The Kehoe House (and trolley)
Following the Civil War, business boomed for William Kehoe. Soon after, he built this beautiful brick mansion for his wife and 10 children. Unfortunately, after a mysterious disaster in one of the many chimneys, the Kehoe's were left with only 8 children.
These days, guests of the bed and breakfast (which doesn't allow children) might hear the whispering of playful youngsters in the bowels of night. Some (lucky?) guests, have been startled awake in the night by the gentle strokes from tiny fingers. Of course, the home's haunted history probably wasn't improved by the fact that it was a funeral home for much of the 1900's.
A ghost walk?
The resident flute guy of Johnson square. (He's very much alive)
Guess what was discovered in the backyard of this hotel?
During the civil war, the hotel was utilized as a hospital for union soldiers. Local experts decided that the remains were most likely the digits, arms and legs of those unlucky fellows. Now, guests of the hotel report sightings of dismembered ghouls in the black of night. Creepier still, are the mysterious nurses who are on midnight mission to check the pulses of certain guests - after all, the nurses need to find out if you are sleeping or perhaps...dead.
Amputation... I mean, ice cream anyone?
The famous Leopold's.
Skeleton keys to the city.
We stopped by this pink beauty for an estate sale. (the resident must have passed on to you know where)
This slab of granite is the memorial for Indian leader Tomochichi. The local knowledge that the Indian leader passed on to the founder of Savannah, James Oglethorpe, was crucial for the early survival of the colony. You can find the rock in Wright Square - which was the location of the first female hanging. It is said that the ghost of Alice Riley still roams the square looking for her baby.
She was pregnant before she was hanged.
The bloodiest hour of the Revolutionary war happened in Madison Square. This statue is a memorial to Sergeant Jasper (see below) Now, this square is considered the most haunted place in Savannah - as disimbodied moans, growls and curses are often heard in the night.
The unfortunate history of the Owens -Thomas House includes 350 slaves. The walls of the slave quarters seen beyond the courtyard still harbor original "haint" blue paint. The indigo hued color was thought to ward off spirits. (I guess spirits can't cross over water)
Now, for my favorite kind of Savannah activity - the imbibing of spirits (whiskey) in Johnson square.
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