Haunted Places in Woolsey, Georgia



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    Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House

    Fayetteville, Georgia

    6.5 miles from Woolsey, GA

    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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    Hanging Grounds in Senoia

    Senoia, Georgia

    6.5 miles from Woolsey, GA

    This site, off of Padgett Road, near Starr's Mill, once belonged to Old Man Padgett. Stories say that long ago, as an execution was taking place, the man broke loose and hanged Old Man Padgett from the railroad bridge nearby. Although the tracks are no longer used, phantom trains have ...


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    Warren House

    Jonesboro, Georgia

    12.3 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The plaster has been stripped down in certain sections of this house to reveal the signatures of men who convalesced here during the Civil War when the house was used as a hospital. People believe that the ghost of a soldier still remains inside the Warren House and claim that ...


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    The McDonough Square

    McDonough, Georgia

    16.4 miles from Woolsey, GA

    A train wreck in 1900 is said to be the source of the haunts here. Several of the injured were brought here for medical treatment, and some died. Locals have seen apparitions in the old nearby buildings and the sounds of phantom trains have been heard.


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    Bonnie Castle

    Grantville, Georgia

    26 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Bonnie Castle, now reported to be closed, was once a bed-and-breakfast inn. Ghosts reported here include a woman named Mary who dislikes electricity, a spectral cat, and a man who is said to be the original owner. Strange sounds have been reported coming from the building at all hours of ...


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    Ellis Hotel

    Atlanta, Georgia

    27.4 miles from Woolsey, GA

    In 1946, a fire broke out in what was formerly the Winecoff Hotel, resulting in the deaths of 119 people. While the tragedy led to a reform in fire code safety, some of the victims are said to be here still. Apparitions of frenzied people appear in the halls, screams ...


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    New American Shakespeare Tavern

    Atlanta, Georgia

    28.1 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The Shakespeare Tavern is said to be visited by spirits. Witnesses have reported disembodied voices, shadow figures and strange lights. Apparitions seen here include a young boy in an 1800s blue velvet suit, an old man in period clothing, and a woman who moves items around in the women’s dressing ...


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    The Masquerade

    Atlanta, Georgia

    28.4 miles from Woolsey, GA

    This night club is said to be visited by the spirits who died in fire and tuberculosis outbreaks long ago, both of which killed several members of the building's former staff. Apparitions have been seen and unexplained footsteps have been reported.


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    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Austell, Georgia

    29.3 miles from Woolsey, GA

    There are many ghost stories surrounding Six Flags Over Georgia. Some say a blonde girl about 9 years old was hit and killed by a car in the 1970s, and she may appear and ask guests for help, only to disappear shortly thereafter. And at the Crystal Pistol Music Hall, ...


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    Rhodes Hall

    Atlanta, Georgia

    30 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Rhodes Hall, built in 1904 by founder of Rhodes Furniture Amos Rhodes, is rumored to be haunted by Mrs. Rhodes, who passed away in the home. Ghostly children have been seen and heard laughing here as well. But the scariest ghost here is the Shadow Man, said to reside in ...


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    Pope-Walton House

    Atlanta, Georgia

    33.2 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Although the site, once the Pope-Walton House and then Anthony's Fine Dining, is reported no longer to be in operation, it was rumored to be haunted by Annie Barnett, who was married here in 1882. The sound of ghostly children singing also has been reported.


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    Sycamore Grill Building

    Stone Mountain, Georgia

    33.6 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The Sycamore Grill building, now empty, is a former Civil War hospital said to be haunted by its past patients. Witnesses have reported shadowy figures and apparitions in the dining area and heard strange shuffling sounds.


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    Village Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Stone Mountain, Georgia

    33.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Once used as a Civil War hospital, the 1830s hotel is the site of many strange events. Folks have witnessed apparitions, including that of an African-American man singing and/or whistling, and heard the unexplained sounds of footsteps, slamming doors and Morse code.


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    Gaither Plantation

    Covington, Georgia

    36.4 miles from Woolsey, GA

    At this site, which was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, folks have reported seeing many a Civil War soldier. There is also a female spirit in residence at the antebellum home, the ghost of Cecilia, the daughter of a former owner. Her bedroom is said to be ...


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    Kennesaw House

    Marietta, Georgia

    41.6 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Originally built in the 1840s as a cotton warehouse, the place was a makeshift hospital and morgue during the war. Many TV shows have featured this site, where visitors who descended to the basement in the elevator saw an active wartime hospital room. Another ghost reported to reside here is ...


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    Little Gardens

    Lawrenceville, Georgia

    41.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Now a venue for upscale events, Little Gardens was once an 1800s plantation house. Its restaurant is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who died here in the early 1900s. According to witnesses, she moves dishes and silverware, sometimes throwing them across tables. She also makes ...


