October 25, 2009

The Camera's Eye

Now that things have settled down somewhat from my trip to Gettysburg a few weeks ago, I thought I would go back and talk a little about some of the ghost stories surrounding the area that the "ghost hunt" took us on. As I mentioned in the previous post we were taken out to an area called "The Grove" which is on the edge of East Cemetery Hill where much of the fighting on the second day took place. One of the units fighting that day were the Louisiana Fighting Tigers. These rough and tough men were not just your ordinary solider, but were made up of the worst of the worst. Most of the men were murders or worst and had been serving time in prison when the war broke out and were promised their freedom if they fought. You can only imagine the surprise on the Union troops when they came rushing at them out of the woods that day not only rifles but hammers, rocks, sticks, knives and bare fist. The union army struck back with anything they could find and the woods were full of dead and injured men when it was over. Like much of Gettysburg men were buried where they laid in temporary graves, until months and even years later they were removed and placed in cemeteries.
Fast forward to modern times: A new middle school is built along side the battlefield. Where the stadium now stands we know that several bodies had been buried. It was along this area that my blog friend Linda and her daughter Amanda, and Amanda's friend Darci, my husband and myself explored. With Linda's permission I am posting the photos that she captured that night

This strange mist showed up in one of the first photos. No one was smoking, it was not cold enough to see your breath, and nothing we can explain made this mist. We did not see it with our eyes. Only with the camera.

The next few photos are of orbs in the area.
Now I know a lot of people don't believe an orb is anything but dust, and yes some of this might be dust, but I do believe some of these are true orbs because they seem to hold there own light

See the orb at the top

This one is near the wall

Some of the stories of haunting of this area include woman being pinched..sounds of gun fire, smells of tobacco,

Here are some photos from my previous visits to the same area

Is this dust in every photo? Or could it be the energy of lost souls, still haunting the grounds of Gettysburg...
You decide

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Blogger Autumnforest said...

I'm definitely of the moisture/dust bend on orbs, but I'm extremely intrigued by the mist. The thing that gets me about it is that it's quite obviously not smoke or cold breath. It seems to form from a point on the ground and spread upwards and outwards. I don't think I've ever seen one that localized and tightly formed. I'd put that in my unexplainable file for sure! Good going!

10/26/09, 2:13 AM  
Blogger Corker2 said...

The Mist I'm kinda wondering about. Could it really be something from the past that the camera picked up? Who knows.

As far as the orb thing, I'm always a bit skeptical about those things. One way to eliminate them is to make sure that your Lens is clean before going out there and keep it covered while not in use. But then again, could it really be something from so long ago?


10/26/09, 9:01 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'm just not sure about the whole "dust" explanation for orbs, especially at night when it's a little too cool for the air to be moist but moist enough that there isn't going to be a lot of dust just floating around. Orbs are so subjective to explanation it seems but it looks to me like there's a heck of a lot of activity there!

As for that mist Amanda caught ... I still can't explain that one!

10/26/09, 1:42 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow, great shots. That mist is really impressive. And the orbs are a lot like the ones I've seen others catch in the area. I'm thinking a lot of energy must be out there.

10/31/09, 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the things I really like about the mist photo is that the mist is completely contained within the photo. That means that it isn't breath, because it would have to extend beyond the photo toward the person who was exhaling. I think you caught something paranormal there!

3/4/10, 10:13 PM  

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