Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FAQ :: Savannah

So many people are always curious as to why Savannah is such a haunted city.

I have heard so many different theories and hypotheses on this matter, and I am by means not an expert, but I am an observer and here is my general conclusion. 

Savannah, first off, is a city built on its dead. If you've read any book about the early wars and battles that were fought in the city, you would hear about how mass graves were dug and soldiers' bodies were tossed in, some even still alive when they were put in and just left to die, most likely in serious pain from their critical injuries. 

Also, the yellow fever epidemic in the 1800s left many taken very quickly and violently, with mass graves built and burnt to take care of the bodies. 

The energy of these people is still in the air, the buildings, and the ground. It's no wonder Savannah is just booming with ghosts. 

Now, there's another factor to take into consideration -- slaves. People taken (usually) against their wills and sold like cattle, many separated from their families and forced to work long hours in the hot, Southern sun for no wages and little food. Not to mention the physical abuse many endured. 

Now, these people, came with their own cultures and traditions, a lot of which had to do with some form of voodoo. 

If you've ever read about Gullah traditions, you've probably heard a lot about their beliefs of the spiritual world and how many believed in hexes and curses to punish wrongdoers in their lives. 

Voodoo and witchcraft are two things to never take lightly, and I believe there are still lingering effects of these in Savannah and in the places slaves used to reside or work. 

So, why is Savannah such a haunted city? I would look at its haunting past. For a city as beautiful as this one is, she definitely holds a few dark secrets.