Yes, visitors with a vehicle are able to drive around the 103-acre large Bonaventure Cemetery. In fact, visitors are encouraged to drive into the site to get a full view of the cemetery grounds. Also, many of the notable graves such as the monument of Gracie Watson and tomb of Johnny Mercer are located towards the back of Bonaventure Cemetery, half a mile away from the entrance.
Rated by USA Today and CNBC as one of the most haunted city in the United States, Savannah have attracted throngs of thrill-seekers and paranormal investigators to its vast number of haunted spots. Colonial Park Cemetery in particular, is one of the most popular haunted destination due to the countless reported sightings and ghostly videos posted online.
Regular events are being held at Oakland Cemetery to give visitors a glimpse into the graveyard’s history well as learn more about the politicians and luminaries buried here. The most popular event held at the cemetery is none other than the annual “Capturing the Spirit of Oakland” Halloween tours. The event first started in 2007 …
Many who have visited Mercer William House believe that the mansion is now haunted by those who have passed away on the property. Some of the ghostly activities reported include disembodied voices, large heavy footsteps, and doors slamming shut on their own. Neighbours of the property have also said that music can occasionally be heard in the house; former owner Jim Williams was known to have thrown lavish, wild parties while staying at the historic property.
Over the years, local residents and visitors of the historic inn have all claimed to have witnessed and experienced paranormal activities in the tavern and B&B. Three spirits are said to haunt the 200 year old inn: Anne in Room 204, a young boy named Thaddeus in the tavern, and an unnamed spirit in the kitchen. All in all, the various accounts and evidence from guests of the inn have made the famous 17Hundred90 Inn one of the oldest haunted property in the city of Savannah.
In 2016, travel writer David Duran captured the ghostly image of a man during a night tour of the fabled Sorrel Weed House. The photo, which was taken in front of the dining room mirror, reflected a man in long hair and a white shirt. It was later made known that the man was not part of the tour group, and that he was not seen by other visitors when the group was in the dining area.
Many paranormal stories have emerged as a result of its past. Guests staying in the Kehoe House have reported hearing children laughters and running footsteps which are said to be the spirits of the Kehoe children who have lingered in the mansion. Some have claimed to have seen small handprints in the house’s mirror while others experienced an eerie sensation of being touched by small hands.