Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America's Most Famous Battlefield

Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America's Most Famous Battlefield

by Patrick Burke, Jack Roth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738739700
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/08/2014
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 372,749
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Dr. Andrew Nichols xi

Preface xv

Introduction 1

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

Seminary Ridge

Chapter 5 High Strangeness on Seminary Ridge 45

Chapter 6 The Mississippi Boys Join In 55

Spangler's Spring

Chapter 7 Gut Shot Soldier 63

Chapter 8 First Sighting 67

Chapter 9 Serenity 73

Day 2 July 2, 1863 77

Cemetery Ridge

Chapter 10 One Gallant Rush 81

Chapter 11 A Study in Paranormal Archaeology 87

Cemetery Hill

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

Pickett's Charge

Chapter 22 Pickett's Charge 201

Chapter 23 Within these Walls 209

Afterword 229

Appendix A History of Paranormal Research 233

Appendix B Gettysburg's Quantum Quirks 237

Appendix C Field Investigation Tips 243

Recommended Reading 247

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Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America's Most Famous Battlefield 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Read this before your Gettysburg visit.
SandytheSailor More than 1 year ago
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.