A Haunted Southern Book of Days–February

A Haunted Southern Book of Days–February

As the days pass, most days can be associated with ghost or strange stories. Explore the year through the lens of Southern spirits with this haunted book of days.

1 February

 

2 February

 

3 February

 

4 February

 

5 February

6 February 

7 February

8 February

  •  1878 – A tornado hits Augusta, GA destroying the city’s market house leaving one column standing, now known as the “Haunted Pillar.”

9 February

  •  1944 – Elijah Parker is executed in Mississippi’s mobile electric chair in the basement of the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson.

10 February

 

11 February

 

12 February

 

13 February

 

14 February – St. Valentine’s Day

 

15 February

16 February

 

17 February

 

18 February

19 February

 

20 February

21 February

22 February

 

23 February

 

24 February

  • 1926 – Capt. Hiram Peters is fatally injured while fighting a fire in Athens, GA. His spirit has returned to haunt his old firehouse which is now the Classic Center.

25 February

 

26 February

 

27 Febraury

 

28 February

  • 1943 – USS Kidd is launched during World War II. It now serves as the centerpiece for the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial in Baton Rouge, LA.

29 February – Leap Day