posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 06:53 PM
As most people in this forum probably know, Gettysburg is one of the most haunted places in america, if not the world. in the spring of 2001 my
family and I took a road trip to Gettysburg and DC. The moment we arrived in the gettysurg city limits my mom and I (we are both very psychicly
sensitive) got a strange feeling that we were going to encounter some strange things during our visit. Anyway, we checked into the Holiday Inn:
Battlefield (which we later learned was extremely haunted) and as we began to unpack our things, my mom stopped us and told us to keep our things
packed because she had a feeling that we wouldnt be staying long. we agreed, although my dad thought she was nuts, and ventured to the battlefields.
when we returned from a day of sightseeing, we decided to go to the shops. The first place we went to was an old military antique store, I browsed the
inventory and decided to purchase a few items. I bought a few relics from the battlefield including an assortment of buttons and belt buckles, a few
musket rounds, and a reproduction kepi. (little did i know it would be the purchase of these objects that would awaken our ghostly visitor.) After a
few days of haunted restaurants, and a ghostly encounter in the hotel room, (that's a different story altogether.) we set off toward our home near
chicago. a few days after our trip, my mother and i began hearing strange noises in the middle of the night. my mom told me how my sisters TV kept
turning on in the middle of the night, and she was sound asleep. and even more frightening, one night i got up to use the bathroom, and I look down
the stairs and i could see a tall dark figure standing in the middle of our foyer. I was frozen with fear, and a moment later my mom emerged from her
room saying "why are you up so late mark?" (apparently she was going downstairs to get a drink of water) and she look down the stairs to see the
same apparition that I was staring at, and at the same time we both lunged for the light and the dark spectre vanished. our hearts were racing and i
was still overwhelmed with fear. the next day my mother did a bit of meditating and later she told me that she kept seeing a civil war soldier and an
image of the battlefield souveniers i had purchased. we then concluded that we brought back the spirit of a soldier somehow connected to the relics.
I still own the things, but i have sinced moved away from that house, and i think the spirit stayed because i havent had a similar expierience since.