Most Haunted Places in America: Savannah, Georgia
We spent a great evening with American Ghost Tours in Savannah, Georgia. Our team has never been to Savannah and arriving around 3pm we checked in to the Doubletree Hotel and head out in full tourist mode. We walked down River Street, around some of the unique squares in the area, checked out the local artist in the streets and took plenty of pictures. We had a scheduled meet with American Ghost Tours to take us around the city at 8pm. This would also be my first ghost tour and really not knowing what to expect, I have to admit I was impressed. Melissa was the lucky one that got to lead us around some of the interesting spots around town and all I can say is she was still sane when we left her.
Here is a some of the places we visited, for a better presentation and a lot more interesting stories, book your tour at American Ghost Tours. We started our tour in Wright Square which served as the judicial center when Savannah was founded and still so today. We learned about Alice Riley, why the square is cursed and moss will not grow on one side, Tomo-chi-chi, the Chief of the Yamacraw Indians and also was shown an historical marker that explains some of the paranormal activity in the area. It said:
SAVANNAH’S FIRST BURIAL GROUND
When Savannah was laid out in 1733, the two lots on which this building stands were set aside as a burying ground. William Cox, surgeon, who came on the “Ann”, was the first of the colonist to die and was buried here with appropriate ceremonies. This burying ground continued in use until about 1750 when a larger cemetery was established which is known as Colonial Park.
From there we headed to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the girls scouts and heard a touching story of a haunting of love. We went to the Marshall House and heard numerous paranormal stories involving this great old hotel. We walked down to the Planters Hotel and got to investigate a room downstairs. A couple blips on the KII meters but nothing happened to concretely describe as an experience. After leaving the hotel, we stood and listened to more stories involving the famed “pink house” standing across the street.
The pink house was originally built in 1771 by James Habersham Jr., a hero during the Revolutionary War. Currently it is a restaurant and still pink. The last stop was the one we were looking forward to the most, the Moon River Brewing Core Company. When we got there it was still open, of course but we did get to go upstairs to the 2nd and 3rd floors.
This is where we did have a personal experience. We had completed our walk and was listening to some final stories by Melissa before the tour ended. I asked to take a picture of the stairs leading to the second story. I did and turned to head the 15-20 feet back to the room we were all in when I heard a giggle that sounded like a little girl. This giggle came from behind me (which meant from further inside the building) and sounded close.
I went back into where everyone was and asked Darius to go in and see if there was anything he could feel. He came back a few minutes later and told me he heard a little girl laugh. Our tour guide asked what was up and I told her what I heard and then Darius told her what he experienced. She said that a little girl had been reportedly heard playing around the office (by the stairs) by various employees. Though just a personal experience, it was experienced by two of us separately and hearing about the employees experience as well there made it even more real to us.
We had a great time and highly recommend American Ghost Tours. If you visit there site you will see they do a lot more than just the Savannah area.