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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ghosts Of War

Throughout history, numerous reports of paranormal activity on the battlefield have been documented. In some cases, long after battles have been fought, restless spirits continue to roam the area. Gettysburg is one common example of this intriguing phenomenon here in North America. The world is full of battlefields where, in some cases, strange things have been witnessed.

Bosnia is one such place where centuries of war have left behind countless spirits. In the 1990's, during the Bosnian War, U.S. soldiers had their own encounters with ghosts of war. A troop encamped near the Posovina Corridor, had to withdraw due to reports of a possible sniper in the area. When they moved in to the area where the sniper was believed to be hiding, they followed a set of bootprints in the freshly fallen snow that led them to an abandon building. Once inside, the bootprints ended at the base of a window and the sniper was nowhere to be found. The building was surrounded and the unexplainable disappearance of the sniper left troops unnerved.

Three weeks later, soldiers from the same platoon had another encounter. A Bosnian soldier wandered up to the gates of their encampment and asked for a cigarette. Once lit, he turned away and after a few short steps, he disappeared!

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