Savannah is a hotbed for voodoo culture and home to many practitioners who still practice its rituals. Before the cemetery began closing at night, it was common to find remnants of a voodoo ceremony in the morning.
What these people were doing with these lost souls, no one knows for sure, but the behavior and mess they left behind were telling. Sometimes, large chunks of soil went missing, and other times, it was human bones from the graves.
Lost Bodies Searching for Home
Savannah has an unfortunate history of losing or misplacing bodies. With that many deaths, they were overwhelmed with the work and didn’t have a good system to keep things straight.
In one incident, they even lost the body of the famed general Nathanael Greene. After 30 years without knowing where his body and his son’s body were laid to rest, someone finally found them in a family vault within the cemetery.
The Evil Rene Rondelier
As the story goes, Rene Rondelier murdered two young girls in the cemetery. An angry mob descended on the man and took him to the “hanging tree” in the cemetery, where they hung him and left him for dead.
Legend says the ghost of Rene Rondelier remains, swinging from the tree or walking among the graves. While some may argue that there’s no way to know it’s his ghost, he was a 7-foot giant of incredible size, so it is hard to deny it if you see it for yourself.
Haunted Savannah, GA
Wars fought on Savannah’s blood-soaked soil have left their mark on the city. So many wars led to many deaths, and many of the soldiers laid to rest linger without moving on to the afterlife. Explore this and more haunted spots throughout this southern city with a Savannah US Ghost Adventures tour.
About US Ghost Adventures
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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