Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ghost Adventures - Fort Chaffee

Episode Description:
Fort Chaffee is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The giant military complex has been home to German POWs, Cuban refugees, and has seen hundreds of deaths during it's long history. For 40 years, soldiers trained for combat within the fort's boundaries. However nobody could have been prepared for the huge influx of Cuban refugees.

Cuba opened its doors for their un-wanted citizens to leave in the 1980s. Thousands of mental patients and criminals from Cuba became permanent residents of Fort Chaffee. There were constant fights and stabbings on the grounds of what became a prison for refugees. The prisoners even threw a full scale riot in response to the conditions at the camp.

The huge complex has been home to a few famous and infamous individuals. Both John Lennon's murderer, and Elvis Presley once called this place home. With over 30,000 acres and a lot of history at the complex, the guys definitely have their work cut out for them.

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Threatening Voices at Fort Chaffee

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