Savannah, Georgia is a city shaped by unique people and compelling events. There have been battles, devastating fires, murders and so much more that has led this quaint city to be deemed one of the most haunted in America. Ghosts stories and legends thrive beneath the canopy of spanish moss draped live oak trees. Stately historical mansions carry histories dating back centuries and each seems to have supernatural story of its own. The oldest hotel in Savannah is the 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant and Inn, which was built in 1820. There are stories that up to three ghosts haunt the property. The most famous is the ghost that stays in Room 204 and whom everybody refers to as Anne. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the 17 Hundred 90 Inn. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Tammie McCarroll-Burroughs and features Mike the Headless Chicken and This Month in History features President Grover Cleveland’s secret cancer surgery. Our location was suggested by Sarah Kovensky.
Ep. 104 is a suggestion from listener John Beaverhauson: Andersonville Prison! Denise is out of town, so Diane is joined by special co-host Mom (Ann Student) on this episode! During February 1864, Camp Sumter was opened in Macon County, Georgia. Camp Sumter came to be known as Andersonville, and that is what it is still referred to as of today. Of all the prisons we have featured on the podcast, Andersonville Prison seems to be the worst thus far. This prison was opened to house Union prisoners during the Civil War and to say that it was overcrowded would be an understatement. The amount of prisoners who lost their lives at this prison reaches into the several thousands. And the prison was not open for very long. These kinds of conditions and numbers of death usually lead to paranormal activity and there seems to be quite a bit of it going on here. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Andersonville Prison. Moment in Oddity was suggested by listener Laurette Vinson and features the cliff burials of the Igorot People and This Day in History is by Jessica Bell and features the visions of Bernadette Soubirous. Research Assistants: Jessie Harms and Ann Student.
Diane and Denise take the History Goes Bump Podcast on the road as they travel from Central Florida to Marietta, Georgia. They took a wonderful ghost tour hosted by Ghosts of Marietta and in this episode they not only share their own research about the city, but they share the tales of ghosts they learn from their Ghost Host Charlotte. Excerpts are scattered throughout the podcast, so that listeners can feel as if they are along on the tour. Diane and Denise encourage listeners to check out this wonderful city to experience the active and historic downtown area filled with shops and restaurants. The Moment in Oddity today features the Greenbriar Ghost and fitting in perfectly with the podcast, today’s Day in History features the start of Sherman’s March to the Sea.