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31 Days of Spook – Day 31

31 Oct

Y O U    M A D E    I T!

I am so proud of you my blogville friends.  You made it each and every day throughout my 31 Days of Spook.  I am really quite impressed here.  I have tried to bring you stories of horror – stories of ghosts and ghouls – and stories that make you listen to every bump in the dark night.  I’ve had a lot of fun and I hope that you have as well.

For Halloween – the day of all spook days – I had to think hard about what to share with you.  Mom and dad helped me by reminding me of a story at their true love – Savannah, Georgia.

One of the must things to do in Savannah if you have never done it is to take a stroll through downtown at night on a haunted ghost tour.  There are walking tours, horse and buggy tours or even a hearse tour if you dare.

Many moons ago, mom/dad went with my mom’s sister and her daughter, my little niece Savannah.  Nice name huh?  Savannah must have been about two and they decided to do a night time horse and buggy haunted ghost tour.  It must have been scary too because little Savannah stayed camped out inside of mom’s hoodie the entire horse and buggy tour.

One of the last places on the tour was a little house called the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern.  It’s a quaint little place, not so scary during the day but a night – chills.  The 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern is located at 306 East President Street, Savannah. The bottom floors have a restaurant and bar area while the upper floors have 14 suites in the inn.  It has a long history of untimely death and ghosts.  It was originally built in 1820 and is one of the oldest buildings in the Savannah area.

The most paranormal activity revolves around poor sweet Anna who fell from the window of room 204.  There are many stories about poor Anna – we really don’t know which one is the truth.

One story states that she was married to the designer of the home, Steel White, who died in 1790 in a tragic riding accident.  Anna fell in love with a German sailor who went off to sea and promised to return but never did.  Anna found out that she was pregnant and realized that the German sailor never meant to return.  In despair, she jumped to her death from room 204.

Another story similar to the one above with Anna has Anna being a servant at the inn instead of being married to the designer of the home.  The end is the same result though, her untimely death.

People have reported the ghost of poor Anna leaning over them while they sleep in room 204.  Other stories are of Anna caressing men’s cheeks and as they wake they see Anna crying and then jumping to her death out the window.  Items are also often reported missing – wallets, jewelry, keys – all of which are later found mysteriously in a planter or behind a shelf.

Stories were so rampant at one point in room 204 that the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern required any patron staying in the room to sign a waiver stating they would not request their money back should they not stay the entire night.  Nowadays, it is no longer required because most people wanting room 204 are hoping for a little ghost sighting of poor sweet Anna.

So this story was told on horse and buggy ride late at night through the streets of Savannah.  Mom, Dad, my Aunt Tina and two year old niece Savannah who was taking up shop under mom’s hoodie.  The mood was set.  It was dark, a little misty.  All you could hear was the clickey-clack of the horses feet, an occasional snarl from the horse and the soft tale of Anna coming for the tour guide.  That’s when my niece Savannah decided to poke her head out to the world and say in her little child like voice, “Poor Anna”.

So do you believe in ghosts, spooks and things that go bump in the night?  Do you have a little adventure still left in you?  Want a weekend trip at a haunted inn – I’ve heard that the 17 Hundred 90 has open reservations…. if you dare my friends.

 
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30 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Day 31

  1. speedyrabbit

    10/31/2013 at 2:35 am

    Oh Wow the sounds great tour Bacon,so cool,Happy Halloween my friend,xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 7:04 am

      Thanks my friend. Happy Halloween to you too. Mom said if was great fun as always. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. gentlestitches

    10/31/2013 at 2:49 am

    Ohhhh! I would like the tour but not to stay the night. Savannah sounds like a smart girl who clearly was taking more in than people realized. Happy Halloween.!

     
  3. Ruby

    10/31/2013 at 4:02 am

    The tour sounds fun! I’ve always wanted to visit Savannah; hopefully one day 🙂 It’s been so much fun following the 31 Days of Spook, thanks for sharing all your spooky stories!

