Saturday, March 24, 2012
Ft. Lauderdale Fire Station Ghost Hunting Event on April 28th 2012
FT. LAUDERDALE FIRE & SAFETY MUSEUM
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Donation $50 P/P - Ticket purchase required in advance.
Event runs from 8:00pm until Midnight - Registration begins at 7:30pm
The Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum (also known as Historic Fire Station #3) is located at 1022 West Las Olas Boulevard, at the corner of S. W. 11th Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Historical Fire Station #3 is said to be haunted by several entities including the spirit of young fireman, Robert Leeland Knight, who died two days after Christmas in 1940 during his second week of working for the Fire Station. He was killed in the line of duty when he was tragically electrocuted while stepping off the fire truck and landing into a puddle of electrically charged water. The claim is that fallen firefighter, Robert Knight, makes his presence known in many ways ranging from cold breezes on the back of the neck to the sounds of a disembodied voice. Some people claim the intercom system has turned on by itself and voices can be heard coming through the speakers, while others claim to have experienced phenomena such as door movements and seeing ghostly apparitions.
It is also said that spirits from the hanging tree located just across the street where vigilantes would hold their lynchings have made an appearance, as well as, an occasional Native American spirit from the Seminole Indian burial ground as a result of the war of 1836 located only a short distance away. But perhaps the saddest of all are the spirits of two small girls who passed away of smoke inhalation after a tragic fire broke out in their home located just down the street from the station.