Taking A Tour Of Savannah, Georgia – The United States’ Most Haunted City
Want to experience Halloween in a whole new meaning this year? No problem, you don’t have to leave the country. You just need to visit Savannah, Georgia, the country’s spookiest city. And while you’re at it, why don’t you learn a piece of our country’s dark history as well. Be warned though, this city is not for the faint of heart, unless of course if you’re a lover of everything creepy. If you are, then by all means, please…make yourself at home and enjoy this short post!
Today, let me share with you my three favorite spots in Savannah. Mind you, there are definitely other (and probably creepier) places in this town but the ones that I’m going to list down here are my absolute favorites.
432 Abercorn Street
This is the most controversial haunted house in Savannah, and I wouldn’t even be too surprised if the first season of American Horror Story was inspired by this property. Apparently, the first owner of this house was a man called Benjamin Wilson. Their family was obviously wealthy. His youngest daughter loved playing with the (orphaned and “colored”) children of a nearby school. Needless to say, Wilson thought that it was very unfitting for his daughter to behave and socialize with people of this low status so to punish her, he made her sit in front of a window for days. The poor girl then died of dehydration and, days after, her father soon followed by taking his own life.
Now this spot is for the more romantic types because the whole place really does look like a romantic garden of the dead with lovely flowers and even the magical, “Moon River”. Once you’re there, you might want to visit the resting place of Little Gracie too, a little girl who died of pneumonia when she was six. A life-size statue of her guards her tomb where people could leave toys and little treats. Careful not to disturb her gifts though. The statue of Little Gracie cries tears of blood whenever a toy gets lost or damaged.
This inn that existed since 1820is famous because of their eternal lodger named Anna who was heartbroken by her sailor lover. Not being able to bear the pain of her love lost, she committed suicide by jumping off the balcony. Today, you can still hear her cry – and even let her presence be felt to female guests (whom she doesn’t really welcome to her “room” very well).