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Haunting tales from ‘Seven Churches Road’


NEWTON, Ga. (WALB) – Because it’s the week of Halloween when this episode goes reside, I believed an episode on ghost tales could be completely excellent!

So, this week’s episode comes from Baker County, close to Newton, on a street deemed by locals “Seven Church buildings Street.” And because of photographer Jessica McDaniel, I get to share some wonderful images from the world.

“It’s only a interest of mine, form of a historic preservation factor. That and I simply usually like spooky stuff, it’s exhilarating, I’ve been to most ‘haunted’ locations within the space, and some that I really feel most likely had been, and I’m not notably superstitious!” Jessica instructed me.

Southwest Georgia in Pictures by Jessica McDaniel

It was a dust entry street that was off of Hardup Street in Albany years in the past that has since grown over.

Nevertheless, whereas the street could also be gone, the ghost tales from it reside on.

Earlier than I am going on, I have to make it abundantly clear that the world that was Seven Church buildings Street shouldn’t be solely overgrown and gone but in addition, now privately owned. Anybody trespassing on the property could possibly be arrested and charged with trespassing. The tales my company instructed me for this episode had been from years in the past. Nobody ought to exit to that property with out the expressed permission of people who personal it each for security and authorized functions.

Now that that’s out of the best way, let’s proceed.

Let’s begin with the ‘seven church buildings’ half. There have been solely ever 4 church buildings, nevertheless, in line with one in all this week’s visitor hosts, WALB’s Foster Bamford, the story goes that you just needed to discover different grime paths off of the street to get to the opposite three church buildings. Nevertheless, the ghost story continues with the truth that “Seven Church buildings Street” didn’t need you to complete it, so you’ll by no means be capable to discover all the church buildings.

There may be additionally a narrative a few Bible in one of many church buildings that should you tried to take away it from the pulpit, it might get heavier and heavier as you approached the door. By the point you reached the exit, the e book could be so heavy you wouldn’t be capable to elevate it anymore, making it not possible to take away from the church.

There may be additionally a preferred ghost story a few woman in white who Jessica mentioned the story goes that she “wanders up and down the street, and you may hear wailing as you drive or stroll alongside.”

There are a number of others in regards to the space, however while you’re speaking about previous deserted buildings, there normally isn’t any scarcity of ghost tales. And Hardup/Seven Church buildings Street isn’t any exception.

“There are a lot of ‘haunted’ locations thought the Albany space, in addition to legends of monsters and UFOs, all very fascinating actually,” mentioned Jessica.

In truth, there’s an writer, Jim Miles, who has written a number of books about haunted areas in Georgia, together with one about South Georgia that even has a chapter on Hardup/Seven Church buildings Street.

Whether or not you consider in ghosts or not, typically it’s simply enjoyable to take a seat round and inform scary tales, which is basically what this whole episode was about.

And whereas I touched on a few of the extra widespread ghost tales instructed, at the least in my circle of pals, my visitor hosts, Foster and his good friend Derek Thornton, had their very own creepy tales to inform from after they visited the world as youngsters.

Nevertheless, Jessica instructed me her experiences had been very completely different and much much less eventful.

“You do get a way of hazard, just like the hairs on the again of your neck prickling, however that’s been the extent of my expertise,” mentioned Jessica.

So, should you like ghost tales, simply need to hear about a few youngsters getting scared within the woods or are simply feeling the Halloween vibe, then take a while to take heed to this week’s episode of Candy Tea & Historical past!

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