Well, we’re back at the hotel after a fantastic first day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I have been here at all different times of year, but this may have been the best weather I have ever experienced. There were overcast skies with temperatures in the low 60′s—it was almost chilly outside. For June, there really were not that many tourists walking around the battlefield, which is great when trying to take pictures. I admit, I did not snap as many as I normally do, because there are not that many places on the battlefield that I have not photographed before. However, I did finally find the Lutheran Seminary, where Union General John Buford spotted John Reynolds and his reinforcements after fighting opened up on the first day against Harry Heth’s Confederates. How it took me this long it is beyond me. I guess I have passed it multiple times and just never turned in for a better look. There was some extensive renovation going on there, as well as to the Pennsylvania Monument near the Angle (presumably sandblasting). It was also great seeing so many children’s’ groups and scout troops touring the battlefield, as they are the future of Civil War interest. However, would it kill them and their leaders/counselors to show some respect, as in not jumping from rock to rock in Devil’s Den, or breaking out blankets for a picnic right on top of those same boulders? Not to be picky here, but there is just something about that which bothers me.
A friend of mine and fellow Civil War enthusiast, Tommy Zilinski, just send me a few pictures he snapped Friday at the Triangular Field of Gettysburg, which is located directly behind the Devil’s Den portion of the battlefield, if you are looking from Little Round Top. These two pictures were taken from a slightly different location, and each shows a distinct figure in the zoomed in portion below. I have done a lot of work with the paranormal in the last two years (if you are not familiar with my investigations or credibility, please click the “Paranormal” tab at the top of the page) and while I acknowledge that there is a shadowy figure of some sort there, I am not sure if I can call it a ghost.
In this picture below, it looks like a figure of a man, kind of hunched over and leaning on what looks like a cane, or possibly a rifle, since it could be a Civil War soldier:
However, in this picture, that same figure now takes the shape of a small pine tree. I do not know what kinds of trees inhabit the area, so I am throwing that out there for comparison. Tommy, and others on my Facebook who were the first to see this picture, also see other figures and shapes in both of these pictures. Please take a good look, because you may be able to spot something we don’t:
Once again, I am not confirming or denying that these are ghosts. It is up for you to be the judge. For additional work I have done in and around Gettysburg, please click here.