This weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend a field trip to Gettysburg, hosted by the Paranormal Research Society. It was a weekend of much learning about experiencing activity in one of the most haunted places in the United States. The last time I was in Gettysburg was in the year 2000 for my eighth grade trip. So I was excited to go back to this historical landmark and hopefully have some paranormal experiences and investigate.
This trip also marked the first time I’ve participated in the Ganzfeld experiment. For the last few months, I’ve been doing research to learn more about it and send anything I find to Sergey at PRS. While I was excited to finally be able to participate, I was also a tad nervous. I didn’t just do it once. I participated four times. My last Ganzfeld session consisted me being a sender, which I will go into in a moment.
Jennie Wade House – For those of you who don’t know, Jennie Wade was the only citizen of Gettysburg who was killed during the battle. The house where she was shot is still preserved with the actual bullet holes still present and her wooden bread board hanging next to the stove. This was where I did the Ganzfeld experiment the first time. Adam Sedlock briefed me on what was going to happen and I put on the white shades, the headphones and faced the red light. I heard banging during the experience, heard voices, felt like someone was walking around me, felt something play with my hair and I felt like I was in the presence of chaos.
Tillie Pierce House – This was where I participated in the Ganzfeld Experiment three more times. The second time I participated, there were two people involved this time. One being a “sender” of an image and the other being a “receiver” wearing the shades, headphones and facing the red light. While I didn’t receive an image, I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness afterward. After the first two experiences, I was hesitant to participate again and I initially declined a third opportunity to do it again. However, after making contact with a presence in the house, I was asked to do the Ganzfeld experiment again. This time, knowing what I was looking for, I agreed. It was a positive and enriching experience. The fourth time I did it, I was the sender along with another person. I have to say, it was harder being a sender than it was to be the receiver.
I believe that’s as much as I can go into since this was an experiment conducted by PRS. It was overall a great experience. I have many more stories from Gettysburg, and I’m still in the process of putting them into words. I must say that it is amazing how much the battle impacted Gettysburg and permanently imprinted a presence in that town.