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 7:10 am

      Aww thank you my friend. I’ve had a lot of fun doing my 31 Days of Spook. 🙂 Savannah is full adventure and ghosts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Doggy's Style

    10/31/2013 at 5:31 am

    I just wanna add this:

     
  5. fozziemum

    10/31/2013 at 6:48 am

    Bacon thankyou so much for the 31 days of Halloween stories!!! what a great researcher and tale teller you are!! it has been a blast heehehe this one is creepy + ……have happy Halloween my sweet porcine purveyor of portents…hugs Fozziemum xxxx

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 7:11 am

      Yawn – thank you my friend. I’m just waking up for my breakfast. I’ve had a lot of fun this month with my 31 Days of Spook. I hope you enjoyed them all 🙂
      Happy Halloween – or is it the day after now? XOXO – bacon

       
      • fozziemum

        10/31/2013 at 7:16 am

        Well in a weird vortex….*insert maniacal laughter and spiny music..it’s almost over bwaahaahahaha 10.15pm Thursday night…feel like im doing a star trek log hahahaha s have a great day my friend..ihave a cake to tend to..Orange Rhubarb semolina cake with a syrup..ready to turn out and pour the syrup on …I will save you some 🙂 xxxxx Fozziemum xx

         
      • PigLove

        10/31/2013 at 8:47 am

        mmm – that does sound most delicious! I’m so going to have to do a post in conjunction with you one day on this time travel issue – snorts. It will be most fun my friend! XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        10/31/2013 at 8:58 am

        I think so Bacon….intrepid time travellers 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

         
  6. onespoiledcat

    10/31/2013 at 7:17 am

    Yikes! My parents have been to Savannah but I bet next time they go they’re just wacky enough to want to stay in that room at the Inn…..if so, I may become an orphan! EEEEK!

    Kitty Hugs and HAPPY HALLOWEEN…thanks for a wonderful 31 days of ‘Ween!
    Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 8:48 am

      aaww thanks and Happy Halloween my friend. I have had the most fun doing these 31 Days of Spook.
      Just think if your parents go to Savannah perhaps mine can meet up with yours and do the ghost ride together 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. hutchagoodlife

    10/31/2013 at 8:15 am

    *shivers* Whee are all nervous wrecks but whee made it! ^_^

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 8:48 am

      Thanks for hanging in there with me my friends – it was a great trip together! XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Coccolino

    10/31/2013 at 8:41 am

    Bacon this month has been spooky, I don’t think “I dare” anymore! Thanks for all the stories. Go get yourself a pumpkin, piggy pal. Have a great Halloween!

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 8:49 am

      Thank you my piggy pal. I’m celebrating tonight with pumpkin and fun. It’s been a long spooky month but lots of fun! Thanks for following me in my 31 Days of Spook. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. FreeRangeCow

    10/31/2013 at 9:39 am

    I made it and didn’t pee my pants!

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 10:35 am

      YAY FOR YOU!!! You survived without a shake or a shiver or a wet pant situation 🙂 I love it! XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. The Dancing Rider

    10/31/2013 at 10:16 am

    Great tour, Bacon. I would be up for that adventure, and I bet they (the ghosts and bumpy things) ARE there, all around! Happy Halloween, Bacon and to your mom and dad and purr thing as well!

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 10:38 am

      thank you my friend!! Hogs and snout kisses and Happy Pigoween to you! Be safe and have fun. XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. Misaki

    10/31/2013 at 10:23 am

    You sure know alot of spooky stories Bacon.
    Happy howl-o-ween!

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 10:39 am

      thanks my friend. It does interest this little oinker. Happy Pigoween to you! Have fun and be safe. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. easyweimaraner

    10/31/2013 at 10:33 am

    Oh my! I would rather sleep on the floor or on the lap of my mom than in that room 204. Think I’m not really a hero LOL

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 10:39 am

      Aw – I think we could do it my friend. I just had mommy send you an email 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  13. Kuruk

    10/31/2013 at 12:33 pm

    Happy Halloween Bacon! Thanks for all the spooky stories! BOOWOOOBOOOOOO!

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2013 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you my friend. I really hope that everyone enjoyed them. Happy Pigoween! XOXO – Bacon

       
  14. mythreemoggies

    11/01/2013 at 7:40 am

    Happy Halloween Bacon and thank you for all the effort in your posts for October they have been FANTASTIC x

     
    • PigLove

      11/01/2013 at 8:47 am

      aaww – thank you my friend. I really appreciate that. I’ve tried hard in October – I really did! XOXO – Bacon

       

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