A former National Park
Service Ranger/Historian. He started his own
research and writing company in 1977 and did
research and advertising copy for some of
America's best historical artists.
Beginning in 1978 he began
writing books, including If the South Won
Gettysburg (1980),35 Days to Gettysburg (1992),
Rebel Rivers (1993), Saber and Scapegoat:
J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy
(1994), Through Blood and Fire (1996), and
the best selling Ghosts of Gettysburg Series
(1991- present). Stories from the Ghosts of
Gettysburg books spawned the commercially
"Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking
Tours" in 1994, which continue to
entertain hundreds each night from March through
November. Many of his stories have been seen
on The History Channel, A & E, The Travel
Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, and numerous
other local television programs and specials.
He is currently finishing another ghost book,
a novel, and continues to develop tours for
Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide
Gettysburg & Beyond
By Mark Nesbitt
all the forlorn, countless souls awash in time,
none reach out to us more than those of the dead
— Mark Nesbitt, author of
the Ghosts of Gettysburg series
Mark Nesbitt, author
of the best-selling Ghosts of Gettysburg book series
recently won two national awards for his six-volume
collection of tales of paranormal happenings on
the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site
of the 3-day Civil War battle.
What is a ghost? What makes Gettysburg such a
haunted venue? Where does one go in Gettysburg
to find a ghost? The quest for answers to these
questions, and countless others, is the driving
force behind why so many travel to Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania, in search of their own paranormal
In The Ghost Hunter’s
Field Guide: Gettysburg & Beyond, renowned ghost
story author, historian, and paranormal investigator,
Mark Nesbitt, explores the world of the paranormal,
focusing on the town of Gettysburg and the infamous
battlefields that surround it.
The first half of the book delves into the history
and phenomena of “ghosts,” reviews
generally accepted paranormal theories, discusses
best “ghost hunting” practices, and
presents the reader with plausible explanations
as to why paranormal activity is so prevalent
The second half
of the book addresses the actual paranormal investigation.
Designed to be used in the field, the town of Gettysburg
and the battlefield are divided into six sections.
The reader is provided with historical information,
photos, maps, driving directions, and paranormal
investigative tips and techniques unique to each
geographic area. Experienced and amateur “ghost
hunters” alike will profit from the advice
and guidance offered in this one-of-a-kind book.
Mark Nesbitt was born in Lorain, Ohio, and graduated
from Baldwin-Wallace College with a BA in English
Literature. He worked for the National Park Service
as a Ranger/Historian for five years and then
became a Licensed Battlefield Guide. During his
tenure with the National Park Service, he had
the opportunity to spent time in nearly every
historic house on the Park and actually lived
in four of the historic homes. Living in Gettysburg
since 1971 has given him a unique “insider”
perspective from which to write this book.
Mr. Nesbitt published
the first book in the popular Ghosts of Gettysburg
series in 1991. The Ghosts of Gettysburg Series
received the National Paranormal Award for “Best
True Hauntings Collection” and “Best
‘Local Haunt’ Guidebook.” The
Ghosts of Gettysburg stories have been seen, and/or
heard, on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery
Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries,
and Coast to Coast AM.
May 30, 2005 · Travel/Paranormal
· Paperback Original
128 Pages · $10.95 ·
AUTHOR MARK NESBITT
GARNERS NATIONAL AWARDS FOR
GHOSTS OF GETTYSBURG SERIES
The awards were presented July 23, 2004 at the Eastern
Regional Paranormal Conference and National Awards
Show held at the Holiday Inn-Inner Harbor in downtown
Nesbitt won in two of the five categories:
--The National Paranormal Awards “Best
True Hauntings Collection,” for the author
of the best collection of true stories of hauntings,
--The National Paranormal Awards “Best ‘Local
Haunt’ Guidebook” for the book that
best tells of local ghost stories and hauntings
in a specific town or city.
awards were voted upon over three months of internet
voting nationwide and competition included well-known
writers of the supernatural such as Hans Holzer,
Troy Taylor, Katherine Ramsland and Rosemary Ellen
an excerpt from Mark Nesbitt's
of Gettysburg VI
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OF GETTYSBURG SERIES
National Paranormal Awards “Best True
Hauntings Collection,” for the author
of the best collection of true stories of
--The National Paranormal Awards “Best
‘Local Haunt’ Guidebook”
for the book that best tells of local ghost
stories and hauntings in a specific town or
Vince Wilson, president of the Maryland Paranormal
Investigators’ Coalition, presented Nesbitt
with the awards in a ceremony during the conference.
