Sachs Bridge – Paranormal History Profile

Sachs Bridge – Paranormal History Profile

August 8, 2019 14 By William Hollis


in this video we’re going to give you
the paranormal history profile of one of the most haunted bridges in Gettysburg
and maybe in the United States that Sachs bridge repair peeps and welcome to
another episode of our haunted travels I am your host Sean Donnelly and I’m your
co-host Maryann Donnelly that’s right this is going to be our paranormal
history profile where we talk about the history of the location our personal
experiences because we’ve been there and why we believe the location could be
haunted and in this video we are talking about Saks Bridge in Gettysburg but
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keep up with our travels so that’s right sax bridge which is panicky number 1 2 7
9 12 79 that’s right it’s located on Miller’s Town Road in Gettysburg
Pennsylvania of course it’s open to the public it’s a
food yes but it’s only open to the public on foot can’t drive across it
anyone well can’t drive across it let’s go over some of the history of Sachs
bridge so watch this video and we’ll be right back Saks Bridge also called South’s bridge
the bridge was known as ouches covered bridge at the time of the Battle of
Gettysburg the bridge is a town trust covered bridge designed by a Theal town
of Connecticut and consists of wooden beams crisscross to form a lattice
appearance sacks covered bridge was built in 1852 at a cost of one thousand
five hundred and forty four dollars by David S stoner the bridge is 100 feet
long and 15 feet four inches wide its spans Marsh Creek and is currently
owned and maintained by the Gettysburg Preservation Association on July 1st of
1863 the bridge was crossed by two brigades of the first Corps of the Union
Army heading towards Gettysburg the 3rd Corps also crossed the bridge heading
towards Black Horse Tavern four days later the majority of general robert e
lee’s army of northern virginia retreated over the bridge after the
Union victory in the Battle of Gettysburg it was in fact portions of
James Longstreet first poor that walked across the saks bridge and route for
Fairfield Road the bridge was designated Pennsylvania’s most historic bridge in
1938 by the Department of Highways who was the predecessor of the Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation in 1960 a plane was made to replace the bridge but
before this project could be completed the Cumberland Township officials voted
simply to close the bridge to vehicular traffic this left it open only to
pedestrians beginning on may 9th of 1968 the bridge was listed on the National
Register of Historic Places on August 25th of 1980 and in June of 1996 a five
hundred thousand dollar restoration of the bridge was already in progress when
a flash flood knocked the bridge from one of its abutments and incurred
substantial damage included washing it just
stream with an additional hundred thousand dollars of added repairs after
the damage incurred the bridge was retrieved from where it had washed
downstream and returned two new supports 90 percent of the damaged bridge was
salvaged and with its original lattice trusses intact about $80,000 of the
additional hundred thousand was used to buy and mill lumber in the 1850s style
to replace the pieces that were just damaged beyond repair with this
restoration the bridge is now supported by steel beams and the elevation has
been increased by three feet the bridge received a PA historical marker on July
20th of 1997 and was rededicated after its completion July 21st of 1997 the
bridge has since become an investigation hot spot for ghost hunters searching for
evidence of the paranormal but has unfortunately also become a teenager’s
and vandals hangout and in the last several years it’s
become necessary to install lighting and increase police surveillance and
controls of the area to protect the bridge from vandalism interesting history very interesting
history the retreat path of the Confederate right over that bridge very
cool yeah we’ve been to this location I’m gonna say at least what six eight
times yeah six eight times normally when we go to Gettysburg we try at least a
couple times to go out we go out at night and during the day while we’re
there because something always changes something’s always different about the
location and it’s very I really love going there you know I mean like you’re
drawn to that location and we always have some sort of experience it’s
something different like every time we go this last time we were there last
summer they took out all the trees and I were a ton of trees that were gone and
they added lighting yes yes this is a very popular location and then the Ghost
Adventures have been there on Mars gosh TV’s been there several renowned
paranormal investigators have been there hey daddy no I’m just kidding but we
have been there world-renowned yet yes but you know a lot of people go out to
this bridge and it is kind of it is kind of difficult to go out at night and try
to investigate because there is a lot of people there I will tell you this and
maybe I shouldn’t tell you this because I’m giving away our secret if you really
want to investigate the bridge and try to catch something go in today because
it’s been our experience there’s there’s hardly anybody there during the day
everyone seems to go at night because everybody has that feeling that oh no
suddenly come out at night yeah which isn’t true yeah that’s not
necessarily the case so yeah go during the day you will run
into people that like to just go out and you know breeze it up a little bit you
