Ghost Hunt!

Some people celebrate Christmas in July—well how about Halloween in July? As any serious paranormal investigator knows, ghosts don’t just hibernate eleven months out of the year. Nor are they strictly nocturnal. No matter the season or hour, the spirits of the departed can be quite active! The International Ghost Hunters Society postulates that “Ghosts are everywhere!” Sometimes it’s a matter of luck, timing, or spiritual chemistry, other times you just have to know where to look. If you’re interested in something more credible than “Uncle Larry’s Haunted Halloween Porch of Horror,” read on!

The majority of supernatural sightings occur, fittingly, in spooky places. Cemeteries, old houses and inns, churches, battlefields, and asylums all sport their share of wispy wanderers, so you can boost your chances by starting at one of them. Locally, The Cashtown Inn is known for visitations and the Inn at Herr Ridge gives a one-of-a-kind tour of a haunted field hospital. Even Gettysburg College is rife with apparitions, from the tower gunman to the “blue boy” of Stevens Hall. When you visit, ask around! You’re sure to elicit some incredible stories!

Battlefields, logically, ought to feature the most spirits per square foot due to the high volume of deaths in battle. In the Battle of Antietam Creek alone, 3,654 soldiers died in a single day of fighting. Imagine what an otherworldly presence is represented there! If a chill runs down your spine, you might be standing over an unmarked grave with a story to tell. Paranormal happenings often seem to bleed over (no pun intended) to the places in close proximity to battlefields—the Jennie Wade House, for example. Or, for a truly chilling experience, stop at the Haunted Orphanage, where Rosa Carmichael shackled and abused war orphans. Not for the faint of heart!

Remember: Ghosts are everywhere! To get started, call 717-334-6296 to schedule a Ghostly Images of Gettysburg Tour (717-334-1156 evenings) or visit our Ghostly Images page.

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  1. Sandra Chase says:

    Hi I will and 2 other Senior Citizen women will be visiting in August 8-11 we are interested in bus tours or minimal walking tours what would you recommend thank you.

    • bonnie says:

      Thanks for your interest. Our Haunted Bus Tour is not scheduled on the weekdays. We do have a Haunted Bus scheduled on Saturday, August 6th and 13th at 8 PM. Our Walking Tours consists of half the tour outside and the other half inside a haunted building. We offer a Jennie Wade and an Orphanage Tour. Cost: $10. Consists of about a 2-3 block radius. The Ghostly Encounter your guide is dressed in period attire and half the tour is outside and the other half takes you inside a haunted building. Your guide will portray someone associated with the building. The Ghostly Encounter Orphanage most likely they would portray Rosa Charmichael the 2nd headmistress who was cruel to the children. Cost: $12 (not recommended for children under 10). Those are the types of tours we have available during your visit. Visit: for more information. Visit the following website for help in planning your visit: . You should be able to find names of other ghost tours on this site. I’m not sure what others have available. I hope this helps. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know by emailing:

  2. Sara says:

    Hi My husband and I will be coming down March 30-April 3 what do you have available for us to participate in? Thank you

    • bonnie says:

      Ghostly Images has the following tours scheduled: Thursday, March 30th an Orphan Tour (Walking) at 8 PM; Friday, March 31st an Orphan Tour (Walking) at 8 PM and a Jennie Wade Walking Tour at 10 PM; Saturday, April 1st an Orphan Tour (Walking) at 8 PM, Ghostly Encounter (Orphan) at 9 PM and a Jennie Wade Walking Tour at 10 PM; Sunday, April 2nd an Orphan Tour (Walking) at 8 PM.

      Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (717) 334-1156. Open Daily at 1 PM until last tour.

      Half of the tour is conducted outside and the other half takes you inside the building.

      Any other questions, email:

      Other websites that might be helpful in planning your visit: (Gettysburg and Adams County information) (Gettysburg Battlefield Tours and more) (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center)

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