Gettysburg Battlefield – Investigation

Gettysburg Battlefield

April 16-17, 2021

Gettysburg, PA

 

Investigation

 The well-known and infamous small town of Gettysburg, PA was home to bloodshed and possibly one of the most important days in The United States history. Some of the locations throughout the town and battlefield have become synonymous with death and despair, but ultimately also unity and a new country (the one we know today). Some of the more popular locations known from this historical three day battle include areas such as: Devil’s Den, Little Round Top, Culp’s Hill, Triangular Field, and the Copse of Trees (Pickett’s Charge).

While our main goal was not to investigate, we wanted to see some of the lesser known locations of the battlefield like: the Witness Tree, Confederate Rock, First Shot Marker, McPherson Farm, Rose Farm, Wentz Farm, Weikert Farm, Bliss Farm, Coster Mural, Confederate Mass Graves on Culp’s Hill, David Acheson’s Burial Marker, and Benner’s Hill. Each of these locations hold a significance to the battle and their own unique stories – perhaps though, for another time.

 

 

We spent two days touring these sites and, being that the battlefield is now open until 10:00 PM, we headed over to some of the major locations to investigate beginning around 8:00 PM. Our original plan was to stop at a few locations that were more well-known, but with the park being open later, that almost meant more people around the area. We wanted to go to Devil’s Den, Culp’s Hill, Little Round Top, honestly the list goes on and on – but we had to tweak our plan as we went and it ended up working out just fine. In the end, looking back on the experience, it was just an honor to have the opportunity to investigate these areas at night.

Throughout the battlefield, no matter which site you reference, there are stories of strange sightings, noises, and unexplained phenomenon. In fact, these stories are so predominant that you can’t walk down one of the historic streets in Gettysburg without being bombarded by advertisements of ghost walks and hunts. There are countless book series (our favorite by far is the series written by Mark Nesbitt, no bias there even though we own a few signed copies!) regarding these tales. Many employees and volunteers all have their own variations and experiences as well. Many guests have smelled fires, seen apparitions, and even experienced what they had thought in the moment was a re-enactor, only to find out later that there were no scheduled re-enactments that day. Phantom voices include: marching orders, cries for help, and intelligent questioning of guests. Guns and artillery have been heard in the distance as if thunder was rolling in, even on bright and blue-skied days. Cameras and other equipment are said to black out or blur and fail in certain spots on the battlefield as if something is taking its energy, or even simply preventing photos from being captured. We’ve each had our own experiences here including those oddities like: noises, blown out pictures, and even seeing odd things in the field, not to mention our investigations of the Jennie Wade House and Gettysburg Orphanage.

 

 

The first evening, we spent some time outside of Devil’s Den, near Plum Run (Bloody Run) at the base of Little Round Top (on top of Devil’s Den), at the Sharpshooter lookout at Devil’s Den, then ended at the foot of the Copse of Trees where Pickett’s Charge ultimately ended. We seemed to capture a little bit of K2 activity at the Sharpshooter lookout and one of the most clear paranormal sounds we’ve ever recorded with what sounded to be drums and a fife which would have signaled a march.

During our second night, we began next to Armistead’s Monument where he fell, then over to the Angle. We moved around a little after attempting Sach’s Bridge only to drive up to what appeared to be a local get together. After a quick reaction, we moved up toward the Almshouse Cemetery, the local cemetery which dated before the Civil War and had a direct relation to a local (no longer existing) poor house known as the Almshouse Poor Farm. While we did seem to get a little K2 activity and voices at the Angle, it paled in comparison to the activity we received at the Almshouse Cemetery. We captured a lot of K2 activity, particularly in regards to yes or no questions, as well as some voices crying out for help and even recording some names like Adam and Jacob.

 

 

The first night, we arrived on site around 8:00 PM and lasted until the park closed at 10:00 PM. Our second evening, we didn’t get started until 9:00 PM and stayed in the park until 10:00 PM, moving onsite afterward lasting until about 12:00 AM. We only packed some of the handheld equipment, not our full stock. We utilized a stationary camera, one recorder, one K2 meter, one SB7 Spirit Box, and one FLIR thermal imaging camera.

