Southern Hospitality and Charm Masks Savannah’s Haunted and Chilling Origins
Underneath the beautiful coastal landscapes, exquisite colonial architecture, and seemingly peaceful parks and inviting squares lies a horrific history that refuses to stay buried…just like the dead that inhabit its countless sprawling cemeteries. Don’t let the beauty of Savannah fool you. The Hostess City of the South boasts unbelievable origins that compare to a Greek tragedy of old, with good versus evil, and evil being the victor more often than not. Its reputation for topping the list of the most haunted cities in the United States is well-earned.
Venture with Savannah Terrors into the dark streets of historic Savannah to reveal the grisly truth behind its status as a legendary haunted location.
Its gruesome beginnings are the stuff horror movies are made of. Savannah’s status as a strategic port led to its multiple invasions resulting in various battles and an unprecedented loss of life. The city’s ability to survive was once again tested when it befell to the Yellow Fever epidemic – an illness that wiped out over 7,000 people and left the area surrounded in death. The darkness of Savannah’s calamitous past is brought to light inside its most historic architecture. Discover why the grizzly deaths of those who came before continue to fuel the city’s despair.
And it was only the beginning.
A Deadly Dark Past That Refuses to Die
The 19th century was a time of death and despair in this popular tourist destination. Yellow Fever swept the city leaving thousands of victims in its path. Oglethorpe Square serves as their final resting place, but resting is hardly a thing tortured spirits willingly do. Visit the spot where countless sightings of individuals bleeding from their eyes have been reported. Their sudden appearances are only less shocking than their immediate disappearance, including an authentic firsthand account from a man who came face to face with one such apparition.
Uncover the grim details of The Lindsay & Morgan Company Building, a dwelling that is unable to hold any tenants in its upper two floors. The unexplained activity at this location may have something to do with what’s underneath its foundations, as it was built directly on top of the site of the city’s infamous gallows which shared the land with its first cemetery. The desecrated grounds are still filled with the bodies of the unnamed and the unknown, while the undeniably haunted building is filled with their spirits that are happy to make themselves known to anyone who comes calling.
What Will I See and Do?
Hauntings in the Historic District
Learn the disturbing history of the eerie and supposedly cursed Juliette Gordon Low House. Discover why the home is still inhabited by the parents of the Girl Scouts founder, who died more than 100 years ago. They are both said to still wander the home, with Mrs. Nelly Gordon frequently seen playing her beloved piano or gazing out of her window, day or night.
Not all spirits are as gentle as the Gordon’s, however. Chippewa Square may be the site of the iconic Forrest Gump scene, but it lies just across from the terrifying Foley House Inn – the infamous site of Ms. Foley’s personal graveyard where she hid the body of her murder victim inside the walls. Following the retrieval of his skeletal remains, firsthand accounts of sightings of his spirit have been reported consistently and include detailed descriptions of an angry and disturbed man. No doubt Ms. Foley’s victim is reliving his horrific and tragic end over and over and over…
Undeniable Fear Born From Unspeakable Tragedies
As the oldest city in the state, it’s not hard to see how Savannah could have faced periods of misfortune. That, however, is putting it lightly. This picturesque postcard city has actually been plagued with disease, death, disaster, and destruction, sometimes by their own hands. The Savannah Theater is one of the oldest in the country and has survived natural disasters that include tornadoes, fires, and floods. But the premier location for live shows harbors a dark and disturbing presence that continues to terrify those who grace the stage.
Walk by the gates of Savannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery. The oldest formal burial ground in Savannah might just be where you are unintentionally caught in a voodoo ritual from the dark beyond. Visit the former cursed home of Captain Henry Dickerson and learn the heartbreaking story of his loss and why you may fall victim to his doomed circumstances should you choose to become a resident of this building.
Be Part of a Growing Ghostly Community
Death shrouded in profound sadness is a common theme in various areas in Savannah. It’s one that draws in professional ghost hunters by the hundreds every year with the 17Hundred90 Restaurant and Inn being a popular hotspot. However, you don’t have to be a professional ghost hunter to have a run-in with the spirit of Anne Powell, a jilted woman who took her own life and is forever tied to the building, acting out her grief night after night, for anyone who will listen.
The beauty of Savannah is endless, and so are the haunting tales that have made the city a ghost hunter’s paradise. Tragic and brutal ends left behind restless spirits that continue to play out their final moments day in and day out, forever bound to share the city with the living. Join us as we take you to the area’s oldest and most terrifying haunts and discover a side to Savannah you never knew existed.
The Darkest Side of Georgia’s Brightest City
With the number of unexplained phenomena that regularly occur in Savannah, it’s safe to say that no one is immune to an experience. Restorationist James Arthur Williams can attest as he came face to face with an apparition at the Owen-Thomas House. Mr. Williams played a significant role in the restoration of Savannah and even his good deeds couldn’t shield him from the city’s unspeakable dark side.
Make sure not to miss out on the horrific events of the Kehoe house where William Kehoe and his wife lost several of their children, their spirits forever trapped in the home. Now operating as a bed and breakfast, try not to be alarmed by the sounds of children running through the house or their many devious pranks–whether you decide you’re brave enough to stay the night or you’re just passing through.
The sheer amount of historic and haunted buildings in the colonial city ensures you won’t be able to see it all in just one visit, even if you do stay up all night wandering the streets that aren’t as abandoned as you might think. Find out just how much you can handle and book a Savannah Terrors ghost tour tonight.