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Sachs Bridge – Gettysburg, PA

Sachs bridge played a part in the Civil War when the Confederate Army used it to withdraw from Gettysburg. It’s called a Town Truss bridge due to its lattice design. It crosses the Marsh Creek between the Cumberland & Freedom townships in PA. As of 1938 it was designated as one of PA’s most historic bridges.
It and its nearby trails are said to be haunted. Legend has it that 3 Confederate soldiers were hung on the bridge either for deserting or for being spies (2 different stories). Folks have also reported smelling General Lee’s pipe smoke, seeing a filmy dark figure that is half human and half beast, various apparitions, voice phenomena, & strange fogs.
Our Old Line Paranormal investigators occasionally go on excursions to the bridge to do investigations. It’s definitely an eerie place surrounded by woods and very dark except for when the moon is out. We haven’t had any experiences on the bridge; however, one of our investigators did have an experience on one of the paths by the bridge. Here’s our investigators story…………
Our investigators were all together, in the woods, on a path near the bridge. One of our investigators decided to go it “ALONE” down an off-shoot path. She took a few steps and a low to the ground shifting blackness (but it wasn’t fog), that was waist high, rose out of the path/shrubs and crossed her path and disappeared into the hedge. It moved over the ground but didn’t touch the ground. It wasn’t an animal and she felt an overwhelming sense of darkness/evil. As you can imagine that was enough for one night. What was it? We don’t know; but it’s definitely a story to keep in mind when we go back for another investigation!
Sachs bridge is a cool place to go, not only for the history; but for the legends of hauntings/sightings. Be aware, though, it can be very crowded with paranormal investigators, legend seekers and other tourists at all hours of the day & night – a little less so in the cold months.

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