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31 Days of Spook – Savannah, Georgia

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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54 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Savannah, Georgia

  1. Leo

    10/31/2014 at 3:17 am

    Very good as usual. long time no hear.

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 9:06 am

      YES my friend!! So glad to see you. It’s been a little crazy here. You know we got a new puppy – rolls piggy eyes. My hooves have been full with that one for sure! Then mom and dad took me to the beach – FINALLY. It was a great time. So I’m just now getting around again. How have you been my friend? How is Alice? XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. purrfectkitties

    10/31/2014 at 5:20 am

    Your 31 Days of Spook were so much fun! Thanks for sharing all those SCARY stories. (*shivers*) 😉 Happy Halloween, sweetie! Have fun! 😀 We know we will… 😉 xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 9:11 am

      aaww – thank YOU my sweet dear friends for the compliments. I have worked hard this year on my 31 Days of Spook and I was so hoping that everyone enjoyed them. I guess it’s time to start working on next years now huh? XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. Molly The Wally

    10/31/2014 at 5:47 am

    Dare err…no thank you. Thank you so much for all your hard efforts entertaining and scaring us silly this months. Your hard work was very much appreciated. Have a fabulous Friday and Happy Halloween to you all and may your day be a frightening one in good way.
    Best wishes Molly

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 9:12 am

      aaww – thank you sweet Molly. I really appreciate that. I had a LOT of fun bringing you my 31 Days of Spook this month. It’s been a blast. It means so much to me that everyone enjoyed it 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. hutchagoodlife

    10/31/2014 at 6:01 am

    Brilliant spooky stories as always! Whee were wondering if you would like to join us nearer Christmas doing a festive advent calender of stories through December about the origins of the Christmas we have today? If you are interested please drop Mummy an email ^_^

    roominyourheartcampaign(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

    xxxx

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 9:13 am

      Oh sweet. I will definitely check this out my friend. That you so very much for reading my 31 Days of Spook. I work year round trying to make October a great fun time on my blog. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Satin Sheet Diva

    10/31/2014 at 7:27 am

    HA! What timing. I am taking my first Savannah ghost tour tonight. Wasn’t brave enough to do the hearse *shudders* but am looking forward to it none-the-less :-).

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 9:18 am

      OMP! You will ❤ it! A personal note from my mom – she says the hearse thing is overrated and she's glad you're going the other route. It is so much fun! I'm hoping you get a great guide. Tonight it's suppose to be cold. Are you doing a walking or buggy tour? Whenever mom/dad do the buggy tour, they always bring the driver a cup of coffee. It puts them on a more friendlier basis with the driver and they get all of the extra stories 🙂 Have fun and let me know what happens 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Satin Sheet Diva

        10/31/2014 at 9:22 am

        Walking I believe. I had planned on wearing a sweatshirt and a my heavy jacket, or if things are spookier than I imagined, I’ll be wearing my boyfriend to ward off the chill ;-). Will definitely blog about the experience tomorrow.

         
      • PigLove

        10/31/2014 at 9:56 am

        Snorts – I can’t wait to hear what happens. It’s going to be a great time for share. XOXO – Bacon

         
  6. Reilly & Denny

    10/31/2014 at 9:51 am

    it was an amazing month of stories – well done Bacon. Happy Halloween – have a pawsome evening trick a treating

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 9:58 am

      Thank you so very much my dear friends. I really appreciate your support and kind comments! XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. fozziemum

    10/31/2014 at 10:02 am

    Thanks Bacon for a month of spooky tails and shivers..bravo again my friend..and NOW I am going to bed…to sleep..maybe 😉 loves Fozziemum xxx

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 12:28 pm

      Snorts. Thank YOU all of my friends here on my blog for making October fabulous for me. I do appreciate your kind comments. Sweet dreams… maybe 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
      • fozziemum

        11/10/2014 at 4:19 am

        Thank you my sweet friend..so sorry I have been awol 😦 loves Fozziemum xx

         
      • PigLove

        11/10/2014 at 1:37 pm

        I know you’ve been busy my friend. Just remember to take time to breathe and enjoy some life. If I can get mom to the post office this week, I got something coming your way – happy twerking. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        11/11/2014 at 10:08 pm

        Woo hoo sounds inttiguing my sweet friend..is it a labourer hahahaahah 🙂 twerk twerk ..Fozziemum xxxx

         
  8. sheilaenglehart

    10/31/2014 at 10:09 am

    Great month of Halloween blogging, Bacon. I didn’t have the energy for it this year.

