Gettysburg Battlefield Investigation 2017

Beginning on July 1-3rd in 1863 the Army of Northern Virginia led by General Robert E. Lee clashed with the Army of the Potomac under the command of General George Meade who was a Pennsylvanian himself. A little over 90,000 Union troops faced an estimate of between 71,000-74,000 Confederate troops. The aftermath was disastrous. Casualties at Gettysburg totaled 23,049 for the Union (3,155 dead, 14,529 wounded, 5,365 missing). Confederate casualties were 28,063 (3,903 dead, 18,735 injured, and 5,425 missing), more than a third of Lee's army.

Day one was the scene of both armies’ clashing just outside of town near McPherson’s Ridge. Dismounted Calvary commanded by BG John Buford, a much smaller regiment, held off a much larger contingent of troops under the command of Generals Heath and Rodes until the Union Army was reinforced by the 1st and 11th Infantry Corps of MG John Reynolds. The Union Army was eventually pushed back through the town of Gettysburg with great loss. Sadly, Reynolds was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter. By the end of the day, the Union Army concentrated on Cemetery Ridge while the Confederates held Seminary Ridge.

Also on July 1, 1863, the men of Colonel Alfred Iverson's North Carolina Brigade had arrived at Gettysburg and were preparing to outflank the Union First Corps at Oak Hill. This spot was the northernmost point of Seminary Ridge near the Forney Farm. They were formed into their line of battle and advanced towards a line of trees about 300 yards away. The Brigade was made up of the 5th, 12th, 20th, and 23rd North Carolina Infantries and numbered around 1,400 men. That line stretched for over 400 yards as they marched shoulder to shoulder. Iverson did not put out any skirmishers to his front as most commanders would have in order to warn the advancing troops as to what was in front of them. To their left front was a low stone wall but they paid it no mind, they were confident in their success. They believed that they were about to crash through the woods and roll up the flank of the Yankees on the other side.

Behind the stone wall, hundreds of Union soldiers were formed under the command of General Harry Baxter. Suddenly, a vast sheet of flame erupted from the stone wall. Some Federal soldiers, who were crouched down behind the wall, could not believe their good fortune at having an entire Confederate Brigade served up to them on a platter, so they burst over the top of the wall and let loose a withering volley at the unsuspecting rebels. Around 500 North Carolinians were killed almost immediately and fell in straight lines just as they had marched. In the days after the battle, they were buried in an unmarked mass grave, virtually in the same spots where they fell. For years after, the farmer who owned “Iverson’s Pits “claimed that his wheat grew the tallest in that part of his field.

When Iverson started forward around 2:30 P.M., things went awry at once. He too, committed the unpardonable sin for a Brigadier General of not going forward with his troops. With the words "Give them hell," he sent his men ahead while he himself stayed in the rear, where he was unable to correct what soon proved to be a fatally flawed alignment. Thus "Unwarned, unled as a brigade, went forward Iverson's deserted band to its doom," wrote the scribe of the North Carolina regiments. With the retreat of O'Neal's Brigade, Iverson's left flank was exposed to Federal fire. Iverson's men veered toward a stone wall, and Union BG Baxter's entire brigade rose up from behind it and ambushed the surprised Confederates, pouring in a deadly fire at point-blank range. In the initial volley, about 500 men of Iverson's men fell in a straight line. It was perhaps the most intense one-sided minute of slaughter in the War. The Federal forces poured volley after volley into Iverson's brigade. Iverson's advances was slowed then stopped. Seeing an opportunity, the Federal brigade of BG Henry Baxter counterattacked taking over 400 prisoners from Iverson's Brigade. Many North Carolinians who didn't fall in the first volleys waved white handkerchiefs and were quickly taken prisoner. This brigade was at the time spoken of as having behaved badly, owing to a mistake of General Iverson who reported to General Rodes, in the midst of the fight, that one of his regiments had raised the white flag and gone over in a body to the enemy. The only foundation for this report was that two of his regiments were almost entirely surrounded in consequence of the giving way of the Alabama brigade and the concentration of the enemy at that point, and were all either killed or captured almost to a man. The gallant resistance, however, which they made may be shown by a statement coming from General Rodes himself: that, riding along behind where their line had been, he thought he observed a regiment lying down, as if to escape the Yankee fire. On going up, however, to force them into the fight, he found they were all corpses. A Captain rallied some of the remaining men of the Brigade and led them until the Federals had been chased through Gettysburg. At that point General Iverson attached his remnants to General Ramseur's command. For the rest of the battle, he was without authority, and his men were not again engaged.

