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The Story Behind This Haunted Battlefield In Arkansas Is Truly Creepy

I’ll own up to being pretty hard to freak out. I’m not scared of ghosts or monsters or horror movies or graveyards. I’m not easy to scare. I can remember twice in my life that I’ve actually had spine-chilling experiences. Once was far away and long ago, when I was a teen visiting a concentration camp in Europe. The other was closer to home, when I found myself looking over a Civil War battlefield. I must have let my imagination get the best of me, because I could have sworn I heard echoes of gunfire and felt the ghosts of men and boys all around. I just let my imagination go too far, right? Or maybe I was only experiencing a sensitivity similar to what many other people have experienced at Pea Ridge National Military Park.

(You’ll find directions to the park here.)

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J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.