Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Georgia Ghost Stories for your Halloween reading fun!

St. Simons Island Lighthouse
Home to a Restless Ghost?
Stories of ghosts, monsters and "things that go bump in the night" are important in Southern culture and folklore.

Whether you believe in such tales or not, they were commonly told by our ancestors. Newspapers of the 19th century, in fact, often reported ghost and "wild man" (Bigfoot) sightings along with the other important news of the day.

Georgia is home to dozens of historically documented ghost and monster stories and I thought you might enjoy checking out a few of them this Halloween!

Bigfoot Attack in the Okefenokee

Ghost of Allatoona Pass

Ghosts of Jekyll Island

Ghosts of Midway Cemetery

Ghosts of the Old Georgia Medical College

Ghost of St. Simons Lighthouse

Ghost of Springer Opera House

Ghost of Tallulah Gorge

Ghost of the Headless Horse in Albany

Murderer's Ghost in Macon

A number of these stores are well over 100 years old.  Some are quite a bit "wilder" than others, but I find all of them interesting and love the fact that they were known to our ancestors long before any of us were born.

Be sure to check out other stories from all around the South at

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