The second day of the battle was pushed by attacks by the Confederate Army in such locations at the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, Triangular Field, Devil’s Den and the Little Round Top. Additional attacks on the Union right at Culp’s Hill were defended successfully. MG Gouvernuer K. Warren who was a civil engineer saw that the Union Army’s extreme left flank was vulnerable and dispatched Col. Strong Vincent’s brigade to fortify the left. It was the responsibility of Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain of the 20th Maine that anchored the left flank. To their right were the 83rd Pennsylvania, 44th New York and 16th Michigan. Chamberlain was instructed to “hold to the last man, at all costs.”

They repelled numerous frontal assaults from the 15th Alabama regiment under command by LTC Williams C. Oates of BG Evander Law’s Brigade of MG John Bell Hood’s Division. They were joined by the 4th and 47th Alabama Infantry and also by the 4th and 5th Texas Infantry. Chamberlain, meanwhile, had detached Company “B” of his regiment elements and elements of the 2nd US Sharpshooters, ordering them to take a concealed position behind a stone wall 150 yards to the east, hoping to guard against a Confederate envelopment.

Seeing the 15th Alabama shifting around his flank, Chamberlain ordered the remainder of his 385 men to form a single-file line. The 15th Alabama charged the Maine troops, only to be repulsed by furious rifle fire. Chamberlain next ordered the southernmost half of his line to "refuse the line", meaning that they formed a new line at an angle to the original force, to meet the 15th Alabama's flanking maneuver. Though it endured incredible losses, the 20th Maine managed to hold through five more charges by the 15th over a ninety-minute period. Col. Oates, commanding the regiment, described the action in his memoirs, forty years later:

"Vincent's brigade, consisting of the Sixteenth Michigan on the right, Forty-fourth New York, Eighty-third Pennsylvania, and Twentieth Maine regiments, reached this position ten minutes before my arrival, and they piled a few rocks from boulder to boulder, making the zigzag line more complete, and were concealed behind it ready to receive us. From behind this ledge, unexpectedly to us, because concealed, they poured into us the most destructive fire I ever saw. Our line halted, but did not break. The enemy was formed in line as named from their right to left. ... As men fell their comrades closed the gap, returning the fire most spiritedly. I could see through the smoke men of the Twentieth Maine in front of my right wing running from tree to tree back westward toward the main body, and I advanced my right, swinging it around, overlapping and turning their left. I ordered my regiment to change direction to the left, swing around, and drive the Federals from the ledge of rocks, for the purpose of enfilading their line ... gain the enemy's rear, and drive him from the hill. My men obeyed and advanced about half way to the enemy's position, but the fire was so destructive that my line wavered like a man trying to walk against a strong wind, and then slowly, doggedly, gave back a little; then with no one upon the left or right of me, my regiment exposed, while the enemy was still under cover, to stand there and die was sheer folly; either to retreat or advance became a necessity. ... Captain [Henry C.] Brainard, one of the bravest and best officers in the regiment, in leading his company forward, fell, exclaiming, 'O God! That I could see my mother,' and instantly expired. Lieutenant John A. Oates, my dear brother, succeeded to the command of the company, but was pierced through by a number of bullets, and fell mortally wounded. Lieutenant [Barnett H.] Cody fell mortally wounded, Captain [William C.] Bethune and several other officers were seriously wounded, while the carnage in the ranks was appalling. I again ordered the advance, knowing the officers and men of that gallant old regiment, I felt sure that they would follow their commanding officer anywhere in the line of duty. I passed through the line waving my sword, shouting, 'Forward, men, to the ledge!' and promptly followed by the command in splendid style. We drove the Federals from their strong defensive position; five times they rallied and charged us, twice coming so near that some of my men had to use the bayonet, but in vain was their effort. It was our time now to deal death and destruction to a gallant foe, and the account was speedily settled. I led this charge and sprang upon the ledge of rock, using my pistol within musket length, when the rush of my men drove the Maine men from the ledge. ... About forty steps up the slope there is a large boulder about midway the Spur. The Maine regiment charged my line, coming right up in a hand-to-hand encounter. My regimental colors were just a step or two to the right of that boulder, and I was within ten feet. A Maine man reached to grasp the staff of the colors when Ensign [John G.] Archibald stepped back and Sergeant Pat O'Connor stove his bayonet through the head of the Yankee, who fell dead.”

