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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

College students spot ghostly battle

Shepherd College is on the bank of the Potomac River on the West Virginia side. It is near where the Confederate troops retreated after the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in the Civil War. One Union regiment that followed was badly mauled while crossing the river. Keep that in mind while reading this email report from Susan Crites of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters:

Several students from Shepherd College called to the top of their lungs...a ghost sighting from the bank of the Potomac River on the WV side looking at the river bank on the Maryland side, near the old bridge uprights. They were near the river at the old Tobacco Warehouse. There is a small park-like area below the warehouse which is suitable for late-night "socializing." From this vantage point, they said they couldn't see much. [LOL] They heard screams, gunfire... "all hell breaking loose." It went on long enough for several to jump from the back seats of their cars, find the source of the noise [across the river] and focus on a remarkable scene. They said they saw fighting between ghostly men in uniforms. The could see the men but could also see the trees and foliage THROUGH them. They estimated that the ghostly event lasted between one to two minutes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question is West Virginia considered to be a Southern or Northern state? WV faught for the North during the civil war, but it is below the mason-dixon line.

1/25/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger Carnacki said...

West Virginia is generally thought of as a southern state. Keep in mind that at the beginning of the Civil War, the counties in West Virginia were still part of Virginia.

Regiments from West Virginia could be found in both the Union and Confederate armies.

1/25/2006 01:43:00 PM  

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