Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fort Apache, Arizona

Hubby and I stopped at Fort Apache, which is on the Apache reservation in central Arizona. We had driven up the Mogollon Rim to find and rent our cabin during a week in August and we got a nice one with a large porch that faces the national forest. Apparently elk come down from the hills during the night, so we should have some interesting sightings! And, speaking of sightings, I believe I saw a ghost yesterday at Fort Apache! Hubby had wandered off, taking his own 10,000 photos and I was alone, wandering around when suddenly a young girl of about 8 or 9 years was walking next to me. She was talking, too, although I couldn't hear a word she was saying! Apparently she had quite a bit to say...I just couldn't hear it! DARN! She was blonde and her hair was in ringlets. She wore a black, long sleeved jacket over a black and white dress or skirt, which had quite a few petticoats under it! It was red with black velvet-like swirls on it...????? Weird, huh? That place always gives me the creeps. It is always windy up there and you can just FEEL the presence of the departed. HA! My husband thinks I'm nuts and is busy telling our children that I have gone off the deep end! (I HAVE NOT!!!!) Anyway, here are some photos of the fort...what do you think?


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Interesting photos and ghost story. When you say she was talking, but you couldn't hear it, do you mean her mouth was moving, but you heard no noise? Or do you mean you could hear something, but couldn't make out the words? How long did she walk next to you? Usually, people just see swirls of energy or lights or silhouettes. I think it's interesting that you saw so much detail.

Cheryl Ann said...

Yes, her mouth was moving and I could see her talking, you know, like a child who just blabbers...I heard absolutely NOTHING. Just the wind moving through the cottonwoods and the leaves swirling on the sidewalks. Aren't the sidewalks neat? I loved the horse print on the one. I'll post more pics this week. It's really a neat place to visit. She walked with me as I was walking down 3 of the captain's quarters houses. I believe she came from the first one, the dark one with the swing on the first. I spent quite a while there...something pulled me into it. That would be the 3rd and 4th photos. 5 of those houses were burned in a fire caused by a faulty chimney which burned the first one and the 4 others. I DID research the Fort Apache cemetery and did find a young girl of 8 who died, but that was in the 2000's and this girl was DEFINITELY from the 1800's because of her dress and curls. I've tried to research it, but there just isn't much to go on...somebody else DID write about the ghost of a young girl, but I don't know who he is and I can't locate him!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Interesting. That's good you are doing research to try to find out who she was. I suspect many homes have had someone die in them at some point. There is now some law in which a home seller has to divulge if someone died in their house. I'm not sure if that if because of haunting experiences people have had, or if it has to do with some people's religious beliefs. I told the real estate agent of my mother's house that no one needs to worry about her, because she was a saint.