Yes I have seen one and it scared the hell out of me and my girlfriend at the time. It was May of 1987, and I was visiting my girlfriend in
Fredricksburg, Va. The whole area is widely known for its contributation to the Confederate forces in the Civil War of 1862-65? The house she had
bought previous to our meeting and I can remember her telling me one day, that there were things going on in the old house that she did not
understand. Like the doors suddenly closing, funny sounds coming from upstairs,cabinets closing and just a general sense of being watched. The
upstairs bedroom would always be near freezing even in the dead of summer.
One weekend I was invited to spend the weekend at her place in Spotsilvania County.(The county in which Fredricksburg is located) We had been up
having a few drinks and well you know what is about to happen between a young man and a young and beautiful girl. One thing led to a marathon session
under the covers and we were smoking.
After we were finished, we lay in each others arms in the bed and she had just gone to sleep and I was almost there myself. All of a sudden there was
a small wind that was coming in the bedroom from somewhere. I'll say at this point, all the doors and windows were shut and locked and the home was
secure before we got down to muskrat love that evening.
We were in the bed and all of a sudden, there was this mysterious light that started coming together at the foot of the bed and the room got so cold
it wasn't funny.
I was wide awake and she is still there sleeping when I put my hand on her shoulder and woke her up and telling her at the same time to be quiet. She
and I just about had a fit because all this time, the circle of light at the foot of the bed had been coming together in the form of a human face.
The diameter of this circle of light was slightly larger than human head.
We were actually paralized with sheer terror.
This circle of light had finally come together over a period of about 30 seconds which to us seemed like an eternity. She was so scared, she hid
under the covers and I did not know wether to sheet or go blind at this point. This life like human head had lit up the whole bedroom with its soft
but strong light. It was as intense as a 150watt lamp.
It started talking to us and telling us that we must leave because the house had been during the war, a hospital for the wounded Confed. troops. It
said that(from what we could peice together later that morning) we were distrubing the souls of the ones who died in that house as a result of being
We noticed that he in every sense had acted like a gentelman and even spoke with a strong Southeren accent. The light had started to dissapate just as
fast as it had assembled itself. We didn't know what to do after this little episode. We were both afraid to do anything but just lay there and look
at each other while this thing formed. Now at this time, we started hearing from the upstairs bedroom, a series of sounds like you would hear in a
hospital setting like the sounds and cries of people who were screaming from pain and agony.
We laid there for the rest of the night hearing all of these sounds and cries for a doctor to help with the troops.
To wind this story down, she went and looked up the history on this Civil War era home and found much to our surprise that indeed this house was in
fact a field hospital during the war. We kept dating and eventually married with no children. After that night we would not go in it at night and she
never slept there any more. I had her move in with me while she was selling the house. We both vowed to never go into the house again.
We did not even go in to move her stuff out and over to my place. I had to hire a moving crew to actually go in. I was not going back in there for
The movers having finished doing their job came back to us for their pay and they told us the whole time they were in the house they had to put on
sweatshirts in the dead of summer. They couldn't figure out why it was so cold in there.
From time to time, I reflect back to this for a reality check. It was really weird. It was so cold that night when the face appeared at the foot of
the bed that our feet were like we had just been standing in ice. It made me look at things that go bump in the night in a whole different light and
attitude and actually led me in the quest for the truth.