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31 Days of Spook – Fort Pulaski

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Today I want to talk to you about a place that mom and dad have visited on Tybee Island. It’s called Fort Pulaski, a national monument, located at US Highway 80 E, Savannah, Georgia. Maybe it’s not full of ghosts, but if you close your eyes and listen hard enough perhaps you will still hear the sounds of battle.

The park is open daily from 9AM until 5PM. You can go on a guided tour or roam the grounds by yourself. Mom and dad decided to go by themselves and see what kind of trouble they could get into – go mom/dad.
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After you pay to enter the park, you drive over the Cockspur Island Bridge into the grounds. It’s kind of a dark picture to the right but the trees are gorgeous! Look at all of that rolling lovely green grass! So many places for this little porker to play – pets are welcomed ūüôā

Then you start to see the fort itself – so massive! I don’t know why but mom was just astonished to the ‘moat’ that was around this huge fortress. Mom and dad said they were the only ones there for a bit and the silence from everything was kind of overwhelming.20131027-183243.jpg

It was like you could almost hear the gunshots in the background, the moans of soldiers and people talking. The wind was blowing and you could hear it singing in between the brick walls with the soft sounds of the water echoing. It was kind of eerie.

 

Fort Pulaski is huge. It was overcast this day so some of the pictures are not the best but hopefully you will enjoy them. Mom took this picture to the right as they were walking down to enter into the fort. It looks calm but mom/dad both said that the air was heavy.  They walked all the way down until the other side of the building.

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That’s where there was a bridge that they walked over to enter into the fort itself. For the building to be as old as it is (built in 1861), it is remarkably still intact. You do see some stonework falling inside of the casemates but as a whole, it is grand.

Fireplaces and windows are still standing as well as the cannons in the windows. You’ll even notice on the bottom of the cannon picture where the cannons could slide left/right for positioning of the firing.

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And how would you like to be a prisoner of the fort? Look to this picture to the left of the ‘beds’ they used. Wood slats. Comfy huh? Daddy tried one when mom ‘locked him up’ in prison. It was kind of hard – snorts.

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And I saved the best picture until last.

20131027-183321.jpg The stairs to the top of the fort.

I’m not mentioning names but someone thought they would wobble up these torturous stairs to the top of the fort to take a peek. Notice that the stairs do not have handrails. It was a great view at the top and I would have a picture to share if only mom remembered to bring the camera – silly mom. And she wasn’t crawling back down to get the camera she said. And also let’s say that mom took the adventure of the stairs and that night it hurt in every place possible. That’ll teach mom not to climb and old fort like she was a teenager – snorts.

Oh, and another missed photo opportunity mom/dad made. They saw and met a beautiful white German Shepherd while visiting the Fort. She was so friendly and mom got to love on her for a while with her parents.

So the question remains. Is Fort Pulaski haunted? Mom asked one of the workers and she was told no. Is it spooky – yes. Do you pick up “feelings” of days gone – yes. Mom and dad both said they could close their eyes and hear and picture in their minds the activity that happened once upon a time. ¬†

Since mom/dad have been back home, I’ve done a lot of research on Fort Pulaski. ¬†To my amazement, there have been many encounters with the unknown at the Fort over the years. ¬†There was a story about a mother and son visiting the fort that were crossing over the draw bridge to enter into the fort. ¬†They met a Confederate sentry dressed in uniform with his sword. ¬†They spoke to him about his outfit and the fort. ¬†The mother then inquired about a restroom and he advised that he could not leave his position to show her. ¬†She thanked the man and with her son she continued into the fort to ask about the restrooms. ¬†There she was advised that the restrooms were at the entrance. ¬†She became upset and told the man about the soldier she spoke to at the drawbridge. ¬†The man advised her that they had no soldiers dressed in Confederate uniforms at the fort.

Then there was a time that a group of Confederate re-enactors placed a wreath at the graves in 1994. ¬†They then settled down for the night and camped out. ¬†During the night, a young 12 year old boy couldn’t sleep and was walking around the fort. ¬†Nearing the graves, he saw a figure of a Confederate soldier in uniform on his knees near the grave they had put the wreath. ¬†The soldier had his hat in his hand, then stood and faded away into the air.

Then during further research, I learned that an actor that you might have heard of did a movie at Fort Pulaski back in 2009.  The movie was called The Conspirator and the actor was Robert Redford.

It’s up to you to decide if it’s haunted or not. ¬†Maybe someone needs to let the worker at the shop know that there has been some cases of mysterious sightings. ¬†It was definitely an adventure that mom/dad would be willing to do again… of course minus the stairs – snorts.

 
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Posted by on 10/18/2017 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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Boo! Myrtles Plantation

Hello¬†my little horror fans. Thank you for staying with me during this 31 Days of Spook.¬† Today, let’s talk about haunted houses.

