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10 places to visit in the spooky season

By: Josh Lew on Oct. 22, 2014, 2 p.m.
Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a charming Georgia town. Its boulevards, stately historic homes and parks bring to mind the low-key lifestyle of the Old South. Savannah is also the setting for more ghost stories and supernatural legends than any other place east of New Orleans. The famous Bonaventure Cemetery, with statues and the long moss that drapes over the oak trees, has a vaguely spooky atmosphere, though some visitors actually consider it one of the world's most beautiful burial grounds.

Popular ghost tours pass a number of historic buildings that are said to be haunted. Even Wright Square, one of Savannah's many parklands, is a haven for the supernatural. This was where the city's gallows were located in bygone times, and the spirits of the executed allegedly are often seen nearby. Meanwhile, many tours and cable television ghost hunting shows focus on another graveyard, Colonial Park Cemetery, which has tombs dating back to the 18th century.