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 12:29 pm

      Snorts 🙂 Thank you my friend. It’s been another great year. I think in November I will be low key – I’m tired for some reason. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. speedyrabbit

    10/31/2014 at 10:38 am

    Hehehe this is a Perfect end Happy Halloween Bacon,xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks my sweet friend. I really appreciate that. XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. philosophermouseofthehedge

    10/31/2014 at 10:45 am

    That city is supposed to be really haunted. Galveston is too after all the hurricanes and family dramas.
    Love the spooky pictures and stories
    Hope your Holler-Ring is hauntingly howl-at-the-moon perfect

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 12:30 pm

      aaww – thanks my friend. I’m hoping to have a great night here at the Hotel Thompson 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful one as well. XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. Nylabluesmum

    10/31/2014 at 12:58 pm

    We wuud lub to sign up fer da horse n buggy tour…maybee eben da ‘hearse n buggy’ too, MOL!!
    Poor Anna iz rite; howeber she met her death iz sad….
    Ya nose we beeleeve in spiritz n da soulz wanderin….Me Mum’z Mum iz one fer ‘takin’ fingz butt if ya talk nice to her she will reeturn da fingz what she ‘borrowed’, Bwhahahahahaha…..
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0

     
    • PigLove

      10/31/2014 at 2:01 pm

      Snorts – ooohh squeals – that is so cool my sweet love. I wonder if I need to ask whoever here to please return my remote control that seems to have run away again for *my* television. I swear I believe sometimes that thing has legs! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. easyweimaraner

    10/31/2014 at 1:59 pm

    I never will sleep in room 204… probably because that numbers have a bad reputation in the chinese numerology :o) Many thanks for 31 days full of spooky stories, brother. Even the Overlook-Twins ran away with fear (hope furever and ever hehehehe)

     
  13. Nylabluesmum

    10/31/2014 at 4:37 pm

    Soundz like a misschifuss spirit fer shure dere Bacon! Mum told me to tell ya to put out candy in shiney rapperz n offer it to da spirit…dey will reeturn what dey tooked…
    Me haz seen Mum do it so me nose it werkz!
    Lub Nylablue ❤ ❤

     
    • PigLove

      11/01/2014 at 9:30 pm

      Oh squeals. I will definitely do that my sweet dear love. Hope your mom is feeling better today. XOXO – Bacon

       
  14. gentlestitches

    10/31/2014 at 7:09 pm

    You made Halloween a lot of fun! Savannah sounded like a smart and highly sensitive child. ❤

     
    • PigLove

      11/01/2014 at 9:32 pm

      She was and is Auntie Sharon. Thanks for the compliment. I really tried hard this year to make things exciting. XOXO – Bacon

       
  15. pawedblog

    10/31/2014 at 7:37 pm

    We have LOVED your 31 days of spook so much, and this story is no exception!
    When I was younger (not even very much) I used to be up for all the ghost hunting and everything and i think back then I would have JUMPED at the chance to stay in a haunted place… I don’t know what happened though, in recent years I seem to have wimped out considerably!! Booo!!
    Hugs, Carrie & Pups x

     
    • PigLove

      11/01/2014 at 9:34 pm

      Aaww. You are too kind my dear sweet friend. I have really tried hard this year to have fun with my 31 Days of Spook. I am so glad everyone has enjoyed them. Mom says she is just the opposite. When she was younger, she wanted nothing to fo with spooks. Now as she is older, she is so intrigued. XOXO – Bacon

       
  16. Nylabluesmum

    11/02/2014 at 6:06 pm

    Yow spiritz are so funny! Dey will do anyfing fer attenshun!
    Sum spiritz are notty too!
    Aunti Judith called Mum last nite n asked her if Mum’z Mum used to eat cottage cheeze n sour creem n deli meetz. Mum said YAH n den Aunti asked me Mum to ask her Mum (what iz a spirit) if she wuud bring da food back!!!! Siriuslee da groceree bag wif da food haz vanished frum da fridge….
    Aunti haz 2 fridgez so she checked both n da food iz g-o-n-e….so now she finkz it iz allwayz Mum’z Mum, MOL!
    Mum sayz it waz purrobablee her Brother Dale ’cause he lubbed to steel her food 😉
    Funny notty spiritz…..here’z sum candy 😉
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

     
    • PigLove

      11/02/2014 at 7:30 pm

      OMP! Oh wow. I so have to have some of these stories for next year. XOXO – Bacon

       
  17. The Canadian Cats

    11/02/2014 at 11:20 pm

    Geez! That was acreepy and scary story Bacon. I’m glad Shko is nowhere around…I think she’d lay a kitty egg…*giggle*

    Kitty kisses,

    Kali

     
    • PigLove

      11/03/2014 at 10:39 am

      Snorts! Now *that* would be worth paying to watch. Double Snorts! XOXO – Bacon

       
  18. Marty the Manx

    11/03/2014 at 2:45 pm

    Love it! Perfect way to end the month Bacon! Sorry I wasn’t around to tell you that night.
    Loves
    Marty’s Mom

     
    • PigLove

      11/03/2014 at 2:49 pm

      No problem my friend. October was a really BUSY month. I can breathe now in preparation for ‘Elf Proving’ the Hotel Thompson before Don Juan gets his powers. Shivers. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Marty the Manx

        11/03/2014 at 2:54 pm

        Oh shoot you have an Elf on the Shelf…EEKKKK. That is kinda like a clown you know…..

         
      • PigLove

        11/03/2014 at 3:13 pm

        Oh yes. And he is evil.. I mean EVIL. Shakes piggy head. I think I need to come stay the holidays with ya’ll. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • Marty the Manx

        11/03/2014 at 3:22 pm

        Come on over!

         
  19. Nylabluesmum

    11/03/2014 at 4:17 pm

    Guess what Bacon?? Da missin food iz sTILL missin! Unckle Leonn came in da back door of da house n into da kitchen wif 3 bagz of food….
    he bememburrz puttin ALL 3 bagz in da fridge…..NO ONE went into da kitchen…diz iz so weerd….n creepy……
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

     
    • PigLove

      11/04/2014 at 2:38 am

      Oh wow!! I wonder where it went? This is so totally weird! XOXO – Bacon

       
  20. Nylabluesmum

    11/04/2014 at 10:34 am

    Totallee weerd!!! Diz food just tellyported to sumwhere else….me thott t waz a Trick frum Howl-e-ween cause dey moved on da 28th n 29th butt nose…no one else went in da kitchen…so da misstery continuez….
    ~~head rubz~~ Nylablue ❤

     
    • PigLove

      11/04/2014 at 12:09 pm

      That is definitely a mystery my sweet love. Perhaps I need to come up there and be Sherlock Holmes and try to help you out. Yeah. That’s it. I need to fly to Canada – oh MMOOMMM!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  21. Nylabluesmum

    11/04/2014 at 12:42 pm

    Yah we need da help frum Sherlock Bacon Holmez n Hercule Purr-o too…maybee eben Miss Marpull?? Iz inndeed a BIG misstery……
    *shakez head*
    Lub Nylablue yer sweet furgurl ❤ ❤ ❤

     
    • PigLove

      11/04/2014 at 1:43 pm

      Then there you go. I’m off to check out some plane tickets – snorts. SSHH – Just don’t tell mom okay. XOXO – Bacon

       
  22. Nylabluesmum

    11/06/2014 at 11:08 am

    Yer seecret iz safe wif me 😉
    Oh Mum waz over at Aunti’z n da margarine showed up…butt da cottage cheeze n sour creem n deli meat iz still AWOL!
    Iz weerd!
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

     
    • PigLove

      11/06/2014 at 12:55 pm

      Oh WOW! That is still a mystery waiting to be solved me snugglebug!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  23. Nylabluesmum

    11/07/2014 at 1:14 pm

    Mum sayz she finkz it iz da Dot-her’z boyfurend what eated da food…(she not trust him much) 😉
    **paw kissez** Nylablue ❤

     
    • PigLove

      11/07/2014 at 1:41 pm

      oohh squeals – 😦 that might be true. You want me to take care of him – snorts and gets Mohawk up to take care of my Nylablue and future mom-in-law 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

       
  24. Nylabluesmum

    11/07/2014 at 1:49 pm

    Yow iz da onlee fing what makez sense…
    Naw ya do not haz to put da hoof down on da boyfurend of Dot-her…he iz jsut useless n self absorped like n finkz he iz a ‘little Prince’…
    Butt me lubz yer in our corner 😉
    **paw kissez** Nylablue ❤

     

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