When I think about the most haunted house here in the United States, the first one that always comes to mind is the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville, Louisiana.¬† Today, it’s a quaint little bed and breakfast. ¬†But before, there was an ugly past that took place that made it the spook fest that it is today.

Back in the day of plantations, there was a despicable thing that southern plantation owners did and that was called having slaves. ¬†It was a horrible act to ‘own’ another person just because of the color of your skin. ¬†Thank goodness that those days are long behind us and we have progressed to the point of not ‘owning’ someone ever again.

But back in the¬†day of the Myrtles when Mark and Sara Woodruff owned the plantation, they had many slaves, one in particular was Chloe. ¬†Chloe was caught eavesdropping on a conversation of the Woodruffs. ¬†For punishment, one of Chloe’s ears was cut off and she wore a green turban to hide it. ¬†Chloe, to say the least, was very upset over having one of her ears cut off.

In order to get even, Chloe baked a birthday cake containing the extract of boiled and reduced oleander leaves, which are extremely poisonous.  Her plan was to make Mr. Woodruff sick but it backfired.  Only Sara Woodruff and her two daughters ate the cake and all three of them died from the poison.  All of the other slaves were very upset over Chloe doing this and supposedly they hung Chloe and then threw her body into the Mississippi River.

To this day when the circumstances are just right, you can see Chloe wearing her green turban walking through the Myrtles Plantation or the grounds.  And, if you look closer, you can see the Woodruff children playing on the front porch just like they did when they were alive.

And there are rumors about a mirror in the plantation. ¬†Shivers. ¬†This one had my fur standing straight up on edge. ¬†Back in¬†the day, when there was a death in the family, people covered all of the mirrors in the home. ¬†Perhaps with everything going on with Chloe and the three deaths, a mirror that hangs in the foyer got forgotten. ¬†It’s rumored that this mirror holds the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her two children. ¬†So if you are visiting the plantation and primping in this mirror, give it a close look. ¬†You might see some little hand marks on the glass.

But let’s now stop here with Chloe. ¬†There are still others that haunt the plantation. ¬†The house itself is reported to be built over an Indian burial ground. ¬†Legend is there is a ghost of a young Indian woman that can be seen around the grounds.

And during the Civil War, the house was overtaken by Union soldiers. ¬†It’s claimed that there were three soldiers killed in the house in the doorway. ¬†There in the doorway is a blood stain ¬†where the three soldiers were killed roughly the size of a human body that will not come clean.¬†¬†Legend states that people that try to use a mop or broom on that one particular area are unable to push the mop or broom in that one spot.

Have you had enough of this plantation yet?  Is your fur standing on edge?  Let me end with one more story of the Myrtles Plantation.

There is also the ghost of William Winter. ¬†He was shot on the front porch of the plantation. ¬†He came back inside and crawled up the stairs to the 17th step where he collapsed dead in his wife’s arms. ¬†Often, you can see a ghost walking or crawling up the stairs and disappearing on the 17th step. ¬†Doesn’t this make you want to go ghost hunting now?

 
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Posted by on 10/17/2017 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – Myrtles Plantation

Today, let’s talk about haunted houses. ¬†When I think about the most haunted house here in the United States, the first one that always comes to mind is the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville, Louisiana.¬† Today, it’s a quaint little bed and breakfast. ¬†But before, there was an ugly past that took place that made it the spook fest that it is today.

Back in the day of plantations, there was a despicable thing that southern plantation owners did and that was called having slaves. ¬†It was a horrible act to ‘own’ another person just because of the color of your skin. ¬†Thank goodness that those days are long behind us and we have progressed to the point of not ‘owning’ someone ever again.

But back in the day of the Myrtles when Mark and Sara Woodruff owned the plantation, they had many slaves, one in particular was Chloe. ¬†Chloe was caught eavesdropping on a conversation of the Woodruffs. ¬†For punishment, one of Chloe’s ears was cut off and she wore a green turban to hide it. ¬†Chloe, to say the least, was very upset over having one of her ears cut off.

In order to get even, Chloe baked a birthday cake containing the extract of boiled and reduced oleander leaves, which are extremely poisonous.  Her plan was to make Mr. Woodruff sick but it backfired.  Only Sara Woodruff and her two daughters ate the cake and all three of them died from the poison.  All of the other slaves were very upset over Chloe doing this and supposedly they hung Chloe and then threw her body into the Mississippi River.

To this day when the circumstances are just right, you can see Chloe wearing her green turban walking through the Myrtles Plantation or the grounds.  And, if you look closer, you can see the Woodruff children playing on the front porch just like they did when they were alive.