Thanks to our recorded evidence, as well as our own experiences on the Battlefield, we believe that we experienced some residual energy on the battlefield and more intelligent communication out in the cemetery. We gathered slight evidence in every location we visited, more than likely due to the brutal and tragic energy left behind from the vicious and bloody fighting that occurred here 158 years ago.

 

 

After a thorough analysis of our evidence we captured during our short paranormal investigation of the Gettysburg Battlefield, we feel that we experienced true paranormal activity. We attached our recordings, videos, and photographs. Everywhere we feel that we experienced some type of otherworldly activity, we noted these locations and labeled their significance. Let us know what you think and if you’ve ever had experiences here!

As always, you have been warned, some of this is not for the faint of heart and can be slightly explicit:

 

Plum (Bloody) Run / Base of Little Round Top

 We set up across from Devil’s Den, across the stream, at the foot of Little Round Top. During the battle, this was heavily contested ground and seemingly no man’s land. From the base, the Confederates fired up toward the Union and from the top of Little Round Top, the Union peppered the Confederates. Bodies stacked up and blood ran down the hill, right into the aptly nicknamed Bloody Run. It was said that the stream ran red from the blood and it became completely unusable. 

On this bloodied hillside, years later, there have been shadow figures seen moving up and down the wooded area and loud yells and gunfire have been said to echo and reverberate the ground where all of this senseless death occurred.

While this wasn’t our first choice to begin, we still felt honored and humbled to be standing on this hallowed ground at the time of night when most don’t get the opportunity. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the activity we had hoped for, for that matter, we didn’t capture anything out of the ordinary during our short time here.

 

Photos:

 

  • There was nothing caught out of the ordinary here.

 

 

Recording 1 – EVP:

 

 

  • We didn’t record anything abnormal here.

 

Recording 2 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • As we ran the Spirit Box, we noticed that there was nothing coming through, even the static from radio stations, it was just eerily silent.

 

Video 1:

 

  • Much like the recordings, nothing was captured otherworldly.

 

 

Devil’s Den – Upper End

 

Atop of Devil’s Den is the location where the Confederates set their sharpshooters and some minor artillery to fire upon the Union forces, who were stationed at the top of Little Round Top. Here is where many soldiers met their demise, perhaps not necessarily by the ammunition of their enemy, but by the fall to the dark depths of the rock formations. The namesake was actually given by the Native Americans who lived here previously and witnessed a large serpent-like creature crawling in and out of the rocks. This legend carried over and the locals seemed to respect the old stories, staying away from the cursed stones. 

Much like that of the hillside across the stream, voices and gun fire have become paranormally common. Leading up to the Triangular Field, this spot has also been noted to alter pictures and other electronic devices. Strange shadows have been witnessed moving in and out of the rock formations, and this is unknown whether it’s related to the Civil War or a time before it when the Native Americans settled in this area.

After some time passed and the other visitors had moved on, we began some EVP and Spirit Box sessions. While we didn’t feel as though we captured much, after we reviewed the recordings, we did realize that we recorded some voices, most of which could be classified as residual while others may have been intelligent, explaining that they died and where they fell.

 

Photos:

 

  • The first photo shows a light in the background, possibly an outline of a figure.

 

 

  • The second photograph shows what looks to be a light anomaly streaking across the screen.

 

 

  • This final picture was taken through the FLIR thermal image camera and shows what looks like a soldier, possibly even a sharpshooter, laying on the ground.

 

 

 Recording 1 – EVP:

 

 

  • We didn’t hear anything unusual here. Around 2:20, we could hear voices but we relate that to the other visitors to the area.

 

Recording 2 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • The Spirit Box was run for about 7 minutes before we began picking anything up. In this clip, we mainly remain silent in hopes of hearing some war-like noises.

 

Recording 3 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • At :06, we heard “Fight” followed by “U.S.” at :08.

 

Recording 4 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We seemingly captured a drawn out phrase here as if someone was trying to give us some explanation as to their death.
  • It may be easiest if we spell out what we heard followed by the time stamps: “I was killed right here” > “I” at :03, “Was” at :05, “Killed” at :16, “Right” at :30, and “Here” at :32.
  • We then heard “Position” at :43.

 

Recording 5 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • The word “Fell” was repeated at :03 and :59.

