St Simons Island GA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in St Simons Island Georgia USA. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Georgia. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Georgia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
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Monsters, Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths and Legends in Georgia
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 revellers of Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, who do not realise that the plantation house burned down long ago; the headless horseman of Whitmire in Hall County, sometimes heard rather than seen, who rides straight at his victims before disappearing; Altamaha-ha, the green sea serpent that haunts the area near the Altamaha River estuary; the vengeful old woman who at night led several unsuspecting Native Americans to their doom at Toccoa Falls; a stream that rejuvenates all who bathe in it (is its source the Fountain of Youth in Florida?); 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); and The velociraptor-like Georgia Raptor, 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; the spectres of Confederate officers and their ladies who still promenade on the River Walk, Augusta; 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; the phantom of Edwin Booth, brother of Abraham Lincoln's asassin, in Springer Opera House, Columbus; 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 many hauntings (some in animal form) of Towns County, where the Hiwassee (Hiawassee) River forms on Rocky Mountain; the elderly woman whose ghost haunts the grand, antebellum Hay House in Macon; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Georgia.
Nature Reserves, State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Georgia
Providence Canyon State Park; the renowned Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Florida and is home to alligators and other wildlife in its dark waters; Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest with black bears and other wildlife; Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area with its granite monadnocks (isolated rock hills or inselbergs); F D Roosevelt State Park where President Roosevelt sometmes picnicked; Reed Bingham State Park, noted for its large vulture population, especially during winter; Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 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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