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Unexplained Cases | Haunted Battlefield Farmhouse

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 05/13/19 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Executive Producer: Rick Garner




Gettysburg: a sleepy Pennsylvania town with a violent past. The town and its surrounding areas were the sight of the bloodiest battle in the Civil War between Northern and Southern troops. Now, it is supercharged with paranormal activity.
After hearing stories of the paranormal in Gettysburg over the past 20 years, the Unexplained Cases team packed up our gear and headed for Pennsylvania. We teamed up with the Gettysburg Paranormal Association / Gettysburg Ghost Tours to investigate near Culp’s Hill. Dan Kulick explains why this location is historical and haunted.

“We call this the Battlefield Farmhouse. It was built right along-side Culp’s Hill over here on my left-hand side. Culp’s Hill was one of the bloodiest battles during the during July 1-3, 1863, due to the fact it saw battle three straight days, day and night. Those guys couldn’t even see their hands in front of their face and a…

Field Reports from Vicksburg National Military Park - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Written by: Rick Garner
Case Filed: 11/11/00 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



5pm - We all meet at the Texas Monument on Monday evening to examine what Janis has confirmed to be a very active area. This monument marks an area where Union troops stormed up a steep embankment, only to be shot by Confederate soldiers waiting at the top. Janis placed a small cassette recorder on the monument and the tape contains what seems to be voices and light bumps to the microphone. This was before we arrived on scene and when Janis was not near to the monument.

6pm - Rob notices "smoke" coming from the cannon of the bronze structure in his camera's viewfinder as he's rolling footage. He thinks he's imaging things or that someone has placed a cigarette in the cannon. There isn't one. I see the same stream of heat, which seems to come from an object that is cool to the touch. This cannon has been a focal point for activity in some of Janis' previous pictures.


6:30pm - Orbs began to appear in single numbers as dusk and night fell. A bicycle strobe light was placed on the monument and orbs began to be drawn to the monument. Rob used his camera's speed light to flash on and off the statue and left it on a few times.

Conclusions: By 7pm, we had numerous orb shots, some with many...others with singles. Although the area was mysterious while dark, I never was frightened - just cautious. Battlefields are known for activity and we all walked away with proof.


These images were taken Monday evening, October 16, between 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the Texas Monument in the park.

The first image is of the night's first orb. The light source was not in the trees and nothing present was reflective.

The next image was taken in total darkness and shows a large orb. The picture was taken due to a cold chill in the air.

The final three are were taken in order by Janis Raley as orbs began to populate the area. A bicycle strobe light was placed in the cannon and extra flashes of light were used. More orbs seems to appear in between our light flashes.


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