And there are rumors about a mirror in the plantation. ¬†Shivers. ¬†This one had my fur standing straight up on edge. ¬†Back in¬†the day, when there was a death in the family, people covered all of the mirrors in the home. ¬†Perhaps with everything going on with Chloe and the three deaths, a mirror that hangs in the foyer got forgotten. ¬†It’s rumored that this mirror holds the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her two children. ¬†So if you are visiting the plantation and primping in this mirror, give it a close look. ¬†You might see some little hand marks on the glass.

But let’s now stop here with Chloe. ¬†There are still others that haunt the plantation. ¬†The house itself is reported to be built over an Indian burial ground. ¬†Legend is there is a ghost of a young Indian woman that can be seen around the grounds.

And during the Civil War, the house was overtaken by Union soldiers. ¬†It’s claimed that there were three soldiers killed in the house in the doorway. ¬†There in the doorway is a blood stain ¬†where the three soldiers were killed roughly the size of a human body that will not come clean.¬†¬†Legend states that people that try to use a mop or broom on that one particular area are unable to push the mop or broom in that one spot.

Have you had enough of this plantation yet?  Is your fur standing on edge?  Let me end with one more story of the Myrtles Plantation.

There is also the ghost of William Winter. ¬†He was shot on the front porch of the plantation. ¬†He came back inside and crawled up the stairs to the 17th step where he collapsed dead in his wife’s arms. ¬†Often, you can see a ghost walking or crawling up the stairs and disappearing on the 17th step. ¬†Doesn’t this make you want to go ghost hunting now?

 

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31 Days of Spook – Fort Pulaski

Today, I’m taking you on a side trip my friends on my spook adventure. Today I want to talk to you about a place that mom and dad went to during their vacation to Tybee Island a couple of years ago. It was Fort Pulaski, a national monument, located at US Highway 80 E, Savannah, Georgia. Maybe it’s not full of ghosts, but if you close your eyes and listen hard enough perhaps you will still hear the sounds of battle. ¬†The park is open daily from 9AM until 5PM. You can go on a guided tour or roam the grounds by yourself. Mom and dad decided to go by themselves and see what kind of trouble they could get into – go mom/dad.

After you pay to enter the park, you drive over the Cockspur Island Bridge into the grounds. It’s kind of a dark picture to the right but the trees are gorgeous! Look at all of that rolling lovely green grass! So many places for this little porker to play – pets are welcomed ūüôā

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Then you start to see the fort itself – so massive! I don’t know why but mom was just astonished to the ‘moat’ that was around this huge fortress. Mom and dad said they were the only ones there for a bit and the silence from everything was kind of overwhelming.

It was like you could almost hear the gunshots in the background, the moans of soldiers and people talking. The wind was blowing and you could hear it singing in between the brick walls with the soft sounds of the water echoing. It was kind of eerie.

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Fort Pulaski is huge. It was overcast this day so some of the pictures are not the best but hopefully you will enjoy them. Mom took this picture to the right as they were walking down to enter into the fort. It looks calm but mom/dad both said that the air was heavy.

They walked all the way down until the other side of the building. That’s where there was a bridge that they walked over to enter into the fort itself. For the building to be as old as it is (built in 1861), it is remarkably still intact. You do see some stonework falling inside of the casemates but as a whole, it is grand.

Fireplaces and windows are still standing as well as the cannons in the windows. You’ll even notice on the bottom of the cannon picture where the cannons could slide left/right for positioning of the firing.

And how would you like to be a prisoner of the fort? Look to this picture to the left of the ‘beds’ they used. Wood slats. Comfy huh? Daddy tried one when mom ‘locked him up’ in prison. It was kind of hard – snorts.

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And I saved the best picture until last. The stairs to the top of the fort. I’m not mentioning names but someone thought they would wobble up these torturous stairs to the top of the fort to take a peek. Notice that the stairs do not have handrails. It was a great view at the top and I would have a picture to share if only mom remembered to bring the camera – silly mom. And she wasn’t crawling back down to get the camera she said. And also let’s say that mom took the adventure of the stairs and that night it hurt in every place possible. That’ll teach mom not to climb and old fort like she was a teenager – snorts.

Oh, and another missed photo opportunity mom/dad made. They saw and met a beautiful white German Shepherd while visiting the Fort. She was so friendly and mom got to love on her for a while with her parents.

