It's getting close to Halloween!

More ghostly sightings in Virginia. The Battle of Ball's Bluff in Loudoun County, Virginia on October 21, 1861, was one of the early battles of the American Civil War, in which Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac (Union) suffered a humiliating defeat. The Union troops, unfamiliar with the area, when fighting the attacking Confederates, were forced back to that steep bluff above the Potomac. Many of them jumped to their deaths or died on the narrow little strip of land beneath under a rain of Confederate musket fire (left). On misty nights around this time of year, some say that night apparitions of soldiers appear climbing the bluffs. The spirits of those Union casualties?