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by Bryan Terry Modified: October 16, 2013 at 11:05 pm •  Published: October 16, 2013
Boy Scouts from Troop 20 listen to a paranormal presentation inside the Fort Reno chapel before taking a guided ghost tour by lantern light around the historic fort in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Boy Scouts from Troop 20 listen to a paranormal presentation inside the Fort Reno chapel before taking a guided ghost tour by lantern light around the historic fort in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

To view an audio slideshow about the tour click here.

A crowd filled the pews as the late day sun spilled through the windows of the chapel at Fort Reno on a Saturday in late September. They were getting a quick history lesson on the former U.S. Army Post as they waited for the sun to set and their guided tour to begin.

A crowd gathers around the officers' quarters during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A crowd gathers around the officers' quarters during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Elias Padilla, from Boy Scout Troop 20, knocks on a door beside tour guide Rebecca Terrel as they try to get a respond from spirits during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Elias Padilla, from Boy Scout Troop 20, knocks on a door beside tour guide Rebecca Terrel as they try to get a respond from spirits during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Rebecca Terrel, with the Sneak-N-Peek paranormal group, led a group of Boy Scouts on a ghost tour by lantern light around the historic site. Under a full moon visitors heard tales and legends of paranormal activity along with historic information about each building. Stops along the tour included the post cemetery, an officers’ quarters built in 1891, and a post commissary.

The “Ghosts of Fort Reno Tour” is a way of raising money to maintain and restore the fort. Karen Nix, Fort Reno Director, said the tours are an opportunity to learn history. “Not only do we look for ghosts and spirits, but we have a good time learning history,” said Nix.

In this long exposure image a crowd gathers around the officers' quarters during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
In this long exposure image a crowd gathers around the officers' quarters during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
In this long exposure image a crowd listens to paranormal stories at the post cemetery during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
In this long exposure image a crowd listens to paranormal stories at the post cemetery during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A crowd gathers around the officers' quarters during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A crowd gathers around the officers' quarters during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Rebecca Terrel, with the Sneak-N-Peek paranormal research and investigation team, tells stories to Boy Scouts from Troop 20 outside the post commissary during a  ghost tour by lantern light around the historic fort in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Rebecca Terrel, with the Sneak-N-Peek paranormal research and investigation team, tells stories to Boy Scouts from Troop 20 outside the post commissary during a ghost tour by lantern light around the historic fort in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A crowd gathers around the officers' quarters during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A crowd gathers around the officers' quarters during a guided ghost tour by lantern light around Fort Reno in El Reno on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Fort Reno is offering two special Halloween tours in October. One on the 19th and the other on the 25th. Advanced reservation is required and the cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $5 for children. Form more information visit the Fort Reno website.

Click here to view an audio slideshow about the Fort Reno ghost tour.

 

 

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by Bryan Terry
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Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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