Eventually when ammunition ran out, a bold bayonet charge caught the Rebels off guard and won the day. Hood would lose an arm in this attack. However, Oates also paid tribute to the courage and tenacity of his enemy when he wrote: "There never were harder fighters than the Twentieth Maine men and their gallant Colonel. His skill and persistency and the great bravery of his men saved Little Round Top and the Army of the Potomac from defeat." Chamberlain in turn extolled the bravery of his Alabama foes when he later wrote: "these [the 15th Alabama] were manly men, whom we could befriend and by no means kill, if they came our way in peace and good will"

The 15th Alabama spent the remainder of the Battle of Gettysburg on the Confederate right flank, helping to secure it against Union cavalry and sharpshooters. It took no part in Pickett's Charge on July 3rd. Out of 644 men engaged from the 15th Alabama at the Battle of Gettysburg, the regiment lost 72 men killed, 190 wounded, and 81 missing. Of the 385 men from the 20th Maine, 130 were killed, wounded or missing at battle’s end.

The third day of the battle General Lee surmised that due to the fact that both of the Union flanks had been attacked the previous days, the center had to be the weak link as those flanks had to have been reinforced from the center commanded by MG Winfield Scott Hancock. He was wrong! Since Chamberlain’s regiment had sustained heavy losses, Hancock placed him in where he believed was the safest place on the battlefield; the Union’s center. He was also wrong!

Lee devised a plan where a massive artillery barrage would soften the Union’s center at the same time the LG James Longstreet’s Corp would attack the Union’s left flank, LG Ewell would assail the Union’s right flank on Culp’s Hill, MG Jeb Stuart’s Calvary would ride around the right flank and attack from the rear and MG George Pickett’s main force would charge across an open field to attack the front center. If everything had been coordinated and attacks had started as planned, it would have been a good plan. Attacks however were not coordinated and the artillery did not do any significant damage as most of the rounds flew harmlessly over the Union’s head.

At around 3pm, 12,500 Confederate soldiers emerged from the tree line and marched approximately three quarters of a mile across open field in what later was called, “Pickett’s Charge.” Artillery crossfire from Culp’s Hill and north of Little Round Top coupled with musket fire from Hancock’s II Corps broke up the Confederate line. BG Lewis Armistead, after being informed that his brigade was being flanked, pierced his hat with his sabre and the charging Confederates used that as a rallying position and did temporarily break through the Union lines near a small stone wall now called “The Angle”, just north of “Copse of Trees.” Attempts were made to turn the guns on the Union Army only to find that there was no ammunition left. Armistead was mortally wounded in the charge. The hole was plugged by Union reinforcements who repelled the charge and sent the Confederates streaming back towards their lines. The battle was over.