“It’s always an honor to know that
your work is appreciated,” said Nesbitt
who was also one of six invited speakers at the
conference. “Especially on a national level
Ghosts of Gettysburg,
(Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA) was published
in 1991. The most recent volume, Ghosts of Gettysburg
VI (Second Chance Publications, Gettysburg, PA)
was released this past April 30. In all, they contain
over 500 pages and close to 300 stories of hauntings
on the battlefield and the town.
The books have been made into television programs
by Greystone Entertainment (Los Angeles, CA) and
have been seen on A&E, the History Channel,
the Travel Channel and numerous other television
programs. Nesbitt has also been a guest on the nationally
syndicated Coast to Coast A.M. with George Noory.
If the South won Gettysburg (1980)
Ghosts of Gettysburg
: spirits, apparitions and haunted places of the
More ghosts of
Gettysburg : spirits, apparitions and haunted places
of the battlefield. (1992.)
35 days to Gettysburg
: the campaign diaries of two American enemies.
Rebel rivers :
a guide to Civil War sites on the Potomac, Rappahannock,
York, and James. (1993)
Saber and scapegoat
: J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg controversy.
Ghosts of Gettysburg
III : spirits, apparitions and haunted places of
the battlefield. (1995)
Through blood &
fire : selected Civil War papers of Major General
Joshua Chamberlain. (1996)
Ghosts of Gettysburg
IV : spirits, apparitions and haunted places of
the battlefield. (1998)
Ghosts of Gettysburg
V : spirits, apparitions and haunted places of the
Second Chance Publications
Box 3126 ·
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania · 17325
· fx. 717.337.9673
Nesbitt, Managing Director
(443) 253-5766 /
Mark Nesbitt's Favorite Haunts
Ghosts of Gettysburg Tour Headquarters
Feel free to stop by, take a tour and check out
our shop. This building continues to be an active
paranormal site. The upstairs is off limits, but
there have been plenty of unusual happenings on
the first floor!
271 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA
The Wills House - Lincoln Room Museum
Abraham Lincoln was the guest of David Wills,
attorney, at this home the night before giving
his immortal "Gettysburg Address."
Their story is in Ghosts of Gettysburg III.
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg
Herr Tavern and Public House
Great restaurant. A bit more upscale. They don't
advertise their hauntings, but refer to the story
in Ghosts of Gettysburg III.
900 Chambersburg Road
General Lee's Headquarters Museum
The museum is located in the same stone house
that General Robert E. Lee occupied during the
battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863.
Their story is found in Ghosts of Gettysburg IV.
401 Buford Avenue, Gettysburg
Blue Parrot Bistro
One of Mark's favorite haunts! A wonderful restaurant
and local hang out. They don't advertise their
paranormal side, but should it happen to come
up in a discussion, they just might share some
Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg
If you're looking for local and regional fine
art and contemporary crafts, this is it. It is
also an independent book store. Make sure to check
out the selection of handcrafted jewelry! A wonderful
place to search for that one-of-a-kind purchase.
30 York Street, Gettysburg
American Civil War Museum
Make sure to include a visit to this museum. Mark
often does signings here.
Through five hallways of scenes, the American
Civil War Museum brings the past "back to
life" with life-sized dioramas of the Civil
War. From there, visitors enter the internationally
acclaimed Battleroom Auditorium, where a re-creation
of the Battle of Gettysburg is performed before
297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg
Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg
Coming soon - the newest hotel addition to Gettysburg.The
Courtyard by Marriott is part of the exciting
"Gateway Gettysburg" project.
Ghosts of Gettysburg recommends the following
paranormal and/or ghostly websites.
America Tours - http://www.hauntedamericatours.com
Information on haunted locations and ghost tours
Convention and Vistors Bureau - http://www.gettysburgcvb.org
Gettysburg's best source of information for visitors.
Ghost Hunts and the Ghosts of Gettysburg -
More information/background on the GHOST HUNTS
CD offered for sale at the Ghosts of Gettysburg
Gettysburg Group Reservations -
800-447-8788. Adams County's premiere tour operator;
offering a variety of services for groups of all
ages and sizes. Their extensive knowledge of the
area will help make your Gettysburg experience
a memorable one.
Pennsylvania Tourism - http://www.visitpa.com
Website for everything
you need to know about visiting Pennsylvania.
