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Ft. Lauderdale Fire Station Ghost Hunting Event with Key West Paranormal Society
Saturday, May 18th from 8:00 pm until midnight. Event tickets must be purchased in advance on the Key West Paranormal Society website at: http://www.keywestparanormalsociety.com/Events/FtLauderdaleFireStation.html
The Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum is located at Historic Fire Station #3 at 1022 West Las Olas Boulevard, at the corner of S. W. 11th Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This event will run from 8:00 pm until Midnight. Advance ticket purchase required on our website and registration begins at 7:30 pm.
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. Fort Lauderdale Fire Station Ghost Hunting Event with Key West Paranormal Society 41.99