As Pickett’s troops were greeted by General Lee, “It is all might fault,” Lee said. Lee then rode up to meet Pickett and said, “General Pickett you must attend to your division.” Pickett replied, “General Lee, I have no division!”  The next day July 4th, Independence Day, Lee began his retreat towards Virginia and Meade did not pursue him much to the chagrin of Lincoln.

We also were privileged to have had the opportunity of investigating the Andrew Woods House which now houses the headquarters of Mark Nesbitt’s famous Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours.

Jacob Heck owned the house first and expanded the one room Carriage Trimmer's shop (1834) to the section of the house that is balconied and faces Breckenridge St. by 1837. It was sold to Andrew Woods who owned it during the battle but lived in Maryland and rented it to Mary Young and her daughter Mary during the battle. David and Mary Kitzmiller bought it in 1866 and owned it until Mary died in 1914. They had two or three children; one that died in the house. It was bought in 1997 by Mark and Carol Nesbitt.

The Green Room is located in the part of the building that dates back to 1837 and it once housed Confederate soldiers, probably from Georgia, who controlled Gettysburg for a time. The Young’s were renting the location from Andrew Woods. The Rebels had built a barricade across Baltimore Street at the intersection of Breckenridge, right outside of this building. The sick and wounded were placed on the first floor while sharpshooters were positioned upstairs. According to interviews in 1938 by the Civilian Conversation Corps, a wounded Union soldier was hidden here for a time by the Young’s.  When the Confederates occupied the town, he was moved to the attic fearing capture and relocation to the Confederate POW camps. The women could have been in big trouble if they were found harboring the enemy so one of them feigned a fainting spell, giving the Union soldier time to escape via the balcony to the next door house.

The back and oldest room actually has a bullet hole in the door and is one of the most active rooms in the entire building.

Located at:  1195 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

Telephone: 717-334-1124



Hauntings: Many locations on the battlefield are haunted. A phantom regiment has been seen marching and maneuvering in the Triangular Field. In April of 2006 researcher Jim Graczyk and I, while investigating this location smelled the strong stench of cherry pipe tobacco, heard the sounds of hoof beats and even saw a dark figure climbing up a hill near the Devil’s Den.

Sach’s Bridge has been a spot where a number of visitors claim to hear the sound of horses crossing the bridge, seeing dark shadow figures and numerous EVPs.

Iverson’s Pits, located near Oak Hill, and during the first day’s battle while not noted as a particularly haunted location is where over 500 men died from a few volleys of muskets. There have been isolated reports of the sounds of moaning and the thuds of those many who hit the ground, either wounded, killed or who tried to stay alive and ducked for cover.

Spangler Springs was a skirmish that was fought during day two of the battle of Gettysburg. The well itself actually provided drinking water for both sides during the fighting. It is said to be haunted by a mysterious woman in white.

The Little Round Top is an area during day two of the battle where I actually picked up some strange EMF fluctuations while investigating the site in 1995 with the Sightings television show. The bottom of the hill below is aptly named the “Valley of Death” due to all the numerous charges up this very steep hill without success.

Near the old McPherson Farm and where MG Reynolds was killed during day one, psychics have often picked up sensations of great sadness and even a pain in their neck from where the fatal bullet felled Reynolds.

Of course there are many other stories including the sounds of distant gunfire or cannon fire, apparitions seen near the Devil’s Den, screams and cries at Pickett’s charge, phantom campfires and many, many more.

At the Andrew Woods House, the front of the building which is now used for the headquarters of Mark Nesbitt’s famous Ghosts of Candlelight Walking Tours is the last addition that probably dates back to the early 1900s. The sound of balls bouncing upstairs along with footsteps has been reported in the past. The restroom located near the stairs is active especially to females. Those that use the facility often report the small doorknob jiggling and when the door is opened, no one is there. It is thought that these mischievous pranks and sounds are probably caused by the ghosts of children, perhaps that one that died in the building.

