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Today, former battle sites are government owned parks opened from 6AM-10PM with a road located behind the East Cemetery Hill accessing different sites during a driving tour. By either driving the grounds yourself, or taking a bus tour, you’ll pass monuments erected along the landscape memorializing the battle fought 156 years ago. If you’re daring, climb to the top of Pennsylvania State Monument for the panoramic view of endless fields that were once witness to a bloody battle complete with men screaming in pain and soldiers burying killed friends.
Paranormal activity I encountered alone and with my friends in and around Gettysburg, PA include the tales below:
Antique Mall at Farnsworth Inn
Shriver House Museum
In the present time, this house was the scene of my next unexplained encounter. Upon entering, the only other person besides my friend and I visible was a female neighbor, so imagine my shock hearing a male speaking close to us with our own ears! At first, we wondered if it was just a man’s voice that carried from another room. But that idea was scrapped after we heard it again behind us near a tree. Unfortunately, we never discovered his purpose, but I’ll attempt contact again in the future.
East Cemetery Hill
Later, we did a livestream to further communicate with the spirits. We used a variety of meters, props, and recorders to capture our findings. Kym suggested allowing spirit to communicate by touching an item that is light activated. Seeing light would mean Yes and no light would be a No response. Our 20-minute session revealed the spirit was a male in his mid-30 who survived to have a family and returned to the battlefield after his death.
When answers got slower arriving, we asked, “Do you want us to leave” and got an immediate yes. We packed up our equipment, using our flashlights to guide our way to the parking lot. During the walk, we felt as if a trooper was following behind us, but obviously there were no men present! The feeling disappeared upon stepping on the parking lot.
I returned to visit again a few months ago with a group of friends this time. We did a ceremonial offering to the spirits before leaving town after our 3-day visit. We had food and drinks and Joni, one of my friends, thanked the spirits of Gettysburg for their interaction. Upon returning home, she later revealed to me she felt that same escort off the property after our ceremony! That sort of validation is why I love what I do!
1863 Inn of Gettysburg
My friends Joni and Bart saw had a visit with a female spirit that they communicated with. In their room a digital clock radio played static without any alarm turning on. She turned it off but an hour later, it came back on. While hanging out in Joni’s room I heard noise in empty bathroom. My investigation discovered the faucet was running. I asked Bart, the last person in there if he left the water on, but he said no. Shrugging, I couldn’t explain this finding, so I turned off the water and we resumed our conversation.
Joni and Bart stayed at the hotel while my other friends Kym, Maryann, and I did an investigation with Battlefield Paranormal Excursions. We experienced a smoke alarm going off for no reason. Joni called the front desk who sent up maintenance and he was unable to explain the incident. He also shared that the entire evening he had been receiving a series of confusing calls similar to our and his walkie had strange static all night, all of which we blamed on ghosts. Not convinced it wasn’t something important, Joni decided to mention the bathroom faucet to the gentleman. He told us “Oh, that’s just George” which lead us to ask, “Who is George?”. The answer “We didn’t have a name for him, so we picked George, he’s active around the hotel.” Well there you have it, the water in the bathroom sink was a sign after all. Nice to meet you George.
The events my friends and I experienced are just a few of the many reasons why investigators near and far continue to return to Gettysburg, PA to observe its rich history and famous paranormal activity.
Below are more of my favorite photos I captured during my visit to historic Gettysburg, PA.