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Unexplained Cases | Confederate Stronghold

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 07/12/19 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Executive Producer: Rick Garner


For three straight days during the hot Pennsylvania summer in July of 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers were locked in a bloody battle to try and get control of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Both sides suffered heavy casualties and some of those spirits are believed to be still be wandering the battlefield and this small town. One of those spots with reported paranormal activity is a place with a very historic past.

Our guide for the night, Paranormal Investigator Robert "Night Monkey" Simmons of Gettysburg Paranormal Association/ Gettysburg Ghost Toursexplains, "Where we are now, we call the Confederate Stronghold. The reason for that in the Battle of Gettysburg the creek bed we walked past is what the Confederates called the Confederate Stronghold. The reason for that - Gettysburg was going through a very dry season. That creek bed we passed was completely dried …

Angels Among Us: Reunion

Written by: Cindy Carter and Tim Freeny
Case Filed:
3/21/02 - Jackson, Mississippi
Executive Producer:
Rick Garner




"I'm going to hug your neck," said Scott Watkins, when he met Sarah Haller. This reunion comes almost two months after Sarah was hit by a car on I-55 South.

She was involved in a fender-bender, and had stepped out of her car when another car struck her from behind. Scott Watkins saw the whole thing.


"I saw a black Toyota lost control and hit her and thrown her 30 feet in the air. You looked like a rag doll. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that you would not be here without the Lord's intervention," said Watkins to Sarah.

Scott called 911 and began to pray.

He says he also called his wife, asked her to pray and call anyone she could think of and get them to pray as well. Scott then pulled over and prayed over Sarah.

"I was really comforted by it. It really re-emphasized why I was still alive," says Haller. Sarah went on to say, during that time, all voices around her melted away, except one. When Sarah was laying on the ground, the only sound she could hear was the voice of Scott praying over her. The fact that Sarah could only hear his voice isn't the only thing that amazes Scott.

Scott wondered what happened to Sarah. On February 27th, just before going to bed, Scott and his wife tuned in to our newscast to watch NEWSCHANNEL 12's Unexplained report, "Angels Among Us."

"We just fell off our bed and the spirit of God hovered in our room and we got on our knees and began to pray," said Watkins. Scott contacted us and we arranged for this reunion. Scott says he was reluctant at first to come forward because he didn't want to discourage anyone's belief in angels. However, he says prayer is also a miracle and through prayer God moved him into action, and prayer prevented Sarah from being seriously injured.

"From prayer, I know the Lord reached down and touched her," said Watkins.
"I wanted to believe I had been touched by an angel, but I was even more excited about meeting him," said Haller. Sarah and Scott say they still believe in angels.

The Bible defines angels as being either divine agents or human. Sarah says at that crucial moment, Scott truly was her angel.

"(The Bible) says God will send His angels and it also says He will equip us to do his work," adds Haller.

So, this mystery shifts a bit from "who" prayed over Sarah, to the power of prayer itself. Sarah prayed for help, she received it. Scott prayed Sarah's injuries wouldn't be serious. They weren't. What do you believe?
 
Additional Resources:

Angels: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Angels, Demons and Satan

Do you believe in angels?

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