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Unexplained Cases | Gettysburg Hotel

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 07/28/19 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Executive Producer: Rick Garner




Take a spin through Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and you'll find many historic spots where some of the bloodiest fighting took place during the Civil War in July 1863. In the center of town, you will also see something else: The Historic Gettysburg Hotel at One Lincoln Square. Originally built in 1787, it was then named Scott's Tavern and built by James Scott. Over the years, the hotel changed ownership and names until finally becoming the Gettysburg Hotel. Originally, the hotel's ballroom served as Gettysburg Bank in 1814 and was in business until 2000. The vault is still in the ballroom now used for events like weddings. Supposedly, this area is haunted by a spirit named Rachel. We hoped to grab a dance later with her...maybe running into one of her ghostly friends in the hotel, too! While recording b-roll of the vault, our camera captured a male disembodied voice. After care…

Watch Unexplained: Haunts

Halloween 2001 was the stage for what would become a trilogy of half-hour television specials. It was called "Unexplained: Haunts" and represented a year's worth of paranormal investigations. This programming was unique for its time and even more unique for a broadcast news television crew to create. This was before "Ghost Hunters" and other similar shows. We were influenced by MTV's "Fear" and "The X-Files," but we were also driven a formula: capture and honor the history of a location and weaving that together with a documented paranormal investigation.


You can draw your own conclusions from what we captured on video, audio, and images. While we certainly used some creative video to showcase these stories, the paranormal evidence is not doctored or fabricated in anyway.

To me, the most compelling evidence we collected was the image of Creekboy at 14 Mile Creek in Raymond, MS and the knocks and bangs at Merrehope Mansion in Meridian, MS.

If you've been to the locations featured in this special, feel free to comment below or ask me any questions. So, if you get scared easily make sure you leave the lights on and keep that special someone near you. Get ready for a special edition of Unexplained: Haunts!

 


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