What an experience!
Posted 05 June 2005 - 08:22 AM
Posted 05 June 2005 - 04:48 PM
You are so right! Wish everyone felt the same way, the world would be a sweeter place. Emotions take over often to quickly! I'm hoping everyone will forgive and forget and that we can all go on just as we have! Thanks, Julie
Posted 06 June 2005 - 12:51 AM
Hey, that would be cool..... We could go on a ghost stake out...... the Den would be perfect. I've read a book on the local history of the Den/Little Round Top/Triangular Field area, and learned some very shocking things. Example: the early settlers in the area, as far back as the 1700's were reported as seeing what they called "hobgoblins" and "spook lights" in that area!!!! Makes you wonder exactly WHAT is out there since they reported this stuff LONG before the Civil War.... also, the field on the SLyder Farm was once called Indian Field as it is supposedly an Indian Burial ground.... now, that is spooky......
also, there is some questions as to the rocks of the Den and HOW they actually got there and how old they are. Then there is the tale told by the early settlers of the "monster snake"... Juliet & Dave, when you guys get back here, we've gotta stake this place out......
Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:49 AM
He said , Im waiting for the light show .
Of course my next question was what light show.
He went on to tell me a tale of red lights that rise up out of the ground and dance around for several minutes then disappear as quickly as they came .
I asked him if he thought it was related to ghostly activity . His answer was no , this has been going on longer than that , at least thats what witnesses have passed down through the years. I dont know if his lights ever came or not but he sure seemed convinced that they existed.
Posted 06 June 2005 - 03:38 PM
Posted 06 June 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted 06 June 2005 - 06:09 PM
Second, I am so jealous of all you who have gone to Gettysburg. I live on the West Coast and it's quite an elaborate trip for me to go. Someday, I plan to make the journey.
Second, as far as artifacts go, I stumbled acrossed this military museum and antique store that is supposed to be the largest of it's kind. It is located not far from where I live and it's actually in the basement of another large antique store (my hobbie, I'm hoping that someday a pick something up with a spirit attached to it). While this military antiques dealer has a huge WWII cache of things, their Civil War section is very small. There is one thing that caught my eye and I want to go back as soon as I can to buy it. It's a small picture box(like a locket), very delicate with a faded photo of a woman inside of it. It was either a soldiers wife or mother and I got the most intense loving feeling from it. This was probably someones most prize possession out in the battlefields and perhaps he was lucky enough to just lose it but somehow I think he lost his life instead. It was the most precious thing I have ever seen!
No ones going to be mad at me if I buy it will they?
Posted 06 June 2005 - 06:29 PM
I found you question funny!!! Dave and I have tried and tried to get to upload the video, because we are so anxious to show everyone. It's AWESOME!!!!! But I swear the instructions are in German even if they are written in English! I've had to clear out my computer 3 times trying to load it. I'm just computer illiterate. BUT, I talked to my dad the other night and he might be able to do it....it's just a drive to my dad's and he work odd hours, so I'm not sure how soon I can make it out there, but as soon as we figure this out you better believe it will be posted...we've even asked Jeff, but he doesn't have the equipment either. I've tried everything from scanning it to a disk to saving it to the computer...no go! Well, I'm got to get my munchkins off to bed so I'll reply to everyone else in the morning...I have a terribly bad headache and looking at the computer screen isn't helping! Julie
Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:50 AM
Posted 07 June 2005 - 02:19 PM
Hi Ghostsof Gettysburg, I would like to hear more about the Devil's Den rocks if you have any info. I was quite sure they were just a natural outcropping. I live about 25 minutes from Gettysburg and have a smaller size Devil's Den in my backyard, but not that much smaller! I was under the impression it was Catoctin Greenstone. Devil's Den may be Pennsylvania bluestone. Someone told me that millions of years ago this whole area was higher than the himalyas. I will have to look into that. This whole area is full of rocks!
also, there is some questions as to the rocks of the Den and HOW they actually got there and how old they are.
Posted 07 June 2005 - 03:43 PM
Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:14 PM
ghostsofgettysburg, yeah I think it would be great to meet up with you guys. We've heard a couple other stories on Devil's Den about a ghost from the Texas infantry that haunts the rocks. We did get a couple orb shots from there, but nothing worth posting picture wise. I'd love to get more of a feeling on the stories that you have experienced there, bet you have some good ones. Do you live in town? Dave and I have come to know Gettsyburg on the back of our hands from visiting. I think we have absolutely fell in love with gburg, such a wonderful place! Any word yet on the voting on if they are keeping the parks open till 10 or not....I hope so! If not Dave and I will definately try and plan on being back before Oct. then!
Jen, Heck I wouldn't be upset if your drawn to an object and wanted to purchase it, there's probably a reason you are drawn to it and it's worth looking into. I'm happy to see that you got such a kick out of reading these posts, but I'm even more happy that everyone has made up. Gettysburg is definately worth the trip. That's like I hope someday (probably when my kids are grown) to visit places such as the Whaley house, Whinchester House, Queen Mary, Myrtles plantation, and last but not least St. Augustine Fl. all these sights I have high interests in, but it's hard to go with our children being so young yet.
Rock and Sprace, I believe anything is possible in gburg for any type of paranormal accounts to occur. There is not one place that you cannot step that someone has died. If peole are seeing ghostly lights, I believe it...I would even wonder if they are part of disembodied spirits or even a residual haunting form the lighting of the battle of gunfire from the war. I hope I didn't miss anyone, but I will write more later...Julie
Posted 07 June 2005 - 07:42 PM
I know just how it is with traveling and kids. Even more I have a nonbeliever for a husband. He only wants to come if there is a cool place of interest involved. So if I go to Gettysburg he will want to come and then I have to arrange someplace for the kids to stay because they don't like it when Mom drags them to the "haunted places". And so on and so forth....
As for visiting the West, Whaley House, AWESOME!!! The Queen Mary, haven't been there since I was a kid. Can't wait to go in September for a conference there. The Winchester House, been quite a few times and it's very cool to visit but personally I do not get that vibe that comes from a haunting. I've talked to other investigators and they personally believe it's their marketing ploy to attract the tourists. It's got the most elaborate tour set up I've ever seen for a historical spot. Two places you should visit definitely, The U.S.S. Hornet docked in the San Francisco Bay, it's just crawling with energy and of course Alcatraz. That's where I brought home my hitchhiker!
Also if you ever make it out West, check out going to Virginia City Nevada (just east of Lake Tahoe). It's a great place to take in the historical part of the West and it's teaming with ghosts. My kids got to spend the night in a haunted hotel room (unbeknownst to me at the time of checking in). The Gold Hill Hotel has a lively ghost named William that likes to perform for people who talk about him. He did a few little things for us. It was cool!
Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:22 AM
Send him over to the skeptics board then!!! I've read up on all those places that you have mentioned too. I was wondering if the Winchester house was hyped up just for profit....it would take alot of cash to maintain a property like that. If the stories are true about Sarah contacting the ghosts from the rifles and having to keep building till they collected her soul. Then I think that the spirits finally got what they came for and then left after her death. It's either that or I think she might have finally flipped her mind after losing her husband and child so close together and gone mental and had a medium feeding off her money because of it. I have also seen the specials on the house. That there were also spirits of construction workers haunting the home too. Who would want to spend eternity still working at their job? Oh, that would be just aweful! Julie
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