We had not planned on stopping here. We were on our way from the St Augustine Lighthouse to the Old Jail, when we came across this magnificent fort. One of the first structures ever built on the New America's soil, the fort has been reported as being haunted by many visitors who have been there, and heard or saw things they could not explain.
The fort is made from ancient coral and stone and is in excellent condition for its age. There is restorative work being done in some areas, but the place is huge so you'll have no problem finding areas to do some investigating.
We were able to do EVP work and digital photos in the armament area, the old barracks, the old prisoner holding cells, and a well protected area deep inside the bowels of the fort used to store extra ammunition and supplies. These holds were allegedly used to hold prisoners, and on inspection, you can find evidence of bolt holes in the walls where someone could have been chained up there. Later we did hear the faint sounds of chains. We again did not have any luck with the EVP's or the digital photos. We did witness a few cold spots in odd areas where you would not expect them to be. These were quite noticeable on this hot evening. At one point we swore we heard chains rattling in one of the holding areas, but they were not captured on our digital recorder.
Based on the lack of any solid evidence captured, and the total lack of personal experiences, we have to conclude that the Castillo Fort is not haunted.
Sitting In Cell #2 Old Jail St Augustine
Sitting In The Old Sherrif's Chair Daring Him To Knock His Own Hat Off My HeadThis was the third location we decided to investigate while on vacation. St Augustine is full of old buildings and historical sites. The old jail is located just north of downtown about half a mile from The Castillo.