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Confederate Soldier


This took place one night when I was 15 or 16. I couldn't sleep, so I grabbed my homework and radio and went to the living room. My mom was asleep, my dad was out of town, so I had the front of the house to myself.

I turned on my radio, sat down on the floor in front of the coffee table, and started on my homework. I had been in the living room for maybe an hour or so, when I heard a man's voice. He was screaming, and sounded very angry. I looked up, but my living room was gone. I was standing on a battlefield, next to a cannon. There was smoke everywhere, and the sound of gunshots. Behind the cannon was a tall man, with dark hair and mustache. He looked to be around 35. He had on a Confederate officer's uniform, and was screaming, orders I guess, but I couldn't understand him. He gave off such a feeling of anger and sadness, it was overwhelming.

It seemed like I stood there for several minutes, but it couldn't have been more than a second or two before I was back in my living room, scared out of my mind and wondering what had just happened.

After that night, he started to follow me. I would randomly feel his presence, as anger pressing in on me. After a second, he was gone, and all I could feel was this hollow loneliness. I wondered if I was feeling what he felt. The heat of battle, followed by the lonely knowledge that he would never see his loved ones again.

He followed me for several years. I was around 22 when I finally mentioned this to my mother, who I figured would laugh at me. Surprisingly enough, she believed me immediately. She suggested to me that I hold a sort of memorial service for him. That seemed like a good idea, so we went to the backyard, and held a memorial in the soldier's honor. He came back once after that. Although he still gave me a feeling of sadness, he also seemed to be saying goodbye. I can only hope that our memorial gave him what he needed to move on.

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Austheboss (1 posts)
7 years ago (2016-09-09)
Amazing! I couldn't imagine a Confederate soldier following me around, wow! Thanx for the share. 😊
camswidow (1 stories) (15 posts)
12 years ago (2011-09-20)
ok for some odd reason I feel as if I had read this or heard this from somewhere else:/
BadJuuJuu (guest)
13 years ago (2011-04-23)
I've wondered for years the why and how of it tbh. I'm not psychic. I do get the odd gut feeling or premonition once in a blue moon, but wouldn't call myself psychic at all.
Just noticed several of these comments for the first time. Thank you to everyone. 😊 ❤ 😊
aiafaith1 (guest)
13 years ago (2011-04-23)
I'm trying to firgure our how this vision, I guess I should call it, came to you. Are you psychic by any chance?

Best Wishes
aussiedaz (19 stories) (1565 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-02)
WOW!...Great story once again... And you did the right thing... As I just posted on your other story... These energies are stuck in a lucid state of consciousness unable to detach themselves from their previous life experience... Repeating it over and over... For how long? Who knows but we are dead a long time right and what's a couple of centuries... I wonder what his perception of you was?... I mean... If he saw you as you, or as someone else... Which may explain the interest he had in staying with you... Thanks for sharing...

girlheldtightdown201 (1 stories) (17 posts)
13 years ago (2010-10-19)
wow, I believe you about how you saw that something like that happened to me it's like you can see it but your not there, wild. It was sweet that you held a memorial for him I always think about people who have been in war years ago and how so many have unmarked graves and maybe no one was there to bury them from family it's sad. 😊
Morticia1 (6 stories) (162 posts)
13 years ago (2010-10-01)
Whoa what an experience BJJ. Limited though my knowledge is on American history (being an aussie 😊 we've never had a civil war) I felt like I was there.

