posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 04:08 AM
The hauntings at Ft. McHenry (where "The Star Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key) in Baltimore are quite real. I live not too far
from there (about 1/2 mile as the crow flies), and have visited several times. I have not experienced all of the hauntings claimed to be there, but I
have heard voices and seen shadows in the prisons, heard cannon fire from defending troops, and have seen one soldier patrolling the fort.
I'm still on the fence about the Edgar Allen Poe grave "haunting" - the one where a bottle of cognac and a rose are left on his grave on his
birthday. I've seen the rose and cognac on the grave, yet have never been an overnight watcher at the site when they're supposedly left. I'm
still not sure if this is just a tradition still being carried on by quite living fans, or if it's something a little more supernatural.
There's many more local Maryland hauntings that I can confirm are real, but I can't think of any others offhand that are more than locally famous.