The home of a former slave trader, Bellevue is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of slaves abused and murdered there. Legend states that the mistress of the house was particularly cruel to the slaves and would often beat them to near death, and more than a few would later succumb to their wounds. The doomed slaves stay on, causing mischief in the form of slamming doors, items being thrown about and other ghostly happenings.
Legend also has it that later, after it had been turned into a hotel, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow rented a room there where he wrote “The Building of the Ship” but there is no evidence to support this and it appears to be nothing more than a clever bit of marketing.
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- 3401 Beach Blvd
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- 30.343307, -88.52808299999998
- Jackson County, Mississippi
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