Pennsylvania has a
past steeped in history and drama. Here
the fledgling American republic was
nurtured into being by our founding
fathers; here the architecture of cities
and towns was designed to make the spirit
of liberty soar in the common man; here
slaves experienced the first footsteps
of freedom, debarking from the "Underground
Railroad," even as the fields of
Gettysburg ran red with the blood of
Confederate soldiers who would bring
them back to bondage and of Union men
who died there to keep them free.
Wherever there is
such a tangled history there are always
stories of ghosts and hauntings.
hundred haunted years have left an indelible
mark on the state of brotherhood and
reports of the strange and anomalous
continue to this very day detailing
the wide variety of hauntings experienced
throughout the state.
City of Brotherly Love, has its share
of hauntings. It has been said that
the Liberty Bell still rings occasionally
and that founding father William Penn
is still seen visiting sites he knew
in his own time. Perhaps he is making
certain that everything is still being
kept in order as he would like?
There are reports
from homes around the Old City that
tell of the whimpers and sighs of long
ago slaves who once hid within the walls
and under the floors of the old buildings,
a stop on the Underground Railroad and
one step closer to freedom.
There is the story
of the carriage that still tramples
wildly over the cobblestones of the
Old City; some say it is the carriage
that bore away the slave Daniel Dangerfield
to freedom instead of to the hangman's
noose. Hoofbeats and gunshots accompany
the sound as it thunders through the
Old City and into oblivion.
Then there is Gettysburg.
The site of three
days of blood and destruction, this
little Pennsylvania town became the
crucible turning point of the American
Civil War when Union and Confederate
troops met here in July of 1863.
Men cut down in their
prime, the heat and fear of battle,
the dead and dying, the innocent killed:
All these have left an indelible imprint
on the once peaceful little town, and
although crowds of tourists, history
buffs and ghost hunters now clutter
the streets and fields, Gettysburg never
fails to disappoint.
There are reports
of soldiers still locked in combat,
doomed to fighting out the same battle
for all eternity. There are those who
have heard the sounds of soldiers moaning
wounded in the fields, or marching lost
through the grassy expanses once littered
with the dead and dying.
Ghosts are not limited
to the battlefield in Gettysburg and
many homes in and around the little
town have spirits with stories still
In the surrounding
countryside there are tales as old as
freedom, tales of the strange and unusual
that come down to us from the old timers
who forged livings from the coal mines
of Pennsylvania's rocky mountain slopes.
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