Atlanta Area GA hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Atlanta Area Georgia USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Georgia. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Georgia. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice.
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Scary Stories, Myths, Legends, Monsters, Ghosts and Folklore in Georgia
The velociraptor-like Georgia Raptor; the female spectre of the town square, Savannah, who sometimes follows people around (she is seeking her baby who was born just before the woman was hanged for murder); the elderly woman whose ghost haunts the grand, antebellum Hay House in Macon; the phantom of Edwin Booth, brother of Abraham Lincoln's asassin, in Springer Opera House, Columbus; a stream that rejuvenates all who bathe in it (is its source the Fountain of Youth in Florida?); the revellers of Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, who do not realise that the plantation house burned down long ago; the vengeful old woman who at night led several unsuspecting Native Americans to their doom at Toccoa Falls; and the spectres of Confederate officers and their ladies who still promenade on the River Walk, Augusta, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Georgia.
The Natchez princess Nacoochee, who killed herself for love and who is said to be interred with her paramour in the eponymous Nacoochee Mound; a cave, near the source of the Hiwassee River, containing many human skulls whose former owners haunted a farmer, who had foolishly removed them, until he wisely put them back; Altamaha-ha, the green sea serpent that haunts the area near the Altamaha River estuary; the many hauntings (some in animal form) of Towns County, where the Hiwassee (Hiawassee) River forms on Rocky Mountain; the pillar on Broad Street, Augusta, to which slaves were once chained and which causes the death of anyone who attempts to remove it; the strange phenomena in John W Woolfolk House (Colonial Apartments), sometimes called The House of a Thousand Cadavers, in Columbus (the house contains private dwellings so do not be a nuisance); the statue of little Gracie Watson in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, which is said to weep blood if anyone steals the presents which are sometimes left on her grave; and the headless horseman of Whitmire in Hall County, sometimes heard rather than seen, who rides straight at his victims before disappearing, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Georgia.
National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks, National Parks, State Forests and Refuges in Georgia
The renowned Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Florida and is home to alligators and other wildlife in its dark waters; Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area with its granite monadnocks (isolated rock hills or inselbergs); Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; F D Roosevelt State Park where President Roosevelt sometmes picnicked; Providence Canyon State Park; Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest with black bears and other wildlife; Reed Bingham State Park, noted for its large vulture population, especially during winter; and Cumberland Island National Seashore where manatees may seen offshore, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Georgia.
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