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Savannah Georgia-Colonial Park Cemetery

Updated on September 28, 2010

 This hub is for all you paranormal seekers, ghost hunters, or thrill adventurists alike. Savannah, Georgia is said to be one of the most haunted cities in North America. And it does have its list of places that could possibly be haunted. If you are into that sort of thing, then the Colonial Park Cemetery should be a must see on your list of places to visit. It is deeply rooted in history and has an uncanny story.

In Colonial Park Cemetery there is said to be over 10,000 graves. But only 600 headstones remain standing. So "Where could they be?" you might ask? Well look under your feet or to the southern wall. Back in the olden days (as we youngsters like to call it) the colonists felt that the cemetery was to overcrowded looking. So they started by removing every other headstone and placed them along the back southern wall of the cemetery, where they still remain to this day, leaving the bodies behind.

Of course the Colonial Park cemetery has had its number of desecration's over the years. With the likes of scavenger animals, grave robbers, well-meaning town folk and the invasion of the Union Army and General William Tecumseh Sherman and his men during the Civil War.

There are tons of ornate subterranean vaults and crypts scattered throughout the cemetery, and in front of many of these vaults and crypts are "half moons".  The "half moons" mark the entrance ways to the chambers. These vaults and crypts were the final resting place for many people after their departure from this world. And over time leaves and soil have filled the stairwells leading down into the ground to the entrance of the tomb. They rested peacefully here until the arrival of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his men in the winter of 1864. It was a cold winter in Savannah that year and the men of General Sherman made camp in these vaults and crypts. Inhumanly tossing out the bodies that were once laid to rest there, just so they could stay warm. Also, as a form of amusement, the soldiers changed the information on some of the tombs and gravestones.

Though that is just one story that can be told of the Colonial Park Cemetery, there are many more tragedies that characterize the centuries old cemetery as well.

So if you get the chance to visit Savannah, Georgia and walk through the Colonial Park Cemetery, keep in the back of your mind........Is this place haunted? Do the people of the past still roam these grounds looking for their original resting place? Only you can decide between the life we live and the lives that came before us.

Also keep in mind, that when you are looking at a surviving gravestone, you are more than likely to be standing on top of an actual unmarked grave!


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