Ghosts of Gettysburg – Part 4 – Conclusion

For the past few weeks, I’ve shared ghost stories with you – and how fitting that is, since Halloween is just around the corner.

I’ve shared ghostly images and voices. And now I’m going to share a video. This is the one I’ve promised from the beginning. And it’s one I still cannot fully explain.

If you haven’t seen my other Ghosts of Gettysburg Posts, please visit them first, then come back here for the grand finale. Here are the links to the other posts – Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.

At this point during our visit to Gettysburg, we were preparing to check out of our hotel. It was the morning of Thursday, September 1st and we not only had a rough night – you might recall the “battle” experience I described in my last post – but we also rose extra early so we could get to Reynolds Woods before sunrise. We did that and it was now 9:30 or so in the morning. Time to ‘read’ our room.

Joanne – the brave one among us – set her digital recorder and K-II meter on the dresser while my daughter and I did some last minute packing and other diversionary tactics like that. Yes. We were unsure whether to tempt the fates.

A K-II meter, remember, is an EMF or electromagnetic field detector. It is said that K-II Meters or EMF Detectors, which are normally used to locate areas of high electrical or magnetic interference, can also detect paranormal activity. Sometimes, however, what appears as paranormal activity is simply electricity in the air. In our case, the K-II did not start bleeping or blinking until Joanne began asking questions like, “Is anyone here with us?” “What is your name?”

Unable to ignore the responses she was getting, my daughter and I joined in. She turned on her laser grid – a “web” of bluish-purple lights – and shined it on the wall near the door and K-II meter. The reason for that is if something were to move between my daughter and the wall, we would know because it would block out the lights. I, meanwhile, grabbed my camera and started to film the experience. After a few minutes, I set my camera – still recording – on the dresser, angled toward the door.

Rather than describe the room and our positions within it, here’s a graphic – and don’t laugh at it. I can’t draw, so for me, this is a masterpiece. 🙂Our hotel room

You can see none of us – even when Joanne switched seats from the edge of the bed to a chair – are in the way of the laser grid. You can also see from our positions, that only my camera was angled toward the door. Nothing else. Once I set my camera down, I had nothing in my hands. My daughter had only the purple laser grid and Joanne had only her video camera.

And yet in this first segment, there is an unexplained red orb floating around near the door and foot of the bed closest to the window.

Segment 1 – Floating Red Orbs

We have NO idea what that orb is, and we did not see it at the time. Of course, now it’s easy for those who were not there to shrug off, insisting one of us must have had a red laser pen. But we did not. And we did not walk between the purple laser grid and the wall, though in this next segment, you can clearly see shadows of not just one person, but two. Going and then coming. And you can also see the room grow light and then dark. There were no dimmer switches in the room, and the curtains were drawn. All we can surmise is that this entity somehow blocked my camera lens, and the camera – set to automatic – tried to compensate.

Segment 2 – Shadows and light

We did not see the details of this as it happened. All we saw was something block out the purple lights – no shadows. After the second flicker of those lights, I was sure something in the room next door – the fitness room – was somehow affecting our K-II and our lights. So, I left the room, only to come back seconds later because the door to the fitness room was locked. No one was in there.

In this next segment – a replay of the end of Segment 2 – I pass the foot of the bed. Note my shadow on the door and wall. It’s nearly the same as the prior shadows… only no one passed in front of the bed before me. No one we could see, that is.

Segment 3 – My shadow

Toward the end, the K-II went quiet. As you watch this segment, note how the K-II responds to Joanne’s questions.

Segment 4 – Settling Down

Here is the full ten-minute video, uncut, so you can see the progression of what happened. Throughout, Joanne is trying to communicate, and when she says, “back away” or “come closer”, she means for the spirit to move to or from the K-II meter that’s blinking on the dresser. Theory is, the closer an entity is to the meter, the faster and louder it would be. If this entity moved away, or disappeared, the lights would go out and the chirping would stop… as you saw toward the end as things settled down.