So the question remains. Is Fort Pulaski haunted? Mom asked one of the workers and she was told no. Is it spooky – yes. Do you pick up “feelings” of days gone – yes. Mom and dad both said they could close their eyes and hear and picture in their minds the activity that happened once upon a time. ¬†

When mom/dad came back home, I did a lot of research on Fort Pulaski.  To my amazement, there have been many encounters with the unknown at the Fort over the years.  There was a story about a mother and son visiting the fort that were crossing over the draw bridge to enter into the fort.  They met a Confederate sentry dressed in uniform with his sword.  They spoke to him about his outfit and the fort.  The mother then inquired about a restroom and he advised that he could not leave his position to show her.  She thanked the man and with her son she continued into the fort to ask about the restrooms.  There she was advised that the restrooms were at the entrance.  She became upset and told the man about the soldier she spoke to at the drawbridge.  The man advised her that they had no soldiers dressed in Confederate uniforms at the fort.

Then there was a time that a group of Confederate re-enactors placed a wreath at the graves in 1994. ¬†They then settled down for the night and camped out. ¬†During the night, a young 12 year old boy couldn’t sleep and was walking around the fort. ¬†Nearing the graves, he saw a figure of a Confederate soldier in uniform on his knees near the grave they had put the wreath. ¬†The soldier had his hat in his hand, then stood and faded away into the air.

Then during further research, I learned that an actor that you might have heard of did a movie at Fort Pulaski back in 2009.  The movie was called The Conspirator and the actor was Robert Redford.

It’s up to you to decide if it’s haunted or not. ¬†Maybe someone needs to let the worker at the shop know that there has been some cases of mysterious sightings. ¬†It was definitely an adventure that mom/dad would be willing to do again… of course minus the stairs – snorts.

 

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31 Days of Spook – Myrtles Plantation

Today, let’s talk about haunted houses. ¬†When I think about the most haunted house here in the United States, the first one that always comes to mind is the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville, Louisiana.¬† Today, it’s a quaint little bed and breakfast. ¬†But before, there was an ugly past that took place that made it the spook fest that it is today.

Back in the day of plantations, there was a despicable thing that southern plantation owners did and that was called having slaves. ¬†It was a horrible act to ‘own’ another person just because of the color of your skin. ¬†Thank goodness that those days are long behind us and we have progressed to the point of not ‘owning’ someone ever again.

But back in the day of the Myrtles when Mark and Sara Woodruff owned the plantation, they had many slaves, one in particular was Chloe. ¬†Chloe was caught eavesdropping on a conversation of the Woodruffs. ¬†For punishment, one of Chloe’s ears was cut off and she wore a green turban to hide it. ¬†Chloe, to say the least, was very upset over having one of her ears cut off.

In order to get even, Chloe baked a birthday cake containing the extract of boiled and reduced oleander leaves, which are extremely poisonous.  Her plan was to make Mr. Woodruff sick but it backfired.  Only Sara Woodruff and her two daughters ate the cake and all three of them died from the poison.  All of the other slaves were very upset over Chloe doing this and supposedly they hung Chloe and then threw her body into the Mississippi River.

To this day when the circumstances are just right, you can see Chloe wearing her green turban walking through the Myrtles Plantation or the grounds.  And, if you look closer, you can see the Woodruff children playing on the front porch just like they did when they were alive.

And there are rumors about a mirror in the plantation. ¬†Shivers. ¬†This one had my fur standing straight up on edge. ¬†Back in¬†the day, when there was a death in the family, people covered all of the mirrors in the home. ¬†Perhaps with everything going on with Chloe and the three deaths, a mirror that hangs in the foyer got forgotten. ¬†It’s rumored that this mirror holds the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her two children. ¬†So if you are visiting the plantation and primping in this mirror, give it a close look. ¬†You might see some little hand marks on the glass.

But let’s now stop here with Chloe. ¬†There are still others that haunt the plantation. ¬†The house itself is reported to be built over an Indian burial ground. ¬†Legend is there is a ghost of a young Indian woman that can be seen around the grounds.

And during the Civil War, the house was overtaken by Union soldiers. ¬†It’s claimed that there were three soldiers killed in the house in the doorway. ¬†There in the doorway is a blood stain ¬†where the three soldiers were killed roughly the size of a human body that will not come clean.¬†¬†Legend states that people that try to use a mop or broom on that one particular area are unable to push the mop or broom in that one spot.

Have you had enough of this plantation yet?  Is your fur standing on edge?  Let me end with one more story of the Myrtles Plantation.

There is also the ghost of William Winter. ¬†He was shot on the front porch of the plantation. ¬†He came back inside and crawled up the stairs to the 17th step where he collapsed dead in his wife’s arms. ¬†Often, you can see a ghost walking or crawling up the stairs and disappearing on the 17th step. ¬†Doesn’t this make you want to go ghost hunting now?

 

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31 Days of Spook – Myrtles Plantation

Hello¬†my little horror fans. Thank you for staying with me during this 31 Days of Spook.¬† Today, let’s talk about haunted houses.

