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Ghost Stories and Famous Ghosts from Savannah, Georgia

The Gravesite of Little Gracie, in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah

The Ghost of Little Gracie

Though Savannah is known for many of the ghosts still roaming its historic streets, no ghost is a recognizable as Little Gracie, the little girl who lost her life over a century ago.

Today, Little Gracie's statue and grave can be found in Bonaventure Cemetery. But as for the details of her death, and the paranormal activity linked back to her, the ghost story goes a little something like this...

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Wright Square, where the ghost of Alice RIley is said to haunt

The Ghost Story of Alice RIley

One of the most well-known ghost stories in Savannah is the story of Alice RIley. Believed to have been hanged in Wright Square, for murder, Alice RIley was the first woman sentenced to death in Savannah.

Part of her story is well known. The rest of her story is subject to intense debate. Was she really pregnant when she was hanged? And is her ghost actually haunting Wright Square?

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A Mosquito, which was the carrier of Yellow Fever in Savannah, causing many deaths.

Disease and Dying in Savannah

Throughout Savannah's early history, the people who settled here were under constant threat of death from a multitude of diseases. Perhaps none of these were more feared than Yellow Fever.

Here at Ghost City, we whole-heartedly believe that the number of deaths because of disease have contributed to Savannah being as haunted as it is.

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Ghost Stories and Famous Ghosts from New Orleans

The true story of the Coven, American Horror Story in New Orleans

Coven: The (Un)True American Horror Story

American Horror Story's Coven is beloved by thousands--but what if we told you that they got all of it wrong? That Marie Laveau and Madame Delphine LaLaurie probably would never met? Or that the truth, in this case, is definitely stranger than any TV show could script?

New Orleans is a hotbed for tragedy, violence and, always, ghosts. We've brought you the truth behind American Horror Story's fiction. And it is definitely more gritty than the show.

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The Casket Girls, a famous Ghost Story of New Orleans

The Truth About the Casket Girls

Once upon a time, a ship carrying young women arrived at the Port of New Orleans, intended for marriage.

But, after months aboard the ship, the women became increasingly sick. When they arrived to the Port, the rumors immediately started. Vampires, people said in hushed whispers...but are vampires actually roaming the streets of New Orleans? What is the truth beyond this fanged legend?

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The Axeman of New Orleans

The Axeman of New Orleans

Perhaps the most famous murderer in New Orleans' history, the Axeman of New Orleans is well documented.

After all of this time, nobody knows who the Axeman was. While there are many theories about who this mystery murdered was, there was never a conviction. In this article we dive into the history of the Axeman articles which took place in New Orleans.

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A Mardi Gras Mask, haunted Mardi Gras Traditions.

The Dark Side of Mardi Gras

Most people associate Mardi Gras with parades, drinking, and good times. However the history of Mardi Gras has some dark areas...

Check out our article on the Dark Side of Mardi Gras, and why some of the traditions associated with Mardi Gras have their roots in less 'happy' times.

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Ghost stories that are told in New Orleans which are not true, made up Ghost Stories

Five (Un)True New Orleans Ghost Stories

New Orleans is known for many things, but perhaps the city’s greatest legacy is its ghosts. The Cities of the Dead, as New Orleans is affectionately known as, is one of the most haunted cities in the world.

But, just because the city is indeed haunted doesn’t mean every ghost story that is told is true. In fact, New Orleans has so many ghost stories that they couldn’t all possibly be real. These type of stories are usually just made up by local businesses to bring in tourists.

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Ghost stories that are told in New Orleans which are not true, made up Ghost Stories

The story of Zack and Addie

The story of Zack and Addie is one of New Orleans' most infamous murder suicides.

On our Killers and Thrillers Ghost Tour we respectfully mention this story - however many of you have wanted to learn more about the story of Zack and Addie. Click on through to read more about their story.

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Some of the tools used by witches in New Orleans during witchraft

Witchcraft in New Orleans

Witchcraft has always been a part of the culture of New Orleans. Even though it may not be as well-known as Voodoo, there are plenty of real-world witches residing in New Orleans, even today.

In this article, by our General Manager Gretchen Upshaw, we dive a little into the practice of witchcraft and how it relates to the culture of New Orleans - and what it means to be a real witch.

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The story of Zack and Addie

The Haunted (Former) Brothels of New Orleans

New Orleans is a city known for its vice and crime. A century ago, brothels lined nearly every street in the French Quarter. And the madams who worked them were unscrupulous women--they grabbed men off the streets, stealing their wallets or, worse, taking their lives.

Today, these brothels no longer exist as they once were (thank goodness), but the spirits of these madams still linger. For those who've had encounters with them, it seems that these women are up to their old tricks. Would you dare to meet one?

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The ghosts of Children, which are said to haunt New Orleans

The Ghostly Children of New Orleans

It seems that at nearly every turn, we hear of a little boy haunting this hotel or the spirit of a young girl seen whisping down a hallway.

This begs the question: who are the children haunting New Orleans? Ghost City has compiled the most famous ghostly children in the city. After all, sometimes encountering a ghostly child is more spooky than anything else.

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One of the lesser known Ghosts of New Orleans' French Quarter

Secret Ghosts of New Orleans

They say that New Orleans is haunted. They say that New Orleans is the most haunted city in America. We hear of the Madame LaLaurie's and the famed pirate ghost Jean Lafitte, but what of the other, lesser known spirits that lurk in the streets of the French Quarter?

These are the city's secret spirits...those who pass by unnoticed by tourists and many locals. Are you ready to make their ghostly acquaintance?

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