31 Days of Spook – Okefenokee

02 Oct

Hello my blogville friends – welcome back to my 31 Days of Spook.  Today and tomorrow I have a special treat just for you.  I met new some friends from Okefenokee – special hello’s to Steve, Jo and their black cat Tequila.  They gave me special permission to use their stories and pictures from the Okefenokee Pastimes Inc. – just in time for my 31 days of Spook.  Be prepared to be spooked, frightened and perhaps even sleep with a nightlight on tonight.  I know I have mine plugged in already 🙂

And Steve, Jo and Tequila – thank you so much from the bottom of this little pigs heart.

Friends, hold someone tight – these are true stories from not too far from the Hotel Thompson.


An Okefenokee area ghost tradition, this one dating to the 1930s, owes its existence to the railroad. A man fishing along the tracks at Henson Creek, near Manor, fell asleep one night with the rails as his pillow. A train appeared, sounding its whistle frantically, but there was no response. Steel wheels kept on rolling, and the fisher person was high landered.

Now for a twist. The legend is that the body can be seen walking the rails at night swinging a phantom lantern in search of its head. Kevin Dial claims that his grandfather went in search of the “shade” one night. Sure enough, it approached, solid white and six feet tall, walking directly toward Gramps, who fired a futile shot before fleeing.


A log cabin on Okefenokee’s East Side by an area called Camp Cornelia on Trail Ridge is where this haunting took place in the early 1990′s. A former Refuge volunteer, who resided in the cabin, reported strange visitations of Spirits. The Spirits were Native American Indians in full regalia. These spirits were not aware of the walls and boundaries of the cabin, but seemed attached to the land the cabin was on. They seemingly went about their daily tribal existence without concern.


This one was reported in January 1998 on Trail Ridge, the ancient geological feature which makes up the eastern boundary of the swamp. A traveler on vacation and hiking near the boardwalk area was surprised by the sound of drums in the distant piney woods. Native American spectres carrying objects and walking swiftly in a single file line were sighted off in the distance heading south on the ridge. The vacationer did not linger long to watch the procession. He reported no sense of hostility, but felt uneasy as if he was seeing something he should not be observing.


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19 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Okefenokee

  1. wallaceandsamuel

    10/02/2014 at 1:59 am

    Ok, we’ve decided that only mom and I (Wally) are going to be allowed to read any more of the 31 Days of Spook posts…Sammy just can’t handle it and as much fun as it is to watch his furs rise and his little butt tremble, mom says it isn’t good for him. BOL…whimp!
    Wally (& Sammy)

    • PigLove

      10/02/2014 at 8:47 am

      Snorts! Oh poor little guy Sammy – his fur rose and butt trembled huh? I’m sorry. I know he was afraid but I kind of snorted at the thought of him doing this. It reminds me of Houdini here doing the same thing. I do hope you Wally and your mommy enjoy my 31 Days of Spook 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  2. sunsetdragon

    10/02/2014 at 4:31 am

    Now that was scary.

    • PigLove

      10/02/2014 at 8:51 am

      Score for the little piggy – YAY! Not that I’m glad you were scared but I did get you – 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  3. Molly The Wally

    10/02/2014 at 5:18 am

    Scary or what? Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. onespoiledcat

    10/02/2014 at 5:51 am

    Boy oh boy these stories are really putting me in the mood for Sam-O-Ween!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      10/02/2014 at 8:52 am

      YES! You are so right cousin. I ❤ this month of October! I live for it all year long and preparation of some wonderful stories. Hope you enjoy them ALL. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Charles Huss

    10/02/2014 at 6:11 am

    Perhaps if the first guy had a head, he’d be able to see where his head went to. I couldn’t have gone far. 😉

    • PigLove

      10/02/2014 at 8:52 am

      Snorticles. That is so true. XOXO – Bacon

  6. easyweimaraner

    10/02/2014 at 8:25 am

    oh brother I look like a shoe brush my hairs stood on end… … probably that cabin was built on a special place of the native american indians? I wouldn’t spend the night there… that’s like in the Poltergeist movie…. wow!

    • PigLove

      10/02/2014 at 8:53 am

      Did I get you with this story brother?! YES! And think, this is only day 2 of the my 31 days of Spook – 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  7. Reilly & Denny

    10/02/2014 at 9:00 am

    The Mom loves the Indian visitors…..she is hyper sensitive to such things but isn’t scared by them at all – just fascinated – she is weird like that

    • PigLove

      10/02/2014 at 10:25 am

      That is totally awesome my friends. It would definitely be a great place to visit together. XOXO – Bacon

  8. guineapigsqueak

    10/02/2014 at 2:42 pm

    Eek, g- g- ghosts!
    The Pigs xx

    • PigLove

      10/02/2014 at 4:01 pm

      I know right?! Ghosts everywhere you turn this spooky month of October 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  9. Nylabluesmum

    10/03/2014 at 5:58 pm

    Kewl storeyz dere Bacon….Mum sayz she haz seen Native spiritz down at da Fish Laddur here n it waz bery kewl n not scarey at all…butt den nuffin scarez her….hardlee 😉
    Lub ya madlee, Nylablue n Mum ❤ ❤

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 3:47 am

      Aaww. I find these things totally fascinating with mom. Not really scary but more like highly intrigued for sure. XOXO – Bacon

  10. The Canadian Cats

    10/04/2014 at 4:44 pm

    Great Scott!! I’m glad I don’t live there. Kali is hiding under the comforter. We might just need the night light tonight.


    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 4:09 am

      Aaww my friends. Y’all can come over and sleep over with me. It’ll be fun! I’ll turn on my piggy nightlight and we will fix s’mores! XOXO – Bacon


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