Tourist captures 'ghost sighting' at Gettysburg battlefield
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHP) - A video posted by a tourist that shows what appears to be a ghost sighting at a Gettysburg battle field has launched an online debate.
A story written by the New York Post states that New Jersey resident Greg Yuelling took the video while on a trip to Gettysburg with his family on Sept. 2.
The clip captured by Yuelling appears to show ghostly figures walking around tow cannons on the battlefield. Although the sighting was captured on camera, some people aren't convinced.
Upon viewing the video, the New Jersey Paranormal Research Organization posted to their Facebook page that the 'ghost sighting' wasn't actually a ghost at all, but rather water droplets on the camera.
The reason most people are seeing a “ghost” is because they already know about the history of Gettysburg, and our brains will automatically try to make something familiar out of a visual anomaly," the organization said in the post. "The entities are actually just the light being distorted by the streak on the windshield as the background elements move into the streak."
The Sun, a British tabloid, spoke with Yuelling, who said that his family started hearing weird nosies before they spotted the figures on the battlefield. Yuelling also told The Sun that the figures were the size of humans.
Yuelling says he is now convinced that ghosts exist after watching the video several times.