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Why are there so many ghosts in Savannah?

In a previous post I talked about the theory of attachment being a  reason our sultry little city is so haunted. But here is a second cause for the ghosts that seem to linger in our buildings, streets and squares.

There are age old superstitions regarding crossroads. Some of these date back to the 1300s. Crossroads have been a location considered neither here nor there. A place between worlds.

In voodoo and hoodoo tradition it was a place to summon a dark spirit who would confer special powers upon you, if you performed the ritual properly.

Blues musicians often referenced crossroads as the place they met with the devil, and won their musical talent.


Numerous Celtic and European cultures believed that crossroads were a magical place to perform spells or to placate spirits.

Crossroads are considered to be a veritable hot spot for paranormal activity.

In Savannah's lovely historic district there is a precise and neatly laid out grid-work of streets. Each of the beautiful squares are bracketed on all four corners by crossroads. No wonder that ghosts and hauntings abound.

Many of these stunning squares are haunted or are surrounded by buildings that have resident spirits.

Join Mad Cat Tours for a Ghosts of Savannah Walking Tour and hear stories that will chill you long after you return home.

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Why is Savannah so haunted?

The number one question we get on our ghost tours is "why is Savannah so haunted?"

There are numerous theories, but the one that we, at Mad Cat Tours, find most credible is the theory of attachment.

Ghosts form ties to places or things. Most often a house or building.

In this sultry little city there are over a thousand buildings in the downtown historic district alone that date from 1760 to the early 1900s. This gives our ghosts huge opportunities to anchor themselves to this world.
Savannah has the largest urban historic district in America.

We also have had our share of murders, tragic accidental deaths and of course the second bloodiest battle in the Revolutionary War.

Come join our local guides and hear chilling stories of this fascinating city's past as we walk through the moss draped streers and squares. Our guides are passionate about our charming city, it's fascinating history and the folklore that makes Savannah the most haunted city in America.

Ghosts of Savannah

The ghostly spirits of Savannah's past linger in the gorgeous squares, the stunning homes and tree lined streets of this lush Southern city.

Stories of hauntings abound. There are ghostly children, forlorn ladies and murderous ones, as well.

There are beautiful old houses and buildings that may have more ghosts than residents.

Savannah is home to Alice Riley, an indentured servant who murdered her master in 1734, Wesley Espy, who was a victim of a murderous attack, Matilda Sorrel and her servant, Molly. There is Ann, at the 1790s Inn and of course the Kehoe family ghosts. Spooky children hang out in the Marshall Houe, the Isaiah Davenport House and the Hamilton Turner Inn.

Savannah has Civil War ghosts and some from the Revolutionary War,as well. There are ghosts who interact with you and others that are simply echoes in time, reenacting occurences from their past.

Come join Mad Cat Tours and find out about this city's chilling past.

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