Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vacation Part 13: U.K. James Gettysburg Re-enactments, Ghosts, Monuments

Rob and James on the battlefield
James at a battlefield fence
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view of the battlefields
In our last travel blog we took you (and our friend James who was visiting us from the U.K.) to Gettysburg, PA and stopped at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. In this blog we'll drop in on a re-enactment and explore some ghostly encounters.

THERE IS A GETTYSBURG ANNUAL RE-ENACTOR'S COMMITTEE! - They organize a re-enactment of the battle, encampments and more every July on the Anniversary of the battle, and we happened to be there for it. 
    The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee was formed in 1995 by local community members. For smaller events the event staff totals approximately 150 and for five-year events approximately 400. The organization is comprised entirely of local folks, from the Gettysburg and Adams County area, who leave their full-time lives for a week in July and come together as one to make this event happen responsibly. More info: http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com

A re-enactor camp of Union Soldiers  near the Pennsylvania Monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield

Rob and James at the Penn Monument
James with the re-enactors
  THE PENNSYLVANIA GETTYSBURG MEMORIAL - The Pennsylvania State Memorial is a Gettysburg Battlefield monument commemorating the 34,530 Pennsylvania soldiers "who fought at Gettysburg"  


woman in period dress
GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS: The battlefields are said to be some of the most haunted areas in the state. My (Rob) experiences as someone who is sensitive to ghosts/spirits and emotional energies confirm that. I developed a massive headache as we approached the town. It was like standing in a stadium packed with people who were all shouting at me. It was overwhelming. The anxiety, fear, nervousness, pride, aggressiveness, passion - all of these feelings from soliders who battled there, and died on the battlefield linger. Some of it was residual, like an emotional thumbprint. There were actual ghosts there, though- intelligent ghosts of men that still lingered.  
      As a Medium, I sense energy from people who passed and can communicate with them (if they're intelligent hauntings). During my recent trip to Gettysburg, PA- the emotional energy left behind from the soldiers going into battle was overwhelming and gave me a whopping headache.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next