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Happy Halloween | by Jan Nagalski
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! In most years, Halloween season is big in Gettysburg. Numerous "ghost tours" or "ghostly walks in the cemeteries" are conducted by tour guides in period costumes. Actually the tours go on after dark all year in this site of the Gettysburg Battle of the Civil War, the deadliest battle on American soil.


In this picture, we were closed into the dark, damp basement of a bed and breakfast/restaurant that served as a hospital and sniper's tower in the 1860's Civil War battles. We were there for "ghost stories", and for some unknown reason the proprietors felt that this display, (the only lights in the basement) was spooky enough to harbor ghosts.


There were eight of us in the tour group...incredibly one nervous woman who sat in back, near a rattling steam pipe, "felt the presence" of a spirit. The ghost storyteller was pleased.

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Taken on September 17, 2012