As one of the first houses in Georgia to become a state landmark, you'd expect their to be some sort of history to the Sorrel-Weed, haunted or otherwise.
Of course, you're in luck when wondering about the haunted side, as the house is featured in nearly every ghost tour in Savannah and has been on the likes of Ghost Hunters and shows on the Travel Channel when Savannah is featured.
So what's the story?
Well, the house was built for Francis Sorrel, a wealthy shipping merchant, in the mid-1800s for his family. There was a house, garden, and carriage house to the back, and the Sorrels used the house and the grounds to throw parties.
Years later, it was discovered by Mrs. Sorrel that her husband was having an affair with one of the slaves of the house, a woman named Molly, who was Mrs. Sorrel's aid in most everyday planning.
Incredibly distraught at the betrayal, Mrs. Sorrel threw herself off the second-story balcony and fell to her death in the garden below.
Weeks later, Molly was discovered hanging in the carriage house, with the story going that she was hanged by a member of the family, most notoriously thought to be Mr. Sorrel himself.
Staff members of the house report seeing and hearing strange things, and the TAPS crew of Ghost Hunter's fame recorded an EVP of, who they believe to be, Molly, screaming for help before she is to be lynched.
Interestingly enough, there is no report of Molly being hanged, though it's not to be suspected that something like that would not be covered up by one of the most prominent families in Savannah at the time, however, it is documented that Mrs. Sorrel flung herself off the balcony.
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