Warning: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
The U.S.S. Constitution, built in 1794, never lost a battle and is the oldest commissioned battleship still afloat today. All those years and all those battles can only mean one thing: ghosts!
Old Ironsides is docked in Boston Harbor and run by the US Navy. The crew on board however, is claiming to hear strange noises and see apparitions-including apparitions of children. The ship is about to undergo a massive restoration, but the Navy has allowed TAPS to investigate the paranormal activity before the overhaul begins.
At it's peak, there were over 450 soldiers on board the ship during the War of 1812. Over the years the ship has lost sailors and marines in battle, to sickness and injuries.
Ship's boys were generally on board to assist with rigging. That could explain the claims of child apparitions. Other claims are of heavy footsteps, sounds of guns firing and cannonballs rolling and doors slamming.
Dustin soon finds out why the apparition spotted in the Officer's Quarters was hunched over - the ceilings are super low in this area.
The hammocks are swaying on their own so Steve and Jason try to lure the spirits by sitting with them. They hear a crazy noise, then something touches Jason!
Steve and Dave hear what sounds like a gunshot in the distance. A quick check with Dustin and KJ uncovers the truth: when someone in the mess hall moves a chair, it sounds like gunfire near the cannons. Debunking at its best.
Commander Kearns gets his share of evidence: there is audio footage of whispering as KJ is speaking, footsteps, rolling and banging that documents many of the experiences the crew has reported. This was a great investigation and an honor for TAPS to be welcomed aboard such a prestigious ship.
Next up, the team moves from a 1700's ship to a 1700's fort. TAPS travels to Old Fort Harod in Harodsburg, Kentucky. According to legend, this fortress was built to protect settlers from angry Native Americans who were practiced in scalping and pillaging.
Now the fort is a state park. A haunted state park, that is. Even the re-enactors are too afraid of the apparitions. There were hundreds of violent deaths during the 1790s, including the alleged murder of Barney Stagner by the Native Americans, who placed his head on a stake for all to see.
The strangest thing is that the fort's founder, James Herod, disappeared without a trace. Nobody's even found his body. Is he one of the souls haunting this land?
The conference center is built on the burial ground of Barney Stagner, and people report seeing a head without a body in an upstairs theater booth. People also hear voices shouting at them and see apparitions of all genders and sizes. Can TAPS settle the fears of the park's guests?
There are women in white in the museum, but they're stuffed...so is this what people are seeing or are these representations of the ghosts roaming the fort? Jason and Steve wonder...
This is a fake head. But you could see how someone might think that it's real. This leads TAPS to believe that this may be the floating head people are seeing in the conference center.
Meanwhile, KJ and Sherry attempt to recreate images the client provided. It could be raindrops, but it's unexplained.
Overall, the entire night went by without any experiences or evidence to validate the claims. That’s actually a good thing, because now the re-enactors will come out and remake history again.