 

Recording 6 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • “Get out of here, please” was broken up into four different times in order – :06,:10, :16, and :18.

 

Recording 7 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We once again heard “Get out” at :06.

 

Video 1:

 

  • At 1:21, we heard “Fight” followed by “U.S.” at 1:23. 
  • We seemingly captured a drawn out phrase here: “I was killed right here” > “I” at 2:43, “Was” at 2:45, “Killed” at 2:56, “Right” at 3:10, and “Here” at 3:12.
  • We then heard “Position” at 3:23.
  • The word “Fell” was heard at 4:03 and 4:59.
  • “Get out of here, please” was heard broken up – 6:06, 6:10, 6:16, and 6:18.
  • We once again heard “Get out” at 6:41.

 

 

Devil’s Den – Sharpshooter’s Lookout

 

Down one of the rocky facades, there is an infamous location where a photo of a fallen Confederate soldier was taken. This photograph was actually staged, the original photographer moved his body from where he truly fell (which is unknown) to this new location, plus a multitude of others across the battlefield. This location still witnessed a plethora of death and destruction from both sides; Little Round Top (to its right) and Triangular Field (to its left). The position that is lesser known but where a sharpshooter was more than likely positioned is across the road in what is called the Fortress Caves.

This spot has been one that pictures and electronic devices fail quite frequently. One story claims that it is the angered spirit of this soldier, guarding this tragic location in hopes of preventing his fate being repeated. Energy does have a way of collecting here as flashes go off on their own, cell phones buzz away with no incoming message, and even mediums feeling simply overwhelmed in this location.

After we spent some time up above Devils Den, we moved down to this spot in hopes of stirring up activity. We heard a voice telling us to see multiple times as well as the word dead. More importantly, the K2 meter spiked on multiple occasions, particularly when we sat down where the former soldiers’ body was moved and photographed.

 

Photos:

 

  • We didn’t spot anything abnormal here, but we did attach two screenshots below. The first, we spotted eyes above the rock wall.

 

 

  • The second captures one of the moments the K2 meter jumped.

 

 

Recording 1 – EVP:

 

 

  • We didn’t hear anything unusual here.

 

Recording 2 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • During this clip, we didn’t capture anything but did note how the sound had changed from the other locations.

 

Recording 3 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We heard “See” at :03 and “Help” at :31.

 

Recording 4 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After we made mention that their body was moved, we captured “Multiple times” at :10.
  • We then heard “Everywhere” at 1:05 after we repeated that they moved his body.

 

Recording 5 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After some silence, we heard a plea of “Help, please” at :02.
  • We were then once again told to “See” at :07.

 

Recording 6 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After Derrick sat down in the location where the soldier was pictured, the K2 meter spiked. We then heard “See” repeated at :04 and :58.

 

Recording 7 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • The K2 meter jumped once again right before we heard “See” twice more at :04 and :30.

 

Recording 8 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • As Derrick spotted what appeared as eyes in the video, we were told to “See” numerous times at :03, :08, :35, 1:02, and 1:29.

 

Recording 9 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • Before we shut off the Spirit Box in order to just listen, we captured a few more words: “Eyes” at :03, “See” at :07, and “Dead” at :15.

 

Recording 10 – EVP:

 

 

  • We didn’t hear anything out of the ordinary here.

 

Video 1:

 

  • We heard “See” at 4:47 and “Help” at 5:15.
  • After we mentioned that their body was moved, we heard “Multiple times” at 5:34.
  • We then recorded “Everywhere” at 6:29 after we repeated that they moved his body.
  • We heard a plea of “Help, please” at 6:56 then once again told “See” at 7:01.
  • The K2 meter was alerted at 7:12 after Derrick sat down in the location where the soldier was pictured. 
  • The K2 again spiked at 7:24.
  • We then heard “See” at 7:28 followed by the K2 meter jumping at 7:32, then “See” again and 8:22.
  • The K2 meter jumped once again at 8:36 and 8:39 right before we heard “See” repeated at 8:49 and 9:14.
  • As Derrick spotted what appeared as eyes in the video at 9:37, we were told to “See” at 9:42.

 

 

Video 2:

 

  • We heard “See” repeated at :17, :44, and 1:11.
  • Before we shut off the Spirit Box, we heard: “Eyes” at 2:00, “See” at 2:04, and “Dead” at 2:12.