I’ve loved sharing our Ghosts of Gettysburg experiences with you and hope you’ve enjoyed reading about them. Hopefully, if you didn’t see certain images in the pictures I posted, or hear certain voices in the recordings, you’ll come back to look and listen again.

This was an exciting adventure. One we will not soon forget. One that has given us new respect for that which we otherwise might never have seen.

15 Responses to Ghosts of Gettysburg – Part 4 – Conclusion

  • As I’ve admitted, I’m a skeptic about ghosts & hauntings. I don’t know about the orbs and electromagnetic activity. However, I must admit to seeing two shadows cross the door which I can’t explain (around 6:35 of your 10:00 minute video). What an interesting trip! I’d be mulling this one over for quite a while. Thanks for sharing, Debora.

    • I don’t blame you for being a skeptic, Julie. This is all so foreign to us and even the ‘experts’ aren’t yet sure about a lot of these things.

      I’m hoping someone ‘in the know’ happens upon this blog to explain the floating orb. For me, that and the shadows were the most thrilling bits of evidence we collected. It was a great trip. I know you’re still a skeptic, but I’m kinda happy the shadows got you thinking. 🙂

  • This entire series was fascinating. And it was cool that none of you appeared scared. You were relaxed and your voices were controlled and calm. A lot of this is new to me and I don’t understand it but it’s still amazing and who knows what was going on?

    • You know, Patty, I found that interesting, too. Here we were, experiencing the most incredible things and yet we accepted each one. Of course, there were some moments where we felt very uncomfortable – like the night we sat in our room with a battle raging beyond the door. But even now as we continue to go through the hours of recordings we have where odd voices and whispers come out of nowhere, we’re almost nonchalant about it. Maybe that’s our way of managing terror. lol Whatever it is, this has been such fun and I’m happy you enjoyed reading all about it.

  • In my Devil’s Backbone Tavern post, I used a similar video. I don’t know what those orbs are, but they’re weird. You know I’m a stone believer. Too many weird experiences not to be.

    I have pictures of me that have those orbs all around me. They are so creepy. This is unrelated to the ghost thing, but I’ve also experienced intense deja vu.

    My point is this: there’s lots out there we don’t know about. 😉

    • I saw the orb on your post, Catie. Difference between that one and this is that this was filmed in MY HOTEL ROOM! LOLOL. How scary is that? But you’re so right – we don’t know a lot about what’s out there and the more we look to see what’s there, the more we find. So exciting. I’ll continue to ghost hunt but I will always respect the boundaries. The last thing I want to do is piss off a spirit, you know? 😕

  • Very interesting. Have you done other things like this? I’d be interested in more of these stories.

    I myself am interested in the mystery of orb phenomena and would like to learn more about things that are unseen to the naked eye and yet can be recorded and seen on playback – like that red light in your video.


    • Hi Steve! No, I have never done other things like this. Our trip to Gettysburg was my initiation into Ghost Hunting/Investigating. And what an initiation it was!

      I’d love to know more about the orb in this video – and hope someone passing through here can shed some light on it for me… for us. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by! If you haven’t already, please do take a look at the first three installments of this Ghost series. I’d love your thoughts on those as well.

  • Such fascinating posts. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences! I live about 20 minutes from Gettysburg, and often wonder about the soldiers who must have tramped through these hills. Hope not too many are hanging around my house! But then, they’re welcome, if they need a home. 🙂

    • Thanks, Cate! If you live that close to Gettysburg, the you have to do some readings around your area!! I’d love to know what you catch. If I were you, though, I’d restrict the readings to places away from my house. lol.

      I think most of the energy we captured is residual, not intelligent. I can’t be sure of course, but that’s the feeling I have from the images and voices we discovered. Such a traumatic event. How could there not be emotional energy trapped in time, right?

  • So cool!

  • Very interesting and fascinating series. Just in tine for Halloween too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks so much, Melissa! I’m glad you enjoyed this series. I wish I had more ghost stories to tell though, truthfully, I doubt any future experiences could top these. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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