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    Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw, Georgia

    43.9 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, fought June 18 to July 2, 1864, is the source of the battlefield's hauntings. Ghostly soldiers walk the grounds; gunshots and cannons are heard. Also reported here are ghost deer who run at the witness and then disappear when they get close. The smell of ...


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    Public House

    Roswell, Georgia

    45.2 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The Public House, known as Peasant Restaurant in the 1970s, was originally a commissary for the Roswell Mill constructed in 1854. The building housed the Dunwoody Shoe Shop in 1920 and a funeral home upstairs. It was a Union hospital during the Civil War, and as legend goes, is the ...


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    Rock Building

    Bremen, Georgia

    49 miles from Woolsey, GA

    This clubhouse for the local tennis courts is believed to be haunted. Staff and members claim to have seen the apparition of a young man wandering the building after hours, who is believed to have drowned in the city swimming pool. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hot Dog Heaven

    Woodstock, Georgia

    51.4 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The prankish ghost at this Hot Dog Heaven location is blamed for turning off the hot dog cooker and hurling buns out of locked bins in the middle of the lunch rush.


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    Hard Labor Creek State Park - Camp Rutledge

    Rutledge, Georgia

    51.8 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Locals say there are two ghosts here: one of a man, and another of a boy named Ethan. Ethan is said to roll a red ball toward witnesses. The man, witnesses say, will slam doors, knock on cabin walls, and walk around outside late at night. Also, a figure has ...


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    Aqua Terra Bistro

    Buford, Georgia

    57.4 miles from Woolsey, GA

    At Aqua Terra Bistro, witnesses say coffee mugs and wine bottles fly off shelves, voices can be heard in the dining room, and EVPs and a ghostly apparition have been picked up by ghost hunters.


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    1842 Inn

    Macon, Georgia

    57.4 miles from Woolsey, GA

    A ghost, thought to be original owner John Gresham, has been seen in the Dogwood Room, and the ghost of a little girl has been seen in some of the other rooms. A third apparition, one of a tall blonde woman, has been seen in several places throughout the inn.


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    Johnston-Felton-Hay House

    Macon, Georgia

    57.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Built in 1859, the house was converted into a museum in 1962 and donated to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation in 1977. The museum is said to be haunted; the apparition of an elderly woman in a mid-1800s dress has been seen in the hallways. Witnesses also describe cold ...


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    Douglass Theatre

    Macon, Georgia

    58.3 miles from Woolsey, GA

    After the theater underwent restoration, staff members noticed that occasionally the lights would grow dim for no apparent reason. The phenomenon is attributed to the theater's ghosts.


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    Panola Hall

    Eatonton, Georgia

    58.9 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Panola Hall is a Greek Revival home that was built in 1854 for Henry Trippe. It is said to have been haunted since the 1870s by the ghost of a girl named Sylvia. She appears as a shy, silent woman with dark hair and a full white skirt, usually in ...


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    Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse

    Euharlee, Georgia

    61.8 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Set in the 1800's settlement of Euharlee, this local smokehouse and barbecue restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a male settler, who crosses the road at night from a nearby cemetery. He has been seen by staff and diners on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Oakland Hall

    Eatonton, Georgia

    62.4 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Oakland Hall is a private 1800s estate said to be haunted by the ghost of a disabled girl who was locked away here by her family. The ghost can be heard playing, according to the present owners. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.


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    Braselton Town Hall

    Braselton, Georgia

    63.6 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The 1909 residence of the town's founding family is said to be haunted by a ghost called Little John, said to have been a mentally challenged boy who lived in the attic. He is heard walking around and banging when the place closes for the night. Also reported here are ...


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    Hardin Bridge

    Kingston, Georgia

    64.3 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The old Hardin Bridge is still there, though a new one was built around 2010-2011 crossing the Etowah River just next to it. It is said that a couple accidentally drove off the old bridge many decades ago, and their spirits still haunt the area. Voices and screams ...


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    Springer Opera House

    Columbus, Georgia

    70.5 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Springer Opera House's stage has seen the likes of Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtrey, John Philip Sousa, Ethel Barrymore, Will Rogers, William Jennings Bryan and Franklin D. Roosevelt. But that's not all. Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, is rumored to haunt the place. Other ghosts are thought ...


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    The Old Cotton Mill

    Jefferson, Georgia

    70.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The Cotton Mill in Jefferson, GA – This old cotton mill has a been shut down for nearly 50 years but has recently undertaken a restoration project turning it into an event center. Workers have seen several unexplainable acts including: -dark objects running at them and then bolt to the ceiling -foot ...


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    Early Hill Plantation

    Greensboro, Georgia

    70.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Once a bed-and-breakfast, this site is reportedly no longer in business. The mansion was built in the 1700s for the mayor, John Brown. Tragedy struck when a branch broke in the front yard, killing the family's young daughter. Reported sightings have included the girl swinging from the tree at night ...


