Castillo de San Marcos
|Address||1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA|
|Location||United States, Florida|
History of Castillo de San Marcos
Ghostly AdulterersThe fortress gained a new commander when Florida was given back to Spain, a man by the name of Colonel Garcia Marti. He arrived in July 1784 with his beautiful young wife, Dolores. To cut a long story short, it seems that the Colonel did not pay much attention to his wife and she sought companionship elsewhere, falling madly in love with the Colonel’s assistant, Captain Abela. The affair became obvious to the Colonel when he smelled Dolores’ signature perfume all over the Captain’s uniform. The Colonel, so the story goes, then took his dastardly revenge. One night, the Captain and Dolores disappeared and no one seemed to know what had happened to them. The Colonel told his soldiers that Captain Abela had been sent on a special mission to Cuba, and told Dolores’ suspicious friends that she had developed health problems and had gone to live with her aunt in Mexico to recover. It wasn’t until 50 years later that the sinister truth was revealed. An American soldier was investigating the architecture of the fortress and came across what seemed to be a hollow part of a wall in the dungeon. When he pulled out the first brick, he was overwhelmed by a strong smell of perfume. When more of the bricks had been removed, a small room was evident. This room contained the skeletons of the two young lovers, entombed and doomed to die all those years ago. A lot of people report a pervading scent of perfume when they visit, and auras and lights can be seen near the place where the lovers died together. EVPs have also been recorded in the area.
Spirits, Apparitions, and a Mysterious LightA staff member has seen the apparition of a soldier lying on one of the beds, and the sound of soldiers’ boots can often be heard. People have reported being pushed by an invisible presence in the cannon room and hearing footsteps in the courtyard. Others have said they have seen the ghost of a pirate who was executed on the site, and the head of a very unhappy-looking Indian has been seen floating around. On stormy nights, a light appears in one of the watchtowers. This has not yet been explained, for there is no power source in this area.
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