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Spooks and Scares around Georgia

October 28, 2014
Georgia's old Capitol building in Milledgeville

October 31 keeps getting closer and closer with spooks and scares around every corner! Myths of haunted buildings run through Georgia. Our own Georgia government buildings hold stories of ghosts and unexplained noises.

Here are 3 government buildings that claim to be haunted in Georgia:

Milledgeville Governor's Mansion

The old Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville housed 10 governors and their families from 1839-1868. Now it stands proud as the oldest structure on the Georgia College and State University’s campus. With so much history and so many people passing through those halls, it’s bound to form some creepy memories. For example, students and visitors claim to see lights flickering on and off, find beds unmade with no one there, smell freshly baked food coming from the basement and ground floor and see flashes of a woman dressed in period style clothes in the State Dining Room.

Milledgeville State Capitol

Another building in Milledgeville, the Old State Capitol now part of Georgia Military College, claims legends of people hearing legions marching on the parade grounds and an apparition of a Confederate sentry.

Braselton Town Hall

The first mayor of Braselton, Georgia, William Henry Braselton, built a big white house surrounded by slender Ionic columns in the early 1900s. Now we use this house as Braselton's town hall. Occasionally, people claim to hear the ghost of "Little John" banging around in the attic at night. Some even say they've seen a female ghost floating around while others hear the clinking and clanking of a dinner party.

Do you know any more stories or myths about our state government buildings? Feel free to tell us your stories on our Facebook or twitter!

As Halloween gets closer and closer, keep in mind your Halloween safety tips.

About the Author

Bethany McDaniel is the Interactive Web Content Manager for GeorgiaGov. She graduated from Berry College in Rome, GA with degrees in Visual Communication and History.

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