The Definitive Guide To All Things Haunted And Creepy In Mississippi
If you are in Mississippi, you may have heard quite a few terrifying tales stemming from the paranormal. The probability of having a ghostly encounter is high around the state with all its authentic haunted houses, haunted plantations, haunted hotels, and other haunted places. Visit one of these locations and you may feel like you’re part of a Southern gothic novel. Not to mention that this state has one of the scariest haunted houses ever. Are you in the mood for a haunted adventure, one that will give you goosebumps and keep you up at night? Read on to learn some creepy facts behind some of the most haunted places around the Magnolia State.
5 Creepy Facts About Mississippi
The small town of Flora, with just 2,000 residents, is known for its petrified forest. However, in February of 1977, it also became known as the site of “one of the most famous UFO sightings in the world.” Dozens of townspeople witnessed a large, strange object floating above the trees by a cotton field. It hovered for at least 45 minutes before it moved and disappeared.
King’s Tavern was a popular restaurant that occupied one of the oldest buildings in Natchez. In the 1930s, the skeletal remains of two men and one woman were found in a wall along with a dagger, presumed to be the murder weapon. It is believed that the woman was the mistress of the original tavern owner and her ghost has been seen around the tavern.
You may not want to drive down Johns Bayou Road in Vancleave where creepy things tend to happen. At least five mysterious accidents have occurred in the same exact spot, and each driver reported the same thing – they saw blood in the road right before the accident. Then a van would appear out of nowhere, crash into the car, and disappear.
Mississippi has had its fair share of notorious serial killers over the course of a few hundred years, but the first ones in the state were a pair of cousins by the names of Micaja Harpe and Wiley Harpe. These men terrorized the southern states for many years in the late 1700s, leaving a trail of at least 40 murdered victims behind them.
Stuckey’s Bridge in Lauderdale County is the site of some sinister activity. According to local lore, in the 1800s, a man by the name of Stuckey opened an inn by the Chunky River and would stand outside with a lantern to lure weary travelers to stay the night. However, the innkeeper happened to have an evil ulterior motive. He would murder his guests, take their possessions, and then dump the bodies into the river at the site of where the bridge was eventually built in 1850. Sometime after the bridge was constructed, Stuckey was caught and hanged from the bridge. Witnesses have since seen his apparition walking by the river with a lantern and his body hanging from the bridge.
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