Travel Information Site - http://www.travelbrains.com
War Ghosts - http://www.freewebs.com/civil_war_ghosts/
A website dedicated to the topic of Civil War
County, PA, Ghostly Connection - http://www.ghostsintheville.com
Excerpts and photos from the book "Ghosts
in the Ville" by Jeff Wargo. Stories are
based on happenings in Riegelsville, PA.
Society of Pennsylvania - http://home.supernet.com/~rfisher/pghs.html
Paranormal Society founded by Rick Fisher. Rick
also conducts ghost tours in Marietta, Pa. and
Ghost Tours of Frederick Maryland - http://www.marylandghosttours.com
Ghost Tours of Maryland’s Most Haunted City
- Ground Zero for Paranormal Activity –
Epicenter For Maryland’s Bloody Past! (Only
thirty minutes from Gettysburg!)
Ghosts - http://www.midatlanticghosts.com
Website sponsered by MATPRA - Mid-Atlantic Tourism
Public Relations Alliance to promote Delaware,
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
and Washington D.C. They promote common threads
and offer saleable stories to journalists about
the Mid-Atlantic destination.
stories and haunted histories - http://www.iexploreghosts.com
Ghostly tours of haunted castles, plantations,
homes and other ghostly information
Investigators & Research Association (PIRA)
Dedicated to Paranormal Research and Investigation
Investigating Sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey
and the Surrounding Area
Battlefield Ghost Hunters Society - http://www.americanbattlefield.com
The ABGHS is a group composed of experts in Ghost
Hunting and Battlefield History. The ABGHS is
the investigative group used by Mark.
and his work - http://www.harryprice.co.uk
A site dedicated to the life & work of Harry
Price (1881-1948), the pioneering psychical researcher,
ghost-hunter & author. Contains the most detailed
information on the net about Price's famous case,
the notorious Borley Rectory.
Jersey Spirit Searchers John & Nancy Wilton
Walks - http://www.washingtonwalks.com
walking tours of the nation's capital
for Paranormal Research - http://www.bsprnet.com
Spirit Society of Pennsylvania - http://www.spiritsocietyofpa.com
Kelly and John Weaver's paranormal group
Katherine Ramsland - http://www.katherineramsland.com
Katherine - author of books on subjects where
the rest of us fear to tread!
Saylor - http://www.questforhealth.com
Pam is a top notch psychic. She also has a special
interest in animals and animal communication.
Talk Internet Radio Talk Show - http://www.ghostlytalk.com
The show is broadcast live over the Internet on
Sunday nights from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Check their
website to see who their upcoming guests are!
Mid-West - http://www.midwesthaunts.com
TV show out of Indiana focusing on hauntings in
New Jersey Ghost
Hunters Society - http://www.njghs.net
Lines - http://www.gettysburgrail.com
Explore Gettysburg by train during the day or
experience Gettysburg during the twilight hours
on "The Gettysburg Ghost Train"!
Original Fell's Point GhostWalk - http://www.fellspointghost.com
Join us under the cover of night to explore the
many haunted pubs, shops, and residences in Fells
Point, Baltimore, Maryland.
Center of Gettysburg - http://www.spiritnetwork.com/mcg/
The place to go in Gettysburg for Clairvoyant
Psychic Readings, Spiritual Circles & Groups,
and Classes and Workshops.
website - http://www.prairieghosts.com
Travel guide to the history and hauntings of Illinois
Ghosts - http://www.southernghosts.com
Our goal is to provide you with information about
our exciting special events and overnight investigations
in which you can participate. We also want to
share our experiences with you as certified American
Institute of Parapsychology (AIP) Field Investigators.
Historic Gettysburg Hotel - http://www.hotelgettysburg.com
Established in 1797, the Best Western Gettysburg
Hotel has played host to prominent national and
international figures. Distinguished names such
a President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl
Sandburg, Henry Ford, General Ulysses S. Grant
and Daniel Webster have enjoyed their attentive
hospitality. During the Civil War, the Best Western
Gettysburg Hotel witnessed the thunderous Battle
of Gettysburg. Oh, and did we mention that it
Ellen Guiley - http://www.visionaryliving.com
Check out the amazing and fascinating work in
the paranormal that Rosemary has been involved
in for most of her life, and full-time since 1982.
She has written 31 books and hundreds of articles
on a wide range of subjects, including the paranormal,
psychic, spiritual and mystical. Rosemary's driving
purpose is to help further our understanding of
our place and role in the cosmic scheme.
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