Every region of the United States is home to its share of ghost stories and urban legends, but each of them pales in comparison to the American South. The entire region is filled with stories of ghosts who simply refuse to shuffle off this mortal coil. Perhaps it’s the region’s turbulent history that’s given rise to such prolific paranormal activity. Perhaps the American South is just too pretty to leave behind. Who can say? What is for certain is that ghosts are plentiful below the Mason-Dixon Line. It seems every little town and hamlet has their own sad, spooky story to tell. Here are some of the most famous.
1. Myrtles Plantation
Several specters walk the grounds of Myrtles Plantation, perhaps attached to the grounds as a result of its time as a slave plantation in the 1790s. The most famous ghostly inhabitant is a former slave girl named Chloe who was first photographed in 1992. Another ghostly resident sits calmly and stares out the front window of the hotel.