Hauntings of Mississippi

          If you are a horror enthusiast like me this blog about the paranormal should peek your interests. I thought I would mix up my blog a bit and tap into a bunch of different topics. I have to do this for almost 10 months so, today I’m talking about the most haunted places in Mississippi. Most of these stories I cannot find a lot of information for, but this was still just as interesting to me.

McRaven House

Vicksburg, MS

This home once served as a confederate campsite and hospital. It’s believed that at least 11 people were buried on the McRaven property. It is said to be the home to several ghosts: Mary Elizabeth Howard (died in childbirth in 1836), John Bobb (killed by union soldiers in 1864), William Murray (passed in 1911). This house was built in three different time periods, 1790’s, 1830’s, and 1840’s. A man named Riley, who works for the Mississippi Paranormal Society, worked at McRaven many times. He said he had many paranormal experiences there including doors opening, hearing footsteps, and disembodied voices.

King’s Tavern

Natchez, MS

King’s Tavern is the oldest standing building in Natchez, circa 1789. An expansion of the tavern in the 1930’s uncovered a space behind a wall that housed three skeletons. Legend says, Madeline, mistress of the tavern’s founder Richard King, haunts the tavern.  

China Grove Church

Hattiesburg, MS

At this church they have a painting of Jesus that is said to cry blood. The ghost of a man also haunts the nearby fields. The man was killed by his own tractor. Also, the ghost of a woman who sits on a bridge at midnight.

Witch of Yazoo Grave Site

Yazoo City

In the center of Glenwood Cemetery, there is a grave surrounded by chain links known to be “The Witches Grave.” According to a legend, the witch lived on the Yazoo River, luring fisherman in. Law enforcement caught her and chased her into the swamps. She would then be drowned in quicksand trying to make her escape. As she sank, she swore revenge on Yazoo City and its people. “In 20 years, I will return and burn this town to the ground!”  No one thought much of it at the time. Then came May 25, 1904…The Fire of 1904 destroyed more than 200 residences and nearly every business in Yazoo City – 324 buildings in total.

Mont Helena

Rolling Fork

Mont Helena is a home in Rolling Fork with a long reputation of being haunted. It was built as a retirement home for Helen and George Harris in 1896. Their home sits at the top of a ceremonial Indian mound in the Delta region. Locals recount sightings of a lady dressed in a white gown peering out of windows or standing in the front yard. The property has been investigated by the Mississippi Paranormal Society, with recorded electronic voice phenomena captured, shadowed figures observed, and orbs captured in photos.

Author: Ava Lambert

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3 thoughts on “Hauntings of Mississippi”

  1. omg the witch of yazoo!!! we definitely love that story down here:) one of my favorite things to do is to visit her grave when im home<3

  2. I loved the topic you chose to blog about and some of these I had never heard about, but I am definitely going to do further research of my own, very interesting post:)

  3. This post is very interesting, and it shows how much time you put into your work because of the amount of research this takes to write.

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