Photographs Left Behind on the Battlefields of the U.S. Civil War

December 23, 2016 rehadlock 1

 The Museum of the Confederacy located inRichmond, Virginia is home to several antique photographs carried by soldiers who fought in the first American Civil War. Photos lost on the battlefield were often picked up by other soldiers and handed down through families. Over the years, some have made their way to the museum.  Unfortunately, the people in the photos have yet to be identified and as time goes on, the chances of ever knowing their names diminishes. Photo of an unidentified girl found on the battlefield at Port Republic, Virginia lying between the bodies of a Union and Confederate soldier. […]

Apparition of Red Cross Worker Tries to Serve Sandwiches to 9/11 First Responders

December 14, 2016 rehadlock 0

After the attack on 9/11, debris from the World Trade Center Towers was transported to Fresh Kills landfill in Long Island. There, the partial remains of 1,600 victims were uncovered. Frank Marra, a now-retired NYPD Lieutenant was one of many people tasked with sifting through the rubble of the Twin Towers. He goes into detail about paranormal experiences he and other workers witnessed during their time at Fresh Kills in his book, From Landfill to Hallowed Ground. Perhaps the most bizarre is an apparition of a Red Cross worker distributing sandwiches. While searching through debris Marra, along with a group of […]

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Longest Epitaph in America

February 25, 2015 rehadlock 0

The longest epitaph in the United States (and possibly the world) can be found at ‘Burial Place Hill’, a historical cemetery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Written by Simeon Martin, the epitaph contains 407 words laying out in great detail his family tree, childhood, employment history and notable accomplishments, along with some of his favorite scripture and poetry. In fact, the only thing Martin left out was any mention of how incredibly long-winded he was in life and even in death. This would usually be the time I would provide a little background into the life of Simeon Martin, but there’s nothing that I […]