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Old 03-27-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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No.

Nor at Antietam, or anywhere else.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:34 PM
 
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I think much of it is hyped up to promote tourism. With all the dead there are probably some ghosts but some ghost hunters say that cemeteries aren't the best places to find ghosts. Ghosts seem to haunt places they were connected to in life. Buildings, houses, etc. Battlefields might be even less likely to retain spirits. What connection would a spirit have to tie them to a piece of land except that they died tragically there? If I were a ghost, I'd go back to my home or the place I was familiar with.
I think if ghosts really are as prevalent there as many say, then another place would also be lousy with ghosts. Normandy Beach, France. There's very little said about there. Europeans love ghosts but its usually castles and old homes and landmarks.
Now native American ghosts haunting land, that's another story. They have a connection to land and seem to be very protective of it. The same is said to be true of Asian ghosts and Hawaiian islander ghost in particular.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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Battlefields might be even less likely to retain spirits. What connection would a spirit have to tie them to a piece of land except that they died tragically there?
You underestimate military service.
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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Been to Gettysburg a few times. While I haven't "seen" anything, I had some weird experiences. But that could also be me getting caught up in the ghost hype.

A lot happened on that battlefield in a matter of days, if anything, it's emotionally charged.
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:43 PM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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We went in 09. We went back at night and hiked Little Round Top with flash lights. We definitely heard things. We took pictures in the dark of several different areas of Gettysburg and in some of them there are definite spheres and in some of those spheres you can see faces in them.
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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One time I was on a field with the red barn about a mile away, and my sister asks me "do you smell that?" Then I sniffed and it smelled very strongly like cinnamon rolls! There was almost no one else around, certainly no one eating/cooking. The red barn was too far away to have anything "waft on the breeze" toward us. It was pretty strong. A rather silly tale but that was my ghost experience. I live near Shiloh with no ghost activity and plan on going back to Gettysburg this year. What an amazing place- it's what got me interested in the Civil War! It's amazing how boring it seems when you read about something in a book vs. actually seeing how they lived in real life. Thank you Civil War reenactors!
Were you near Jenny Wade's House? Perhaps she was baking something.
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:37 AM
 
Location: East of the Appaichans
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We went in 09. We went back at night and hiked Little Round Top with flash lights. We definitely heard things. We took pictures in the dark of several different areas of Gettysburg and in some of them there are definite spheres and in some of those spheres you can see faces in them.
Interesting...these "spheres" are actually called orbs. I had a couple of orbs in my pictures at the Spotsylvania battlefield last month.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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yarbs, would love to read your experiences.
There certainly is potential for residual hauntings, playing horrific moments over and over, fueled by emotional trauma.
Also because of the nature of sudden deaths I would think that many spirits do not know they are dead and may be unable to move on.
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