Haunted Places In Georgia
The old south’s rich historical past makes it a hotbed of paranormal activities and this part of its reputation is well deserved. Georgia is a lovely place to live in, so it is only natural that those who have passed on will find it difficult to leave behind and choose to stay. You are likely to find them in the most haunted places in Georgia. Here are some of them:
Berry College has a number of restless spirits who have made it their residence. One of its popular specters is the Green Lady, so named because she is said to manifest as a glowing green light among the trees, stuck forever on the spot where she was supposed to have died in a car accident.
Also within the area is a tower located between the East and West Mary Dorm. That tower was supposed to have been witness to the despair of a young girl who hanged herself. No one noticed she was gone and her body was not discovered until after a few days later. She is said to haunt the room where she died and anyone who drops by would feel intense cold and hear a woman crying.
There is also the CCC road which is connected in certain parts by several bridges. Going in, drivers can count seven bridges. On the way out, there are only six.
Forsythe Park Inn
Forsythe Park Inn was once the residence of Aaron and Lois Churchill. The couple adopted a young girl named Lottie and lived happily as a family. Later, Lois brought home Anna, her younger sister, so she could be cared for properly. One day, Lottie spied on Aaron and Anna in a passionate embrace. Incensed, the young girl decided to prevent Anna from destroying her happy family and poisoned her tea. Anna died and Lottie confessed what she had done to her adoptive mother. Horrified, Lois told the girl that she had actually murdered her own mother. Shamed and ridden with guilt, Lottie lost her mind and was later institutionalized.
Lottie is long gone but her spirit is said to have stayed behind, haunting the place where she did her dark deed. She makes her presence known with her child-like laughter that rings through the halls, reminding everyone of the life of a young girl who had so much potential but threw it all away with one tragic act and lost her mind.
Hampton Lillibridge House
This magnificent house is considered as one of the most haunted places in Georgia. It was restored by Jim Williams, a rich, eccentric man who dealt in antiques and threw lavish parties. His life was made famous in the book and subsequent film ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’, where he was played by Kevin Spacey. In 1963, the house was moved from Reynolds Square to St. Julian Street. When this was being done, a portion of the roof fell down and killed a worker.
After the house was moved to its present location, workers started having a number of strange experiences. Many reported hearing voices, footsteps and the sounds of laughter when there were no other people around. Equipment also started disappearing and were even seen being thrown by unseen hands. One curious worker was even found shivering in fear in one of the rooms upstairs. He had felt a malevolent presence who nearly forced him down a chimney shaft.
A male ghost seems to dominate the house, keeping watch over it like a jealous owner. An elderly gentleman was frequently seen standing behind one of the windows on the second floor. Neighbors have also reported hearing sounds coming from the house – a woman’s voice singing and the lively revelry of a party going on in the night. Williams lived in the house for a short period and although he declared himself an unbeliever, he too, reported ghostly apparitions and footsteps.
Fed up, he sought the help of an Episcopal bishop for an exorcism. It was carried out but it did not seem to work since the familiar hauntings only continued immediately after. The house is still believed to be haunted to this day.
507 East St. Julian Street – Savannah, Georgia
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