22: GETTYSBURG GHOSTS

EPISODE 22: GETTYSBURG GHOSTS

Countdown to Halloween

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PLAY PODCAST 22: GETTYSBURG GHOSTS


horse-statues-2Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas present to you a special podcast anthology of collected ghost stories from one of the most haunted battlefields in the world, Pennsylvania’s own Gettysburg. Once the site of a great battle between the Confederate and Union armies and the turning point in the American Civil War, the land has suffered tragedy and death.

A Harvest of Death. Gettysburg, July 1863. Timothy O'Sullivan. (War Dept.) Exact Date Shot Unknown NARA FILE #: 165-SB-36 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 253

A Harvest of Death. Gettysburg, July 1863. Timothy O’Sullivan. (War Dept.)

Such suffering echoes through time, and these echoes can be felt today through the many supernatural sightings reported by locals and visitors. Through investigation, door-to-door at times, T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas have uncovered new and old stories about soldiers lost to life but not to time.

 

 

 

The dead demand to be remembered.

 

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Mark Nesbitt – Gettysburg Ghost Folklore Collector

“It was a warp in time. A veil is parted.” Mark Nesbitt

mark-with-cannonOn this episode, they feature an anthology of ghost stories, so many that they let the stories speak for themselves. Mark Nesbitt, Mister Ghosts of Gettysburg, joins Phil & Fox for an interview and shares a few ghost stories that he’s collected, along with a few EVPs (recorded voices of the dead). Mark talks of his two experiences he collected: the story of a Phantom Civil War Hospital and the bleeding room at The Daniel Lady Farm. Fox also tells a story on location at Devil’s Den, based on Mark’s investigation.

 

“Spirit blood appeared there and vanished.” Mark Nesbitt

 

Blood manifested one night than vanished. Story told by Mark on EP22.

 

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Mark also shares his theory on how the quartz in the ground records supernatural energy. Mark Nesbitt was a National Park Service Ranger/Historian for five years at Gettysburg before starting his own research and writing company. Since then he has published fourteen books including the national award-winning Ghosts of Gettysburg series. His stories have been seen on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, and numerous regional television shows and heard on Coast to Coast AM, and regional radio. In 1994, he created the commercially successful Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours and in 2006, the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours

 

 

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Fox records the tale of Devil’s Den.

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To arrange a candlelight tour with Mark Nesbitt’s touring company, visit this website. www.ghostsofgettysburg.com

 

Here’s a YouTube video Ghosts of Gettysburg featuring Mark Nesbitt talking about his work hunting ghosts:

 

Suzanne Madron

suzimAuthor and friend Suzanne Madron, resident of Gettysburg, sends two true ghost stories she encountered: Mr. 1865 & Soldier on a Bicycle. Both stories recorded by our British folksinger, David Walton. Suzanne Madron was born in New York City and has lived up and down the east coast. Currently she resides on a house built over a Civil War battlefield in the wilds of Pennsylvania where she has been known to host some interesting Halloween parties. She has authored several novels and stories under various names.

 

Suzi will be singing books at Merlin’s Coffee in Hanover, PA on Saturday, October 29th from 1-3PM. Can’t make it to the signing? There will be a major release party for Devil Dog Press following the signing, from 3-5pm ET on Facebook.

 

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Gettysburg. Famed ghost city.

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GHOST STORIES DOOR TO DOOR

While investigating the city during a weekend trip, T. Fox Dunham & his wife, Allison Ledbetter took several photographs of the battlefields and shops and may have caught some paranormal activity. Allison sensed something in the corner of an Irish shop. After Allison directed him to the ceiling, Fox took several photos of the same spot and caught what appears to be a light or mist moving into the ceiling. Lighting effects couldn’t quite explain what they saw, nor could they identity an obvious source. Could be paranormal?

 

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Lil Somethin’ Gettysburg

T. Fox Dunham also spoke to a shopkeeper, recording his story of the Ghost Lady in a Rocking Chair. A Lil Somethin’ Gettysburg is a lovely little shop with friendly owners who sell unique gifts, candles, salsas, home décor and souvenirs. In addition, he spoke to a charming local, Big Al, and got his views on spooky critters:

 

 

 

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“I don’t bother ghosts, and they don’t bother me.” Big Al

 

CUSTER’S LAMENT

The episode ends with a special extended version available to those downloading the podcast. We play Custer’s Lament from a band based in Portland, Oregon, Velaraas from their album Gilded Age. It’s a metal tribute to General Custer who fought at Gettysburg and later died at Little Big Horn. Not meant for easy listening!

 

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Fox & Phil Go a’Ghost-Hunting!

Fox & Phil are joining Philadelphia Southeast Paranormal Investigation and Research Team, also known as Spirit of PA, for a paranormal investigation of Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, PA. They will feature their logs and experiences on a future episode during October.

 

They will also be at the King of Prussia Mall at Uncanny Comics on Saturday, October 29th for Malloween.

 

Counting down to Halloween with many surprises yet to come!

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Send us your true ghost stories and paranormal experiences at whatareyouafraidof117@gmail.com. Find Submission Guidelines on this website.

 

Listen for us on PARA-X RADIO at our usual time slot on Saturday nights at 6PM.

 

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(The Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY. READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

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Author Tim Waggoner

Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

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Author David Dunwoody

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real.

Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not

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Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

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MUSIC RIGHTS

Custer’s Lamentation played with special permission from Velaraas from their Gilded Age album. All rights reserved.

Cup of Tea by Sláinte is licensed under a Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

“This House” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Lamentation” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Decline” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“The Chamber” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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