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With summer firmly in the rear-view, and the leaves beginning to fall from the trees, it is fast approaching the spookiest time of year. Explore some of the fiendish offerings that can be found across our destinations below.  

Old Cahawba, Alabama

Here are some spooky holiday ideas to start planning for Halloween 2023. Carry on reading at your own peril but we have a reasonable share of ghosts, voodoo and paranormal stories!

Alabama

At Old Cahawba, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to hear the past speaking to you. On this rare, moon lit tour in Orrville, Alabama, you will be shuttled to this ghost town’s most haunted locations. Historical accounts of sightings and personal experiences will be shared by your hosts, setting the stage for Webb Paranormal Group to demonstrate the art of “ghost hunting.” If you come in contact with a spirit at Old Cahawba, then sit around the bonfire to share your experience afterwards. Seats for this 90 minute "investigation" are limited and advanced tickets are required. Read more...

Louisiana

Louisiana has plenty of places where you can get your spook on!

The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville is said to be one of the most haunted houses in the country. It all began when Chloe, a slave punished for eavesdropping on the family, found vengeance by baking a poisoned birthday cake. Within hours, three of the main family members were dead. Chloe’s ghost is still reported to haunt the premises. Subsequent owners suffered tragic deaths and murders in the years that followed. The ghosts of these former residents, as well as others passing through, have been documented in photos, featured in TV shows and witnessed by residents and tourists alike. Those brave enough can also stay overnight. Read more...

Mississippi

Yazoo City's Glenwood Cemetery - voted the second spookiest cemetery in the US - holds a grave surrounded by chain links known as “The Witch’s Grave”. According to the legend, an old woman lived on the Yazoo River and was caught torturing fishermen who she lured in off the river. Chased through the swamps where she was half drowned in quicksand, she swore her revenge: “In 20 years, I will return and burn this town to the ground!” No one thought much of it at the time, but then came the Fire of 1904 which destroyed over 200 residences and nearly every business in Yazoo City – 324 buildings in total destroyed! The legend of the Witch of Yazoo became famous in Willie Morris' book, Good Old Boy published in 1971. Read more...

Tennessee

Bell Witch Cave, Tennessee

Located in Adams, Tennessee, the Bell Witch Cave will satisfy fans of the paranormal. The witch, who once identified herself as Kate Batts, an old neighbour who claimed to have been swindled by John Bell and vowed on her deathbed to haunt him and his descendants, was known to be violent toward the Bell family: beating the members, throwing things and leaving rooms in ruin. Once John Bell died and daughter, Betsy, broke off her engagement under the instruction of the witch, the ghost left them in peace for seven years. She returned for a while and then vowed to return in 107 years. It is said she returned in 1935, and now inhabits the cave. Every year throughout October, the Bell Witch Fall Festival has storytellers and performers come to regale the legend along with other historic stories and plays. Read more...

 


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