Donna Snow of Philidelphia stumbled on the abandoned and crumbling Plantation
house of Waverly. They fell in love with the house and bought it.
They moved their family into the huge house and started the long and arduous
task of restoring it.
One day during
restoration Donna Snow heard the voice of a little girl say, "Mama".
There was no one there...only the sound of the ghostly little girl.
The next day she heard it again. Day after day this spectral, disembodied
voice would beckon to her...and plead with her...."Mama?".
For two years
Donna heard the voice of her 'spirit child'.
she discovered in one of Waverly's bedrooms a startling thing. One
of the huge canopy beds had an imprint on it's coverlet of a small body...that
of a three year old child. Each afternoon this impression would be
on the canopied bed. It would vanish late in the day.
in the middle 1970's, Donna heard the lost child's voice for the last time.
Instead of the pleading, sweet voice calling for her Mother this time the
voice was loud and shrill...."Mama!". Five times the ghost child
called her Mother...and then was silent. Donna never heard the child
She would always
wonder about the little girl. Many years later the indentions on
the bed began to appear again. The little voice has not been heard but
instead has appeared and has been seen by Donna and her daughter.
The ghost is that of a toddler girl with blonde hair. She has on
a high-necked nightgown. She stands there for a moment then vanishes
into a thin mist.
the family often see the indentions in the bed and see the ghostly toddler...but
no one has solved the mystery of who the girl is, where her Mother is,
or why she materializes to the residents.
Lost Girl' is one of the great mysteries of the great South and one
of the saddest ones. A little girl doomed to walk the halls of Waverly...looking
for her Mother and never finding her.