When I think about the most haunted house here in the United States, the first one that always comes to mind is the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville, Louisiana.¬† Today, it’s a quaint little bed and breakfast. ¬†But before, there was an ugly past that took place that made it the spook fest that it is today.

Back in the day of plantations, there was a despicable thing that southern plantation owners did and that was called having slaves. ¬†It was a horrible act to ‘own’ another person just because of the color of your skin. ¬†Thank goodness that those days are long behind us and we have progressed to the point of not ‘owning’ someone ever again.

But back in the day of the Myrtles when Mark and Sara Woodruff owned the plantation, they had many slaves, one in particular was Chloe. ¬†Chloe was caught eavesdropping on a conversation of the Woodruffs. ¬†For punishment, one of Chloe’s ears was cut off and she wore a green turban to hide it. ¬†Chloe, to say the least, was very upset over having one of her ears cut off.

In order to get even, Chloe baked a birthday cake containing the extract of boiled and reduced oleander leaves, which are extremely poisonous.  Her plan was to make Mr. Woodruff sick but it backfired.  Only Sara Woodruff and her two daughters ate the cake and all three of them died from the poison.  All of the other slaves were very upset over Chloe doing this and supposedly they hung Chloe and then threw her body into the Mississippi River.

To this day when the circumstances are just right, you can see Chloe wearing her green turban walking through the Myrtles Plantation or the grounds.  And, if you look closer, you can see the Woodruff children playing on the front porch just like they did when they were alive.

And there are rumors about a mirror in the plantation. ¬†Shivers. ¬†This one had my fur standing straight up on edge. ¬†Back in¬†the day, when there was a death in the family, people covered all of the mirrors in the home. ¬†Perhaps with everything going on with Chloe and the three deaths, a mirror that hangs in the foyer got forgotten. ¬†It’s rumored that this mirror holds the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her two children. ¬†So if you are visiting the plantation and primping in this mirror, give it a close look. ¬†You might see some little hand marks on the glass.

But let’s now stop here with Chloe. ¬†There are still others that haunt the plantation. ¬†The house itself is reported to be built over an Indian burial ground. ¬†Legend is there is a ghost of a young Indian woman that can be seen around the grounds.

And during the Civil War, the house was overtaken by Union soldiers. ¬†It’s claimed that there were three soldiers killed in the house in the doorway. ¬†There in the doorway is a blood stain ¬†where the three soldiers were killed roughly the size of a human body that will not come clean.¬†¬†Legend states that people that try to use a mop or broom on that one particular area are unable to push the mop or broom in that one spot.

Have you had enough of this plantation yet?  Is your fur standing on edge?  Let me end with one more story of the Myrtles Plantation.

There is also the ghost of William Winter. ¬†He was shot on the front porch of the plantation. ¬†He came back inside and crawled up the stairs to the 17th step where he collapsed dead in his wife’s arms. ¬†Often, you can see a ghost walking or crawling up the stairs and disappearing on the 17th step. ¬†Doesn’t this make you want to go ghost hunting now?

 
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Posted by on 10/29/2014 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – Fort Pulaski

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Today, I’m taking you on a side trip my friends on my spook adventure. Today I want to talk to you about a place that mom and dad went to during their vacation to Tybee Island. It was Fort Pulaski, a national monument, located at US Highway 80 E, Savannah, Georgia. Maybe it’s not full of ghosts, but if you close your eyes and listen hard enough perhaps you will still hear the sounds of battle.

The park is open daily from 9AM until 5PM. You can go on a guided tour or roam the grounds by yourself. Mom and dad decided to go by themselves and see what kind of trouble they could get into – go mom/dad.

After you pay to enter the park, you drive over the Cockspur Island Bridge into the grounds. It’s kind of a dark picture to the right but the trees are gorgeous! Look at all of that rolling lovely green grass! So many places for this little porker to play – pets are welcomed ūüôā

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Then you start to see the fort itself – so massive! I don’t know why but mom was just astonished to the ‘moat’ that was around this huge fortress. Mom and dad said they were the only ones there for a bit and the silence from everything was kind of overwhelming. It was like you could almost hear the gunshots in the background, the moans of soldiers and people talking. The wind was blowing and you could hear it singing in between the brick walls with the soft sounds of the water echoing. It was kind of eerie.

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Fort Pulaski is huge. It was overcast this day so some of the pictures are not the best but hopefully you will enjoy them. Mom took this picture to the right as they were walking down to enter into the fort. It looks calm but mom/dad both said that the air was heavy.

They walked all the way down until the other side of the building. That’s where there was a bridge that they walked over to enter into the fort itself. For the building to be as old as it is (built in 1861), it is remarkably still intact. You do see some stonework falling inside of the casemates but as a whole, it is grand.

