steeped in rich Civil War history,
is a fertile
ground for weeping women, lost children, and disoriented Civil War soldiers.
The young ghost
of a young, headstrong girl was first sited at this plantation in 1966
by the owners of the house, the Jack Lavender family.
appearing in a long, brown dress, is seen standing by the fireplace in
R. Arch had built this mansion in 1837 and had 5 daughters here.
When Archie wanted to marry her young lover her father strictly forbade
it and in defiance she began to take her meals standing by the fireplace.
the Lavender family has seen young "Archie" in an obvious eternal 'temper
tantrum' aimed at her Father.
Built in 1840,
this plantation is haunted by the family of John Klein. The ghost of a
man smoking a pipe manifest itself in the parlor, while his wife, Elizabeth,
is visible walking up and down the front stairs. As in all families
that has children, this 'ghost family' is no different...all 10 of the
children haunt the hallways and bedrooms. This seems to be no coincidence
...2 of the Klein children died as infants, one in early childhood, and
a boy, prematurely of a gunshot wound.
A later inhabitant
of the house committed suicide and her ghost appears on each anniversary
of her death in the ballroom.
was utilized as Union Headquarters during the Civil War. Captain
McPherson, the mediator between the Union troops and the townspeople of
Vicksburg, did not return from an appointed round. A search party
was sent out and the Captain was not found.
The next night...a
grotesque specter appeared....the ghost was dripping what appeared to be
water...his mutilated, bloody body appeared to the Colonel in charge and
informed him of his murder and his subsequent fate of being thrown into
the Mississippi River.
continues to appear to this day to anyone who lives at McRaven...bearing
his fate to any who will listen.
is never alone...McRaven is also inhabited by Civil War soldiers and a
long-haired woman in a plain dress. Sightings of these ghost are
seen by many and no explanation for their appearance is forthcoming.
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