Gettysburg National Military Park
Date:1st April, 2006 Type:Cemetery
Location Title:Gettysburg National Military Park City/State:Gettysburg, PA
Investigation Times:09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Status:Analysis
Sunrise:05:55 AM Sunset:06:33 PM
High Temperature:69 °F Low Temperature:45 °F
Sky Condition:Overcast Wind:WSW at 5 mph
Lunar Phase:Waxing Crescent % disk visible:15%
Solar X-Rays:Active Geomagnetic Field:Quiet
Kelli Patrick:Equipment used: digital and regular 35mm camera. I agree w/ Becky about the tourist thing. It was hard to concentrate on what happenend here until the sun went down and the kiddies went home. Like she said, there were times that we felt that we were being watched in the Slaughter Pen and at Rose Farm. We didn't feel any harm, they were just watching us. I was only using my 35mm camera in the Slaughter Pen. My camera died in the middle of the roll w/ new batteries. Since I normally don't carry an arsenal of expensive lithium batteries for my camera, I switched to my digital camera and didn't have a problem. As we were walking out of the Slaughter Pen, a couple of other people stated that their cameras died. We took a walking tour at night downtown. I caught a smell of tobacco. No one in the group was smoking at the time. It wasn't the smell of a cigarette, pipe or cigar, but fresh cut tobacco. I caught this smell again on the battlefield the Devil's Den. People have smelled vanilla, peppermint and tobacco in Gettysburg. Due to the smell of the rotting bodies, women would put vanilla or peppermint oil in a cloth and cover their mouth as they walked the streets just to cover up the stench. When you see this place, it is huge and can be emotional to know that so many people were killed here. My pictures only show Gettysburg itself. Nothing paranormal. I did get a couple of "orbs", but I am ruling it out as dust, since we were kicking up a lot of it in the area.
Becky Ray:Located just 50 miles northwest of Baltimore, the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the site of the largest battle ever waged during the American Civil War. But I'm sure most people reading this know that.
This was my first visit to Gettysburg, and the one thing that stuck in my head was the sheer size of the battlefield. For the civil war, this area is huge!
I personally had a difficult time feeling the reverence a place like this deserves during the daylight because it was full of tourists and families who were there. It's a bit difficult to remember that the river was running red with the blood of all the men who died in a place when children are running around as if they were at McDonald's playland.
Once the sun went down it was much quieter and it was then that I started to notice the feeling of being watched in places like the Devil's Den and at Rose's Farm. With most of the other tourists gone, it is quite an eerie thing.
The ground was covered in branches and leaves in the area known as the "Slaughter Pen," so any slight movement of any person in our group caused noise. However, several members of our group, without consulting each other at the time, all felt a presence watching us from behind some rocks. If there had been another person back there, a tourist perhaps, their footsteps and movements would have been extremely audible to us. When the area was inspected there was no one there.
I've got several rolls of film to develop and analyze, so I'm excited to see what I may have captured.