Ghosts in a Civil War Farmhouse
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When people think of Gettysburg, I think they most often think of the battlefields in which the bloody clash occurred. Outside of the battlefields however lie the retreat grounds and the areas in which the field hospitals were set up. I bring to you Fairfield, PA.
My friends and I were in the area for an epic paranormal weekend that included the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV, as well as a few days in the Gettysburg area. One of my paranormal besties found a great Civil War farmhouse for us to spend the night in. The drive out to the house revealed to us an area with winding roads, beautiful trees, and quaint local businesses. It was in stark contrast to my experiences growing up in the DFW area.
Animal lovers will be right at home here since the house comes with friendly residents: a dog and six cats. Paranormal enthusiasts will be thrilled because the home and barn are in an area that was retreat area during the Civil War and also a field hospital. It is believed by the owner and visitors alike that some war time spiritual residents still remain.
The Civil War occurred 1861 - 1865 surrounding two fundamental issues: states rights and the financial implications of slavery in the North and the South. You know how it is when money is involved.......it gets messy! In this case, it resulted in the bloodiest and most brutal combat the United States has ever seen (stateside).
With such combustible political angst combined with over 1,200,000 fatalities, it is no wonder that Gettysburg is believed to be one of (if not THE) most haunted areas in the country. My friends and I have decided to return next year and rent a house that lies within the battlegrounds. If you want to go check out the David Stewart Farmhouse for yourself, you will find it on Airbnb. You can use this code www.airbnb.com/c/aporterfield1 to get $40 in travel credit when you sign up. For more historical info and details, go here for the PBS website or go here for American Battlefield.