Ft. Mifflin was built in the late 1700s on an island in the Delaware River. It was a defensive spot for the important City of Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was written.
Many of you have probably already seen the fantastic season opener that the “Ghost Hunters” show (TAPS) had in this facility. They got some amazing evidence in one of their best finds yet with beautiful haunting EVPs, a human-shaped heat signature beside a stove that appeared hot, a forming mist that moved across the floor and back again, a scurrying dark shape in the tunnels, and a full-body apparition seen by Grant. This place is extremely active.
And it should be.
During my research I’m continuing to do on 50 haunted sites around the US as samples, I’ve come up with a grading score for how haunted a place should be based on its location/geology/makeup.
Ft. Mifflin is a 6 out of 6 score.
1. It is alongside moving water.
2. It is near a railroad track.
3. The land is comprised of sandstone/shale/schist/phyllite.
4. The building is over 50 years old.
5. It carries a history of death/trauma.
6. It is built of stone.
As I begin to uncover more from my research, I’ll review others who have scored a 6 on the scale.