As the story goes...

Fort Washita was built near modern-day Durant in the 1840s and served as a military post until the outbreak of the Civil War. The history is kind of interesting, but it's not relevant to the story. It was abandoned shortly after the war and made eligible to become privately owned land.

While the dates aren't conclusive and the actual history is somewhat lost, a woman referred to as Aunt Jane lived at Fort Washita post-war until she was murdered.

The accounts for her death are muddied with hearsay, but long before Oklahoma became a state, a roving band of thieves came across Aunt Jane in her fort one day and decided to take what they wanted leaving no witnesses behind.

According to the accounts of those who were eventually caught, Aunt Jane didn't cooperate with the robbers. When she refused to tell them where she kept the family money they killed her, but the story didn't end there.


Not only did these men murder Aunt Jane, but they also beheaded her corpse and dismembered her body. As the tale tells, they spread her remains across the land in an attempt to hide their crime.

In the years after this heinous crime, there was a rumor that Fort Washita was haunted by the headless ghost of Aunt Jane, but it wasn't until later that the rumor became truth.

A young child who lived nearby was possessed by Aunt Jane in the 1920s. Jane threatened to cut off all of the girls' hair but was successfully exorcised through the mothers' prayers.

Aunt Jane has since been seen with astounding regularity over the last century. Or at least people tend to think it's the ghost of Aunt Jane given the headless free-roaming greenish-hued apparition... Surely that can't be someone else, right?

While Jane has never managed to harm a witness, it is said she tries to strangle anyone in her path.

If you'd like to take a deep dive into Fort Washita, they're offering haunted walking tours and ghost story hours again this year. It sounds miserably spooky.

Click here to check dates and availability.


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