It's one of the oldest and most active paranormal hotspots in the Sooner State. This historic Military post in Oklahoma is as well known for its hauntings as its history. Built in 1874 it has a tragic and terrifying past.

If you've never heard of it before you'll find this historically haunted post in El Reno, OK. It's the legendary Fort Reno. For almost 150 years the fort has stood, it was once abandoned and even used as a POW camp.

 Historic Fort Reno is located at 7107 West Cheyenne Street in El Reno, OK. Historic Fort Reno Historic Fort Reno

Fort Reno started as a camp and then was built into what we see today in 1874 after the Red River War. Originally its primary focus was protecting the Southern Cheyenne and Southern Arapaho reservations.


Fort Reno later became a U.S. Army Cavalry post and was home to the famous 9th Cavalry and the legendary Buffalo Soldiers. After Oklahoma obtained statehood in 1907 the fort closed but was later used during WWII.

Hit play on the video below to learn more about the history & haunting of Fort Reno

Fort Reno once closed remained a Quartermaster Remount Depot then was repurposed during WWII to serve as a POW camp. Both German and Italian prisoners of war were kept and housed there throughout the war.

With such a long and tragic history of war, death, and suffering it's no wonder the place is haunted. Fort Reno has seen more than its fair share of wars, unsolved murders, unexplained deaths, suicides, and misery.

 The cemetery at Fort Reno is said to be haunted by the ghosts of soldiers & prisoners Historic Fort Reno Historic Fort Reno

A lot of the old original buildings and structures still stand to this day. All of which are incredibly active with paranormal, even supernatural activity. There are tons of ghost stories being told and experiences reported.


Fort Reno has become a popular place for ghost hunters and paranormal investigators throughout the years. It's now a museum and historical site that's open to the public. That's right you can make a visit to Fort Reno.

Watch the video below to go on a guided ghost tour of Fort Reno in El Reno, OK.

So what are the experiences and stories people are telling? Caretakers, guests, and investigators have told of seeing ghosts, hearing strange and usual noises, unexplained voices, and freezing temperature changes.

Some have reported seeing doors, and windows open and close by themselves. There have been reports of objects moving by themselves and seeing shadow figures, apparitions, and feeling unseen hands and forces.

You can visit Fort Reno for yourself if you're brave enough, it's open to the public Historic Fort Reno Historic Fort Reno

There's also an unexplained phenomenon with taking photos at Fort Reno. People have captured all kinds of crazy and unusual images by accident while taking pictures around the property. Some have revealed ghosts, light orbs, and shadow figures that were unseen at the time. You never know, the picture you take could reveal something paranormal. Fort Reno is an amazing place with unforgettable stories and experiences.

If you'll like to visit Fort Reno and check out the museum, visitor's center, and tour this historic site click here to get all the details at the official website. You can also stay up to date with what's going on at the fort and any special events or tours on the official Facebook page. You can even book a private or group tour of Fort Reno plus they offer ghost tours as well. Click here to get all the information and start planning your visit.

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