Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Purple Mist

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I am sure most of you know that every year over the 4th of July weekend in Gettysburg Pa, there is a re-enactment of the battle of Gettysburg. My two best friends and I were always civil war buffs and we took part in the reenactment every year. One year my friend and I got out to the battlefield a day early and right about dark we set up camp and built a camp fire and waited for our other friend, Alan, to arrive. My friend and I were sitting around the fire drinking iced tea while we waited and we were talking about a lot of different things. As my friend, Tommy, and I drank our iced tea and talked shop while we waited for  Alan I started to get this strange feeling deep inside of me.

We had camp set up at devil's den and we decided to take our lanterns and walk up on the rocks for a bit. We ere both wondering where alan was and why he was so late. We walked all around Devil's Den for about 30 minutes. As we returned to the camp site some other re-enactors  were starting to set up camp right beside ours. While talking to them, I noticed a purple mist right in front of me and I swear I saw Alan's face in the mist. I shut my eyes and when I opened them his face and the mist were gone. A few minutes later as I was talking to my Tommy, I saw the mist again and also Alan's face.

At that point one of the other re-enactors had asked Tommy and I if we had heard about the accident out on route 15  just south of town. We said no but that we did hear sirens a few hours ago. The guy we were talking to said there had been an accident and one fatality there earlier in the late afternoon. Once again there was the purple mist and Alan's face in the mist. I asked Tommy if he had seen it and he said I was crazy.

I went to my car and drove to Alan's house and no one was there. I then drove past the hospital and at the very end parking stall right beside the street, I saw Alan's girl friend's car. I pulled in beside it and walked into the emergency room waiting room. Once inside, I saw Alan's girl friend and his parents all sitting there in tears. Also with them was a police officer and, it was explained to me that Alan was the fatality  in the accident out on route 15 earlier that day.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great story, but a very sad ending. I have always wanted to visit Gettysburg,