The Ghost of Marc1152
I saw a ghost on a CW battlefield once.. Two of them actually.
I mistaken for a Ghost once. I was coming home from a re enactment. Three days in the field and you look and smell pretty realistic.
I decided to stop by the Balls Bluff battlefield which I was passing on the road. It is not built up at all, just woods.
There is a small cemetery on it with a stone wall around it. I was there in uniform looking around. It was somewhat dark due to all the Tree overhang.
A car pulled up and some tourists piled out and came around the stone wall into the cemetery. They took one look at me and backed up LOL.
I had to shout at them that I was not a Ghost and calm them down..
That is priceless.
Another time there was a big maneuver ( to give our officers practice) waaaay out in the woods in PA, unadvertised to the Public. About three thousand on each side.
I was detached from the main force commanding a small group of what are known as "Berdan's" Sharpshooters who wear green uniforms and were being used to scout ahead.
We came to a narrow paved road that had a small car parked on the side with two people inside. There was lots of woods around. We were resting, I dont think they saw us.
All of a sudden, rabbits started streaming out of the woods, then deer running for their life and hoping over the road. A few minutes later Federal Cavalry came jumping through. Ten horses, twenty , a hundred. Then infantry came tumbling out and were crossing the road, hundreds of guys.
They had seen enough. They threw the car into reverse and sped away down the road backwards. I can imagine the conversation: " I don't really know what's going on but I'm not going to wait around to find out"