Georgia is the state known for having a slew of haunted houses, ghost sightings, and scary stories from yesteryear. In fact, Georgia pulls in a ton of tourists from the state’s haunted history alone. If you haven’t yet taken
The Ultimate Terrifying Georgia Road Trip then now might be a great time to plan it. Otherwise, take a look at these spooky small towns for another scary scene.
1. Andersonville, Georgia
This particular small town in Georgia is said to be a huge site for paranormal activity in the deep south. In fact, Andersonville is the former location of a Civil War prison camp. Although the actual camp has since been demolished, many have confirmed the spirited ghosts of the Union prisoners remain, haunting the area at night. Living conditions were so horrendous at the camp, 13,000 prisoners died in the three years it was open, which makes for quite a few incredibly restless, and angry spirits.
2. Allatoona, Georgia
Allatoona was a town in Barstow County which at one point had up to 1,000 inhabitants. Many different train conductors and engineers have reported ghosts haunting Allatoona Pass, that they have felt and seen spirits when their trains venture through this area. Since thousands of Civil War soldiers died during the Battle of Allatoona, it has been thought that the ghosts which haunt the Pass are just spirits of soldiers looking to find their way home.
3. Scull Shoals Ruins, Georgia
The ruins of Scull Shoals have been quite a popular spot for people looking to become immersed in Georgia history. You have to drive fairly deep into Oconee National Forest to find the ruins of the village, but it's well worth it. The village once thrived between 1840-1920, but after a series of floods, fires, murders, and the like, everyone abandoned the town, leaving behind remnants of long ago.
4. Godfrey, Georgia
This town has been officially deemed a ghost town, which means little to no inhabitants are left. Godfrey was incorporated in July 1906, named for Dr. Ervine Godfrey. However, now all that remains are mostly ruined, dilapidated houses, making it the perfect setting for a horror movie.
5. Hoschton, Georgia
There have been quite a few stories about Hoschton, Georgia. Although seemingly from the outside, Hoschton looks like a normal, average town, however there are a few spots which are straight out of a horror movie. Take the Hoschton Water Tower, for example. Many have claimed that the tower is inhabited by a vengeful spirit. If you go up to the tower and touch the center leg with both hands and close your eyes you will get a vision of your own death. Pretty spooky stuff.
6. Talbotton, Georgia
This small town in Georgia has less than 1,000 inhabitants when reported in 2014. Which makes it quite small. Yet, one story to come out of this small town surely had a huge impact on Talbot County. In the 1840s, the townspeople reported a werewolf killing off livestock throughout the county. There were so many animals murdered, that a $200 reward was offered to anyone who could kill the werewolf. Many people began to suspect a peculiar young girl named Isabella Burton to be the wild beast. She would leave town, livestock would remain unharmed. Even once, a hunter claimed to have shot the werewolf. The next day Isabella had a wound in the same spot as the beast. Isabella is buried in the cemetery in town, and people claim they still can hear howls in the middle of the night.
7. Fort King, Georgia
Who here has seen M Night Shyamalan's spooky thriller "The Village"? Fort King, Georgia looks nearly identical to the small town featured in the film. It's a historic site for the state, yet many claim that the tormented spirits of soldiers in search of their heads still wander the grounds.
8. Apalachee, Georgia
Apalachee, Georgia was incorporated in 1907 and soon became a thriving railroad town in the state. However, after the railroad died down, many inhabitants left the small town, leaving behind a slew of old, abandoned buildings in their wake. Although it may not be a haunted tiny town, the buildings that remain sure make it look like it can be the setting for a horror movie.
Have you ever visited any of these towns? Are there truly paranormal spirits or is it all just hype?