Haunted Atlanta and Beyond:
True Tales of the Supernatural
by William Bender

Copyright: Currahee Books 2008

Price: $15.95

ISBN Number: 978-0-615-21640-9

Pages: 206 (Soft Cover)

Thirty-two stories of the supernatural are presented in this scary collection of true ghost stories; many are presented in this book for the first time. Interviews with over 50 individuals were conducted, and woven into the history of these haunted locations in greater Atlanta and Northeastern Georgia to provide some context for the experiences themselves. Here you will meet the spirits of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the ghost that haunts the older performance theater at Oglethorpe University, the Blue Lady of Agnes Scott College or the Ghosts of Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia! A headless soldier walks Underground Atlanta, and many spirits inhabit Oakland Cemetery! In fact, many neighborhoods in Atlanta and the surrounding area feature haunted tales. Many stories are presented herein for the first time!

This book saw a limited printing in 2005, but has not been available in the last several years. By demand, it is now reprinted and presented here in time for the coming “haunting” season of Halloween! Purchase your copy today! Call 800-991-1114!

Table of Contents

Introduction: Suspended Disbelief 1

I. Civil War Ghosts of Atlanta 3

Ghosts of the Kennesaw Line 15

Colonel Alston’s Ghost in East Lake 23

The Headless Soldier of Underground Atlanta 30

Spirits in the Kennesaw House 36

Roll Call of the Dead at Oakland Cemetery 43

Ghosts of the Village Inn 50

II. An Array of Atlanta Specters 52

A Deadly Ghost in Ansley Park 58

A Ghost in Midtown 65

The Smoky Ghost of Tucker 69

A Ghost in Kirkwood: Mr. Ruggles Comes Home 76

Messages from the Dead: The Milam House in College Park 78

The Haunted Auditorium at Oglethorpe University 86

The Old Officers Club at Dobbins 89

Spirits in the DeKalb County Courthouse 93

The Church That Is No More: The Ghosts at Georgia Tech 96

The Ghosts of the Newel Posts: An Imported Ghost Finds a Home 103

Spirits in the Dunwoody Farmhouse 109 A Ghost in Southwest Atlanta? 113

III. Rumors of Atlanta Spirits 115

Missionary Spirits Who Need a Home 123

Evil in a Forest Park Basement 127

Her Father’s Visits in Lake Claire 131

Faces in the Windows: Spirits of the Winecoff Hotel Fire 135

The Wren’s Nest: The Spirit from Uncle Remus 141

The Blue Lady and Other Spirits of Agnes Scott College 145

Smitty’s Ashes in Morningside 149

IV. Ghosts of Athens and Northeast Georgia 150

Captain Peeler’s Fire Hall 157

A Haunted Hangar 164

The Wedding Cake House: A Haunted Sorority
/co-written with S. DeLeigh Pearce 173

Spirits of the Barrow-Tate House 176

The Great Orator of Demosthenian Hall 183

The Ghost Tavern 191

Spirits of Ashford Manor 197

A Primer on Atlanta and North Georgia Spirits 205

References 207


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