User Story: Fort Phantom Hill
We were at Fort Phantom Hill just north of Abilene, Texas. It’s an old 1850’s abandoned army fort that was actually call “the post near the clear fork of the Brazos”. The hill was already called Phantom Hill, so the name kinda stuck. All of the buildings in the fort are mostly gone except for the magazine and the guard’s quarters. The storage area for the commissary has it’s four rock walls and some timber left, but that’s it. The rest of the buildings are just fireplaces and chimneys. They are in the middle of making some improvements to the entrance of the fort at this time: new concrete drive, restrooms and a fancy sign. We were still in our car when I fired up the radar. One of the first words we heard was “progress”. When we were walking through the gate separating the parking area from the fort, the radar said “border”. After passing through the gate we heard the word “fire”. At that moment, we didn’t make anything out of that, but later learned the very day the army left the fort…. it burned down! Next to the guard’s quarters was a cistern.. as we stood next to that we heard, “pour” and “drink”. We walked up to what was the Adjutant’s office. I held my camera up to take a picture of what was left of the building. As soon as my camera clicked… the radar said “fireplace”. That’s all that was there..a fireplace!!! When we were inside the commissary ruins we heard “meal”.. by the bakery and blacksmith’s building… we heard “hot”. There were several other words we got that we could only guess what they might have been trying to say. Before taking pictures of the officers’s quarters, I asked if it was OK to take pictures… after taking the 2nd picture, the detector said: “angry”.. so I quit. The one that blew our mind the most… absolutely HAS to be paranormal. When we went to leave, I turned the radar off as we got back in our car. There were no other devices in our car on… GPS was off, both of our phones were on stand-by. As I turned started the car… in the voice that is used by the radar… we heard: “navigation resumed”!! Two words! I grabbed my phone, and double checked to make sure the radar was off… and it was! I have no other apps on my phone that has a voice that even remotely sounds like the radar voice! We plan a trip back out there very soon!!!
—Cliff from Arlington, Texas U.S.A