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Haunted Savannah Georgia

Updated on June 20, 2013

Savannah Georgia Ghost Stories

Savannah Georgia claims to be America's most haunted city. And if you check out the city thoroughly you'll find all kinds of spooky ghost stories.

Savannah has had all kinds of tragedy and death over the many years of its existence and most paranormal investigators will tell you that anywhere you have that much tragedy your going to have paranormal activity and ghosts. And in the moonlight and fog of Savannah Georgia people claim to see everything from the ghosts of black cats to the spirit of a ghost riding a motorcycle complete with tattoos and leather jacket.

It is said that in the area of Largo Drive in Savannah Georgia that people see a large long haired black cat walking around and running in front of them. Many people claim that the cat was once buried in its grave but that when the apartments there were built its grave was destroyed and the cats spirit has been roaming around restless ever since. In near by St Augustine Florida I met the ghost of a cat and saw it on many different occasions. You can read that story by CLICKING HERE

Eisenhower Drive Ghost Story

For many years people have talked about the very spooky ghost that rides a motorcycle in the area of Eisenhower Drive. The ghost wears a leather jacket and it has tattoos all over its arms and neck. It is even claimed that the tattoos glow in the dark. Many people over the years have claimed that the ghost will ride its motorcycle through your car. Or jump up into the air and vanish. If you really like ghost stories and reading about ghosts then you'll want to CLICK HERE now.

Skidaway Island Ghost Story

Out on Skidaway Island in Savannah Georgia people report seeing the ghosts of a paranormal battle going on. Its said on nights when the moon is full and the fog rolls in that you will start to hear the sounds of battle and then you will see revolutionary soldiers having a battle out in the trees.Its interesting to note that this has been reported in this area for the last 200 years and most people report it the same.

Haunted Georgia, Savannah Georgia Ghost Stories

Many people especially those that live in Georgia claim that Georgia is one of the most haunted states. And it may very well be. We have a whole entire hub page on the ghosts of Georgia which you can see by CLICKING HERE.


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The Graveyards Of Savannah Are All Said To Be Haunted

Haunted Military Cemetery Savannah Georgia
Haunted Military Cemetery Savannah Georgia

The Pirates House , One Of Savannah's Most Haunted Places

The Pirates House , One Of Savannah's Most Haunted Places
The Pirates House , One Of Savannah's Most Haunted Places

The Pirates House is supposed to be one of the most haunted locations in Savannah Georgia. There used to be a tunnel that ran from under the Pirates House to the river. But it is now filled in and closed off.

Many people over the years have claimed to see all kind of ghosts in the Pirates House and to hear all kinds of paranormal noises. You can read more about it by CLICKING HERE

Wright Square In Savannah Georgia, Public Hangings Once Took Place Here.

Wright Square is where the gallows once stood for public hangings in Savannah. People tell of seeing a young woman dressed in rags setting in the area. If you approach her she vanishes. Savannah is a hot bed of paranormal activity.
Wright Square is where the gallows once stood for public hangings in Savannah. People tell of seeing a young woman dressed in rags setting in the area. If you approach her she vanishes. Savannah is a hot bed of paranormal activity.

Wrights Square is located at the corner of Bull Street and Presidents Street in Savannah Georgia. And if you visit Wrights Square in Savannah notice one unusual thing about the trees growing here on this square. They do not have the Spanish moss growing on them that grows on all the other trees in Savannah.

It is here that the story of Alice Riley and her husband played out. The young woman was an indentured servant and she and her husband went to work for a man named William Wise who local people say was a very cruel but wealthy man. The local people tell the story that William Wise beat the husband badly on a daily basis and that he raped Ann Riley often.

The couple could not stand what was being done to them and they came up with a plan to kill William Wise and stealĀ  some of his money and escape to a ship on the river and get away from Savannah and William Wise. One afternoon the young woman was helping Wise with his bath and her husband ran in and they drowned William Wise by forcing his head under water.

They ran away but were caught by an angry search mob on the Isle of Hope and returned to Savannah where they were tried and convicted of the murder of William Wise. Her and her husband were taken to the gallows on Wright Square where she watched as her husband Robert was hung.

Urban Legends In Savannah Georgia, The Ghost Story Of Alice Riley

Savannah Ghost Stories

When the hangman turned to Alice Riley she told him she was pregnant and asked if she could still be hung. She was taken to a doctor and examined and he said that Alice Riley was indeed pregnant. She was taken back to jail where her baby was born. Eight months later in January of 1735 Alice Riley was taken back to the gallows on Wright Square and hung by the neck until dead. She screamed and pleaded not to be killed and said that the baby's father was William Wise who had raped her. After she was hung she was left hanging for three full days as a warning to other people that justice would indeed be carried out in Savannah.

The Ghost Story Of Alice Riley

A coastal Georgia legend says that the Spanish Moss will not grow where innocent blood was spilled. And while she was in Jail waiting to be hung Alice Riley told anyone who would listen that William Wise was a monster and he had done unspeakable things to her but it did not save her life.

