Is Gettysburg Haunted?
Is Gettysburg haunted? Pat and Rebecca explore the town and battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This town was home to the largest battle of the Civil War, which took place over three days in 1863. Today many people claim it is haunted with the souls of those that died in battle. Is it?
Questions Explored in this Episode
What is this history of Gettysburg the town? What happened during the battle of Gettysburg? When was Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address? What spirits do people claim to see, and what are some of the most popular ghost stories told about Gettysburg? What happened at Devil’s Den and Large Round Top? Who saw a ghostly scene at Gettysburg College? Is the town haunted?
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Ghost Story – Gettysburg
Listen to Rebecca tell a ghost story inspired by her research into the sightings at Gettysburg. Battles leave a mark that can show up when least expected.
History of Gettysburg
Pat tells the history of the legend of Gettysburg. First he reviews the history of the town itself and then dives into the battle. General Lee hoped to invade the North and was heading across the Potomac when he ran into Union troops. The three day battle that ensued was one of the bloodiest of the war.
Rebecca has five ghost sightings to debate, including two videos (see links in source list below). From a vivid surgery scene at Gettysburg College, a haunting voice in the woods, to a hippie in a field, the ghost stories at Gettysburg are wide-ranging. But will any of them convince Pat?
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Wikipedia (Battle of Gettysburg): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gettysburg
War History Online: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/battle-of-gettysburg-the-haunted.html
Baltimore Sun: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1994-07-02-1994183096-story.html
Civil War Ghosts: https://civilwarghosts.com/gettysburg-college/
American Hauntings: https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/gettysburg
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/30/halloween-gettysburg-americas-most-haunted-town
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann