Mississippi February 19, 2016
Here’s The Ultimate Terrifying Mississippi Road Trip And It’ll Haunt Your Dreams
Halloween may be a while away but that doesn’t mean getting scared nearly to death is out of the question. Mississippi, particularly Natchez and Vicksburg, is filled with spooky sites that are just waiting to be explored, which is where the map below comes in. Focusing on two of the state’s most haunted cities, we selected nine haunted locations that were somewhat close in proximity and mapped out a route for one of the most terrifying rides of your life. The road trip will take about seven hours, excluding the time you spend at each stop, of course. So if you’re brave enough, grab some friends, fill up the gas tank, and get ready for one memorable (and frightening) road trip!
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1. Chapel of the Cross Cemetery, Madison
Located at this Madison cemetery, the grave of Henry Grey Vick has quite an interesting story. Just days before Henry was to marry Helen Johnstone, he was killed in a duel. Losing the love of her life so suddenly, Helen was extremely heartbroken, so much so, that she reportedly wore her wedding dress to Henry’s funeral. There have been numerous reports that Helen’s ghost, still in her wedding dress, visits Henry’s grave quite frequently – often times sitting in the bench shown in the background of this photo.
2. Dunleith Historic Inn, Natchez
This National Historic Landmark was constructed in the late 1800s, and has had some strange occurrences take place. Usually, hearing a musical instrument being played live is a real treat, but after staying at the Dunleith Historic Inn you’ll probably feel differently. Patrons at the inn have reported hearing a harp being played…by a female apparition. Get to this Natchez landmark early and enjoy breakfast at the inn’s Castle Restaurant. After filling up on delicious food you’ll be ready to tour Dunleith, which is complimentary for anyone who dined at the Castle Restaurant. For more information, click
3. City of Natchez Ghost Tour
One of the state’s most haunted cities, Natchez has a lot of interesting sites to see, which is why a ghost tour is the best way to go. Daily tours are offered by the company
Downtown Karla Brown
. For only $25 per person, you’ll be taken on a two-hour tour of some of Natchez’s most haunted locales, including the Under-the-Hill area, the old county jail, several antebellum homes, Forks of the Road, and Kings Tavern. All tours begin at 406 Franklin Street, and can be scheduled
4. Monmouth Historic Inn, Natchez
Monmouth Historic Inn was originally the plantation home of General John Quitman, and it appears as if he never left. The General, a hero in the U.S.- Mexican War, has been seen at the inn, still wearing his military uniform. Some guests have even reported being woken up by the General checking on them in their rooms. Between the supernatural sightings and paranormal wakeup calls, an overnight stay at Monmouth is practically required. Click
for more information on overnight accommodations.
5. The McRaven Home, Vicksburg
Considered the “most haunted house in Mississippi” and the “third most haunted in the country,” a trip to McRaven is a must on any haunted tour. The paranormal activity at the Vicksburg home has been documented by A&E, The Travel Channel, and 48 Hours. Brave enough to experience the state’s most haunted home for yourself? For touring information or to be a part of a paranormal investigation at McRaven, click
6. The Duff Green Mansion, Vicksburg
Serving as a hospital during the Civil War, the Duff Green Mansion is bound to have some stories to tell. Several ghosts have been spotted on the property, including one of the home’s original owners as well as numerous soldiers who most likely lost their lives in the mansion. One soldier in particular, a Confederate with a missing leg, can often be found sitting in front of the fireplace. For touring information, click
Anchuca Historic Mansion and Inn, Vicksburg
Dating back to 1830, this Vicksburg mansion is believed to be haunted by the daughter of the original owner, Richard Archer. Legend has it that Archer wouldn’t let his daughter marry the love of her life and, for that, she is eternally resentful. Anchuca has since been turned into an inn, offering daily tours. If you’d like to extend your trip, this would be a great place to stay overnight. For touring and accommodation information, click
8. The Witch of Yazoo’s Grave at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City
According to local legend, an angered witch vowed to exact revenge on the city of Yazoo. “In 20 years, I will return and burn this town to the ground!” Of course, nobody paid much attention to the threat – that is until 20 years later when a huge fire broke out and destroyed over 300 of the town’s buildings. The day after the fire, several residents visited the witch’s gave at which point they found the large chain around it had been broken in two. Even though it’s been years, strange occurrences at the witch’s grave haven’t stopped. A new gravestone was installed, only to mysteriously fall and break in half and the chain around the witch’s grave constantly has to be repaired. This local legend is brought to life daily through guided tours of the infamous cemetery. Learn more
9. City Cemetery, Kosciusko
After Laura Kelly’s death in the late 1800s, her husband was so distraught that he commissioned a statue to be built in her memory. Mr. Kelly wanted the statue to look exactly like his wife, so he hired a world renowned sculptor and even sent the sculptor some of her clothes so the statue would be as realistic as possible. Additionally, the grieving husband had a third story added to his home just so he could view the statue of his beloved wife. Several visitors to this cemetery have claimed that at times the statue of Laura Kelly appears to be weeping.
What do you think? Did you know about all of these haunted places in the state? Think you’ll brave these destinations for yourself? Tell us in the comments section below.