The Ghost Of Alice Riley Is Seen Often

Many times each year people claim to see a young woman dressed in rags running thru Wrights Square screaming for her baby. People also say they see her setting under the tree where the gallows once stood crying. If you approach her she vanishes. People have tried to prove why no Spanish Moss will grow in the trees on the square but no one has been able to.

Tragedy Creates Paranormal Activity

Savannah is a very old city and the city has seen much. A Civil War was fought here and men and women were hung in the center of Savannah at what is now Wrights Square. If you walk around Savannah and ask people will be glad to tell you all about the ghost stories of Savannah Georgia. Click Here to check out Savannah Ghost Tours. Don't go to Savannah with out going on the ghost tour.

The Marshall House, Savannah Georgia

The Marshall House which was built in 1851 and during the American Civil War it was the headquarters of Union General Sherman and was also a Union hospital until the end of the Civil War. The winter of 1864 was an especially frigid winter for Savannah and the doctors in the hospital had to take up the floorboards and that was where they buried the amputated legs and arms. Several Union soldiers who died during this time were also buried there.

The Haunted Shrimp Factory , Savannah Georgia

The shrimp factory used to be a cotton warehouse and slaves were often kept chained up in the upstairs area. The building with the red and white awning is where slaves where kept after they were brought over from Africa before they were put up on the auction block.

In the day time the slaves would be kept busy loading cotton and by night they were kept upstairs chained to the walls. People today claim to hear moans, and the clinking of chains. Shadows and shadow people are often seen in the building. Many citizens of Savannah will tell you that River Street is a hot bed of paranormal activity.

The Old Herb House, Savannah Georgia

It is here that many people tell of seeing a very dark scary apparition on the porch. Many describe it as a dark shadow person with fiery red eyes. Some people say it has a large knife dripping with blood in one of its hands. Many people report that it is a demon. Other people say that it is something evil.

The Most Haunted House In Savannah Georgia

The Most Haunted House In Savannah Georgia
The Most Haunted House In Savannah Georgia

The Most Haunted House In Savannah Georgia

The Hampton Lillibridge House is said to be the most haunted house in all of Savannah Georgia. The house was the scene of several tragic deaths and many spooky ghost stories. The house is located at 507 East Saint Julian Street.

There is said to be an old ancient crypt under the house that was uncovered when remodeling was going on. It was sealed back up. But many people say that the crypt is where the paranormal activity in the house is coming from.

Even today people say many strange things go on at the house. People walk in through one wall and out the other. Doors and windows open and close on their own. Things disappear out of the house. Loud laughter is often heard downstairs and some one playing a piano can be heard especially on dark nights during a thunderstorm.

A story is told of a priest coming in the late 1960s to cleanse the house of evil and that something picked the priest up and carried him out the front door and shoved him down. It was reported that the priest had deep scratches down his back. Its definitely not a place where I want to spend the weekend.

Savannah and the entire coastal region of Georgia is said to be a hot bed of Paranormal activity.
Savannah and the entire coastal region of Georgia is said to be a hot bed of Paranormal activity.

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      2 years ago

      Accurate post. I live in Savannah (raised here as well) so I could go on about ghost stories

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      Thomas Byers 

      4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for a great comment Jan. It is appreciated.

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      4 years ago

      I spent the night in a Bed and Breakfast in Savannah last night. The building was built in the 1800s. In the middle of the night I saw apparitions in my room that were trying to scare me. Then one kissed my lips and I actually felt it and shook. I woke my husband up and told him there were ghosts or demons in the room and he told me I was just dreaming, but I know what I saw and it was real. I told the people who work at the bed and breakfast the next day and they told me there were other people who experienced paranormal activity in the Inn, but not in the room I was staying in. I will never forget this experience, it was too real.

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      6 years ago

      Very informative Hub...Thanks! My wife and I, presently living in Augusta, Ga, brought her parents, from Memphis, Mi, to visit Savannah. Our trip brought goosebumps and hair to rise on arms. Great, and Beautiful City!!

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub! I want to take a haunted vacation in Savannah but I can't find anyone brave enough to go with me.

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      7 years ago


      I know there are some groups of paranormal investigations that take people out on ghost hunts to known haunted locations with ghost hunting equipment. Do you guys do anything like that in Savannah? Three of us are going to be in Savannah between 9/12 and 9/16/11 and are trying to find someone that offers to take people on actual ghost investigations. If you do can you email me back with more info as to what it costs etc?



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      7 years ago from USA

      I am in love with Savannah. I have only been there once, but can't wait to go back. It is a beautiful place to visit. Great hub!

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      7 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

      Very cool hub. I believe and know they are out there. The proof is there.

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      Charlez Vladislas 

      8 years ago

      I visited Savannah, Georgia during Semptember 10th to the 11th and enjoyed every moment with the ghost tours and restaurants and I'm moving there within a month and I have a job set up and an apartment ready. It's going to be great :)

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      Thomas Byers 

      9 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for the great comments. They are appreciated. Savannah is one of the most haunted cities I have ever visited. So spooky there. I hope to visit again soon.

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      9 years ago from Kentucky

      The is an awesome hub!! I just visited Savannah on my way to Hilton Head and I loved it. Now I am going to have to go back to visit some of these places!!!


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