51,000 men. That’s the number of American soldiers who were missing, wounded, and those met their demise on the battlefield in Gettysburg, PA on July 1-3, 1863. By today’s standards, these losses are the equivalent of 6 million men in three days. Confederate General Robert E. Lee lost one-third of his army during this battle. It was a grueling and iconic battle of the American Civil War for it marked the turning of the war in favor of the Union armies. It was also one of the bloodiest battles of the war, and probably the most hallowed and, dare I say, haunted ground in the country.
Today marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. What better way to honor the brave men who fought at Gettysburg than sharing stories from the battle?
The first day of the battle did not go well for the Union troops. A minor skirmish started in the northwest of Gettysburg around 10 am. Major General John F. Reynolds and his troops attempted to hold the Confederates at bay, but Reynolds was struck and killed. (Read “Star-Crossed Loves of Gettysburg” for more of Reynolds’ tragic story.) By 4 pm, the Federal troops were retreating through Gettysburg towards Cemetery Hill. Several troops were cut off from their units and killed in the retreat. One of those soldiers was the source of a battlefield mystery of a Union soldier who died during the retreat.
Just how far will people go to not have to go to work?… This far:
A Indian railway station which was abandoned for 42 years because of fears that it was haunted has reopened in the eastern state of West Bengal.
Locals and railway workers say they lived in fear of a female phantom who frequented Begunkodor 260km (161 miles) from the state capital, Calcutta.
In 1967, a railway worker is said to have died days after he saw a “woman ghost” draped in a white sari.
Officials say the story was made up to avoid postings at the remote station.
Read More Here (Source): http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8236178.stm
… So when I read an article about kids crying “ghost” in school, I have to wonder…Paranormal or Paranoia?
Sultan Shaikh of Kondhwa is not willing to send his children to school. The children say they are scared to even step into the school as they feel it is haunted. Last Monday, almost all students of Lady Haleema Begum Urdu School, Kondhwa, fled after what they claim was supernatural activity in school.
Read More Here (Source):http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-Ghost–forces-Kondhwa-school-to-shut/761294/
What do you think?
Nighttime in Ft. Lauderdale
Between 2002 and 2005 I lived in an apartment outside of Ft. Lauderdale with my boyfriend and two of his daughters, Erika and Savannah. Quirky little things happened in this apartment, a few of which I will mention here.