Our nation is in a time of great upheaval, with few precedents to draw from in our history.
For some, this feels a bit like the racial reckonings of the late 1960’s. For others, the turmoil we face and the division we’ve sown is more akin to the Civil War – and that is a scary thought.
That conflict was one of the bloodiest of all-time, and had brothers fighting brothers, fathers and sons dispatching one another with reckless prejudice. This is not something that we as a nation wish to relive.
Which is why a video tape making the rounds on social media this week is so startling.
Greg Yuelling, 46, said he and his family had driven to the site as tourists “to learn more about the history of the Civil War and see the old battleground where the Gettysburg Address was given.”
“We were driving along one night and we started hearing noises, I heard things to the left and my uncle heard things to the right, and there was a fog, but the fog was weird, it was only in one patch not dispersed,” Yuelling told The Sun.
He said he saw shapes “the size of humans” moving in the darkness.
“It was scary, it was crazy. My uncle got so scared he rolled up the window,” Yuelling told the outlet.
Later, Yuelling said, they watched the videos “over and over again,” blowing it up on the big screen to get a closer look.
The video itself is spectacularly spooky.
Keen observers of skeptical mind had another idea, however.
They believe that the headlights of the car, reflecting off of the rained-on cannons, were then reflected onto the car’s windshield, which would have created the eerie scene.