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    Old Governor's Mansion

    Milledgeville, Georgia

    71 miles from Woolsey, GA

    This site served as the home of Georgia's governors 1838-1868, then as a boardinghouse ntil 1879 when it was then purchased by Georgia Military and Agricultural College. Ghostly goings-on here include many of the regular type -- linens thrown off beds and the smell of cigars. But perhaps more interesting ...


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    Tate House

    Milledgeville, Georgia

    71.2 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The nineteenth-century apartments located on this quiet street corner have a sinister ghost story associated with them. A cruel man sent his ailing son to work on a nearby plantation despite his illness, and the boy fell into such a state of fatigue that upon his arrival home, he ...


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    Double Hill Road

    Opelika, Alabama

    71.3 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Reportedly haunted by a ghostly horse drawn carriage.


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    Barnsley Gardens Resort

    Adairsville, Georgia

    71.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Built by Godfrey Barnsley in 1844, the ruins of the mansion are said to be haunted by Godfrey himself, his wife Julia, and a Confederate soldier who may be Colonel Robert Earle, killed on these grounds during the Civil War.


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    Brenau University

    Gainesville, Georgia

    73.3 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Agnes is the ghost who is believed to haunt the 1878 women's college called Brenau University. A former student in the early 1900s, Agnes is said to have hanged herself. Her reasons for her distressed differ depending on who tells the story. She may have been ostracized by sorority members ...


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    Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge

    Opelika, Alabama

    74.2 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The original bridge was the site of a tragedy when a woman and her two children were crossing it in a car and the bridge collapsed. All three were killed. Urban legend has it that if you put candy on the bridge's edge at night, by the light of your ...


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    Spring Villa

    Opelika, Alabama

    74.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Allegedly haunted by a former master of the house and slave owner who was killed by one of his slaves. Although this origin story is unlikely since the purported master died after slavery was abolished and also apparently of natural causes, many people are convinced the house is haunted, ...


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    Berry College

    Rome, Georgia

    78.1 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The hauntings at Berry College have earned it the nickname Scary Berry. The ghost of a female student is supposed to haunt Ford Hall. She hanged herself upon receiving news that her boyfriend was killed in World War II. Blackstone Hall has several ghosts, the most well known perhaps being ...


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    Camp Cottaquilla

    Anniston, Alabama

    79.9 miles from Woolsey, GA

    This haunted story falls firmly into the category of "urban legend". No doubt a bunch of girl scouts sitting around camp invented this one, because it doesn't even make the slightest bit of sense. The legend is this: every year during the week of Halloween a one-armed girl ...


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    Old Train Depot

    Auburn, Alabama

    80.8 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Many ghost websites make this ludicrous claim about the Train Depot: "It is said that if you go in there, no matter where you go, you always come back to the spot where you came in. " What does that even mean? How is that evidence of a ...


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    University Chapel - Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama

    81.1 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Originally haunted by a ghost dubbed "Sydney", the spirit of a Confederate soldier who died there. Sydney reportedly manifested in the 20's when an acting troupe took over the chapel and he began bedeviling them. Overactive theater students imaginations or evidence of an actual haunting, who knows, but reportedly ...


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    Lovelady Bridge

    Camp Hill, Alabama

    81.5 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Reportedly the site of a suicide or car accident in which a pregnant woman died. Apparently you can hear her crying at night on the bridge. (Photo courtesy of Steve Osborne)


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    Dump Road - Old Chief Ladiga Trail

    Jacksonville, Alabama

    81.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Many people claim to have seen many different ghostly things, primarily people in old-fashioned clothes walking the road, a possible former slave being hanged from atop an embankment. It is rumored that somewhere along the road is the site of a former slave quarter, from which horrible screams can ...


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    Piedmont Jacksonville Rd

    Piedmont, Alabama

    81.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    This is the Legend of The Ghost Bride Of Piedmont Jacksonville Rd. Legend has it that many years ago on Halloween, a young bride to be was getting ready for her wedding. When she went outside of her house she was attacked and dragged off to the other side ...


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    Fort McClellan

    Anniston, Alabama

    82.5 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Supposed to be haunted. Your guess is as good as ours as to how or the particulars as we have not been able to uncover much, or any, info, however we will keep looking. If you find any actual documentation on this haunting, let us know.


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    Forrest Hills Resort and Conference Center

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    83.1 miles from Woolsey, GA

    Forrest Hills has quite the active property for ghosts. The property itself is rich in history with the Trail of Tears having gone through it along with a rich past of moonshiners and even a suicide by hanging. The majority of the ghosts here are quite friendly and even ...


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    Amicalola Falls Lodge

    Dawsonville, Georgia

    83.7 miles from Woolsey, GA

    The Cherokee Indian braves used to pray on Amicalola Mountain, seeking visions that would guide them in their lives. Folks say the spirits they consulted still remain on the mountain, and sometimes visit the beautiful lodge as well. Reports say the spirits disapprove of negative energy, and in one incidence ...


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