 

 

Copse of Trees

 The location that was the goal for the Confederates during Pickett’s Charge is the grouping of trees which is still standing today. This is also nearby the High Water Mark; the furthest north the Confederates ever made it during the Civil War. Near this point, there are countless bodies from both sides who were unceremoniously buried in mass and unnamed graves. It’s hard to even imagine the picture during this fateful charge of a line of men (over a mile long) marching through the flying debris and cannonade, ready to give their lives under no cover. The bravery they would have had here is just unfathomable.

With the extreme amount of lost lives during the infamous Pickett’s Charge, it’s no surprise that there is energy built up here from the tragic end these men faced. It’s said that in the dead of night, the rebel yell can be heard echoing across the field in a slew of cannon fire which sounds like rolling thunder. Along with the deaths, the unnamed bodies have been said to wander aimlessly across the field, attempting to complete their final orders.

We drove over this spot and were drawn to an area right in front of these trees. As we sat in silence, we didn’t seem to hear much but this spot definitely felt heavier, colder almost. After we began the Spirit Box, we did hear some words that were related to the clear cut sounds of drums and fiddles playing that followed. We did not hear this as we were in the field, but upon review, we did notice this strange and incredible evidence.

 

Photos:

 

  • We didn’t spot anything abnormal here.

 

 

Recording 1 – EVP:

 

 

  • We didn’t hear anything out of the ordinary here.

 

Recording 2 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • Throughout this time frame, we did hear what sounded like voices, none of which were clearly distinguishable however, as if they were a distance away – perhaps across a field.

 

Recording 3 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We captured “Charge” at :03 followed by “Forward” at :12 as if someone was commanding a charge.

 

Recording 4 – Spirit Box:

 

  • The words “Field” and “Music” were heard at :04 and :06.
  • Some clear music in the form of drums and a fiddle or fife could be heard at :45.

 

 

Recording 5 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We cleaned up the drums and fife a little more here.

 

Video 1:

 

  • Early on, we did hear what sounded like voices, none were clearly distinguishable however, as if they were a distance away, perhaps across a field.
  • We captured “Charge” at 6:49 then “Forward” at 6:58.
  • The words “Field” and “Music” were heard at 7:25 and 7:27.
  • Very clear sounds of drums and a fiddle or fife could be heard at 8:10.

 

 

Armistead Monument

 Near the Copse of Trees and the High Water Mark, the monument dedicated to Lewis Armistead is located where he fell trying to push through the Union lines during Pickett’s Charge. He was seen with his hat on his sword, making his final and fatal attempt to break through the Army of the Potomac. General Lewis Armistead was a hero for his country and his bravery has been immortalized in paintings and legends, physically with this monument.

In this location, many visitors have felt weak, or queasy. Others feel like a wave of sadness rushed over them, devouring them, turning their emotions heavy and somber, forcing them to tears and agony. There have been stories of cries of both pain and happiness as the Confederacy was turned away amounting in severe deaths while the Union rejoiced in deflecting the Confederates final true push into the North. Some mediums have claimed that Lewis Armistead is still here, in this very location where he fell in his final, glorious, and heroic attempt to win the war.

Even though we got a late start, our second night led us to some more compelling evidence. We did not spend a tremendous amount of time here, but we did capture some seemingly intelligent voices including some which were welcoming and some which stated what was happening in their minds, and some which repeated our names.

 

Photos:

 

  • There wasn’t much in the flash photography but we did capture some incredible FLIR thermal images, one in particular which appeared as though a figure was walking on the battlefield.

 

 

  • The video itself shows the figure moving in the field.

 

 

Recording 1 – EVP:

 

 

  • We didn’t hear anything out of the ordinary here.

 

Recording 2 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • As we began our Spirit Box session, we didn’t hear too much, so we attempted to speak directly to Lewis Armistead, attempting to stir up some activity.

 

Recording 3 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • At :01, we were welcomed with a “Hello.”

 

Recording 4 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We captured the word “Republic” at :05, as if they were a Union soldier fighting for the Republic.

 

Recording 5 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • “Fight” was heard at :03 as if repeating to us what occurred here.

 

Recording 6 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • As we continued to speak with them, we captured “Thank you” at :06.

