Discover the paranormal legacy of one of America's most celebrated historical sites. Based on scores of investigations conducted at the battlefield, Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg presents a wealth of fascinating Civil War history and compelling, first-hand encounters with ghost soldiers. Meticulously researched and respectful, this book reveals the mysteries of the spirit world while bringing the stories of this notorious battle to life.
Follow investigators who listen to the testimonies of soldiers before helping them cross to the other side. Experience personal and thrilling stories, such as the fallen soldier who allows a present-day tourist a glimpse into his last moments on earth. These true encounters, and many more, are found within this amazing collection of the trials and triumphs at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Includes thirty-five photos!
Praise:"[This book] is not only the definitive guide to Gettysburg hauntings, but a priceless overview of phantasmal research in general...5 out of 5 stars!"Joshua P. Warren, author of How to Hunt Ghosts
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
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About the Author
Patrick Burke has been a paranormal investigator for 40 years. He has written and been featured in countless articles and interviews in print publications and on broadcasts, including in The Washington Post , Ghost Magazine , Southern Maryland: This Is Living ,Speaking of Strange , and The Micheal Medved Show . His extensive historical knowledge and expertise have led him to be invited as a guest speaker at numerous paranormal workshops and conventions, including BOOt Camp, Horror Find, West Virginia Ghost Expose, Washington College, and the George Mason University Book Fair.
Additionally, he has been featured as a guest expert on several television shows including America’s Book of Secrets: Monuments on H2, and Haunted House for Sale on DIY. Patrick’s first book, A Guide to Battlefield Ghost Hunting , is considered a definitive hands-on manual.
One of Jack Roth's first investigative forays occurred in New Orleans, La., in 1997, when he wrote and co-produced a TV demo titled Hauntings: A Journey Into the Unknown . From 2001 to 2007 in an effort to document witness testimony Jack coordinated and led hands-on weekend excursions during which he took guests to various haunted destinations across the United States. Jack appeared as a principle investigator in Ghost Detectives , a one-hour TV special produced in 2001 that continues to air on the Discovery Channel. In 2007, he was interviewed for the Gettysburg-based documentary titled The Other Side: Giving Up the Ghost . Most recently, he has participated as an on-camera paranormal investigator in several TV demos for the Emmy Award-winning production company Lightworks-KPI Productions. The company’s latest effort, Haunted House for Sale , was greenlighted and aired on the DIY Network.~
Table of Contents
Map of Gettysburg viii
Foreword Dr. Andrew Nichols xi
Chapter 1 Overview of Paranormal Phenomena 11
Chapter 2 Gettysburg's Residual Hauntings 17
Chapter 3 Recordings from Another Realm 25
Chapter 4 Photos from Another Realm 31
Day 1 July 1, 1863 41
Chapter 5 High Strangeness on Seminary Ridge 45
Chapter 6 The Mississippi Boys Join In 55
Chapter 7 Gut Shot Soldier 63
Chapter 8 First Sighting 67
Chapter 9 Serenity 73
Day 2 July 2, 1863 77
Chapter 10 One Gallant Rush 81
Chapter 11 A Study in Paranormal Archaeology 87
Chapter 12 Maniacal Maelstrom of Sound 117
Triangular Field/Devil's Den
Chapter 13 Echoes from the Past 127
Chapter 14 There's the Devil to Pay 135
Chapter 15 Climbing the Walls 139
Chapter 16 The Gift 147
The Valley of Death
Chapter 17 High, Low, and Pretty Much All Over 153
Little Round Top
Chapter 18 Fight or Flight 163
Chapter 19 Chaos and Carnage 169
Chapter 20 The Eternal Battle 179
Day 3 July 3, 1863 189
East Cavalry Hill
Chapter 21 Phantom Cavalry Retreat 193
Chapter 22 Pickett's Charge 201
Chapter 23 Within these Walls 209
Appendix A History of Paranormal Research 233
Appendix B Gettysburg's Quantum Quirks 237
Appendix C Field Investigation Tips 243
Recommended Reading 247
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I started reading Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg, I didn’t have high expectations. I’m not that familiar with the history of Gettysburg – the American Civil War isn’t compulsory history class material over here besides the absolute basics. But I’m a history and paranormal nut, so I wanted to give this book a shot. Turns out it didn’t dissapoint at all. It tells the story of the ghosts of Gettysburg from two perspective: we get heaps of historical info, and at the same time, we also learn about the paranormal events going on. We read testimonies from the soldiers, their personal stories about what happened to them. The paranormal investigations are discussed in great detail, adding to their credibility. The photos are a great bonus too, as they help set the vibe for the entire book. An interesting mix of history and paranormal, decent writing, and highly entertaining. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Read this before your Gettysburg visit.
I happen to be a history buff and watch "Ghost Hunters" on the SYFY channel so I enjoyed reading this book. The book held my interest till the end. The photos were great and the authors helped you sense what the soldiers were really going through.