One employee reported seeing a small child by the stairs with dirty blond hair, a white shirt and suspenders. She said that he looked to be about four or five years old.

The Green Room has been the scene of multiple encounters with a ghost that employees “run into.” They say that he is very large and appears to be standing guard, perhaps over those sick and wounded Confederate soldiers that were housed there. Past investigators through EVP sessions have picked up the name “Hank.” Other groups have picked up playful sounds in the front of the building while they were investigating the back. They switched locations and set up in the back, only to hear those same sounds now in the front of the building.

In the next room which has a counter in it, there is a bullet hole in the door, a remnant from the war. Nesbitt showed us a picture that was taken of a wall in that room from the adjoining Green Room. There was clearly a semi-transparent figure in the picture.  Nesbitt himself had one of his few visual sightings in this room as well. Seeing something out of the corner of his eye, he turned quickly only to find nothing there. He described what he saw as a very small woman about 4’ 10” wearing a turned-down hat with a veil and a straight skirt with pleats. It is unknown who that woman was.

The oldest part of the building is the back room once housing a Carriage Trimming shop from around 1834. When construction workers were laboring on the house, one gentleman carrying a load of wood had a door open for him as though some thoughtful ghost knew that he couldn’t open it himself. Upon passing the threshold, the door closed ever so nicely. He told this encounter to his fellow workers and even reproduced that same effect for them, again with his hands full. In total, it happened to him three times that day!






The GRS investigated Gettysburg Battlefield April 20/21, 2017 and the team included: Chuck Williams, Barbara Meagher, Greg Kos, Randy Liebeck, Sandy Weber, Damaris Miles, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, and Dale Kaczmarek with help from Al Rauber and the Andrew Woods House was investigated in April 21, 2017 with Chuck Williams, Barbara Meagher, Greg Kos, Randy Liebeck, Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Dale Kaczmarek









Equipment setup: During our battlefield investigations, no equipment was set up; instead, hand-held equipment was deployed such as Melmeters, Tri-Field Natural EM meter, Ovilus X, SB-7, SB-11, FLIR, digital tape recorders and cameras, Energy Speaker and Nightshot camcorders.

Experiments performed: EVP, Ovilus X and Ghost Box sessions were performed at the Triangular Field, Iverson’s Pits, Sach’s Bridge and the Andrew Woods House. The Energy Speaker was deployed in the Andrew Woods House and trigger music was played at the wall by the Triangular Field.

Personal Experiences:

Chuck Williams: The amount of history was awe inspiring, and had a profound effect on 2 members!  To see the bullet ridden places in town, wow.  Was also able to bring home artifacts while on shopping expedition in town.  Dale did an excellent job as tour guide.  The 1st day there was taken by tours of the battlefield.  A good deal of time was spent as Videographer using Facebook LIVE.

20th Maine Site:  Set up for EVP session, but was overrun by sight seers.  Greg was later impressed by site after seeing Gettysburg, the film, and stated, “Maybe we shouldn’t have been sitting on those rocks.”

Equipment:  Zoom Recorder, Mel Meter.

Experiments:  EVP Session, awaiting evidence review. 

Triangular Field:

Equipment:  4K Camera shooting in 1080p IR, IR Light, Zoom Recorder, FLIR iPhone, Echovox app, Mel Meter. 

Experiments:  Greg investigated largely on own further down ridge.  Rosemary and her husband went even further down the hill.  They stated they got some sketchy hits on spirit box; Greg got hits on his equipment. 

Dale retraced his steps from previous visits where he saw a shadow figure, and was traced with FLIR, concluded no person could have walked there due to brush. 

Echovox turned up gibberish, Dale’s Ovilus X session turned up best evidence, spirit box also turned up very little.  I was excited to have my camera focused on the area of trees that turned up some remarkable evidence from others in the past.  As Dale pointed out, you could see little in the dark.

Usually my clairaudience kicks in, but nothing here. 

