Posts tagged ‘haunted’

December 8, 2011

How To Spot a Ghost in Gettysburg!

Solomon's Bridge located on Solomon Rd. right off of Taneytown Rd./Rt. 15.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, everybody likes to be scared.  Most people around Gettysburg have heard of Solomon’s Bridge.  More of a local legend than a widely known haunting, Solomon’s Bridge holds years of myth and wonder for ghost chasers.

On dark late nights, my friends and I would take a drive up to Solomon Rd. in Gettysburg.  Legend has it, if you park your car directly over the crack in the center of the bridge, turn off your car, put the windows up, close the vents, lock the doors, and put you car in neutral, something will happen.

A ghostly apparition of a woman will float over your car and your car won’t be able to start.  All of a sudden, you will feel your car rock back and forth as if somebody’s moving it.

My friends and I mustered up the courage to try it a few times. And it was a few times that my car wouldn’t start, and we felt the car move as if someone were pushing it.

One time in particular, my friend Brittany and I drove up to Gettysburg in her green Ford Probe on a chilly night.  We decided to check-out Solomon’s Bridge, just the two of us. So we did what we usually did, parked the car in the center of the bridge, shut everything off, just  like usual.

Well, we sat there for a few minutes and after nothing seemed to be happening, we were about to leave when all of a sudden we heard a knocking coming from the inside of the dashboard.

Brittany went to start her car up and turned the heat on when a beetle shot out of the passenger side vent and hit the window. We both screamed as Brittany hit the gas pedal, scurrying down the road in panic. All of a sudden, a huge beam of light came gleaming out of the woods and penetrated right through the window.

Swerving off the road, Brittany hit a bat, which left some excremate on the windshield by the way, and flew off into the night. One of the most scariest nights we have ever experienced at Solomon’s Bridge. I don’t believe we’ve been back there much since,.

December 4, 2011

10 Fun Things To Do in Gettysburg in December!

1. An Eisenhower Christmas- Starts Dec. 1st- 31st at Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg, Pa.

Shuttle bus leaves 1195 Baltimore Pike running from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

The Eisenhower home is decorated for Christmas exactly like it was during the time Eisenhower lived there.

http://www.nps.gov/eise

2. Wine and Holiday Food Pairing-  On Dec. 2nd runs 5 p.m. till 9 p.m., 8th, 15th & 22nd runs 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Reid’s Orchard & Winery Tasting Room at Jennie’s House located at 242 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

Holiday wine and food pairing guide while trying wine and foods and dips.

http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com

3. Jennie Wade Open House- Runs Dec. 3rd- 18th at the Jennie Wade House located at 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

The Jennie Wade House opens to celebrate the holidays with refreshments and music from 4 p.m. till 10 p.m.

http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldbustours.com

4. Holiday Festival of Lights- Nov. 1st- Jan. 2nd located at the Gettysburg Village Outlets 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive on Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pa.

Enjoy the light festivities and complimentary hot cocoa and live music, or a 3-D holiday movie every Friday night at the outlets.

http://www.theoutletshoppesatgettysburg.com

5. Civil War Holiday Dinner Theater- Runs Dec. 2nd-Dec. 17th Fridays and Saturdays only at The Farnsworth House Inn & Restaurant located at 401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

Period dressed actors will portray holiday customs from the home front and war front of the Civil War era and sing Christmas Carols.  The dinner will include drinks, soup, salads, side dishes, the main course, and dessert.  The evening’s events will end in the inn’s cellar with ghost stories about one of America’s most haunted houses.

Cost for admission and dinner is $39.95 for adults & $19.95 for children 10 and under.  Event begins at 7 p.m.

6. Hauser After Hours- Nov. 5th- Dec. 17th on Saturdays only at Hauser Estate Winery located at 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, Pa.

Come enjoy live music, food, and wine at the Hauser House Winery.  Pay per plate for food and wine can be ordered by the glass or by the bottle.  Admission is free.

http://www.hauserestate.com

7. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker- Mon. Dec. 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theater located at 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

Ticket pricing begins at $75.80, to $53.80, to $42.25, and as low as $31.25a ticket.

http://www.gettysburgmajestic.org

8. Winter Solstice Celebration- Dec. 17th -Dec.18th from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. at Liberty Mountain Resort located at 78 Country Club Road, Carroll Valley, Pa.

You can enjoy lots of fun at Liberty Mountain skiing, boarding, or tubing during the Winter Solstice kick-off celebration.

http://www.libertymountainresort.com

9. Wrap It Up- Sat. Dec. 24th from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Reid’s Orchard & Winery located at 242 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.

Bring up to three gifts to be wrapped by elves and enjoy a glass of wine, you purchase, while celebrating the holidays.

10. Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge- Dec. 28th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Liberty Mountain Resort located at 78 Country Club Road, Carroll Valley, Pa.

The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge is a special racing series that is open to all ages and ability levels. A duel Giant Slalom course will be set up on Lower Blue Streak trail. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age group to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. In addition to the race, prizes are given away throughout the day. The course is easy accessed and viewed from the main Base Area. Admission into the race is free, however, purchase of a lift ticket is required.

http://www.libertymountainresort.com