This photo was taken by my friend Craig Rupp on Little Roundtop at sunset. The man on the left
was not there at the time of the photo. Not only was he not there, where he is standing has been filled in and is up
several feet from its older days. This was done by the NPS for safety reasons.
WHAT STATE ARE YOU FROM?
|CLOUDS OF DOOM
|ROUNDTOPS, GETTYSBURG PA
The Battle of Gettysburg lasted 3 days in July of
1863, and when it was over their were 50,000 casualties! It was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war and some
believe a turning point in history. With the number of dead and wounded, it is no doubt that it is considered the most
haunted place in America, if not the world. It is one of the most beautiful places to hike, especially if you like history!
So I have been walking around Gettysburg since the early 1990's, several times a year! It has a calming effect when
i am able to cross a soldier or soldiers over to the other side and they are with their families again. Even if I don't,
it is always a peaceful place to me and I know i will talk to at least one soldier that day. ANd without fail, it happens
all the time. Doug has seen it and been a part of these hikes. The thing is, I never forget where a spirit is
that needs help and usually come back and cross them over. It is a real honor to help these guys!
I LIKE THIS PLACE ANYWAY
GHOST HUNTING IN GETTYSBURG HAS BECOME BIG BUSINESS. AFTER MARK NESBIT STARTED HIS "GHOST WALKS OF GETTYSBURG"
TOURS, ABOUT 28 MORE TOURS HAVE SPRUNG UP! THERE ARE PLENTY OF "WALKING" TOURS, BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT TO
GET INTO THE ACTION, THE BATTLEFIELD IS LOADED WITH GHOSTS. i KNOW, I KNOW, THE WHOLE TOWN WAS A BATTLEFIELD.
TRUE, BUT AS WITH ANY KIND OF HUNTING, YOU WON'T FIND DEER WHERE THERE IS A LARGE GROUP OF HUNTERS GATHERED! YOU MUST
VISIT THE LESSER KNOWN PLACES IF YOU HOPE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER. DEVILS DEN, UNLESS ITS EARLY IN
THE MORNING OR WINTER, YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SEEING A YETI! LITTLE ROUND TOP IS ALSO WELL VISITED, BUT GO
JUST A FEW FEET DOWN THE FRONT SIDE OF THE HILL AND YOU ARE ALONE IN A SECRET FORT OF ROCKS AND CAVES. THIS IS A MUCH
BETTER PLACE TO LOOK AND FIND GHOSTS.
WE KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE AREA, EVEN BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR! DID
YOU KNOW THAT A GREAT BATTLE TOOK PLACE HERE BETWEEN INDIAN TRIBES OVER A PRINCESS AND SOME WATER??? wE DO AND WE CAN
TAKE YOU THERE! SACHS BRIDGE IS ANOTHER PLACE THAT IS PACKED WITH FOLKS LOOKING FOR GHOSTS, BUT IF YOU GO ON AN
OFF TIME(DAYTIME) AND CROSS THE BRIDGE, YOU WILL FIND THAT IN THE FIELDS BEYOND LAY A FIELD HOSPTIAL. THE BRIDGE ITSELF
WAS BUILT IN 1852. WHAT PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW IS THAT IN THOSE FIELDS SURROUNDING THE BRIDGE, THERE WERE MASS GRAVES
FOR SOLDIERS WHO WERE KILLED. THE STORY OF THE 3 DESERTERS HANGING FROM THE RAFTERS MAY OR MAY NOT BE TRUE. WHAT
I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT IN ONE AREA OF THE BRIDGE, YOUR STOMACH WILL GET UPSET AND YOU WILL FEEEL DIZZY, A PRETTY GOOD INDICATOR
THAT SOMEONE ELSE IS NEARBY!
getting face detection...
