Savannah, Georgia— The Georgia Ghost tour has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here.
And it’s more than just a place to see ghostly apparitions, as one Georgia resident explained.
The tour is an effort by Georgia’s ghost hunters to track down haunted spots and see what the real ghosts are all about.
And this time around, the search has paid off.
Georgia Ghost Tours is the brainchild of Georgia’s former governor, and one of its most popular spots, Mike McIntosh.
“We want to help people find their inner ghosts, to feel them,” McIntosh said.
This tour will begin in Georgia and move on to other states and nations.
For now, though, Georgia Ghost Tix is offering a free tour.
Georgia has a lot of ghosts, including some who have been around for centuries.
It’s also the birthplace of the modern ghost hunter.
Georgia’s ghosts are mostly forgotten, but the ghost hunters are keeping an eye out.
Georgia ghost hunters and locals say the ghost tours are a good way to see the true spirit of Georgia.
“It’s really a chance to see a ghost and you can’t see ghosts,” McIntus said.
McIntosh and other ghost hunters will be in Savannah on Saturday and Sunday, but they’re also looking for more.
They’re looking for ghostly sightings and ghostly tracks.
There are also ghost stories.
“A lot of the ghost stories that are told, they don’t really exist, they’re myths, so it’s a good opportunity for us to go and see them,” said McIntosh, who also owns a company called The Haunted Woods.
Georgia ghosts have a number of legends, including ghosts who can go into your stomach and turn your stomach, and ghosts who have the ability to walk into a room and take over your body.
“So if you’re sitting at home and you see a person and they’re telling you that story, they might actually have the capacity to take over the person’s body,” McIntush said.
Ghost hunters and ghosts have been doing ghost hunts in the South since at least the 1790s.
The South was where the ghost hunting first took off, McIntosh says.
“They used to do these big, burly men who would go around in the woods, kill some of the best hunting dogs in the country, and then they would come back and hunt in the spring,” McIntuch said.
The hunt started in the 1830s in Savannah.
The region’s early settlers were the first to bring in wood and animal bones.
Then, the South had a few other factors.
It had the most slaves and a population of Native Americans.
“Those people had to be able to deal with a lot more than what we’ve had here,” McIntucas said.
It took years for the ghost hunt to become more popular.
By the early 1900s, people were beginning to become scared of ghosts and wanted to see them in person.
The Georgia state legislature passed a law in 1927 to prohibit people from seeing or hearing ghostly beings.
The law wasn’t enforced until 1991.
Today, ghost hunting is a big business.
Ghost hunts are still popular in the state.
In 2015, Georgia was named the third-most haunted state in the United States by the National Association of Haunted Places.
Ghost tours are not restricted to Georgia, but ghost hunters from Georgia are looking for other haunts.
“There are people in Georgia that want to hunt ghosts, and we are hoping to help them out with their quest,” McIntum said.
Ghosts are a real part of Georgia, so McIntosh is hoping the ghost hunts will continue.
“I think Georgia is a beautiful state, and Georgia is very unique,” McInty said.
“This is a great place to do it, and I think it’s going to be a great thing.”