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Ghost Hunters investigate Chickamauga Battlefield with local writer Mary Catherine Duhon

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Uploaded on Mar 2, 2010

The lead investigator for a ghost hunting team said it may take two weeks for results from its recent investigation of Chickamauga Battlefield.

We have over 20 hours of video and 30 hours of audio to go through with a fine-tooth comb, said Rick Howard, president of Ghosts and History of Southeastern Tennessee Inc. (GHOST).

The team spent about five hours Saturday night and early Sunday morning looking for ghosts at the historic battlefield, where one of the Civil Wars bloodiest battles was fought. About 4,000 soldiers died.

We concentrated on the Snodgrass Hill area, the (Snodgrass) cabin, the field next to the cabin and Old Vittetoe Road, where there has been reported sightings of Green Eyes, Howard said.

Green Eyes is reportedly a ghost that roams the battlefield. The legend has many variations, including the tale of a soldier whose head was shot off by a cannon.

The GHOST team also studied Wilder Tower, including the so-called White Lady that some claim to have spotted in that area.

The group was equipped with eight to 10 high-powered infrared video cameras and about a dozen audio recorders, as well as several other high-tech devices.

Howard said the investigation started about 9 p.m. Saturday and ended shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.

Local writer Mary Catherine Duhon accompanied the GHOST team.

When I was asked to come along with GHOST to investigate the Chickamauga Battlefield I was very excited to be included as an observer since I have been in love with the battlefield since I was a child, said Duhon, 31, of LaFayette.

Chickamauga is a Cherokee word meaning "river of death" and considering that it got its name before the Civil War took place, it occurred to me that this particular national park possessed more history than most were privy to.

I learned that several other ghost hunters were interested in investigating the park but were turned down in favor of GHOST Inc., who had to gain permission by submitting an application to Washington, D.C., due to the fact that it is a federal park run by the government.

Read the full story and see the pictures here:
http://www.catwalkchatt.com/view/full...

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