Mark Nesbitt is a former National Park Service Ranger/Historian. He started his own research and writing company in 1977 and has done research and advertising copy for some of America's best historical artists. Mark is the author of several books on the Ghosts of Gettysburg and his stories from the Ghosts of Gettysburg Book series spawned the commercially successful "Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours" in 1994. The tours continue to entertain hundreds each night from March through November. In addition, many of his stories have been seen on numerous television programs and specials.
Author Mark Nesbitt shared stories of ghosts and apparitions seen in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania which was host to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, where approximately 50,000 soldiers lost their lives over a 3-day period. Curiously, even before the battle in 1863, a ghostly visitation of George Washington leading an army was seen on the site, he noted.Nesbitt offered several theories as to why Gettysburg is one of the most haunted places in America. Because their deaths were so sudden, many of the soldiers may not have realized they died. Additionally, since they were in the throes of war against their own countrymen they may fear facing "judgment" in crossing over. Thirdly, Gettysburg's geology contains a lot of quartz rock which is thought to capture electricity which could facilitate paranormal occurrences. A lot of the haunting phenomena are auditory rather than visual, said Nesbitt, who described reports where "volleys of gunfire were heard in the woods." EVPs recor ... More »Host: George Noory