 

Recording 7 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • “He died” was heard at :06 after we brought up Lewis Armistead.

 

Recording 8 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After Sue introduced herself, we heard “Hello” at :16.
  • The name “Steve” was then captured at :33.

 

Recording 9 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • “Brad” was said at :03; Brad was one of the members of our group that evening.

 

Recording 10 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • At :05 and :09, “War” was captured.

 

Video 1:

  

  • At 6:03, we were welcomed with a “Hello” then the word “Republic” at 8:02.
  • “Fight” was heard at 9:51, as if repeating the past.

 

 

Video 2:

 

  • As we continued to speak with them, we captured “Thank you” at :26.
  • “He died” was heard at 1:46 after we brought up Lewis Armistead.
  • After Sue introduced herself, we heard “Hello” at :5:16.

 

 

Angle

 Only about a 100 yard walk from the Armistead Monument rests the Angle, the true location where the Confederacy pushed through the Union lines during Pickett’s Charge. In this spot, where the stone walls and pickett fences crossed, was the bloodiest location of the entire battle. After the battle, fallen Confederate soldiers were stacked in gruesome piles of blood and limbs, being buried in shallow mass graves. This location became the area where the most unnamed and unknown amount of bodies were buried.

Much like the Copse of Trees and Armistead Monument, similar stories of heavy emotions have been told here as well as phantom soldiers marching and shouting commands. Cries for help have drawn some first responders and visitors to the area offering their help, only to find an empty field, filled only with a chilled wind.

While moving over to this area, we set up the camera right at the Angle and walked the field. We did receive some words like tree (as in Copse of Trees) and buried (as in standing atop mounds of buried bodies). As we ran out of time, we did begin to capture some K2 activity in the midst of the field.

 

Photos:

 

  • We attached a still screenshot of the K2 meter jumping.

 

 

  • There was a light anomaly we captured moving across the field.

 

 

Recording 1 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We didn’t record anything abnormal here.

 

Recording 2 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • At :06, we heard “Tree.”

 

Recording 3 – EVP:

 

 

  • We shut off the Spirit Box temporarily and recorded some K2 activity at 6:04, 6:23, and 7:04.

 

Recording 4 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • As we picked up K2 activity, we turned the Spirit Box back on. At :05, the K2 meter began to jump again, followed by :38, 1:10, and 1:35.

 

Recording 5 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We asked if they were a Confederate, and heard “Not me” at :12.
  • In turn, we asked if they were Union, and the K2 meter went off at :30.

 

Recording 6 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • The word “Buried” was heard at :17 after we asked if they were buried here.

 

Video 1:

 

  • We had ventured away from the camera and into the field and did not capture anything out of the ordinary here.

 

 

Video 2:

 

  • Again, we were too deep into the field to pick anything up on the camera.

 

 

Video 3:

 

  • We began to make our way back toward the camera, but once again did not pick anything up.

 

 

Almshouse Cemetery

 Located north of the battlefield, this old cemetery dates back before the Civil War moved into the area. This cemetery was the first cemetery of the Almshouse Poor Farm. This poor farm took in those the community did not want or looked down on. There were countless deaths that occurred here and their bodies were carried across the open field and buried in graves with minimal visitors, some with no names. The headstones are small and humbling, almost to a fault as if the poor farm did not want to “waste” money on those who perished there.

There have been phantom voices and shadows seen moving in this small cemetery. Some figures have been seen in the field beyond, as if some of these spirits are trying to make their way back to the no longer existent Almshouse Poor Farm.

As we failed to stop at the Sachs Bridge, we made our way here, not even knowing if it was allowed or not. That being said, it was so far off the beaten path, and that it is a working cemetery, we felt as though it was more than legal to stop in here. As we began, we didn’t get a lot of evidence or activity. As our time went on, we began using a handheld Ovilus. We began to pick up names and some intelligent conversation. As we moved further into the cemetery, we started to pick up activity on the K2 meter. We picked up multiple names like Jacob and Adam, and conversations that gave us information about their deaths.

 

Photos:

 

  • There wasn’t much in the flash photography but we did see an image in the FLIR thermal image camera of what appeared to be a figure standing on the other side of the fence.