know get a little loud that kind of thing like thrill-seekers but there are
and it’s like almost any hour of the night it doesn’t matter
there’s always somebody out there and it’s it’s threatened by you know because
of vandalism and stuff like that so they do have cameras and they have lights
there so you know if you do go out at night behave yeah and the police do come
by every now and again to check on things as well yeah this is part of you
know it’s a national landmark so it is protected under those things like that
so um personal experiences like ice like I said we always get something different
what about you I I’ve always liked it we’ve always had different experiences
too sometimes we thought we heard noises in different places sometimes we thought
we saw maybe some motion somewhere we there’s obviously the the water that’s
there and we were kind of trying to get different angles and see it from
different perspectives and things there’s the Tennessee potential entity
that’s there there’s a lot of things and we did a lot of different feelings in
different places while you’re there um one thing that we just got this this
last summer and we get them all the time is orb pictures and I did the ghost
stories and folklore talks about the the paranormal activity it takes place there
I’ll put a link today thinking but in that video I put our orb picture that we
got we probably got about four or five of them but there’s one that is really
good I put it in that video where I blew up and you actually see the faces in the
orbs I mean you can actually see you didn’t see that video yet but it’s in
that video pretty cool EVPs of course
video about Tennessee of Maryann just mentioned I’ll put a link to that thing
about the cigarette experiment that we did there and then the first time we
went together in 2013 I believe it was no we went in maybe 11 or 12 we went
together okay the first time we went with a tour guide yes yes miss Betty if
she’s still doing a tour it was an awesome tour it was awesome she meant us
out there she doesn’t live in Gettysburg hmm she drives in just for the tours
yeah but very knowledgeable about the whole area historically and things like
that and that was a very cool I think that’s
probably why we kind of got hooked on sex spiritually I knew about it you know
but her tour was very good I really enjoyed it
Saks Bridge is not like bright around Gettysburg so I’m one of those places
where you just say oh let’s for sex purchase you actually have to go looking
for and if you know the area and if you head out past the Eisenhower State I
think it’s called the Eisenhower or historical site you keep going past that
and you’ll come to that Miller’s Town Road where you make a left and you turn
down you’ll actually we go over a bridge and if you look back you’ll see Sachs
bridge you need to drive back there and that’s how you get to it it took us a
couple times to commit oh that’s how you get there yeah we were constantly with a
map the first few times are like I don’t know how to get here yeah I think we’re
good it down no I think we did too there’s another bridge that’s around
there too it’s actually called the Eisenhower bridge or the suicide bridge
it is the road right before Saks bridge which would make sense because it would
be the same area the retreat so the the Confederate
retreat went over the bridge okay so why do you think this location is so active
yeah I definitely stamp this haunted there’s definitely all kinds of stuff
going on here why do you think so well I think we
covered in those stories there’s more but yeah there’s there’s the fact that
it’s on the water constant fuel 90% of the bridge is
original the retreat all the injured all the mangled the potential hangings of
the traders you know it’s just there’s so much and the and the fact that they
literally like you said the field hospital like they turn the riverbanks
into a field hospital there too as well as some of the buildings around it so
they said that hey that River was red with blood so what plus we don’t have
all the people coming there now it’s it’s just a popular place more energy
stirring things up you know it makes sense yeah it just makes sense okay do
you have anything else you would like to add to this just that the second time we
went out there with the group when we were testing the railing for Tennessee
we did have a special visitor that day and it wasn’t a ghost do you remember
who it was the second time mm-hmm the daytime version with the group oh yes oh
yes the gigantic Python sized black snake it was huge it was and at first we
thought that the other people who happen to like be there were like watching us
and they thought we were watching the snake and I remember us now we were
actually standing there looking at the cigarette did people come on by you like
watching what we were doing and then somebody said oh look there’s a turtle
and we looked out in the water and there was a turtle
and if somebody goes wow look at that snake and you turn and this thing was
about that big around is climbing up inside of a big old tree disappearing
yeah so we didn’t go down by that tree anymore
no be careful there at night in the dark because I think that tree is still there
– yeah it is it was still there a lot when we were there last year that snake
was that that snakes been around awhile it was big it was a big it was a bigot
and I just remember going all we’re not coming back here tonight like the ghosts
no problem but that giant black snake in the dark it would take a small child or
pet yeah it was big all right folks hey till next time
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