Gettysburg Ghost Video 'Apparitions' Were Just Windshield Dirt

A man who visited an infamous American Civil War battleground believes he has captured footage of "ghosts" running across the road—although social media has an alternative explanation for the visions.

As told to The Sun, Greg Yuelling, 46, was taking a late-night tour of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to "learn more about the history of the Civil War" when he captured "apparitions" racing past his car.

Speaking to the British tabloid, Yuelling said: "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.

"Then we saw these shapes moving in the darkness, they were the size of humans, one of them ran right through the cannon."

Gettysburg is infamous for its bloody battle during the American Civil War and for the Gettysburg Address, which was given by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863.

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A painting depicting President Abraham Lincoln making a speech known as The Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery on November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Ed Vebell/Getty Images

Whether Yuelling and his family really saw ghosts is questionable, but for those people in the car, it was definitely a "scary" experience.

"We went back and watched the videos over and over again, and then we blew them up on the big screen to get a closer look," he told The Sun. "That made us even more freaked out."

Yuelling described how he had a "strange and ominous feeling," like "something was telling [him] to go back there." However, he didn't return as he felt "creeped out" by the experience.

Some viewers on YouTube, however, are not convinced by the video. One user commented: "Dirty windshield. You can see distortion before the car approaches the cannons."

Another replies: "Also its a shame in this day and age, we have low res 480p quality happening on submitted vids."

One commenter took it one step further, suggesting that the video was staged: "Look at the dot on the bottom right. It is lined up perfectly with the "ghost" as it moves," they say. "I think they set it up with something to slide across the windshield. I am a believer in ghosts but always try to debunk first. Plus zero verbal reaction?!? Come on."

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Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4:00 p.m.: General Hancock and Staff, July 3, 1863. The infamous battle draws in tourists as well as "ghosts." Henry H. Bennett/Getty Images