HISTORIC FORT WAYNE
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 2006 & 2010
This Fort-A rare and sacred gen in Detroit's history-was built between 1843 & 1849 to guard against threats by British Canada. The fort sits on almost 90 acres along the Detroit river at the foot of Livernois Ave. The fort was never used in battle. However, it did serve as a training & recruitment center in the Civil War, WWII, & The Vietnam War. It is constructed in a Spanish style star shape. About 1500 soldiers died at the site, mostly from sickness. Three were hanged here for murder & rape. There are 3 Indian mounds on the grounds. Many buildings house artifacts from Detroit's history. The first ever silent film shown in Detroit was at the theater on fort property.
The haunted history of the fort is very interesting. There have been many sightings of apparitions. Footsteps and voices have been heard when no one was around. Items have been moved as well, including a flag being hung in the barracks building above one of the fireplaces. Most of the paranormal activity seems to take place at 1:20am. No reason is yet known as to the significance of this particular time.