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Case Files: Slyder Farm, Gettysburg

The Slyder Farm Hospital is a historic site located on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania. During the American Civil War, the farm was used as a field hospital to treat wounded soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies.

Brooke Ave from the last Case Files, in comparison to Slyder Farm's Location.

The hospital was established on July 2, 1863, after the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The farm was located near the center of the battlefield, making it a convenient location for treating the wounded. It was operated by Union medical personnel, who worked tirelessly to care for the injured soldiers.

The Slyder Farm Hospital was a large operation, with tents and buildings set up to accommodate the wounded. The hospital had a capacity of over 1,000 patients and was staffed by doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. The wounded soldiers were treated for a variety of injuries, including gunshot wounds, amputations, and other serious injuries.

Despite the best efforts of the medical staff, many soldiers did not survive their injuries. The hospital grounds were filled with the sounds of moaning and groaning as the wounded soldiers suffered through their injuries. The medical staff worked around the clock to provide care and comfort to the soldiers, often working in difficult conditions with limited supplies in the heat of summer.

One of the first times I went specifically to the Slyder Farm was in 2005, with a group of investigators. We didn’t receive a lot of evidence, but we tried to stay for a little while before moving up the hill to the 20th Maine.

Returning to Slyder Farm in 2006 became one of the most memorable times. Tim, Hildred, and I went out to do some investigating while visiting Gettysburg. It was dark when we arrived. Immediately as we exited the vehicle, Tim saw a shadow dart off to the right as we were looking at the farm and hospital site. The barking of a lone dog was our only sound activity. This location was in a gully, and to the left and right are hills blocking light and sound making it the perfect spot for paranormal investigations.

We walked up to the plaques overlooking the hospital site, and Tim immediately felt something around him. He then saw what looked to be the shadow of a horse running between trees to our right. I started taking pictures.

I then walked up to the area and stood there looking down range. I immediately heard a voice say something toward my left side, while Tim was to my right! I then recorded this.

Interestingly enough, this was the area of Farnsworth’s Calvary Charge. Union General Elon Farnsworth was a brave and valiant soldier who played a crucial role in the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. On July 3, 1863, Farnsworth led a daring cavalry charge against Confederate troops on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania.

Farnsworth's charge was part of a larger Union effort to break through the Confederate lines and turn the tide of the battle. Despite being outnumbered and outgunned, Farnsworth and his men charged forward with courage and determination.

Unfortunately, Farnsworth's charge was unsuccessful. The Confederate troops were well-prepared and had a strong defensive position, and Farnsworth's men were unable to break through their lines. Farnsworth himself was killed in the charge, becoming one of the many casualties of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Despite the failure of his charge, Farnsworth's bravery and dedication to the Union cause were widely recognized and celebrated. He remains a hero to this day, remembered for his selflessness and sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds.

Could this be who we were seeing and hearing? After a few minutes the supernatural energy quieted down, so we walked to our left out into the field where the hospital had been.

I stood in the field and recorded this. Remember, there was a dog barking nearby, but these other sounds were incredible!

We wrapped it up for the night, and later came back with more investigators and received the same shadows in the trees. Other than visual shadows, we experienced nothing else.

In 2007, we returned to the area with groups of investigators.

One night in particular, as we arrived and crossed the street into the field where the plaques and the hospital were, we immediately received psychic impressions that we were not alone. It gave us the feeling of being in a large group setting. Hildred and I sensed soldiers were all around us.

Temperature fluctuations occurred in five-to-ten-degree fluctuations, in addition to EMF spikes. The supernatural energy was hopping! One of the investigators was filming me, and I felt like soldiers were all around me. Suddenly, she caught on the night vision 8mm, an orb which flew in on the right, then transformed into what looked like a soldier. For some reason, I grunted, and the figure sprinted to the right out of screen.

Here is a broken-down version of the event.

It was one of the most intense feelings I have ever encountered up until that point. After that, a wall of wind blew through like a “charge.” All paranormal events at that point stopped! It was insane the level of activity, then absolutely nothing. We all wrapped it up after several minutes and moved to another location on the battlefield.

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