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A Spectre Cavalry Fight

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The retelling of the spectre cavalry fight which was circulated by newspapers all over the country in 1811. Supposedly, several inhabitants of the pass had seen a ghostly battle ensue, complete with sights, sounds, victors, and losers. Twenty years after the event, the author went to the ravine to explore and was guided by a grandson of one of the original story’s claimants. The guide assured him that it was merely a trick of the light and temperature differences that made the people see what they believed to be a supernatural phenomenon.