Spooky Video Shows Gettysburg ‘Ghosts’ Run Across the Road

Spooky Video Shows Gettysburg ‘Ghosts’ Run Across the Road

Another video of suspected “ghosts” have surfaced online from the infamous Gettysburg Civil War Battle site in Pennsylvania, and people online are torn as to what these apparitions could truly be.

Two weeks ago, 46-year-old tourist Greg Yuelling and his family had been driving through the centuries-old battlefield when they started hearing creeping sounds and seeing strange shapes.

With over 3,100 dead soldiers and 8,000 causalities, the battle of Gettysburg is regarded as one of the largest, bloodiest, and most violent battles ever fought on U.S. soil. [1] The battle lasted for three days in July 1863, during which the armed forces of the Union and the Confederate collided in a brutal fight for a road junction. Over the decades, countless reports have been made to the police and media houses over sightings of ghosts in the area. People have even claimed to hear them and some said they could smell blood, but of course, as with ghost stories, nothing has ever been confirmed – but a lot has been debunked.

Yuelling and his family, however, have come up with the most recent “proof” of ghosts on the area. [2]

We just went there as tourists, to learn more about the history of the Civil War and see the old battleground, where the Gettysburg Address was given and all that stuff. ‘We were driving along one night and we started hearing noises, I heard things to the left and my uncle heard things to the right, and there was a fog, but the fog was weird, it was only in one patch not dispersed,” he told The Sun.

Then we saw these shapes moving in the darkness, they were the size of humans, one of them ran right through the cannon. It was scary, it was crazy. My uncle got so scared he rolled up the window,” Yuelling said.

On the battlefield and in triage units, thousands of soldiers died

The ancient battle had been so bloody that the triage units didn’t do much good. The health care staff were said to have been overworked as hundreds of soldiers were brought in with fatal wounds while others were continuously slain on the fields.

Yuelling says he would never doubt ghost stories again after his unconfirmed experience.

“I’ve heard people say you can catch videos of ghosts around there, but we were so skeptical until that night,” said Yuelling. “I always questioned the validity of those ghost videos you see on TV, I was always pretty disbelieving. I believe everything now.”

In the end, on closer observation, you can see from the video that it was most likely a water droplet smudged on the windscreen that appeared to be moving from side to side, like a running, transparent creature.

A comment on YouTube cleared things up: “It’s nothing more than a reflection from the headlights of his car reflecting back off the canons onto the water streak on his window. Look closely and you can see the streak of water a second or two before the “ghosts” seemingly appear and they loop over the wheels of the canons in sync with the water streak. It’s nothing more than that.”

If you want to spot it, follow the black dot appearing on the screen and watch the alleged “ghost” when the light reflects on it. You’ll get the picture.

However, this doesn’t mean that those paranormal activities people report are entirely false. Nothing has been confirmed, but what if the unrested souls of soldiers slain centuries ago still walked the site at nights? 

References

  1. 10 Facts: Gettysburg.” Battle Fields. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  2. Gettysburg tourist captures spooky ghost video at Civil War site.” Philly Voice. Michael Tanenbaum. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  3. GHOSTS OF GETTYSBURG . Two ‘spooky apparitions spotted running across the road in front of petrified driver’ at famed Gettysburg site.” The Sun. Janine Phakdeetham. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
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