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Fireplaces and windows are still standing as well as the cannons in the windows. You’ll even notice on the bottom of the cannon picture where the cannons could slide left/right for positioning of the firing.

And how would you like to be a prisoner of the fort? Look to this picture to the left of the ‘beds’ they used. Wood slats. Comfy huh? Daddy tried one when mom ‘locked him up’ in prison. It was kind of hard – snorts.

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And I saved the best picture until last. The stairs to the top of the fort. I’m not mentioning names but someone thought they would wobble up these torturous stairs to the top of the fort to take a peek. Notice that the stairs do not have handrails. It was a great view at the top and I would have a picture to share if only mom remembered to bring the camera – silly mom. And she wasn’t crawling back down to get the camera she said. And also let’s say that mom took the adventure of the stairs and that night it hurt in every place possible. That’ll teach mom not to climb and old fort like she was a teenager – snorts.

Oh, and another missed photo opportunity mom/dad made. They saw and met a beautiful white German Shepherd while visiting the Fort. She was so friendly and mom got to love on her for a while with her parents.

So the question remains. Is Fort Pulaski haunted? Mom asked one of the workers and she was told no. Is it spooky – yes. Do you pick up “feelings” of days gone – yes. Mom and dad both said they could close their eyes and hear and picture in their minds the activity that happened once upon a time. ¬†

Since mom/dad have been back home, I’ve done a lot of research on Fort Pulaski. ¬†To my amazement, there have been many encounters with the unknown at the Fort over the years. ¬†There was a story about a mother and son visiting the fort that were crossing over the draw bridge to enter into the fort. ¬†They met a Confederate sentry dressed in uniform with his sword. ¬†They spoke to him about his outfit and the fort. ¬†The mother then inquired about a restroom and he advised that he could not leave his position to show her. ¬†She thanked the man and with her son she continued into the fort to ask about the restrooms. ¬†There she was advised that the restrooms were at the entrance. ¬†She became upset and told the man about the soldier she spoke to at the drawbridge. ¬†The man advised her that they had no soldiers dressed in Confederate uniforms at the fort.

Then there was a time that a group of Confederate re-enactors placed a wreath at the graves in 1994. ¬†They then settled down for the night and camped out. ¬†During the night, a young 12 year old boy couldn’t sleep and was walking around the fort. ¬†Nearing the graves, he saw a figure of a Confederate soldier in uniform on his knees near the grave they had put the wreath. ¬†The soldier had his hat in his hand, then stood and faded away into the air.

Then during further research, I learned that an actor that you might have heard of did a movie at Fort Pulaski back in 2009.  The movie was called The Conspirator and the actor was Robert Redford.

It’s up to you to decide if it’s haunted or not. ¬†Maybe someone needs to let the worker at the shop know that there has been some cases of mysterious sightings. ¬†It was definitely an adventure that mom/dad would be willing to do again… of course minus the stairs – snorts.

 
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Bacon’s Tales of Terror

Oh my friends – we have an excellent Tale of Terror today on this 13th. It’s so scary, that I scared myself while typing it out for you to read. Are you ready? Do you think you can handle this today? It’s definitely a nail biter. You might want to turn on the lights. Don’t say I didn’t warn you my friends – enjoy.

Becky finally met her one and only – the man of her dreams. Not only was he good on the eyes but he was charming, had a great job and a great home. His house, that he referred to as his ‘bachelor pad’, was just a miniature mansion that had been in the family for years. They had only been dating for nine months but the day Josh proposed to Becky was one of the happiest days of her life…almost. They were in the drawing room and upon her saying yes to his question, a dove flew into the window breaking his neck. Should that have been a sign? A warning of such?

Becky moved into Josh’s home and started making it hers. Little by little, she put a feminine touch on it – adding pictures, flowers and dreaming of the day she would be married to Josh. Once she moved in though, that’s when the little things started. A slam of a door. A framed picture of her and Josh falling off the wall and across the floor shattering. Cabinet doors opening. Noises. All of this happening when she was alone. It was strange. Even one day when Josh was leaving, he had forgotten his phone. She ran out the front door to give it to him. She could have sworn she saw a woman in the back seat of his car. Was it just her imagination?

Then one night, they were in bed together and something woke her. When she opened her eyes, she could have sworn she saw a woman in a wedding dress walking out of their bedroom. She must have been dreaming… well that’s what she thought anyway.

The next day when Josh came home, he dropped his bag in the living room where she was sitting and a picture almost fell out. She reached down to pick up the picture and it was a woman. Why would her fiancee have a picture of another woman in his bag? She questioned him. That’s when he told her it was his wife. Wife?! His deceased wife. His deceased wife who fell down the stairs and broke her neck in that very house.

