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The Historic Welty House Ghost Hunt

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Location Marker Gettysburg, PA
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Welty House Ghost Hunt

 

Caught In The Crossfire

Did you know Jennie Wade may have been killed by a sniper’s bullet fired from the Welty House? Confederate sharpshooters occupied the home during the Battle of Gettysburg and its south wall shows many bullet holes from the skirmish.

 

The Battle of Gettysburg is often associated with bloody skirmishes taking place across vast fields and sweeping landscapes, but its impact was not limited to open spaces alone. This historic clash spilled over into the very streets of the town itself, with one notable location being the Welty House. Standing in the crosshairs of the war’s front lines, this historic property witnessed firsthand the harrowing events that unfolded during those fateful days.

As the battle raged on, the Welty House became a focal point of intense military activity. Its walls bore witness to the ebb and flow of soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies, their footsteps echoing through its corridors. The house, once a place of tranquility, transformed into a shelter for terrified citizens and a strategic position for Confederate forces.

 

Bodies, Bullets, and Blood:  Welty House in the Line of Fire

Inside the Welty House, the echoes of gunfire raged from the upstairs windows, while unbeknownst to the sharpshooters occupying the second floor, the family and their neighbors sought refuge within the walls of its basement. The house became a microcosm of the larger battle, where the weight of history was felt on a deeply personal level.

 

“The Welty House ghost hunt was absolutely mind-blowing! The energy in that place was off the charts, and there was some seriously spooky activity going on!” 

 

What You Will See on This Hunt:

 

This immersive ghost-hunting experience will lead you deep into the heart of the Welty House, where you'll be introduced to the chilling, rarely-told stories that have haunted this historic Gettysburg location for generations. Brace yourself as you delve into the mysteries that lie within the walls of this eerie house, revealing the little-known tales of spirits and paranormal encounters that have sent shivers down the spines of those who dare to explore its haunted halls, including:

  • The disembodied voices in the basement
  • The phantom soldiers in the yard
  • The unexplained music in the Victorian House
  • The mass burials on the grounds
  • And so much more…

 

Ghost Hunt Equipment:  The Instruments and How We'll Use Them

Embark on an extraordinary ghost-hunting adventure with your expert local guide, armed with state-of-the-art equipment that will amplify your senses and heighten the anticipation in every shadowy corner. Utilizing these devices, you will attempt to establish a connection and interact with the spirits that linger on these haunted grounds.

EMF Detectors

Detect subtle fluctuations in electromagnetic fields, potentially revealing the presence of ethereal entities. 

Digital Audio Recorders

Document every whisper and unexplained sound that perforates the eerie silence of these historic spaces. Be prepared to analyze your recordings later, decoding messages from the beyond.

Spirit Box

This compact device swiftly cycles through radio signals, allowing spirits to communicate through it. By using the spirit box, you can listen to clear answers and a diverse array of voices, which in turn helps you ask more precise and direct questions.

Laser Grid

To detect even the slightest movements that might go unnoticed by the naked eye, we utilize this ingenious device that establishes a grid of light, making it easier to identify any subtle shifts or disturbances.

Ambient Thermometer

This compact and practical device effectively detects subtle changes in temperature, allowing us to obtain accurate readings and better understand the atmospheric conditions during our questioning sessions.

With your arsenal of cutting-edge equipment, you'll navigate the darkness of the Welty House property, capturing unexplained phenomena and gathering evidence that connects the tangible realm with the ethereal. This gripping ghost hunt will push the boundaries of your understanding and test the limits of your bravery as you investigate the mysterious realm of the supernatural.

 

What is the Welty House Ghost Hunt About?

 

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure that combines the thrill of the supernatural with the rich history of the Battle of Gettysburg. Whether you're a seasoned ghost hunter or a curious explorer, the Welty House Ghost Hunt promises an unforgettable and spine-tingling experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the mysteries of the afterlife and the enduring echoes of history. 