Lovely how you gave him the memorial. It certainly sounds like it gave him some closure so he could move on 😊
BadJuuJuu (guest)
13 years ago (2010-09-30)
Hi DieCon. I had considered the possibilty that my original experience with this soldier could have been residual, but no battle was ever fought here. When I saw him, he was in the middle of a pretty hectic fight. As far as I know about residual hauntings, they are attached to an area, sometimes an item. The area didn't have any battles or skirmishes, and I can't think of any items we may have had that his energy could have been attached to. If nothing had happened but that one "vision" for lack of a better word, I would have probably called it residual and been done with it. The soldier had a very recognizable energy though, and he followed me for several years. Always freaked me out too. I never could get used to him.
Miracles, to this day I don't know I managed to get through that night without needing a change of underwear. When all was said and done though, as scared as I always was, I was glad I could do something for him. Thanks. 😊
Miracles51031 (39 stories) (4999 posts) mod
13 years ago (2010-09-30)
BJJ, that experience would have scared the crap outta me and would have convinced me I was completely insane! 😆

You know you did the right thing by having a memorial sevice for him. Nothing else could have been a better tribute or honor than to pay him that respect. It's sad that there are so many lost souls who don't have anyone to pay them that respect. It's also sad to think how long he searched before he found you.

You have a good soul, BJJ. Thanks for sharing this with us.
DieCon (4 stories) (25 posts)
13 years ago (2010-09-30)
quantum superpositioning is a possibility, but I think it is more likely that it is a recorded haunting (term I use). Your house may be near a large body of running water or aquifer. That acts like an aid to the energy flow (like the power cord) . If your house is by, or on, or made of limestone (I think that is the rock) there is a good chance that resonant frequencies from the emotional states of people will get trapped in it (like a record). What you saw was some one hitting the play button. The energey dissipates over time limiting the number of times the track is replayed. The record wares-out and becomes unplayable. I have never gone through it congrats. Best of luck in the future. Meet and merry. ❤
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
13 years ago (2010-09-30)
I'm going to agree with my fellow loonies. 😉 That was one whopper of an experience. This soldiers spirit could have shared that event in his life through telepathy, or by a dimensional shift like Darkness said. I do believe that your empathic abilities were key in feeling what this soldier went through, and the memorial you had for him most likely helped him find peace. 😊 ❤
BadJuuJuu (guest)
13 years ago (2010-09-30)
Hippiechick, terrifying would be an understatement lol. That was my first real ghost experience, and it was a doozy.
Frawin, I'm pretty sure he didn't want to be forgotten. I think the memeorial gave him closure that someone knew about him, and he wasn't just lost in time.
Granny, there was nary a battle or skirmish in my area, so I was confused for years as to why this happened. But, after some research, I found out that more than 1500 men from my county signed up to fight. Twelve companies altogether from Rusk county. I figure there is a good chance he was a member of one of those companies.
Dan, a dimensional shift is plausible. Something happened that night, some overlap between my time and his. At the time, I was thinking "Whoa, I was either just in a time warp or I've completely gone insane." Either way, I was afraid to tell anyone lol. I was relieved that my mother took me seriously. ❤
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
13 years ago (2010-09-30)
Wow BJJ what an incredible experience have you ever heard of Dimensional Shifts at all its where another future or past dimension overlaps into our realm, I know it is quite out there but hey we are Loonies what do you expect.😁 You should definitely look into it, I think having a gift like yours aswell you might find this quite interesting. 😊

Thanks for another great story.

zzsgranny (18 stories) (3329 posts) mod
13 years ago (2010-09-29)
BJJ: Wow, what an experience!...And how cool of you mother to believe you, and to make such a wonderful suggestion...

I wonder though, was there a battle on or near your home, or do you feel you had an OBE?...Or perhaps, my guess is, he was communicating telepathicly, using your empathetic ability as a means to convey his predicament... No matter, it's a pretty cool experience...

Great story, thanks for posting 😊 ❤ ❤
FRAWIN (24 posts)
13 years ago (2010-09-29)
I'm quite sure that your memorial did indeed give him what he needed. Maybe your simple act of kindness soothed his anger enough for him to think clear enough to move on. Thanks for sharing this with us- it's going into my favorites.

hippiechick83 (5 stories) (112 posts)
13 years ago (2010-09-29)
That was a fascinating story! I'm a Civil War history buff and found it to be very cool. It must have been a terrifying experience though. It's also very sad in a way, the poor soldier. I'm glad that you had a memorial service and was able to probably bring some closure for him. Again, it was a great story. 😊

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