posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 08:13 AM
Ok, so my family and I decided to go on a ghost tour in Gettysburg this weekend. Before our tour started, the guide explained that a lot of people
smell lilac and vanilla during the tour. Women who walked around town after the battle would put those scents on their handkerchiefs to mask the
smell of rotting flesh. So we started our tour and went to the first sight.
It was a creek bed where a lot of soldiers drowned after a heavy rain and flooding that ensued. As we left the area, my son smelled vanilla, and
shortly after that we did as well. We smelled vanilla and lilac off and on through the tour.
Our second stop was a house that was now a museum, and had been owned by a town leader during the war. The guide explained that people had seen all
sorts of things in the house, but we didn't see anything.
Next was a stop near where an old bridge had been located, but had been replaced. When it was torn down, they found fingernails embedded in the wood
underneath. Rebel soldiers had hid under there, and when the flood happened, they were clinging on with their fingers bud had been swept away with
the flood waters. Their finger nails were apparently ripped off while trying to hold on.
Next we went to Culps Hill. A tree there was said to be haunted, and people had felt all sorts of strange things when they touched it. I got a dizzy
feeling, and my son said his hand tingled when he touched the tree.
We went back by the museum, but this time the curtains in two of the upstairs windows were open, and a light was on. The guide told us no one was
ever in the museum after closing.
We ended our tour at the back of the business where we started. The guide was telling us about the cannon and how it was one of only two original,
and working canons in Gettysburg. I decided to take a picture of my son standing in front of it. I got an apparition in the picture!
once image uploads are enabled, I will upload the picture. I took another right after that and the apparition is not in the photo. This was taken
with my mobile phone. I have seen ghosts myself, but had never gotten an image on camera so this was quite exciting for me!