On Oct. 16, beginning at 7 p.m., a new event featuring paranormal presentations showing results from several years of investigations, as well as, interactive ghost hunting will be offered at Fort Ontario State Historic Site.
Tickets are still available for the Fort Ontario Ghost Investigation scheduled for Saturday, at 7 p.m. Investigators from Central New York Ghost Hunters (www.gotghosts.org) will search for evidence of paranormal activity with their specialized equipment.
How many ghost stories are there connected to Fort Ontario? “More than the number of bars in Oswego,” quipped one of the organizers of this year’s ghost tours at the historic landmark. Some legendary figures, such as Lt. Basil Dunbar, killed in a duel in 1759, or Private George Fykes, who died in a 1782 fever epidemic, are rumored to appear as ghostly figures walking the ramparts of Fort Ontario and scaring army sentries and intruders.
Fort Ontario Ghost Tour tickets will be available for sale by the Friends of Fort Ontario under the big tent at Pumpkin Fest on Saturday and Sunday.