Of course that bit of news put a little ice on the situation. The next day after Josh went to work, a neighbor came over to talk to Becky. She told Becky that things weren’t as they appeared. The deceased wife was a good friend of hers and that was actually her house. Becky didn’t want to believe such things and asked her to leave. Upon her leaving, she gave her a cut out news article telling about the woman’s death and how the husband was actually a suspect. What?! What had she gotten herself into? He couldn’t have been. Instead of leaving, she stayed to discuss this with him. There’s always two sides to every story and she was in love with him.

When he came home, the questions began. He said it was his deceased wife’s house but he inherited it and thus it was a family home. And he was upstairs taking a shower when his wife fell down the stairs. He had nothing to do with it. Would you have believed him?

They went to bed that night and Becky couldn’t sleep. She just stared at him thinking and replaying everything in her mind about the information she had learned. Finally she got up to go downstairs to watch television to get her mind off of the situation. Upon her going down the staircase, she saw what appeared to be a woman laying at the foot of the stairs. The ghost like woman got up and floated up the stairs towards her. She was frozen in fright. The woman stopped in front of her and she could have sworn she heard, “Look in his nightstand”. Then the woman disappeared.

Now, she was not only seeing things she was hearing things? She went back into the bedroom and went to Josh’s nightstand. Taped underneath the top of the shelf of the night stand was an envelope. She quietly removed it and went downstairs to open it in the kitchen. When she did, she took off her engagement ring and left it on the kitchen counter with the paperwork. She left that night with the clothes on her back and never looked back.

What exactly was in the paperwork? It was a life insurance policy on her, Becky, for $250,000.00 – something she didn’t even know Josh had taken out on her.

Story premise care of My Haunted House

 
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31 Days of Spook – Day 29

Today, I’m taking you on a side trip my friends on my spook adventure. Today I want to talk to you about a place that mom and dad went to during their vacation to Tybee Island. It was Fort Pulaski, a national monument, located at US Highway 80 E, Savannah, Georgia. Maybe it’s not full of ghosts, but if you close your eyes and listen hard enough perhaps you will still hear the sounds of battle.

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The park is open daily from 9AM until 5PM. You can go on a guided tour or roam the grounds by yourself. Mom and dad decided to go by themselves and see what kind of trouble they could get into – go mom/dad.

After you pay to enter the park, you drive over the Cockspur Island Bridge into the grounds. It’s kind of a dark picture to the right but the trees are gorgeous! Look at all of that rolling lovely green grass! So many places for this little porker to play – pets are welcomed ūüôā

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Then you start to see the fort itself – so massive! I don’t know why but mom was just astonished to the ‘moat’ that was around this huge fortress. Mom and dad said they were the only ones there for a bit and the silence from everything was kind of overwhelming. It was like you could almost hear the gunshots in the background, the moans of soldiers and people talking. The wind was blowing and you could hear it singing in between the brick walls with the soft sounds of the water echoing. It was kind of eerie.

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Fort Pulaski is huge. It was overcast this day so some of the pictures are not the best but hopefully you will enjoy them. Mom took this picture to the right as they were walking down to enter into the fort. It looks calm but mom/dad both said that the air was heavy.

They walked all the way down until the other side of the building. That’s where there was a bridge that they walked over to enter into the fort itself. For the building to be as old as it is (built in 1861), it is remarkably still intact. You do see some stonework falling inside of the casemates but as a whole, it is grand.

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Fireplaces and windows are still standing as well as the cannons in the windows. You’ll even notice on the bottom of the cannon picture where the cannons could slide left/right for positioning of the firing.

And how would you like to be a prisoner of the fort? Look to this picture to the left of the ‘beds’ they used. Wood slats. Comfy huh? Daddy tried one when mom ‘locked him up’ in prison. It was kind of hard – snorts.

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And I saved the best picture until last. The stairs to the top of the fort. I’m not mentioning names but someone thought they would wobble up these torturous stairs to the top of the fort to take a peek. Notice that the stairs do not have handrails. It was a great view at the top and I would have a picture to share if only mom remembered to bring the camera – silly mom. And she wasn’t crawling back down to get the camera she said. And also let’s say that mom took the adventure of the stairs and that night it hurt in every place possible. That’ll teach mom not to climb and old fort like she was a teenager – snorts.

Oh, and another missed photo opportunity mom/dad made. They saw and met a beautiful white German Shepherd while visiting the Fort. She was so friendly and mom got to love on her for a while with her parents.

