Manassas National Battlefield - Real Haunt in Manassas VA
Today the field is a public park, open for visitation; it is also rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the soldiers who were slain in the bloody battles that took place on its grounds. In July, 1861, the First Battle of Bull Run took place here, followed by the Second Battle of Bull Run from August 28th-30th. It was here that General Thomas Jackson gained his nickname "Stonewall Jackson." Apparitions of soldiers in uniform have been reported regularly.
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I've told this story before, it happened to me years ago. I was walking on Manassas battlefield with my dog. Several things happened that seemed odd in hindsight, but the capper was in the late afternoon when my dog suddenly broke free from me and ran off about a hundred feet. She kept her eyes on me and kept walking parallel, but wouldn't come back. And then I noticed a rider on horseback coming up the trail towards me. I didn't want my dog to spook the horse, so I kept walking down past the rider who turned and gave me a weird smile as I walked by. I smiled back but sort of winced as he had a badly deformed face - like a huge red blemish. I went on by and after a few minutes my dog returned to me. The whole time I was thinking "odd, that was odd. " I turned back to see where the rider had gone. And in an empty field in the middle of the day - he was simply gone. There was no place he could have gotten to that would have taken him out of view. He just disappeared.Posted 10/25/20