The Hospitality State welcomes the apparitions who visit these historically haunted places:
- King’s Tavern – Natchez – One of the oldest buildings in Natchez built in the 1700’s. Also, considered the most haunted restaurant in Mississippi. Having been constructed so long ago, King’s Tavern is loaded with history. Part of that history came to light in the 1930s, when the skeletal remains of three bodies – two men and one woman – were found hidden in the wall behind the fireplace. A jeweled dagger was also found with the remains, which was assumed to be the murder weapon. Read the full story here
- McRaven House – Vicksburg – Former Confederate hospital is known as Mississippi’s Most Haunted House. Home to 3 well known spirits including Andrew Glass, who built McRaven probably as a hideout. He was a notorious highwayman who rode with the Murrell Gang. He robbed people on the Natchez Trace and built two rooms at McRaven to count his spoils. Oddly the room is not all that different from the way he left it nearly 200 years ago. At least 11 Confederate soldiers have been buried on the site.
- Mont Helena – Rolling Fork- One of Mississippi’s most photographed landmarks. Built atop a ceremonial Indian Mound, this 1896 home overlooks the surrounding Delta fields like a queen. Helen Johnstone Harris and the Reverend George Carrol Harris were the first owners of the house. But, the Reverend was not Helen’s first love. Her first love was killed in a duel in Mobile, Alabama 4 days before their betrothal.
- Rowan Oak– Oxford – Home of William Faulkner. It is said his spirit still roams the walls and writings appear on the walls of his office.
- Devil Worshiper Road – Waynesboro – (actual name Waynesboro Shubuta Road) – The entire road is haunted. All stories involve a satanic cult involving sacrifice, and other occult behaviors. Home to Goat Man, a farmer who worshiped Satan. He sold his soul for power but the devil tricked him. Goat Man is said to be over 7 foot tall with white furry legs an animal like head horns and glowing eyes. He’s said to carry a pitch fork or axe. He has been seen standing in front of stalled cars on the road, which seems to be a common occurrence on the road.
- Vicksburg Military Park – Vicksburg – Vicksburg National Military Park may still play host to the soldiers of the past. Visitors have reported hearing sounds of battle, cannon fire, horses, orders issued and screams of the wounded over the empty fields. Even reports of the smell of smoke and gunpowder.
- Friendship Cemetery – Columbus – Home to 2,194 Confederate soldiers. Many who died in the bloody Battle of Shiloh. Visitors to the cemetery are also attracted to the weeping angel standing over the grave of the Reverend Thomas Teasdale. Grasp the angel’s hand; some have remarked it feels lifelike.( pictured above)
- Lyric Theater – Tupelo- In 1936, an F5 tornado flattened Tupelo. The Lyric Theater was one of 2 building left standing and was turned into a makeshift hospital. Those that died there were temporarily stored in the Lyric’s crawl spaces. According to witnesses today, many have never left.
- Glenwood Cemetery– Yazoo City – Home to the Witch of Yazoo City. Located not far from the fountain in Glenwood is a grave surrounded by chain links. This is known as “The Witch’s Grave.” The legend of the Witch that burned Yazoo City in 1904 became famous in a book written by Willie Morris. Morris’ grave is located 13 steps south of the Witch’s grave. (See the video here).