04-09-2012, 07:28 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Well, North Carolina if you must know.
Originally Posted by gabriel
It's difficult to separate fact from propaganda in such cases, but it would be interesting to note whether there are popular accounts (letters home for instance) in addition to official statements. Angelic inspiration is one of a number of persistent war motifs, along with animal terror weapons (animal-human hybrids, trained vampires, etc) which run to current conflicts.
Civil wars are especially rich in ghostly phenomena. Last year I photographed the site of the Battle of Marston Moor in England: Battle of Marston Moor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
, a particularly bloody conflict in which both sides agreed to offer no quarter. To this day drivers in the area claim to see men in battle dress cowering in hedges and phantom armies on the move.
You know, I actually did a study of letters from home (from soldiers to their loved ones and back; correspondence) for my Civil War class in college. That's an interesting idea. There may have been a few apparitional/ghostly accounts entrusted to family members through the medium of mail, but I haven't come across any. That may be because of the subject material -even if the letters do, or did exist, they'd be of a very personal and private nature, you know?
I'm very skeptical of everything I investigate, so it takes a plethora of evidence to "shake me up" at all. Many accounts are not sufficiently documented -of all, the ghostly apparition accounts tend to impress me the most. I had no idea that there was a haunting associated with Marston Moor! That's interesting.