 

 

Recording 1 – EVP:

 

 

  • We didn’t record anything abnormal here.

 

Recording 2 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We captured “Adam” on the Ovilus around :05.
  • After we asked if their name was Adam, we heard “Yes” at :48.

 

Recording 3 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • At :03, we heard “We sang.”

 

Recording 4 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After we moved toward the middle of the cemetery, we recorded “You’re late” at :03.
  • We began receiving K2 meter activity right after this.

 

Recording 5 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We were greeted by a “Hello” at :07.

 

Recording 6 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • Again, we were greeted with a “Hi” at :12.
  • “Gone” was captured at :27 and “Wait” was recorded at :24.
  • At :34, we were told to “Leave.”

 

Recording 7 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After some K2 activity, we asked if they were still with us and we heard “Left” at :06.

 

Recording 8 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • At :02, we heard a full phrase of “I’ve never seen anything like it” as if relating to the K2 meter.
  • Sue mentioned she had a bad arm and we heard “Arm” at :24 as if repeating her.

 

Recording 9 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • Some more K2 meter activity picked up and we caught “Help” on the Ovilus at :05.
  • We asked how we could help them and we heard “You can’t” at :16.

 

Recording 10 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • The name “Adam” was repeated at :02 and :20.

 

Recording 11 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • Following some K2 activity, we asked if they drowned, to which the K2 meter lit at :10.
  • “Get out” was recorded at :15 followed by “Go home” at :20.
  • At :32, “Stop” was heard then “Leave” at :43.

 

Recording 12 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We asked if they had family, to which we heard “They left” at :10.
  • After asking if they’re still here, we recorded “Can’t leave” at 1:03.

 

Recording 13 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We read “Mistress” on the Ovilus so we asked if the Mistress has a name to which we heard “No” at :10.

 

Recording 14 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After we asked if they’re afraid, we heard “No” at :09.

 

Recording 15 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We asked if they wanted us to leave, and at :11, we recorded “Please don’t leave.”

 

Recording 16 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After we explained that they don’t need to be afraid of us, we heard “Fear” at :12.

 

Recording 17 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We captured quite a bit of K2 activity prior to this, and once again at :10 after we asked if the bridge they drowned at was close by.
  • There was a strange scream at :25 after we asked the name of the bridge.

 

Recording 18 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We asked if their death was an accident, and at :09, the K2 jumped again.
  • The phrase “I think” was then heard at :12.

 

Recording 19 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After we asked if the water was quick, we recorded “Cold” at :12.
  • We then asked if the water was cold to which we heard “Cold” once again at :24.
  • “I did” was captured at 1:17 upon us asking if they died of pneumonia.

 

Recording 20 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We were told to “Go home” at :05.
  • As we responded, asking if they still want to talk to us, the K2 lit up at :25.
  • The name “Julia” was then heard at :36.

 

Recording 21 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • As we began to wrap up, we recorded “Almost done?” at :05.
  • We noticed footprints behind the group via the FLIR thermal image camera so we asked if they are standing close to us. At :35, the K2 meter lit.
  • After asking if they were standing behind us, the K2 spiked again at :55.
  • From behind the group, a yell not through the Spirit Box was heard at 1:30.

 

Recording 22 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • We heard a cry of “Help” at :13.

 

Recording 23 – Spirit Box:

 

 

  • After explaining that we’re leaving, we heard a sob at :15.

 

Video 1:

 

  • Just as we began the EVP session, we tried to get some activity to pick up, but to no avail at this time.

 

 

Video 2:

 

  • We captured “Adam” on the Ovilus around 1:07.
  • After we asked if their name was Adam, we heard “Yes” at 1:50.
  • At 3:05, we heard “We sang.”

