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Gettysburg Battlefield Ghost Voices
Entering the Gettysburg Battlefield At Night
We drove down near Devil's Den and parked in the small lot, walking to the Slaughter Pen
area which is situated between Devil's Den and Little Round Top.  Devil's Den is a
strange formation of huge rocks located at the southern end of the Gettysburg battlefield.
After fierce fighting to drive Union soldiers
out of Devil's Den, Confederate soldiers
fired from these rocks toward the Union army
embedded in the boulders on Little Round

Around and in between these two locations
is where many fallen soldiers lay injured and
dying in early July 1863.  It is known as the
Slaughter Pen, which has a small creek that
runs through it called Plum Run.  It has a
small bridge over top of it.
Though there are many places we could visit on the battlefield of Gettysburg or even within
the town itself, I chose this location due to the sheer amount of tragedy that had befallen it
so many years ago.  The huge rocks of Devil's Den was peppered with ghost hunters and
quite noisy, so we elected to take the small path from the parking lot that wound over to
Warren Avenue, which we crossed  - eventually placing us at a rock between Devil's Den
and Little Round Top.

From there, we walked down Warren Avenue, crossing Plum Run, to the stop sign and
turned right onto Crawford Avenue, going about fifty feet and electing to sit on an
outcropping of rocks on the other side of the road.  These are the places we made our
recordings, looking for soldiers who were wounded or needed help; asking questions
pertinent to 1863.  This region truly became a “Valley of Death.”  Acre for acre, Gettysburg
itself is said to be the most haunted place in the United States.

After reviewing the recordings we made using an Olympus audio recorder in conjunction
with a sweeping radio to provide audio bits and white noise, the following are what we
believe to be ghost voices captured within the audio at the above locations:

Ghost Voices Recorded in the Slaughter Pen area:
Q: Are there snipers?  A: No.
"Get me out!"
Q: Who's President? A: Lincoln (faint, but said two times)

Ghost Voice Recorded by the Rock beside Wilson Avenue:
Q: Are you with the Union, uh or with the Confederates?  A: What?  Q: Are you with the
North, the South or neither?  A: The South (slowly said).

Ghost Voices Recorded on the Tiny Bridge over Plum Run:
"Help me. Help me." (they overlap slightly)

Ghost Voices recorded on the Rocks below Devil's Den (across from Plum Run):
Q: Is General Lee back behind us?  A: Who's Lee?

And for a final treat, we captured this ghost voice at Evergreen Cemetery at night:
Q: If you need help say, "Help me."  A: Help me.
Gettysburg Ghost Voices on Battlefield Map

A detail from the Gettysburg
Battlefield map showing where we
recorded the above ghost voices.  

orange X's denote the area
between Devil's Den and Little Round
Top where we worked.  

To see the full Battlefield Map, go to:
Gettsyburg Battlefield Map
Devil's Den from Little Round Top and the Slaughter Pen area

For those who wish to continue the
investigation in the same area, at left is the
region as seen from Little Round Top.  The
huge stones form Devil's Den (near the top
- center), and Warren Avenue can be seen
crossing the photograph from left to right.

The white line is the path we took from the
parking area from Devil's Den.   We then
proceeded down the street, crossing Plum
Run and turning right onto Crawford
Avenue.  Devil's Den was too noisy with
visitors at night to make recordings.
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