Dooly County, Near Vienna, Georgia
About 10 miles from Vienna (pronounced VY-enna), the waters of the Flint River feed into manmade Lake Blackshear near the community of Drayton. At one of the campgrounds on the shores of the river, a pair of teen boys had a frightening encounter around 2012. One of the young men related his story on the
YourGhostStory website. While many of these stories may be fiction, this story does have a ring of truth.
The pair ventured outside around 2 AM and they ended up parking near the campground’s store around 3. As they talked inside the truck, they felt the back-end dip as if someone was standing on the back bumper. Looking back, they saw a dark, seemingly hooded figure. Jumping out, the driver left to see what it was while his passenger locked his door and screamed that they should get out of there. The driver returned to the truck frightened that he didn’t find anything there. The pair did not witness anything else out of the ordinary that night.
A view of the Flint River as it flows through Mitchell County, Georgia. Photo 2015, by Michael Rivera, courtesy of Wikipedia.
Rivers and streams often seem to attract paranormal activity and the Flint River is no exception. See my entry, “
A Big Fish of a Ghost Tale—Albany, Georgia,” for another Flint River story.
Dark Hooded Figure in Ga.” YourGhostStories.com. 14 May 2012. Miles, Jim.
Haunted Central Georgia. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2017.
Some paranormal investigators theorize that cemeteries and burial sites should not be haunted because spirits are not thought to remain near their earthly remains. However, this thinking can easily be proven wrong with the sheer number of cemeteries and burial sites that are said to be haunted. This directory lists all cemeteries covered within this blog.
Boyington Oak , inside Church Street Cemetery, Bayou Street, Mobile
Claybank Log Church , East Andrews Avenue, Ozark
Consolation Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery , Oakey Streak Road, Red Level
DeSoto Caverns and Family Fun Park, 5181 DeSoto Caverns Parkway
King House Cemetery , University of Montevallo Campus, Montevallo
Maple Hill Cemetery , 202 Maple Hill Street, Huntsville
Musgrove Chapel Methodist Church , CR 21, North, Winfield
Oakwood Cemetery , 1st Street, Lanett
Timmons Cemetery , Buxton Road, Redstone Arsenal
William Gibson Gravesite , US 11 between Shelley Drive and Pinedale Road, Springville
Interior of De Soto Caverns with a replica of a native burial in place. Photo by Lewis O. Powell, IV, all rights reserved.
District of Columbia
The Adams Monument, 2007, by Danvera. Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetery , 3650 Charles Avenue, Miami
Crooked Mile Cemetery (aka Georgiana Cemetery), Crooked Mile Road, Merritt Island
Eau Gallie Cemetery , Intersection of Avocado Avenue and Masterson Street, Melbourne
Indian Spring Cemetery , 5400 Indian Spring Road, Punta Gorda
Pinewood Cemetery , Erwin Road, Coral Gables
Graves in the forest at Pinewood Cemetery. Photo 2007, by Deathbecomezher, courtesy of Find-A-Grave.
Colonial Park Cemetery , Corner of Abercorn and Oglethorpe Streets, Savannah
Gartrell Monument , Marietta City Cemetery, 381 Powder Springs Street, Marietta
Legend of the Talbot County Werewolf , Talbot County
Memory Hill Cemetery , 300 West Franklin Street, Milledgeville
Oakland Cemetery , 248 Oakland Avenue, Southeast, Atlanta Entry 2 , Entry 3
Oconee Hill Cemetery , 297 Cemetery Street, Athens
Old Athens Cemetery , Jackson Street, Athens
Waverly Hall Cemetery, GA 209
The azaleas are now blooming in the cemetery at Christ Church. Photo 2012, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.
Ashland Cemetery , 1518 Belmont Street, Ashland
Baker Hollow Road Cemetery , Baker Hollow Road, Marion
Pikeville Cemetery , Cemetery Road, Pikeville
Ivo Cemetery , St. Ivo Road, Lebanon
Warfield Cemetery , KY 459, Barbourville
The gates of Ashland Cemetery. Photo by JC, 2006 and courtesy of Find-A-Grave.com.
Basin Street entrance gate to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Photo by Infrogmation, 2007, courtesy of Wikipedia.
Sign for the Baker Cemetery, 2004. Photo submitted to Find A Grave by MarissaK.
The Nikwasi Mound, 2012, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.
Beth Elohim Cemetery , 400 Broad Street, Georgetown
Blakeney Family Cemetery , John Blakeney Lane, Pageland
Circular Congregational Church Cemetery , 150 Meeting Street, Charleston
Kings Mountain National Military Park , 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg
Magnolia Cemetery , 70 Cunnington Street, Charleston
Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church , 300 Broad Street, Georgetown
Michael’s Episcopal Church , 80 Meeting Street, Charleston
Philips Episcopal Church , 146 Church Street, Charleston
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery , 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia
Unitarian Church , 4 Archdale Street, Charleston
Upper Long Cane Cemetery , Greenville Street, Abbeville
Grave of Rosalie Raymond White in Magnolia Cemetery. Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church , Russellville
Birchfield Cemetery , Dark Hollow Road, Roan Mountain
East Hill Cemetery , East State Street, Bristol
New Providence Presbyterian Church , 214 Stoney Point Road
Old Gray Cemetery , 543 North Broadway, Knoxville
Old Raleigh Cemetery , 4324 Old Raleigh-LaGrange Road, Memphis
One of the host of angels at Old Gray. This one adorns the monument Ora Brewster. Photo 2010 by Brian Stansberry. Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Entrance and Gate House for Mount Hebron Cemetery. Photo 2010, by Karen Nutini, courtesy of Wikipedia.