The Owens-Thomas House in Savannah represents the stark juxtaposition of the wealth and the slavery that existed for so long here. From the front, you’ll see ornate architecture, but inside you’ll witness the cramped and dark slave quarters where slavemasters forced up to 15 people to stay.
Some say that the Owens-Thomas House is the most haunted place in Savannah, with more ghosts per square foot than any other location. When you consider its dark history, it’s easy to see why.
Learn more about the Owens-Thomas House and the ghosts that reside in it. If you’re brave enough, take a tour with US Ghost Adventures and experience the chills in person.
The Lady in Gray
The “Lady in Gray” is Margaret Thomas herself, the last known owner of the building. When she owned it, she was passionate about her gardening. Still today, locals say that you can see her meandering about the property dressed in gray, tending to her plants just the same.
Oddly enough, these sightings mostly happen at night, when most gardening would be difficult. Perhaps she simply wants the opportunity for a quiet stroll among her beloved plants.
Some say that the bed where Margaret died inside the home is still somewhere on the premises, her spirit still tied to this bed. It could be the very thing that keeps the portal open for her to wander her favorite place, even in the afterlife.
While few think of ghosts as untidy, apparently, at least one ghost slob resides at the Owens-Thomas House.
One night, a maid was finishing up her rounds in the dining room, checking she had set all the tables in preparation for the morning. She locked up and left for the evening. Upon returning the next day, she was shocked to find one table in absolute disarray.
Items had moved, and the table cloth was in disarray. One of the chairs sat askew, pulled out from the table. It was as if someone had been there, enjoying a meal, and didn’t care to clean up after.