"America's Most Haunted City"

Total Spook Factor: Considered by some to be "America's most haunted city," Savannah, Ga., is home to numerous landmarks reported to be teeming with ghosts, like Bonaventure Cemetery, with its angelic statues made famous in 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil', and haunted homes, like the Olde Pink House and the Sorrel-Weed House. Even the streets themselves are said to host the spirits of those lost in Savannah's most tragic events, including a massive slaughter in the Revolutionary War and the yellow fever epidemic of 1820. Savannah's Historic District also effuses a mysterious aura, charmed with beautiful Colonial homes, cobblestone ways and massive oak trees draped with Spanish moss.

Take a Tour: You can take ghost walks, historic tours, cemetery tours and candlelight walks from a number of operators in historic Savannah. Frequent haunted pub crawls also depart from Moon River Brewing Co. and Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub. Several historic landmarks in the city offer their own daytime tours.

Plan a Paranormal Investigation: Although you can try to capture phenomena with small portable electronics and cameras on most tours, some prohibit video cameras and cell phones, so as to avoid distractions that ruin the experience. If you're a serious ghost-hunting team, you can contact the caretakers of individual historic landmarks and inquire about private investigations. As for exploring at night with extensive gear, please check with the City of Savannah for potentially needed permits.

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