Last weekend I spent the weekend at my moms house, because we're trying to debug my place. Living on the lake, like I do, it's a common problem to have bugs. My moms fiance and my daughter and I were up late, because we're all on nocturnal schedules, and we were watching something on A&E about paranormal activity. This spawned the tale of the one time that he saw a ghost, and he decided to relate it to me. It's interesting, but I'm wondering if he saw a ghost, or if it was a Civil War re-enactment actor... You decide.
In the late 70's and early 80's, my mom's fiance was in the Air Force. He was stationed somewhere around Valley Forge, and he and a couple of his friends were driving around the landmark/park or something of the like, looking for a place to spark one up. He said they were stone cold sober at the time, and for some reason I believe him. He said that while they were driving around, they noticed a man walking through the trees. He had on white pants, had a flintlock rifle, a powderhorn, the split-tail coat ( I can't remember what color he said it was, so I don't want to add a fallacy to this), a hat and everything. The man was about 5 foot 10, had black hair in a shorty ponytail, and just had a dazed look on his face. He said that he walked through the trees up to a fenceline, stared at the three men in the car, then turned and walked off in another direction, then faded from sight.
The way he described this man to me, in such detail, makes me wonder if it was a spirit, or just someone playing dress up. They didn't get close enough to actually see if he was human and breathing, but they all three assumed it was a ghost. When I've had experiences with ghost-like entities, be it spirits or anything of the like, they've basically been an energy presence, or a kind of mist. I've never heard of anyone else experiencing a full on detailed apparitition such as this.
What're your thoughts on this?