After a disappointing night of wandering
around hopelessly taking pictures of bugs and cats, we decided
to return in the daytime. We were able to get a detailed
map, and interview some of the staff who worked at the Antebellum
Plantation inside some of the allegedly haunted structures.
One staff member, the Caretaker, was able to answer almost
all of our questions. The Caretaker's real name is Tim,
and you can learn more about him by visiting
his personal website.
The Slave Cabins seemed to be the weakest
part of this legend. No one we talked to had experienced
or heard of anyone else experiencing anything there. However,
we took some pictures and video for documentation purposes.
Take a look and see if you see anything 'strange'.
However, the Dickey House is another story.
Tim let us know that people, not him personally, have seen
a woman in the windows and in a small dressing area. You
can see a good shot of the windows at night in the video
above from the night before. During the day we took some
more pictures, video, and sound recordings. however nothing
showed up on them.
Now the Thornton House is the one that
gets everyone's hearts beating a little faster. Apparently
a little girl by the name of Sarah crawled into the attack
space and was never seen again. Her room is the one at the
top of the stairs to the left. Tim was definitely passionate
about this house. Although he had never personally experienced
anything, he had heard enough of others who had had experiences,
that he says good morning and good night to Sarah every
day. While we were there, alone much of the time, Sarah
decided not to make herself known. I will say this, when
we stood at the top of the stairs and were quiet and just
waited, you do get a little freaky feeling. However, from
observing other tourists that were not privy to the story
of Sarah, it didn't seem like they had any troubled feelings
what so ever.
Do I think Antebellum Plantation is haunted?
I seriously doubt it. I find the fact that these houses
and structures were moved from other parts of the state
then underwent major renovations, suggests that the hauntings
are nothing more than over active imaginations. I won't
dismiss the possibility away for sure, but until some more
proof comes to light I'm gonna say this is a clever way
to attract a few more tourists.
Be sure to check out the
Antebellum Plantation website! Stop by the next time
you're traveling through the east side of Atlanta!
|Do you think
this place is haunted?