307 E. President Street, Savannah, Georgia
The genteel South is the
setting for this charmingly quaint inn, the 17Hundred90 Inn, Savannah's
oldest and most haunted inn. It is also home to a
legendary ghost by the name of Anna Powers. She is said to be
haunting the inn since her demise in the early 1800's. However, it's not
only her spirit that is reported to be haunting the inn. There are
five other spirits!
The usual story that is told
during most of Savannah haunted tours is that poor Anna threw herself
outside her bedroom window once she realized that her husband has been
having an affair, Well, we have recently visited the 17Hundred90 and
have discovered the real scoop!
were told by one of the workers, who had an experience with Anna via a
medium that she was actually pushed out of her bedroom window (left)
to the brick courtyard below by Anna's husband's mistress.
Since then Anna's spirit has not been especially kind to the inn's
female guests. Some female guests - who happen to be sleeping on
Anna's side of the bed have been kicked off the bed landing on
the floor (below). And in Anna's bathroom, female guest have
found their make-up either missing or moved! Most of these guests
end up checking out of Anna's room 204 pretty fast.
inside source has told us is that he has literally seen the apparition
of Anna herself. Our source also reported another interesting
experience involving Anna. Once a couple had used a Quija board to try
to contact Anna. Well, this seemed to really tick her off. When Anna
gets irritated or angry she uses the electric energy of her old bedside
lamp to vent! (right) The lamp flickers on and off. As
well, the energy on the side of the room where she was attacked and
thrown to her death tends to register a heavy energy. The
other side, is a lot more "lighter." Now, Miss Anna Powers does not
bother everyone. Some guests leave upset for not encountering Anna's
presence. However those that do - usually end up requesting another room
for the rest of their stay at the inn because they are that spooked.
reported ghost is that of a female chef - a picture was taken
of her reflection in the restaurant's window, that is why they suspect
it is a female chef. So not only is room 204 haunted, the
inn's restaurant itself experiences it own fair share of ghostly
mischief (left). Dinner tables tend to get rearranged by
themselves and candles light spontaneously. Some waiters experience
their food trays getting knocked over for no apparent reason. Some have
even seen tables move on their own.
reported ghost is that of a little boy. He tends to run up and
and down the hallway between room 201 and 203 (right). A man from
room 203 once called to complain of a child laughing and running up and
down the hall. However, the manager informed the man that no child had
been registered as a guest. Apparently, the young boy died from a fall
while running through the halls. He apparently fell and hit his temple
The other two ghosts were
two previous maids. They make themselves known by moving maid carts
right in the middle of hallways. So what's the big deal? Well, keeping a
maid cart in the middle of a hallway is against the inn's
policy. Not only is it a fire hazard but hotel policy is strict that
maids keep their carts against the walls in order to avoid possible
injury and lawsuit.
we would like to thank our source, Glen Hurst (left), one of the
best innkeepers in Savannah, who was so very kind to not only tell us
the real scoop about Anna Powers, but also to give us a personal tour of
Anna Power's room and the hallway where the little boy roams. Below are
some pictures we are grateful to publish on our site. Once again, thanks
Glenn, you were the perfect Southern Gentleman and ghost aficionado! We
hope to see you again soon!
Please use the following link
for the 17 Hundred 90 Inn to learn more about this hauntingly
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The Marshall House
123 East Broughton Street, Savannah, Georgia
(912) 644-7896 / (800) 589-6304
the year 1851, the beautiful and charming Marshall House was the
first hotel to be built in Savannah. Located in the
historic downtown district, the Marshall House didn’t always serve as a
hotel. It was once used as a hospital during the Civil War and twice
during times of yellow fever epidemics.
It is well known
that Savannah is considered one of the most haunted cities in America.
And because the Marshall House has a long history- enduring a war
and several epidemics - it isn’t surprising that it also has a
very lively and active ghostly presence. In 2005, the Marshall House
was even featured on Travel Channel's Haunted Hotels.
There have been a variety of paranormal reports coming from the
Marshall House. Below is a complied list of some hauntings:
Both guests and staff have reported seeing ghosts in the hallways
and the foyer.
When no children were registered at the hotel, guests could hear
the sound of children running up and down the hallways in the
early morning hours.
A few guests claim that someone or something was holding onto their
wrist - like a nurse feeling for your pulse.
Loud crashes coming from the 4th floor hallway in the early
Toilets suddenly overflowing for no apparent reason, hence not
when in use! One account involved a woman and her daughter. The toilet
started to overflow on its own. They used some towels to soak up the
water and then called maintenance. However, when maintenance arrived,
they found only two baffled guests: When the mother went back into the
bathroom to see if the overflow had stopped, it not only had stopped but
the towels and the floor were dry!
While a guest was watching TV one night, he suddenly heard water running
in the bathroom. He got up to check and found the bathtub faucet had
mysteriously turned itself on.
A guest heard the door knob rattling as if someone was trying to
enter the room. However, upon looking through the peephole, no one was
The sound of a woman walking with high-heels heard overhead from room
205. The only glitch: the guest in the above room, room 305 were not
in at the time.
