Ghost Boy Revealed
Ghost Hunters International
Ghost Boy Revealed (Ghost Hunters International) -
Ghost Hunters International starts off season two in Callao,
the Real Felipe Fortress which is said to be haunted by the ghosts of
desperate prisoners and a small boy who runs across a room.
|The Real Felipe Fortress was built to defend the
main Peruvian port and the city of Lima from pirates and corsairs during
The fortress was pivotal in the 1866 naval battle
between a Spanish fleet sent to South America to "reclaim" its colonies
and land batteries in the coast of Peru.
The Real Felipe
Fortress is currently the Peruvian Army Museum, displaying historical
uniforms, weapons and other military paraphernalia.
Originally, the city of Lima, capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, was protected by a surrounding wall.
an earthquake that destroyed many parts of the wall in 1746 convinced
the Viceroy José Antonio Manso de Velasco, Count of Superunda, that
building a fortress in the port of Callao was the only solution to keep
Lima safe. The name Real Felipe was chosen to honor the king Philip V of
The fortress was designed by the French architect and mathematician
Louis Godin. The construction started on January 21st, 1747 and is
considered to be one of the biggest fortifications built by Spain.
was completed after 30 years under the supervision of the Viceroy Manuel
de Amat y Juniet in 1774.
For the next four decades fortress saw little action and was first used
to contain the rebellions seeking the Independence of Peru.
The fort was
also the last place the Spanish held on the South American mainland.
General José Ramón Rodil y Campillo held out there until January 23rd,
1826, fourteen months after the Battle of Ayacucho.