TELL ME YOUR NAME PLEASE, RICHARD
|GETTYSBURG DAY TWO
|THE TRAINGULAR FIELD
IS THERE A SOLDIER HERE...YES
THE PARK SERVICE AT EACH BATTLEFIELD, IS LIKE ITS OWN COMMAND, AND THE COMMANDER SETS THE RULES. IN THIS CASE,
CURRENTLY THE GUY IN CHARGE DOES NOT LIKE GHOST HUNTING GROUPS AT ALL. IF A RANGER STOPS YOU AND EVEN THIKS YOU ARE
GHOST HUNTING, THEY WILL ESCORT YOU OFF AND TELL YOU TO STAY AWAY. REALLY, I AM NOT KIDDING. YOU SEE CLOSE MINDED
PEOPLE LIKE HIM THINK THAT IF GETTYSBURG GETS KNOWN FOR GHOSTS MORE THAT THE HISTORY(NOT A CHANCE), THEN HE IS DOOMED AND
SO IS THE BATTLEFIELD. I SAY JUST THE OPPOSITE. SHOWING RESPECT TO THE GHOSTS OF SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT HERE IS APPROPRIATE
AND HONORABLE. YOU CANNOT TELL ME THAT WHEN YOU FIND A SOLDIER IN PAIN WHO WANTS HELP YOU WOULD WALK AWAY FROM HIM.
NO, YOU WOULD NOT. SO WE GO ON THE BATTLEFIELD UNDERCOVER AND ARE ABLE TO FIND AND HELP CROSSOVER SOLDIERS ON EVERY
PART OF THE FIELD!
|VIEW TOWARD LITTLE ROUNDTOP
I WONT FAIL YOU PETE
ON A RECENT TRIP TO GETTYSBURG, A COLD STORMY DAY IN JANUARY, I
GOT SOME GREAT PICTURES OF THE AREA WHERE THE ATTACK ON LITTLE ROUNDTOP CAME FROM. IT IS AN AREA NOT MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY
WALK THRU. THERE IS A TRAIL NOW, BUT IT IS GENERALLY MUDDY, WET AND DIFFICULT GROUND TO CROSS, I KNOW. i FOUND
A PLACE TO SIT AND TAKE PICTURES JUST BELOW THE CREST OF THE RIDGE THAT THE ALABAMA TROOPS STARTED FROM. THERE IS A
BEAUTIFUL STATUE DEDICATED TO ALL THE ALABAMIANS AND I HAD TO STOP AND ADMIRE IT!
HELP ME MARTIN
THERE ALREADY IT MAKES SENSE
When I travel on days where it is windy, rainy or both, you can
usually find areas on the battlefield where you will not see another soul. at least living!. When you see these pictures,
i also took video and on the camera in this area, i got what sony calls "face detection" multiple targets
at once right in front of me!!!! That didn't happen anywhere else that day. Weird, then of course i check the
EVP recorder that i had running and sure enough there is a conversation between two people. I am not sure if this is
not a residual EVP, rather than the intelligent kind, but they later responded to my asking them if they want some water!!!!!
So they had to be intelligent and not residual!!!!
BRING ME A MAP
During the afternoon of July 2, troops from Texas, Alabama,
and Georgia advanced toward LIttleRoundtop and came under fire from canon as they tried to walk thru the fields! Here
we met some soldiers from Alabama and promissed to help them. So I did, after sitting here and checking my evp recorder,
I knew these were the same guys from Alabama that Doug and I had run into the last time we were in this area. It was
two guys arguing among themselves, probably whether to trust us or not, and I do not blame them for that, so I made sure they
were around and then offered them some water. Showing this concern for them as people always goes along way to helping
them understand why you are there!
So after the rainbow had gone, I went back
to the spot where I had sat on the rock and explained that help was here and this is how you can do it! I waited till
I felt the real calm feeling drop over me and I knew they had gone, at least 2, but I think 3 others joined in and went over,
either way, somebody was finally home and that is always a good feeling! The clouds cleared away and I headed off toward
the Rose Farm House along a trail, and ran a recorder as I did.
|ROSE HILL FARM
LEAVE US ALONE
This is the Rose Farm, which was right in the middle of the fighting
and later was used as a hospital, and many wounded and dying soldiers were laid on the grounds outside the building.
It was here that I got loud EVP's saying "Leave us alone". I took this shot of the front of the house and
later found what appears to be an image in the upper left window. No one was in the house that day, it was empty and
MARK HE SAW THAT
WHAT A SHOT...