Marshall House is aware of their reputation. In effect, they now offer
their guests a Haunted Hotel package. It consists of two night’s
accommodations, two tickets to either Savannah’s Walks or
Oglethorpe Trolley Ghost tour, a copy of David Rousseau's book,
“Savannah Ghosts.” The Marshall House claims their ghosts are of the
friendly persuasion only!
Please use the following link for The Marshall House to learn more about
this historically southern haunted hotel:
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Jekyll Island Club Hotel
371 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, Georgia (855) 535-9547
The historical Jekyll Island Club
Hotel is a four-star, grand Victorian style hotel offering world
class amenities, southern hospitality, ocean vistas and even some
ghosts. Considering the hotel first opened its doors back in 1888,
that amount of time and history had to have acquired the hotel a ghost
are reports of several ghostly activities at the Jekyll. The first ghost
is thought to be that of Samuel Spencer (left), president
of the Southern Railroad Company. He must have either lived at the hotel
or was a frequent guest because he had developed a morning routine of
having his morning coffee while reading the Wall Street Journal.
Unfortunately and ironically, he was killed in a train
accident in 1906. Ever since then, those who stay in “Spencer’s
Room,” find their delivered newspapers disturbed, moved or even
folded in their absence. If a guest briefly left the room for a
shower or errand, they find their coffee cup poured for them or even
sipped on when they return. Apparently some habits or rituals die
hard, even for ghosts.
ghost is thought to be that of General Lloyd Aspinwall, one of
the Jekyll Island Club’s founding members. Before the club opened, he
was appointed to be its first president. Unfortunately, Aspinwall never
had that pleasure because he died unexpectedly on September 4, 1886 – a
year before the club opened. Letters dated from later years reveal that
some club members had actually seen Aspinwall’s ghost, with his
hands clasped behind him walking the Riverfront Veranda around dusk
on September 4th! The veranda today is a sunroom honoring
Aspinwall calling it Aspinwall Room (above).
A third ghost is believed to be a former
bellman, dressed in 1920’s attire. He likes to knock on the rooms of
newlyweds, offering the bridegrooms freshly laundered and pressed suits.
The ghost’s activity seems to occur mostly on the second floor. No one
seems to know what his name was in real life.
of the Jekyll’s buildings is called the Sans Souci, which was
originally built for its hunting club members in 1896. A member by the
name J. Pierpont Morgan used to sit on porch of his third floor
room and have an early morning cigar smoke. Nowadays, guests who rise
early can still smell his cigar.
The Jekyll Island
Club also offers murder mystery weekends for the sleuth junkies out
Please use the following link for
Jekyll Island Club Hotel to learn more about this historically grand
you have to find the hotel. “Jekyll Island” sounds spooky &
mysterious by name alone, but for those undeterred, Jekyll Island is
located midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. You need to
take the Jekyll Island Causeway to reach the hotel and town.
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Olde Harbour Inn
508 East Factors Walk, Savannah, Georgia
(912) 234-4100 / (800) 553-6533
The Olde Harbour Inn, located right on Savannah’s
famed cobblestone-lined River Street is one of the oldest inns in
Savannah’s historic district. Its stone foundation was first laid back
in 1812. It went through several transformations; it was once a cotton
warehouse, as well it also experienced several fires. It was due to one
of these fires that they suspect the Olde Harbour Inn’s spirit came
Legend has it that the the Olde Harbour Inn is haunted
by a spirit affectionately name “Hank,” once an employee when the inn
was a cotton warehouse. Hank is probably not the spirit’s real name as
the employees today do not know the specifics of this person who
perished in one of its fires.
Apparently Hank seems to mostly focus on room 406, but
sometimes makes his presence known in rooms 308 and 309. One of the
inn’s employees, Sherry Hughes had her own experience with room 406. One
night while she slept in room 405, the alarm clock in 406 suddenly went
off. After checking with the front desk, nobody was even staying in room
406. Sherry says, “It could have just been that it was an alarm going
off that was set," Hughes said. "But I thought it odd after midnight
that an alarm was going off and the radio was just blaring. That kind of
creeped me out, especially with 406 being the room that (Hank) tends to
be in the most."
To test the ghost theory out, Sherry and her husband
stayed in room 406. She says she was just about to fall asleep when she
heard a clicking noise at the door. She thought someone was trying to
get into the room, so she woke up her husband. "As he was walking down
the hallway, he saw the deadbolt turning and it was making a
click-click-click sound," Sherry reports. "By the time he got to the
door, there was nobody there and (the noise) had already stopped."
On Tripadvisor, Carla from Chicago reports
the following about her stay at the Olde Harbour Inn and it’s ghost:
“I will say that I truly believe that the Olde Harbor Inn
is haunted. I had some strange things happen in my room. Things that
moved without explanation. The front desk told me about their resident
ghost "Hank." Don't worry though, the ghost(s) are just pranksters and
strangely I felt comfort that I wasn't alone.”
Below are a few more paranormal reports coming from
the Olde Harbour Inn:
The smell of cigar smoke in empty hallways
Objects being moved on their own accord, even mysterious
coins falling out of nowhere.
The Olde Harbour Inn enjoys their famous spirit and
its guest services offers ghost tours highlighting all the famous
haunts in Savannah. We love their spirit!
Please use the following link for the
Older Harbour Inn to learn more about this charming and merrily haunted
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