An October full moon was the perfect backdrop as visitors got a taste of the spookier side of history at Fort Phil Kearny Friday night. It was the first-ever “Full Moon Fort” with guided lantern tours of the fort grounds sprinkled with the fun and freaky facts of soldier and native daily life.
Superintendent Misty Stoll says it's not about special effects or telling spook stories, but it's the real life happenings at the fort that makes the hair stand on end.
For those inclined toward superstition, Stoll says the demise of the fort was a given.
Freakier yet, was the time of the fort's dedication.
December 21st, marked another frightful historic event.
The stories never leave.
Fort Phil Kearny was established in 1866 to protect travelers along the Bozeman Trail and later burned by Indians after it was abandoned in 1868.