The ghost who calls this place home is believed to be John Manson Dorsey, a.k.a. “Manse” or “Manny,” flag bearer for the first company that left Fayette County during the Civil War.
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- 140 Lanier Ave. W.
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- 33.44837, -84.45584400000001
- Fayette County, Georgia
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There is NO ghost in the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House. As Founding Director of the museum, I can attest that no such haunting has ever occurred. A noted ghost story writer once made up a story for a book, and when I called her to protest, she said, “Oh, everyone knows ghost stories are just make believe and for fun. No one really believes them, anyway.” The story, sadly, has spread from there. The museum is lovely, but do not visit thinking you’ll see a ghost. It’s a decidedly unhaunted house.
My Husband and i heard the drums and a flute playing.
That was the soft soundtrack playing for guests in the house. Still no ghost!
I am an Empath, and can definitely feel a presence in certain locale and I definitely had an experience there years ago. While looking at jewelry , artifacts, etc in one of the display cases, I thought I heard my husband whisper my name in my ear, I turned to see why he was whispering, what he needed, only to notice I was completely alone in that area and to see him instead quite far from me on the other side of a display case. I asked the staff who helped me pick out an earring if ever any experiences there. He actually shared several staff experiences. All the pics I took in the room with the GWTW gowns, (with a regular 35mm, this was before I had a cell phone with a decent camera), when developed all had distortions of green lines running through them. I’m not sure if that’s paranormal or some security factor, but if did notice the same type distortions in my pics of the Titanic exhibit downtown Atlanta, that my father and I toured years later. On an otherwise quite normal camera, never any other factors seem elsewhere. For me personally however, as an avid lover of civil war history with 2 relatives serving and dying in the CSA, I’d have to admit, my most profound experiences ever in our area, were in Roswell. Thete used to be a very well done tour out there, actually. I don’t go seeking it out, but naturally just as a result of my spiritual gifts, do naturally come across things from time to time. Definitely believe there is quite a bit of activity in GA and TN!
Why be so upset if it might be haunted. Hauntings make a place more interesting and fun.