So the question remains. Is Fort Pulaski haunted? Mom asked one of the workers and she was told no. Is it spooky – yes. Do you pick up “feelings” of days gone – yes. Mom and dad both said they could close their eyes and hear and picture in their minds the activity that happened once upon a time. ¬†

Since mom/dad have been back home, I’ve done a lot of research on Fort Pulaski. ¬†To my amazement, there have been many encounters with the unknown at the Fort over the years. ¬†There was a story about a mother and son visiting the fort that were crossing over the draw bridge to enter into the fort. ¬†They met a Confederate sentry dressed in uniform with his sword. ¬†They spoke to him about his outfit and the fort. ¬†The mother then inquired about a restroom and he advised that he could not leave his position to show her. ¬†She thanked the man and with her son she continued into the fort to ask about the restrooms. ¬†There she was advised that the restrooms were at the entrance. ¬†She became upset and told the man about the soldier she spoke to at the drawbridge. ¬†The man advised her that they had no soldiers dressed in Confederate uniforms at the fort.

Then there was a time that a group of Confederate reenactors placed a wreath at the graves in 1994. ¬†They then settled down for the night and camped out. ¬†During the night, a young 12 year old boy couldn’t sleep and was walking around the fort. ¬†Nearing the graves, he saw a figure of a Confederate soldier in uniform on his knees near the grave they had put the wreath. ¬†The soldier had his hat in his hand, then stood and faded away into the air.

Then during further research, I learned that an actor that you might have heard of did a movie at Fort Pulaski back in 2009.  The movie was called The Conspirator and the actor was Robert Redford.

It’s up to you to decide if it’s haunted or not. ¬†Maybe someone needs to let the worker at the shop know that there has been some cases of mysterious sightings. ¬†It was definitely an adventure that mom/dad would be willing to do again… of course minus the stairs – snorts.

 
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31 Days of Spook – Day 11

Hello¬†my little horror fans.¬† Count Baconula here.¬† Thank you for staying with me during this 31 Days of Spook.¬† Today, let’s talk about haunted houses.

When I think about the most haunted house here in the United States, the first one that always comes to mind is the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville, Louisiana.¬† Today, it’s a quaint little bed and breakfast. ¬†But before, there was an ugly past that took place that made it the spook fest that it is today.

Back in the day of plantations, there was a despicable thing that southern plantation owners did and that was called having slaves. ¬†It was a horrible act to ‘own’ another person just because of the color of your skin. ¬†Thank goodness that those days are long behind us and we have progressed to the point of not ‘owning’ someone ever again.

But back in the day of the Myrtles when Mark and Sara Woodruff owned the plantation, they had many slaves, one in particular was Chloe. ¬†Chloe was caught eavesdropping on a conversation of the Woodruffs. ¬†For punishment, one of Chloe’s ears was cut off and she wore a green turban to hide it. ¬†Chloe, to say the least, was very upset over having one of her ears cut off.

In order to get even, Chloe baked a birthday cake containing the extract of boiled and reduced oleander leaves, which are extremely poisonous.  Her plan was to make Mr. Woodruff sick but it backfired.  Only Sara Woodruff and her two daughters ate the cake and all three of them died from the poison.  All of the other slaves were very upset over Chloe doing this and supposedly they hung Chloe and then threw her body into the Mississippi River.

To this day when the circumstances are just right, you can see Chloe wearing her green turban walking through the Myrtles Plantation or the grounds.  And, if you look closer, you can see the Woodruff children playing on the front porch just like they did when they were alive.

And there are rumors about a mirror in the plantation. ¬†Shivers. ¬†This one had my fur standing straight up on edge. ¬†Back in¬†the day, when there was a death in the family, people covered all of the mirrors in the home. ¬†Perhaps with everything going on with Chloe and the three deaths, a mirror that hangs in the foyer got forgotten. ¬†It’s rumored that this mirror holds the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her two children. ¬†So if you are visiting the plantation and primping in this mirror, give it a close look. ¬†You might see some little hand marks on the glass.

But let’s now stop here with Chloe. ¬†There are still others that haunt the plantation. ¬†The house itself is reported to be built over an Indian burial ground. ¬†Legend is there is a ghost of a young Indian woman that can be seen around the grounds.

And during the Civil War, the house was overtaken by Union soldiers. ¬†It’s claimed that there were three soldiers killed in the house in the doorway. ¬†There in the doorway is a blood stain ¬†where the three soldiers were killed roughly the size of a human body that will not come clean.¬†¬†Legend states that people that try to use a mop or broom on that one particular area are unable to push the mop or broom in that one spot.

Have you had enough of this plantation yet?  Is your fur standing on edge?  Let me end with one more story of the Myrtles Plantation.

There is also the ghost of William Winter. ¬†He was shot on the front porch of the plantation. ¬†He came back inside and crawled up the stairs to the 17th step where he collapsed dead in his wife’s arms. ¬†Often, you can see a ghost walking or crawling up the stairs and disappearing on the 17th step. ¬†Doesn’t this make you want to go ghost hunting now?

 
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