- Mar 9, 2012
- Detector(s) used
- Whites MXT ALL PRO, Minelab Safari
- Primary Interest:
- Relic Hunting
Do I believe in ghosts? I don't say they exist, and then I don't say they don't exist. Gettysburg is said to be one of the most haunted places in America. My brother and I visited Gettysburg National Battlefield park 9 years ago in 2012. It was the first time visiting the park since we were young boys with our parents in the early 1960's. It was a great trip as I have been a Civil War Buff since 3rd grade. This was special as our Great, Great Grandfathers Infantry regiment, the 44TH Georgia Volunteer Infantry fought there July 1 -3, 1863. We did not experience anything in the way of paranormal, but I did experience what could be explained as a great wave of grief and sadness over portions of that battlefield where many lost their lives suddenly and most tragically. Some say that Gettysburg is so haunted because so many lives were lost so young, and without a chance to live out their lives entirely. There was a set of books written on " The Ghosts of Gettysburg" which is a good read. These books may change some folks skepticism on whether ghosts do exist. These books are written encounters with paranormal aparitions, accounts given by Park Service Personnel, tourists, and some by foreign tourists. Many of these accounts by different folks occurred in the same parts of the battlefield, and many of the same accounts reported were of the same precise figure, and the the same time, area, etc. where the exact same encounters had been reported previously. These books are not very long, but a good read. It just may change some minds on the subject of Ghosts. If you enjoy reading about Gettysburg, check these books out.