During your Welty House Ghost Hunt, prepare to witness chilling sights and experience eerie encounters that will send shivers down your spine. As you explore the historic property, you may find yourself immersed in an ethereal realm where the echoes of the past intertwine with the present, creating an opportunity to encounter the mysterious presence of spirits that inhabit this hallowed space. You will want to:

  • Keep your senses attuned to shadowy figures that may materialize and vanish in the corner of your eye. 
  • Listen closely for whispers and faint voices reaching through the centuries, carrying the echoes of long-lost conversations from the past. 
  • Notice the temperature drop and the atmosphere change as you enter areas with a notorious reputation for paranormal activity. 
  • Keep an eye out for objects that mysteriously move or shift, defying the laws of physics. 

You’ll have to be particularly brave to venture into the basement, where reports of unsettling apparitions and unexplained phenomena have been known to occur. 

As you navigate the Welty House's haunted grounds, be prepared for an unforgettable encounter with a world beyond our own, as the spirits of Gettysburg's past come alive in this chilling and historically significant location.



The Legacy of the Welty House

Constructed in 1838, the Welty House stands as a silent witness to a tumultuous past marred by immense historical significance and unimaginable tragedy. Amidst the crossfire of the Confederate and Union Armies during the defining battle, the Welty House experienced the deafening sounds of bullets whizzing back and forth, symbolizing the precarious fate of a nation hanging in the balance. Even today, this storied property bears visible scars from that momentous clash. 

During the battle, the Welty House found itself caught in the midst of the chaos and violence that engulfed the town. Its strategic location near the front lines made it a crucial site for both Union and Confederate forces. The Welty House stood witness to fierce combat during the Battle of Gettysburg, serving as a strategic location for Confederate sharpshooters. 

During the battle, the Welty House provided refuge to the Solomon Welty family and their neighbors, the Rupps, who sought safety in its basement amidst the chaos of war. The Welty property remained an active scene of skirmishes as the front lines continued to shift and clash.

An assault on Cemetery Hill by Confederate forces resulted in a devastating aftermath with numerous casualties strewn across the battlefield. The Welty House itself faced the imminent threat of destruction as Union artillery prepared to bombard the area. However, in a decision aimed at minimizing potential civilian casualties, officers ordered the home to be spared from destruction.

In the aftermath, the Welty House property became a temporary resting place for 36 Union and Confederate soldiers, marking a solemn reminder of the lives lost during the conflict. 

Following the Battle of Gettysburg, the Welty House resumed its role as a private residence, its walls carrying the scars and memories of the battle. Over time, sections of the property were sold and the Victorian mansion that is the current Brickhouse Inn was constructed. Stories of paranormal activity and hauntings in both homes began to circulate, with reports of ghostly apparitions, unexplained sounds, and eerie experiences within the rooms and surrounding area.

Today, the Welty House stands as a testament to the courage and resilience of those who lived through the tumultuous era of the Civil War. It serves as a window into the past, providing visitors with a tangible connection to the events that unfolded during the Battle of Gettysburg. As a historic site and a reputedly haunted location, the Welty House continues to captivate and intrigue visitors, offering a glimpse into the enduring echoes of history that still resonate within its walls.

 

The Echoes of War

The traumatic events that occurred during the Battle of Gettysburg has left a residual energy that permeates the house and its grounds. Located only steps from the Gettysburg’s battlefield, the property became a burial site for Confederate soldiers who perished near the home. It is believed the grounds of the Welty House have absorbed the emotions, pain, fear, and hope experienced by both occupants and soldiers who sought shelter beneath its roof. 

These echoes of the past have led to reported sightings, unexplained phenomena, and unsettling experiences on the property, making the Welty House a place of intrigue and speculation for supernatural enthusiasts. The residual hauntings serve as a poignant reminder of the profound impact that the battle had on the house and the individuals who were connected to it during that turbulent time in history.

 

“In the walls of the Welty House, the echoes of history reverberate, revealing the scars of a nation divided and the spirits that linger amidst its hallowed grounds.”

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Additional Info

Meeting point address: Yard behind Welty House

Duration: 2 Hours

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