Abandoned Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia is a decaying study of changing U.S. policies toward asylums and mental illness.
The State of Georgia is known for its geographical and cultural diversity. Georgia's landscapes range from the Appalachian Mountains to the north, through the Piedmont plateau, to the beaches and barrier islands of its coastline. Rural farmland, picturesque small towns and the major metropolis of Atlanta lie in-between. All told, Georgia is the largest state in terms of land area east of the Mississippi River.
One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Georgia has been home to Indigenous peoples, European settlers and enslaved/freed Africans. Not many states were the epicenter of both the Civil War and the 1960s civil rights movement like Georgia.
Georgia’s diversity has given birth to countless stories. The historic coastal city of Savannah, Georgia, considered the most haunted city in America, is the setting for many ghost stories like The Dinner Party. Up the coast is Ibo Landing, the haunted site of a slave mass suicide. In the mountains, Green Eyes haunts the massive Chickamauga Battlefield.
Read some of Georgia’s fascinating stories, both true and tall tales, below.
Bonaventure Cemetery - one of Savannah, Georgia's most famous haunted spots. And this is one of its most famous haunted stories.
Ghost story of the haunted historic jail in Lawrenceville, Georgia, haunted by a doomed slave named Elleck.
Careful what you ask the local witch for. Your debt must be paid. Creepy Georgia witch story by Kayla Bolton.
Ghost story from Athens, Georgia of a mysterious cemetery, and (of course) a Georgia bulldog. Written by K.E. Schmidt.