Mark Nesbitt’s Ghosts of Gettysburg HQ:  It was nice to meet Mark, and get a personal tour of his shop.  This is where things started happening for me.  Damaris was so profoundly affected by the battlefield experience, she could no longer investigate.  I would like to investigate here again, but with a smaller group of 2-3 people.  Got to go back the next day and confront Mark with some names that came out of investigation, and bought his whole series of Haunted Gettysburg books!

Equipment:  Panasonic 4K camera- 1080p, Zoom recorder, Mel Meter, More Facebook LIVE.

Personal Experiences:  Near the end of the night I had 2, of course with no equipment in hand.  Near the back workshop area, I heard a hello.  In the green room, I was looking at the books, and thought I saw the small female figure Mark talked about, out of the corner of my eye a couple of times, and when I turned to look, no one was there.  Again, no one was with me, and I had no equipment. 

Experiments:  EVP, spirit box, Ovilus X in all areas, except Green Room. 

Sach’s Bridge:  Set up here for EVP session, contamination by sightseers.  Also there was a wedding about to take place, so that limited time.  Peaceful place. 

Equipment:  Zoom recorder, Mel Meter, Facebook LIVE. 

Iverson’s Pits:  I strongly suggested this place for investigation, because on my history review, this was the only place which had documented spirit sightings included in the history.  It was also a new place to Dale, and it seemed like a good idea, because more people were drawn to Little Roundtop and Devil’s Den after-hours.  Due to tic fear, we stayed on the side of the wall and didn’t venture into the field. 

Equipment:  Panasonic Camera- 1080p, IR Light, Zoom Recorder, Facebook LIVE, Mel Meter. 

Experiments:  Spirit box, Ovilus, EVP.  I spent time in between the group, and Greg.  Kathie Para joined us via Facebook LIVE.  My Mel Meter was reading a steady 4.0 here, while Dale’s was at 0.0.  Restarted it, but it climbed back to a steady 4.0. 

Randy Liebeck: On this excursion I focused on various imaging technologies, using a digital infrared camera (Lumix SLR), a FLIR One thermal imaging unit, and a light-amplification (night-vision) app on my iPad. I took stills and video with all devices at all the locations we visited. I also used an EMF detector (Natural EM Tri-Field meter, which is calibrated to ignore man-made electromagnetic fields) as an alarm to let me know when to take photos. Areas I used the equipment at included the Triangular Field, the Andrew Woods House, and Iverson’s Pits. 

Unfortunately, a review of the images and video clips did not reveal anything out of the ordinary, and the Tri-Field meter did not register any anomalous fields. While my imaging tech didn’t capture anything, I was intrigued by some audio phenomena captured by a couple of the other team members (particularly at the Triangular Field). At the Andrew Woods House I felt a strong melancholy/sad vibe in the atmosphere. It was totally subjective, but it was strong enough that I made note of it at the time.

Greg Kos: Nothing on my voice recorder at the battlefields or Mark Nesbitt’s

Reviewed all pictures taken at both locations nothing

Spikes on K-II at Iverson’s Pits and also on EDI + activity on both at the Triangular field

The SB-7 and 11 seemed to work well at some of the battlefield locations  

At Marks when he was leaving after filling us in about his building I caught something ahead of in the next room out of the corner of my eye and thought there was no one in front of me as Mark went out the door ...turned towards it to see a tall black shadow passing through the doorway to the next room. When I got to that point of entering the tour business room I fully expected to see who was ahead of me and ...gone!   Got my adrenalin going.  

Did hear a yell/growl at Iverson’s Pits  

Barbara Meagher: Short EVP session done at battle field 4/21/17 @ 12:31 pm Lasting 1 min 9 seconds, mostly to check equipment. No EVPs recorded.

