Phillips' Rangers Monument

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In 1780 during the Revolutionary war, a group of rangers were engaged in a battle against the Iroquois who were fighting on behalf of the British. The natives outnumbered the rangers some five to one and the Rangers eventually surrendered. After their surrender the Rangers were tied to nearby trees and slaughtered after a period of torture. It is claimed that they still haunt the spot of their deaths and that especially on the anniversary of the battle (July 16) you can see them locked in their doomed battle against their enemy.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Captain Philips Monument Road
    Northwest of Saxton, PA
    United States

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    GPS:
    40.26005397105479, -78.26623195396684
    County:
    Bedford County, Pennsylvania
    Nearest Towns:
    Stonerstown, PA (3.0 mi.)
    Saxton, PA (3.3 mi.)
    Martinsburg, PA (4.7 mi.)
    Coalmont, PA (4.9 mi.)
    Woodbury, PA (5.8 mi.)
    Dudley, PA (5.9 mi.)
    Coaldale, PA (6.9 mi.)
    Defiance, PA (7.1 mi.)
    Broad Top City, PA (7.7 mi.)
    Roaring Spring, PA (8.4 mi.)

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    1. sherry cresswell  |  

      I lived there for many years and yes it’s haunted we hear flute music and heard Indians yelp we even saw shadow people

    2. we did a investigation out here and it felt like someone is watching you. we saw some shadows around our van and heard like a dog haling on the evps and our chimes went off a few times and we had trouble with our recorders and our cam and our co founder felt someone sitting with her on the steps she believe that it was one of the rangers sitting with her and she felt like her insides were being cut open and his name is A. Shelly

    3. I have went there several times with friends. We saw lanterns in the woods, heard what sounded like horse hooves walking around the car, have taken pictures that looked like there were faces in the tree line.
      Scariest time and last time I been there, my girlfriend at the time, my self, and few over friends went. We parked her blazer and just sat in silence. My Buddy and I were sitting up front(I was driving) and we noticed two greenish color lights coming towards the car. The girls were freaking out and begging us to leave. My buddy and I decided to turn the head lights on and there was nothing. So we chose to sit a little longer. About ten minutes went by and the lights looked as if they came out of the ground and started to move towards the vechile. The lights were I’d say about half a football field away towards rt 26.I kept saying it was traffic from the road. We watched for several seconds and then the girls started to act crazy begging us to leave. I turned the head lights on once more and nothing….we decided to try it again. Before I explain what happened next I want to stress the car was completely off it wasn’t turned over to have the radio on or what not. It was complete darkness.
      As we sat there we all started to feel freezing cold, and it was the middle of July. I started to feel very uneasy and felt someone was watching us. My ex was sitting in the back seat and decided to look behind the car, and out of the blue she started screaming and crying.. Kept saying go go go go, get out of this place. We all started to panic and I turned the key and the blazer would not start or make any sound of trying to start. As she is losing it we all start panicing not knowing what just happened. Fianlly the car started and I floored it down the road heading back to 26. Has we were heading back to Huntingdon our home town she just kept crying and crying. She finally settled and told us what had happened. She said when she looked out the rear window there was an older looking man with his face against the glass looking straight at her. The thing about that was there was a hand print from the out side on the window.
      Many times I have been to this site and not every time something happened, but after that night we never went back and to this day when i see my ex or the others that were with us it always gets brought up.
      If you enjoy “ghost hunting” or just simply enjoy the rush, this site is a great spot to go. Has I said not every time stuff happened , but if you get a chance to experience it, you will know it for sure!

    4. As a direct descendent of the Skelly’s that were massacred here I had always wanted to visit this place. In 2006 I found myself nearby and finally went. Boy was I weirded out. I felt a great feeling of someone watching me. As I stood at the marker I felt a great surge of energy throughout my body and the wind suddenly started to whip through the trees as if I was being talked to. I found a path to the right tgat walked up around the memorial and found a hunting tree stand and decided to sit in and just take the place in. Sitting there I felt the same feelings as I had while at the memorial. I do not know if you ever plan on going there and doing an observation but if you ever do please let me know, I would love to be involved in some way, to see what happens. Email me at charlesskelly69@gmail.com

    5. Having went to Tussey Mountain this was the spot we went to for some cheap thrills. It was like a right of passage. I never bought into the stories of driving around the monument X amount of times then parking and turning the engine off in hopes that it wouldn’t start. I have trouble picturing a bunch of ghosts hanging out in the woods counting how many times you drive around thinking to themselves “hey if you’re not going drive around seven times, we’re not doing shit for you.”

      I have been there many times, I’ve had quite a few experiences there. Some of which I can share via YouTube.

      Captain Phillips Memorial, January 24, 2015: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4frLWsYY_NFosVLSv6S2sCM1MCnEYkMv

      Captain Phillips – 9/30/13 – Glowing Orb: https://youtu.be/zJE4omcvVBc

    6. I have been to this place numerous times. The trick to it is to drive around the ring 7 times. After the 7th time shut off your car nand wait. I was driving and heard what sounded like screams, seen bright lights moving very quickly in the woods. Right before I was getting ready to leave I reached to lock my door and it opened up on me. I was out of there quick. After you leave you have to go to the gas station on 26 and sit under the lights. I did this and seen hand print and foot prints.

    7. I myself also went to tussey mountain high school and ive personal have had some crazy experiences at the monument. Scrapping noises on car to crazy lighting coming out of nowhere. Door locks locking and unlocking on there own. Worst experience i had was me and some friends were sitting there and a ghostly figure appeared on the hood of his car. When trying to start car the battery died.

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