Point Lookout State Park, located at the southernmost tip of Maryland's western shore, undoubtedly has a rather grisly history. The hauntings here are acknowledged by the Coast Guard, the Navy, and the State of Maryland. The rangers and workers in and around the park will talk to you freely about the things that go on there, and most even have personal encounters that they will share.
Point Lookout's violent history started in the 1600's, when Indians invaded the area and brutally killed many of the settlers. During the Civil War, it housed the largest prison for Confederate soldiers of the war. Exposed to the elements, the prisoners died horrible deaths en masse from disease and starvation. It is estimated that 4,000 men died in this relatively small area, only to be buried and exhumed 2-3 times before they were finally laid to rest in a common grave which is now marked with a monument bearing their names.
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