Besides for the southern charm in Savannah, there is so much going on in this city that I had no idea about when we first booked our travel to this area. First, did you know that Savannah is considered to be the most haunted city in the USA by many paranormal investigators? This city has been explored and written up as such in many paranormal publications. Well, that would certainly explain the large number of haunted and ghost tours they have. Now, you don't have to go there just to take a ghost tour but, then again, if that sounds like fun, this would be the place.
Now, on to our Ghost tour... We chose the Blue Orb Zombie Tour and our guide was Topher--a very charming and knowledgeable guide. Our tour began at 10 pm and concluded at midnight. The witching hour, I am assuming. The walk to the meeting place was a quick 2 blocks from the Ballestone Inn where we stayed, (you can read about that on our Savannah, Georgia post) and, since it is a city with open container laws, we bought a coffee and Irish cream at the six pence Irish bar next to that location as it was a bit cold out. Yes, we went the last day in February. We knew the walk was a mile long, so we packed good walking shoes and warm jackets with gloves.
If you have read my posts for a while, you know I love these kind of tours and have done many, but this one was a bit different. It was more of a history and fact based tour than just a tell-a-ghost-story-and-scare-people tour. Sometimes facts are scarier anyways and this was certainly the case. A lot of sad history about the dead being buried on the dead and the desecration of tombs and burial lots. We saw a video of an apparition that someone had said they captured on this tour as well as saw a few down right creepy photos of the places as we stood in front of them. We did not catch anything on our photos, which is just fine with me. We had a great time and learned a lot about Savannah.