whether or not these ghost stories are true, the haunted history of Fort Pulaski has made it a popular destination for ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts. The fort offers a number of guided tours and paranormal investigations, allowing visitors to explore the historic site and possibly encounter some of its ghostly inhabitants.