10 Most Haunted Battlefields: From the ghosts of Roman soldiers to a barn haunted by over 1000 spirits. Few places have seen more horror than the battlefield. So it makes sense that many people assume them to be haunted. Haunted by the spirits of dead soldiers.
10) Stoney Creek:
Stoney Creek (in Canada) was the location for a battle in 1813 when America attempted to invade Canada. The battlefield is said to be haunted by dozens of soldiers who died on the day. It is also said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Cage, a widow who lived in the middle of the field. Ever since she died there have been constant reported sightings of her drifting through the air aimlessly while weeping over the loss of her husband; who died during the American revolution.
According to local legend, when she died in 1841, both her body and her gravestone mysteriously vanished before she could be buried.
9) Marston Moor:
The battle of Marston Moor took place on 2nd July 1644. If reports are to be believed, the area is occupied by the deranged ghost of Oliver Cromwell (the man who led the winning side of the English civil war).
He can be seen staggering through the foggy moor in an attempt to escape the vengeful spirits of the 4000 men killed by his army during the battle. Since the early 20th century people claim to have seen hundreds of soldiers on horseback marching across roads on one last eternal patrol.
8) Antietam Creek:
Antietam Creek was the location for the bloodiest single-day battle of the American civil war. People who visit the field often claim to smell gunpowder and to hear gunshots. They say that if you accidently stumble into a shallow, unmarked grave, the ghost you disturb will follow you home. Not only is the creek reported as haunted but all the surrounding areas are also supposedly home to dark forces. so it’s a bit like every single town in Denmark.
7) Little Bighorn Battlefield Monument Park:
The little bighorn monument preserves the site of the battle of little bighorn. The battle was when several native tribes joined forces to defeat united states troops. If you visit the site today you may be overwelmed by a feeling of sorrow and loss. You may even experience visions of the battle taking place all those years ago.
In 1983 a woman gained a job as a live-in grounds keeper and was given a house on the site. She claimed to have walked into her livingroom on a cold morning, and to her absolute horror, saw a man sitting in an armchair wearing an old army uniform. The man turned his head towards her in shock. He stared at her for 20 seconds before disappearing completely.
The battle of Canae took place on August 2nd 216BC. It was when Hannibal led an African Army to defeat a much larger Roman army. For over 1000 years, legends has told that the ghosts of the killed romans often return from the grave to guard their ancient homeland. If on a foggy morning you see a ghostly roman brandishing a sword… do not let him see you. If he does, you will be beheaded before midnight.
5) Cold Harbor:
During the American civil war the battle of cold harbor lasted from May 31 to June 12 1864. Union troops were crushed in one of the most savage battles of all time. So it makes sense that a lot of people believe the battlefield to be one of Americas most haunted places. Tourests regularly report hearing the shattering screams of thousands of dying soldiers.
Which I would have thought would discourage people from visiting the site. It doesn’t though.
The battle of Marsaglia was fought in Italy in 1693 as part of the war of the grand aliance. A french army swiftly put down an inferiour Spanish force in an impressive victory. The marsaglia battlefield is unlike others on this list as it is not said to be haunted by dead soldiers. But is said to be haunted by the spirits of the horses they rode on.
3) Stalingrad (now Volgograd):
The battle of Stalingrad was when the Nazis attempted to capture the city of Stalingrad. They ultimately failed and the number of deaths is unknown. But with at least 2 million dying, it was clearly the largest and most intense battle in the history of human conflict. In the city today there are said to be whole suburbs populated mostly by the ghosts of dead civilians living their lives as normal in an eternal tribute to 1940s life. The whole city is full of haunted battlefields.
The battle of Towton was part of the English Wars Of The Roses. It took place near the town of towton in March 1461 and 28 thousand people died. The battle was thought during a heavy snowstorm, which gave birth to the legend of Towton. Which goes that: once every 7 years during a period of heavy snowfall, two ghostly armies emerge from the storm and will do battle for 3 hours and 12 minutes. When the storm dies down they will not be seen again for another 7 year cycle.
The battle of Gettysburg was the most famous conflict of the American civil war. And today almost everyone who visits gettysburg experiences the unexplainable. A local farm, which was used as a hospital during the factory, is said to be haunted by over 1000 ghosts.
The dead bodies weren’t removed from the field until 7 years after the battle. Lack of a proper burial is said to have disturbed the soldiers souls, provoking them to drift in and out of reality. When walking through the grounds people often fall to the ground. They look behind them to see that no one else is present. Although, they could have sworn that someone pushed them over.
So that concludes our list of the 10 Most Haunted Battlefields.
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