Come on boys and ghouls! It's time to hop on Route 666 for a spooktacular Paranormal Road Trip. This week's stop is Savannah, Georgia and our special guide is J.D. Horn author of the Witching Savannah series.
The Witching Savannah series is set in Savannah, Georgia so it seems fitting that our guide for this week's Paranormal Road Trip be the amazing J.D. Horn. Let's see what terrifying places J.D. has planned for our tour.
Savannah's Top Five Spooky Places
5. East Oglethorpe Avenue between Abercorn and Habersham - Yes, Colonial Park Cemetery is just on the south side of the street, but the street itself is built over unmarked graves. It's one thing to be in a cemetery and know it. When you are in a cemetery and don't know it, that's an entirely different matter. (Oh, and don't even get me started on the playground located on the other side of the cemetery.)
4. Twelve West Oglethorpe - You hear on all the ghost hunter shows about spirits draining away energy from batteries. I'm not saying the place is haunted, but I aimed my freshly charged camera through a hole--already existing, I swear I didn't make it--in a window to take a shot. (This was going to be the first picture of the day.) I'm not saying the place is haunted, but my camera's battery died as soon as I snapped the shutter. No photo was taken.
3. The old gunpowder magazine - Hidden by trees off Ogeechee Road (a bit between an auto parts store and a drive-in restaurant), I was alone there, but I didn't feel alone. It was creepy enough for me to use it in the first chapter of THE SOURCE.
2. Old Candler Hospital - I thought I had hit setting gold when I came across Old Candler. Reputedly haunted, steeped in dramatic history, and creepy as all get out. I used the the yellow fever tunnels that run underneath its parking lot to beneath Forsyth Park in THE LINE, and had intended to set the Tillandsia Club meetings from THE SOURCE there. Then after sitting deserted for years, a law school purchased the property. Had to wrap up that storyline right quick. I look forward to seeing if the students report any paranormal encounters, or if the former hospital's reputation for being haunted will fade.
1. "Jilo's Crossroads" (Normandy Street) - There's a reason why I set Jilo's crossroads in the wooded area surrounding Normandy Street (west of the golf club and east of Randolph Street). Not only have I come across accounts of homeless encampments in the general vicinity, the whole area just has a weird vibe to it. I don't know if the land is privately or publicly owned, but either way, I recommend staying clear of it.
Thank you J.D. for giving us such a haunting tour of Savannah! To learn more about J.D. Horn and his books, please visit his website and don't miss our Q+A with J.D. Horn. You can add his Witching Savannah series here on Goodreads.
Readers, was this your first visit to Savannah? Have you experienced anything supernatural in Savannah?
What did you think of J.D. Horn's picks for spooky places?
Next week on Paranormal Road Trip, we'll be traveling to New Orleans with Suzanne Johnson.
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