Ghosts of Gettysburg

It is said that Gettysburg is one of the most haunted places in America. Don’t believe in ghosts? Well, here is a story that may just change your mind.

An old man approached some extras sitting at Little Round Top during filming of the movie Gettysburg. He wore a torn and scorched uniform, and smelled of gunpowder.

The old man talked about the fury of battle, passed out rounds of ammunition and left.

The extras figured he was one of the people in the film, but in looking more closely at the  ammunition, they noticed it looked odd. They took the rounds to the man in charge of those props. But he said they were not from him – they were actual Civil War rounds.

For years at Gettysburg a barefoot man dressed in a shirt and hat matching the uniform of a Texas unit has been approaching the tourists. The man always says, “What you’re looking for is over there.”  He points to Plum Run and vanishes.

Plum Run is a stream between Little Round Top and Devil’s Den, the center of the heaviest fighting of the battle of Gettysburg.

The oldest building at Gettysburg College served as a field hospital during the battle. One night in the 1980’s two college administrators got onto the elevator on the 4th floor, and pushed the 1st floor button. But the elevator skipped the 1st floor and went straight to the basement level.

When the doors opened, the men gazed out at a ghastly sight. They blood-covered doctors and orderlies bent over wounded and dying men. Amputated limbs lay in one corner. The scene was eerily silent. When one of the orderlies looked directly at them, the two men pounded the elevator buttons to get away.

Many witnesses saw the same things, so not everyone could be wrong. So, unbelievers, what do you say now?