Another EVP session was conducted by this investigator at 8:44 PM lasting 5 .20 minutes with group at Battlefield, behind the wall behind Devil’s Den. No EVPs recorded by this investigator. We did see a small dark figure going over rocks, most likely a rat. As a group we did get some activity on the ghost box with some names and curse words. I heard the name Ted, the word Boy, and help. Responded “yes” to the question have you been wounded.

Next EVP session at 271 Baltimore Street at 10:23pm for 1.15  minute. No EVPs but there was a good bit of contamination from other investigators in the back room.

EVP session in Hallway of Mike Nesbitt house at 10:53pm lasting 6 min., 6 seconds. When asked for a name a faint sound is heard that sounds like “Jim” at 1 min 15 seconds into the recording, however mechanical noise and street noise contamination throughout session.

Lastly at 11:09 pm another EVP session lasting 1 min 53 seconds at front entrance of 271 Baltimore Street. There was significant cross contamination from other investigators in the house so session was ended early.

Dale Kaczmarek: I believe some of the best evidence that was collected from our trip might have come from the Triangular Field which always seems to be a very active spot. Setting up on the Devil’s Den side of the stone wall and using the Ovilus X in dictionary mode the word “soldier” was recorded. Later when the SB-7 was used great responses were heard in real time, including “I’m from Texas” and “I like it” when the Battle Hymn of the Republic was being played for trigger music.

While at the Andrew Woods House and using the Energy Speaker playing the Yellow Rose of Texas, the name “Rose Lin” came through.

Sach’s Bridge produced a number of interesting words from the Ovilus X in dictionary mode including; captain, column, batteries and trapped. When a follow-up question, “Where were you trapped?” “Earth” was immediately produced.

At the final nighttime investigation at Iverson’s Pits, I took a number of digital pictures of the field that Iverson’s Regiment charged. In one of the pictures, I saw a very strange orange mist or fog that did not appear on any of the other pictures taken before or after.

Evidence collected:

Candice woods.MPG – while conducting an EVP session in the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a question was asked, “Who was the woman that was seen in this room? What is your name?” A whispery voice says, “Candice.”

Captain sachs.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in dictionary mode at Sach’s Bridge, the word, and “captain” came through.

Chuck woods.MPG – while setting up for an EVP session in the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a voice in the background says, “Chuck.”

Fuck you woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, the Ovilus says, “Fuck you!”

Get em Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting an EVP session at Iverson’s Pits, a whispery voice is heard saying, “Get em.”

Get you woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, the Ovilus says, “Get you.”

God dang it Gettysburg.MPG – while describing the battle that took place near the 20th Maine marker a whispery voice is heard saying what sounds like, “God dang it.”

Hank woods1.MPG – while conducting a Ghost Box session using the SB-11 with the antenna disconnected at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, the device says the name, “Hank.”

Hank2 woods.MPG – while conducting a Ghost Box session at the Andrew Woods House, a question was asked, “Is Hank here?” The Ghost Box responded with what sounds like, “Hank.”

Hello woods.MPG – while conducting an EVP session in the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a question was asked, “Who’s upstairs?” A whispery voice is recorded that says, “Hello.

Help fuck you Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Triangular Field, the Ovilus says, “Fuck you!”

Hi woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, the Ovilus says, “Hi.”

Hide Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting a Ghost Box session at the Triangular Field, the Ghost Box said, “Hide.”

Huck woods.MPG – while setting up for an EVP session in the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, the name “Huck” was recorded from the background.

Huey woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, the Ovilus says, “Huey” again.

Huey yeah woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a question was asked, “Do you know the people that lived in the Farnsworth House?” The Ovilus responds with, “Huey.” Dale commented that this is kind of an old-fashioned name; “Isn’t it?” The Ovilus responds with, “Yeah.”

I got it Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting an EVP session at Iverson’s Pits, a voice in the background was recorded that says, “I got it.”

I like it Gettysburg. MPG – while conducting a Ghost Box session at the Triangular Field, Liebeck played the Battle Hymn of the Republic; a voice was heard that says, “I like it.”

