The Ft. Leavenworth Haunted Tour camp out was a mix of seriousness, relaxation, haunted stories, and fun. This tale begins with driving to our campsite on the Ft. Leavenworth Army Post. I rode with Mr. Brewer, Jonah and Tyler. As we were going down the road, we came to a complete stop at an intersection where a motorcycle accident had just happened. People were crowding around an unconscious male who was lying face down on the pavement. Mr. Brewer immediately called 911 call and the police showed up at the scene in five minutes. A special thanks to Mr. Brewer for acting quickly! After we arrived at camp and set up, it began to rain so we basically just stayed in our tents. Some of us listened to the Royals game until we fell asleep.
After breakfast early on Saturday morning, most of the Scouts played a game of kickball. We also played catch with a football. After we had our share of running and catching balls, a group of us went on a little nature walk behind our campsite. It was nice to have lots of free time on this camp out so we could be active and have fun! When it was time to eat lunch, the Ravens made grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. How original, right?!
Once lunch was over, everyone went on a tour of Ft. Leavenworth. The first stop we made was at a museum, where we bought our tickets to the Haunted Tour that night. We then walked through the museum and learned about Ft. Leavenworth’s history and historic sites, including the old disciplinary barracks (the site of the Haunted Tour). After that, we drove to the national cemetery, where many of our fallen military heroes are buried. This was the really serious part, especially for my dad because a Soldier named Spencer Duncan is buried there. Spencer was a member of my dad’s unit and died on August 6, 2011, during their last deployment to Afghanistan. Spencer was only 21 years old. Our last stop was a visit to the Buffalo Soldier Monument, located by a lake on the Post.
After we returned to our campsite, we had to make dinner and eat quickly so we could arrive on time to the Haunted Tour. We visited a total of nine stations, each one explaining various hauntings that had been witnessed there. The actors there were silent as they walked around pretending to be the ghosts, not speaking, just looking at us and stalking us. It was kind of creepy! At one of the stations there were some actors playing the ghosts of three dead girls. They started getting really close to us, and one even hugged me! (What can I say, I’m a ladies man!) Colin was with me and he kept asking the girls for their phone numbers as a joke, but they wouldn’t answer. It was pretty funny!
Once all this was over, we headed back to our campsite and went to sleep. The next morning, we packed up and drove home. Great camp-out, everyone!