Four Haunts in one at Fort Abraham Lincoln's Haunted Fort

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An old fort with a bloody history; a cold, dark, moonlit night near the woods and some old buildings; coyotes baying in the distance. Sounds a lot like a place made specifically for a haunting. Fort Abraham Lincoln south of Mandan is all that and more on any fall night. Throw in some ghosts, ghost stories and zombies and you've got a truly haunting experience.

For years, the Haunted Fort has introduced visitors to the macabre, the walking undead and other assorted frights and terrors. The stories date back in time to the mid-1800s when the wives and friends of 7th Cavalry soldiers waited in vain here for a reunion that never happened.

Since then, Libbie Custer and other specters have been seen on the grounds and in Custer House. Their appearances are celebrated each year around Halloween. It’s always been a frightening event due to the assorted and sordid displays common to other haunted houses. But there is something really scary about being out in the country in the dark.

This year, the Haunted Fort features four terrifying buildingsCuster Manor, Old Circus Freakshow, Post Asylum and Guard House. Each is different. All are sure to scare even the most hardened ghoster.

The event is held each weekend between October 11 and November 2. The Cellar will serve craft beer and food on site and a Family Scare Night (less spooky for younger children) will be held on October 5. The final act this year will be Darkness Unleashed and the only light will be from single glowsticks.

Old forts are spooky enough without adding any more chills and thrills. Haunted Fort might just create enough screams to raise the 7th Cavalry.

Haunted Fort is just one of the many “haunted houses” and such found in North Dakota. Click here for other locations

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