I’m from Texas Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting a Ghost Box session at the Triangular Field, a question was asked about what regiments were involved in the charge towards the Devil’s Den, “Texas?” “Arkansas?”  The Ghost Box responds with, “I’m from Texas.”

I’m here1 woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode in the room with the counter at the Andrew Woods House, “I’m here” came through and was very clear.

I’m here2 woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House, a comment was made, “My name is Dale, Huey. Nice to meet you!” The Ovilus says, “I’m here.”

Jerk Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting a SB-7 Ghost Box session using the SB-11 with the antenna disconnected at the Triangular Field, the Ghost Box says, “Jerk.”

Moaning sachs.MPG – while conducting an EVP session at Sach’s Bridge, strange moaning sounds were recorded in the background. (I cannot be 100% sure that it wasn’t background contamination.)

No oh oh oh nooo Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting an EVP session at Iverson’s Pits a weird series of words are recorded that says, “No oh oh oh nooo.”

Paul Gettysburg.MPG – while explaining the first day of the battle near McPherson’s Farm, a whispery voice is recorded that says, “Paul” or “Pa.”

Right there woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a weird-sounding voice is recorded and perhaps heard in the background that says, “Right there.”

Rose Lin woods house.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in dictionary mode at the Andrew Woods House’s front room, Liebeck started to play the Yellow Rose of Texas using the Energy Speaker when the name, “Rose Lin” came through.

Soldier Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in dictionary mode at the Triangular Field, the word, “soldier” came through.

Trapped earth sachs.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in dictionary mode at Sach’s Bridge, the Ovilus said, “Trapped.” A follow-up question was asked, “Where were you trapped?” “Earth” came through.

Weird noise Gettysburg.MPG – while filming a live Facebook video at the Triangular Field, a weird noise or scream is heard in the background.  

What woods.MPG – while conducting an EVP session in the back room of the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a voice is recorded in the background that says, “What.”

Wooo woods.MPG – while conducting an EVP session in the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a question was asked, “You want to say something? You want to say goodbye?” A voice in the background says, “Wooo.”

Yeah in eye Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Triangular Field, a question was asked, “Are you wounded?” The Ovilus responded with, “Yeah.” A follow-up question was asked, “Where were you shot?” The Ovilus then responded with, “In eye.”

Yeah woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a question was asked, “Who’s swearing at me? What’s your name? Hope you’re not that female.” The Ovilus responds with, “Yeah.”

You asshole we are woods.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, the Ovilus responds with, “You asshole.” A follow-up question was asked, “Are you swearing at me again? Calling me an asshole?” The Ovilus responds with, “We are.”

You can talk woods.MPG – while conducting a Ghost Box session using the SB-11 with the antenna disconnected at the Andrew Woods House in Gettysburg, PA, a comment was made, “Maybe you can talk to Rosemary instead. Perhaps you don’t like my voice.” The Ghost Box responds with, “You can talk.”

You tell those folks Gettysburg.MPG – while conducting an SB-7 session at the Triangular Field, the device said, “You tell those folks.”  

Paranormal mist captured at Iverson's Pits

Conclusions: I was very pleased at the amount of both visual and audio evidence that was collected from various locations around Gettysburg during our trip. I wish we would have another extra day to visit additional locations including the Jenny Wade House, Farnsworth House, the old orphanage, Solomon's Bridge and perhaps another nighttime investigation at either Pickett’s Charge or the 20th Maine marker.  Those additional spots marked locations were there was significant loss of life during the second day of the battle.

I wish to thank Mark Nesbitt for allowing our team to investigate the headquarters of the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Ghost Tours and it was a pleasure meeting and having lunch with Professor Charles Emmons of Gettysburg College who I had not seen since the first and only legal nighttime investigation of the area with the Sightings crew in 1995.

If we are ever in the area again, I would not hesitate visiting this location again!

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