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Jennie Wade House

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The only civilian killed in the battle of Gettysburg, Jennie Wade, is known to haunt this house. Visitors have felt her presence and her father’s presence still mourning the loss of his daughter and on occasion the chain in the basement will be moved by some unseen hand.

Jennie Wade Memorial Website

Gettysburg College Stevens Hall

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Haunted by the “The Blue Boy.” About a hundred years ago, a young boy who was being abused at home sought refuge amongst the college women who lived here. One cold, snowy night, the headmistress came up to check on the girls so they hurriedly hid the boy outside on their window ledge. The headmistress took her time talking to the young women, but finally she went back to her room. The girls rushed to the window ledge only to find the boy was not there anymore! They went down & outside to see if he had fell, but there was no boy. To this day, sightings of a young boy, blue in the face as if frozen, are common among Stevens Hall residents.

Gettysburg College Brua Hall

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The theater on campus, Brua Hall, is said to be haunted by a civil war era man. He frequently visits the theater at night and has been seen backstage and on the catwalk of the theater. He likes to play practical jokes and move props and costumes around. The man has a favorite seat in the house and sometimes he has been seen watching the students practice for an upcoming show. This seat is left empty for every performance – in case he wants to come and watch!.I am not sure of the identity of the civil war era man is but i will do more investigating to find out.