Friday, January 31, 2014

Kennesaw Mountain Ghost Rider

"I saw the link about seeing anything strange...well, earlier this year, I think I did."

"I've got a bad back and haven't worked in over a year so I spend a lot of time in bed. Earlier this year, late spring or early summer, I was in a half-awake state and I noticed the hazy form of what appeared to be someone in civil war clothing on a horse standing in my bedroom. It was there for only a second and kind of dematerialized. I remember it being a kind of a yellowish color."

"I wasn't scared and thought it was probably not so much a ghost but the energy of something that happened here during the Civil War. I am 3 miles from the epicenter of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain park and probably less then a mile from the cavalry battleground at Mud Creek."

"On Twitter, there is an Alabama paranormal group that I think started following me first. I told them that the area I live in is supposed to be haunted and they should check it out sometime. I kind of forgot about the thing I saw in my bedroom. The Marietta Square is about 5 miles from my house and they have a company doing ghost tours. Anyway, I did a Google search to send them some links and I found the posting below. The fence mentioned is probably 1-2 miles from my house. I haven't seen anything in this house before or since, but sometimes I hear things in my bedroom that come from that side of the room. I have heard that for awhile. It may be explainable since I have a fan over there and it may be blowing stuff around on my disorganized desk. Anyway, thought you might enjoy that story." Bill

NOTE: Below is the story Bill referred to...Lon

In the Fall of 2007, a Cobb County, GA man talks about a brush with what may have been a real ghost near Kennesaw Mountain.

The man, who doesn't want to be identified, says he and his teenage son were driving through Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield the night of October 8 when they spotted something about to cross the road in front of their car. Both Civil War buffs, they say the rider appeared to be a Union Army cavalry officer complete with a sabre in his hand.

"I quickly locked down on my brakes as the horse proceeded to come right in front of us", the driver says. He says the rider then headed straight through a fence as though it didn't exist and faded into thin air. "My son and I were in a state of almost sheer panic," the man says, "but we managed to maintain and get on the way home very quickly."

Civil War Ghost Trails: Stories from America's Most Haunted Battlefields

Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends

Civil War Ghosts of Central Georgia and Savannah (Haunted America)