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  • Ray Ortensie
    Oct 31, 2001
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      Last time I pulled my wife through somewhere without telling her I was
      welcomed with a good hard punch to the forearm!


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Rawlings, Kevin" <kevin.rawlings@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 9:38 AM
      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Ghost tales of Antietam?

      > Tom,
      > There is no Ghost industry at Sharpsburg or ANB at this present time much
      > my surprise and delight.
      > As far as tales of the ghostly, near anniversary date of the battle, many
      > people in town have reported hearing bands playing,the clinking of
      > and the tramp of hundreds of marching feet down the main street, yet when
      > they look outside nary an instrument, tin cup and canteen, nor any great
      > gathering of marching men can be seen.
      > The Pry house is haunted by a lady in white. Not sure who she is, Mrs.
      > Mrs. Richardson, or some other poor unfortunate lady of the house, she
      > scared away a gang of workmen replacing the kitchen floor while they were
      > eating their lunch. She tread where no floor was currently causing a hasty
      > retreat of workmen back to their shop minus their tools. Refusing to go
      > to the work site, the boss had to retreive their tools. Paul Chiles when
      > lived in the house was known to sleep with a loaded gun under his pillow
      > he would not get any surprise or caught unawares by a person or persons of
      > this world or not. My own wife has been touch by the woman during a
      > dinner party held in the Richardson Room. She is now afraid to go near the
      > house.
      > Some years ago a troop of Boys Scouts told of hearing some drunken
      > foreigners singing in their native tongues what several boyscouts said was
      > Jingle Bells. Though no one was seen trespassing on what then was private
      > land, the Ranger that was told of the infraction thought about for awhile
      > and realized that what they may have heard was the Gaelic shout of the
      > Brigade shouting "Fallah Baileah! (Clear the Way!)" from the other side
      > where many of the Irish of that famed brigade fell in death suddenly.
      > I can assure you there is a cold spot on the VC side of the road across
      > the Dunker Church. I have felt it and dragged my wife through without
      > telling her what I was doing.
      > Reporting from the haunted fields of Sharpsburg and Antietam,
      > Kevin Rawlings
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: rotbaron@... [mailto:rotbaron@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 12:08 PM
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Ghost tales of Antietam?
      > I recall mention (while on Antietam tour this summer) that a bus trip had
      > just been on the field featuring a "Ghost Tour". With this being
      > can anyone offer some ghostly tales or locales they've heard about
      > Any news on who gives these tours?
      > I know Gettysburg has turned it's ghostly legends into a budding industry,
      > but I've little about Antietam's hauntings.
      > Tom Shay - GO YANKEES!
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