The Jennie Wade house, originally the McClellan home, lived through the Battle of Gettysburg and witnessed the tragic death of Gettysburg civilian Jennie Wade, as she was preparing bread for the Union soldiers. This brick house was not a good spot to be in during the fighting as it was between both armies and commonly referred to as “No Man’s Land”. Northern soldiers were setting up defenses South of town while Confederate forces were occupying the North side of town. As both armies fired on each other, the Jennie Wade home was struck repeatedly and riddled with bullets. The north side received most of the damage as it faced the Confederate position and today is marked with over 150 bullet holes. Also causing damage to the Jenny Wade house was a Confederate 10-pounder “Parrot” artillery shell. The shell hit and entered the Jennie wade house going through and causing damage to the 2nd floor wall that separated the two dwellings. Fortunately, the Civil War projectile did not explode, and remained lodged in the house for many years after the war until it was removed. Evidence of this direct hit can still be seen today while taking the tour of the Jenny Wade house. The house is now a museum and contains a Gift Shop in the rear.
Members Present: Cedric, Jon Bolton, Tony Fantozzi, Jeff Robbins
Guests: Paul (Guide)
Time: 9:00 pm to 1:00am
Temp. (Average): 60 -65° F
Moon Phase: Unknown
Wind Speed: Unknown
# of Pictures: 603
Hours Of Video: 4 Hours, 00 Minutes, 0 Seconds
Hours of Audio: 4 Hours, 41 Minutes, 7 Seconds
Son of a Bitch
Our thoughts on this case at this point is that whatever is haunting Jennie Wade house whether it’s Mr. Wade mourning his daughter to this day, Jennie Wade herself or the children reported to be in the upstairs bedrooms; is that whatever is there is the type of spirit(s) that likes it’s privacy as well as enjoying being mischievous from time to time. My reasons for this are the facts that our one video camera would power on but not record in the one room that Mr. Wade is supposedly haunting, as well as the fact that as soon as we went to back down to the basement to collect our equipment, we heard what sounded like someone running across the floor above us, of course no one was in the house but us. Jeff Robbins & John Cannon ran up but didn’t find anyone or anything. Our guide reported as soon as we left that he heard a bang on the door, but none of us was there to hear that, so it’s going in here as a side note only.