Fort Mifflin -
TSPR Investigators: Sue Norrell, Sharon Hensen, Terry Lieb
History of Fort Mifflin:
Fort Mifflin, known as the
“Fort that saved America, has a history dating back to the 1770’s.
It was built by the British in 1771 and is the site of the largest
bombardment the North American continent had ever witnessed.
In the fall of 1777 George Washington’s army was defeated by British
forces led by General William Howe who's 20,000 troops moved in and
occupied Philadelphia. Howe wanted to crush the retreating
colonial army and end the revolution. He also needed supplies
which were on over 200 British ships at the mouth of the Delaware
River. A small contingent of troops manned Ft Mifflin which was
an unfinished British fort. They needed to delay the arrival of the
British ships. Time was of the essence for Howe. He had to get his
supply ships up the river before the river began to freeze or his
army would not be able to pursue Washington. In November 1777 the
siege of Fort Mifflin began and only lasted a little over a week.
The British did take the Fort but in the time it took to prepare for
the battle itself, Washington was able to make his way
to Valley Forge. The Colonial Army was safely out of the reach of
the British and the river began to freeze which blocked Howe’s
supplies. The 400 men at Fort Mifflin held off the 200 ships and
2000 troops long enough to cover Washington’s retreat.
Summation of Investigation:
On November 24, 2007, Investigators Sue, Sharon and Terry attended a "Sleeping with the Ghosts" event at Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia along with about 50 others. It was an uneventful night as far witnessing anything paranormal first hand, however upon reviewing their evidence, they were able to capture a few things.....
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Terry took this awesome picture. We have had professional photographers look at this picture and they have not been able to explain it. We can't explain it either.