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Fort Chaffee

Fort Chaffee

Location submitted by: sdonley on 12/30/2011
DBA Approved: Y

PANICd#: 1074

On September 9, 1941, construction started on Camp Chaffee. Then on December 7, 1941, the first soldiers arrive. Between 1943-1946 some 3,000 German prisoners of war encamped at Camp Chaffee. It was the home of the 5th Armored Division from 1948-1957.


Fort Chaffee , AR 72905
Open to the public: Unkown

http://ghsweb.k12.ar.us/fort/chaffe...

Lat: 35.3756077
Lon: -94.4313928

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 5
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 4
Evidence: 0
Resources: 2
Retrievals: 9033
Vistor Rating: 1.5
Votes: 2

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History

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On September 9, 1941, construction started on Camp Chaffee. Then on December 7, 1941, the first soldiers arrive. Between 1943-1946 some 3,000 German prisoners of war encamped at Camp Chaffee. It was the home of the 5th Armored Division from 1948-1957. In 1975 Fort Chaffee Refugee Processing Center for Indochinese refugees. 50,809 Vietnamese refugees were processed. In 1980-1982 Fort Chaffee designated Cuban refugee Resettlement Center. 25,390 Cuban refugees were processed through. In 1983 the motion picture "A Soldiers Story" was filmed at Fort Chaffee. In 1986 Joint Readiness Training Center pilot program announced.  In 1987 the movie "Biloxi Blues" was also filmed there. Displaced Hurricane Katrina victims were processed at Fort Chaffee in 2005, but for the most part it is used as a training base.  January 29, 2008, winds whipped power lines to the ground which ignited fires that burned 150 buildings in the cantonment area - mainly old barracks that in the past housed soldiers, Vietnamese and Cuban refugees, and  Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Added by: sdonley on 12/30/2011 DB#:94
Source(s):
http://ghsweb.k12.ar.us/fort/chaffee.htm


Stories

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Unfortunately two of the paranormal locations at Fort Chafee no long exist.  In August of 2011, the barraks and hospital were lost to fire.  Please see the attached article for details.

Added by: sdonley on 12/30/2011 DB#:1062
Source(s):
http://www.4029tv.com/r/28784941/detail.html


Paranormal Claims

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Claim # Added Added By Claim
1384 12/30/2011 sdonley Apparition of arm was witnessed going around investigator in lab area.
1385 12/30/2011 sdonley Voices heard asking for help in the OBGYN section of the hospital.
1386 12/30/2011 sdonley Shadow figures seen in a jail cell area.
1387 12/30/2011 sdonley Voices heard saying 'Shut-up" and get out in the barracks area.

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Wikipedia Record
Added: 12/30/2011 By: sdonley
This is the Wikipedia page for Fort Chafee
Encylopedia of Arkansas History and Culture
Added: 12/30/2011 By: sdonley
Listing for Fort Chafee. This page has some interresting history.

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