Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall

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This quiet southern town was the birthplace of Jimmy Carter, and also boasts a supposedly haunted inn. The historic hotel formerly featured a funeral parlour on premises, but now houses delightful guest accommodation and a quaint antiques store with a variety of interesting displays, including local memorabilia. Apparently a friendly female ghost has been seen and heard on the second floor on several occasions, but it is unclear whether this information is reliable or just local lore.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

106 Main Street
Plains, GA
United States

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32.033263, -84.39332539999998
Sumter County, Georgia
Nearest Towns:
Plains, GA (0.1 mi.)
Preston, GA (8.7 mi.)
Shiloh, GA (9.6 mi.)
Americus, GA (9.8 mi.)
Parrott, GA (11.9 mi.)
Smithville, GA (12.4 mi.)
Weston, GA (13.6 mi.)
Bronwood, GA (14.1 mi.)
Ellaville, GA (15.0 mi.)
Richland, GA (16.5 mi.)


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  1. My husband and I stayed at the inn on January 3, 2020. We had the whole floor to ourselves. At 0630 on the morning of the 4th we were asleep in the bed when we heard a loud bang coming from our bathroom. It sounded as if something had fallen and hit the tile on the floor. When we went to look to see what it was, my husbands tooth brush was laying in the middle of the floor. The evening before he had laid the toothbrush across a cup up against the wall on the back of the counter. The cup that is was laying on was still up against the wall. We never saw the ghost and there was not any incidents after that.

  2. I stayed there a few years ago. We were the only people in the building that night — I was traveling with my two teenaged children. We kept hearing a knocking/hissing noise, and found the wind-up phonograph record player had started spinning by itself, with no record inside. Nothing we could do would make it stop. There was also a loud knocking at the entrance door — near the old elevator lift, but no one was there. I got my kids to pack up, and we left immediately. The innkeeper drove out to meet us outside and insisted on giving me a refund. It really was terrifying, and this is the first time I’ve mentioned it publicly. I was scared, embarrassed, confused. Drove all the way to Albany to stay at another hotel. Never believed in ghosts before that visit, but now I do not stay in old buildings overnight.

  3. We stayed on a week night in July five years ago and were the only ones there that evening. After dinner, we were watching tv and heard someone banging on the entrance door, but there was no one there when we went to open it. Then we heard a scratching/thumping sound. The antique wind-up phonograph player was spinning round & round, with no record on it. We could not make it stop spinning. I told my kids to pack the bags. We quickly left. I called the innkeeper to ask where to leave the keys. She drove out to meet us and gave us a refund. I was so scared and did not sleep well for months after that, and I do not stay in old inns anymore. I have never had an experience like this anywhere else, but it was very scary.

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