 

 

Video 3:

 

  • After we moved toward the middle of the cemetery, we recorded “You’re late” at 1:19.
  • At 1:46, the K2 meter spiked.
  • We asked if that was them lighting the meter, and at 2:39, the K2 meter jumped again.
  • We were greeted with a “Hello” at 3:03 followed by the K2 meter jumping at 3:27.
  • The name “Jacob” was seen on the Ovilus at 4:51.
  • Again, we were greeted with a “Hi” at 5:08.
  • “Gone” was captured at 5:18 and “Wait” was recorded at 5:20.
  • At 5:30, we were told to “Leave.”
  • The K2 meter lit at 5:33 and again at 5:41. 
  • We asked if they were still with us and we heard “Left” at 7:22.
  • The K2 meter spiked once more at 7:53.
  • We asked if we could help them, and the K2 jumped once more at 7:59 and repeated at 8:05.
  • After we asked if they are still afraid, the K2 meter spiked at 8:34.
  • At 9:18, we heard a full phrase of “I’ve never seen anything like it” as if relating to the K2 meter.
  • Sue mentioned she had a bad arm and we heard “Arm” at 9:40 as if repeating her.

 

 

Video 4:

 

  • The K2 meter jumped at :15 and we caught “Help” on the Ovilus at :40.
  • We asked how we could help them and we heard “You can’t” at :51.
  • The name “Adam” was repeated at 1:27 and 1:45.
  • Once again, the K2 meter jumped at 2:04, 2:10, and 2:40.
  • At 2:47, we heard “Stop” even though we did not hear this in the recorder.
  • We asked if they drowned after the K2 lit to this question earlier, to which the K2 meter lit again at 4:30.
  • “Get out” was recorded at 4:35 followed by “Go home” at 4:40.
  • At 4:52, “Stop” was heard, then “Leave” at 5:03.
  • As we spotted a figure by the fence in the FLIR thermal camera, we asked if they were standing by the fence to which the K2 meter was alerted at 6:44.
  • We asked if they had family, and we heard “They left” at 8:10.
  • After asking if they’re still here, we recorded “Can’t leave” at 9:03.

 

 

Video 5:

 

  • The name “Amanda” appeared on the Ovilus at :08.
  • We then read “Mistress” on the Ovilus so we asked if the Mistress has a name to which we heard “No” at 1:13.
  • After we asked if they’re afraid, we heard “No” at 2:02.
  • We asked if they wanted us to leave, and at 3:09, we recorded “Please don’t leave.”
  • The K2 meter jumped twice more at 5:36 and 6:05.

 

 

Upon a thorough review of the evidence we gathered during our short time spent on the different locations on the Gettysburg Battlefield, we can conclusively determine that the historic location holds multiple entities throughout the different renowned areas of the small town and outlying fields. With numerous past experiences and first hand encounters, we were hoping for some highly reputable evidence. Even though the most evidence came from an area that we were least expecting, the majority of the battlefield itself seemed to hold trace amounts of paranormal activity. We felt as though we experienced and recorded residual paranormal activity as well as intelligent paranormal communication. We managed to capture a few images through the FLIR thermal camera and some stills from our stationary camera that were otherworldly. Our most phenomenal capture of the two night event was that of drums and fife playing in the field near the Copse of Trees.

With the mass amounts of death and despair during the bloody three day battle – which took place at Gettysburg, PA – ultimately paving the way for the current United States of America, there can be no wonder why there have been endless paranormal stories and experiences. After spending some time in these popular locations throughout the course of two nights, these stories are more than just that, they seem to hold some truth to these seemingly tall tales. Some of these spirits seem to be reliving their ill-fated final moments fighting for their morals and way of life for all eternity, classified as residual hauntings. These occurred more in the open fields and areas where heavy fighting occurred and where countless unmarked bodies were unceremoniously buried. Other types of hauntings, the seemingly intelligent spirits, were very active wanting us to know their names, how they died, and where they fell their final time. However, the most intelligent and active spirits were located further out from the battlefield and may be more associated with a former poor farm. At the Almshouse cemetery, we recorded multiple names, how some of these spirits passed, and even that they were stuck here.

We hold the strong belief that there was enough undeniable paranormal evidence gathered in the Gettysburg Battlefield to claim that there are numerous spiritual energies throughout the battlefield, both residual and intelligent in nature. These energies tend to range from those not realizing that they had passed on and are reliving their final moments on repeat to those who just want to be recognized, perhaps overlooked by the great battle that passed through the town and being lost to time. It’s more than likely that the majority of the paranormal activity experienced here is the former fallen from the Battle of Gettysburg, and with all of the bloodshed, tragedy, and heartbreak, there could be no question as to why so much energy has been left here to gather, sitting dormant and just waiting for the right opportunities to appear, for over 158 years.

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