Devil's Den

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At this historic site, a boulder-ridden hill and Gettysburg Battlefield location, ghostly soldiers are reported to be seen. It is said that these soldiers are from the battle’s second day. One soldier who frequents the site has been described as having long gray hair and dirty, torn clothing of buckskin. He has no shoes on and wears a big floppy hat.

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    Geographic Information

    39.791506, -77.242386
    United States

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    39.791593, -77.24236510000003
    Adams County, Pennsylvania
    Nearest Towns:
    Gettysburg, PA (2.8 mi.)
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    Fairfield, PA (6.7 mi.)
    McKnightstown, PA (7.0 mi.)
    Orrtanna, PA (7.3 mi.)
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    Hunterstown, PA (7.6 mi.)
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    1. My cousin went to Devil’s Den this past weekend at night and she stood in one place. She took three pictures (with flash) and they all turned out pitch black. She was getting irritated so she said “Damn you spirits to hell” (really dumb of her to do) and took another picture (again without flash). The fourth picture was lit and looks like it was scratched up a bit…

    2. I visited Gettysburg this last spring. The trees were still in bud so you could see a long way.It was raining lightly so there was almost on one about, people scurrying for museums and shops, so I had the den to myself. I was on the top, the Den and Little Round Top to my back, standing at the line of cannon and stone wall facing the Triangle field when I was very aware of the smell of pipe smoke. I do not smoke and there was NO ONE around me but it was quite clearly the scent of pipe smoke that lingered for a few minutes and then faded

    3. to add to this report, the picture above at the header is fairly famous and entitled “the dead sniper” purporting to show a confederate Sniper who was himself shot by Federal Troops on Little Round Top. the problem is the pic is a fake. The photographer moved the body of a sodlier who had died near the spot and set it up as you see it.

      The legend is that the spirit’s vengeful spirit will not allow pictures to be taken there since it was a photographer who had abused his body.

      I do not know how acurate THAT story is. I’ve taken loads of pictures on the site but as told above some people do have problems. maybe the psirit is mellowing with time.

      Interestingly the site had an evil reputation for years before the battle

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