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Are Aliens among us in Paulding County? PROBABLY!

1025321_10151789132627577_1152877210_oOK so probably not… but we seem to be touching on subjects many feel are outside our safe zone. Hopefully our recent articles have helped you understand that we get reports on many different experiences and events. Indeed, we do have a well-rounded resume when it comes to dealing with the paranormal.

That said… ALIENS!!!

Yes you read that right. There have been many alien and UFO sightings over the decades here in our neck of the woods.

One story we’ve gotten truly stands out…

A lady we’ll call Mrs. Lee was washing dishing as her husband unwound in front of the TV after a hard day of work. She remembers a strange sound but thought nothing of it. Moments later the house began to shake. As more seconds went by the more it shook. It reached a point where Mrs. Lee could not even hear herself speak. She stepped out the backdoor and claims that a silver saucer shape craft was hovering only a few feet above her home. She began to scream for her husband. Over and over and she says it felt like forever before he began to make his way out there. As he approached the backdoor Mrs. Lee says that the craft zoomed away. Straight up into the clouds. It did not fly away, it did not maneuver… it simply zoomed into the sky, into nothingness. He didn’t get to witness the event but recalls the house shaking.

And this is only one of the stories we’ve gotten from Paulding and the surrounding areas.

MUFON, THE UFO association in the United States. The guys who are actually taken seriously… have 15 reported sightings for our area in the last 6 years alone!!! Think about that… one of the largest and most recognized alien/ufo organizations in the world have 15 Paulding-based reported sightings… in 6 years. That’s astounding.

Here are the short descriptions of few of the more interesting ones:

    1. 2015-06-29 – Round disk/saucer shaped UFO with blinking lights around the edge -stationary no sound – Dallas, GA, US
    2. 2015-02-07 – Was leaving neighborhood and over the trees ahead of me I saw a bright descending something in the distance. – Dallas, GA, US
    3. 2014-01-14 – beautiful lighted craft floated right over head. – Dallas, GA, US
    4. 2012-12-19 – orange glowing object with erratic flight path. Hovered, then went out like a dying ember. – Powder Springs, GA, US
    5. 2012-10-11 – zig zagged back and forth from left to rIght – Yorkville, GA, US
    6. 2011-10-09 – we saw two stationary rectangular object motionless in an odd color cloud formation while driving home. – Dallas, GA, GA, US
    7. 2010-08-06 – ORB in sky…2nd sighting.- Dallas, GA, US
    8. 2009-06-26 – White circle going N to S brightened and changed colors as it descended to treetop height then ascended and continued south. – Acworth, GA, US

Even the specific MUFON branch for Georgia has one detailed account listed under their sightings page. It goes: “September 28, 2011, approx. 7:30 PM, Dallas – A couple (40s) and their teenage daughter were driving home to Rockmart on Highway 278 when they spotted two stationary rectangular objects hanging motionless in an odd color cloud formation. The objects were first seen, and remained, to the west, in their direction of travel. The reporting witness (husband), who was not driving and thus was free to carefully observe the objects, first noticed a strange cloud formation after crossing GA Highway 92.Read the rest here.

This particular branch of the paranormal is the most difficult to deal with. It’s one of those things that has to be experienced and all that’s left are stories and experiences. Rarely have there been any credible photos or videos of the witnessed events. Still… it’s incredibly fascinating.

What do you have to say, Paulding? What’s your story?

The Bigfoot of Paulding County, Y’all

17_5099075_0_1423287085_636x435Another one that’s a little more out there than most… Paulding county has a rather well-known Bigfoot legend, or at least well known to many Bigfoot researchers.

Most of the sightings date back to the early to mid 1900’s and typically take place in Yorkville and the surrounding areas. I, myself, was even told to speak with some of the old-timers at Scott’s Market about the sightings. A few had stories to tell.

One that sticks out in my mind is that of a man we’ll call “Chuck”. To Chuck, Bigfoot was very well known in our area in his youth. So much so that a lot of the youths at the time would go camping and hunting for him. He and his brother decided to set a trap to capture Bigfoot. They hung some meat off an old tree with a trap and went to sleep. They did this a few times to no avail. One night, however, they woke up to the sounds of rustling in the bushes several feet away. They checked their trap and noticed the meat was gone and a giant footprints in the mud. It was enough to make them leave their little camp sight and run home.

I’ve heard several stories like this from many in the area all dating back to the same era. Are stories like this legitimate? Who is to say. It’s his experience and isn’t that what really matters? But it’s enough to peak our curiosity on the subject. Sightings still happen to this day. Even we’ve gotten some reported sightings but very few. Though the sightings aren’t just in Yorkville, several have happened all over the county in the last 10 years.

From BFRO (Bigfoot Research Organization):

January 2015 (Class B) – Teen looking out his back window spots a figure behind a tree south of Rockmart
August 2012 (Class B) – Unusual scream and possible print found in neighborhood next to Pickett’s Mill Battlefiield
October 2011 (Class A) – Motorist observes large ape-like creature in her headlights on Old Cartersville Rd. near Dallas
August 2011 (Class B) – Marine veteran hears strange howls late at night near Acworth
February 2007 (Class A) – Nighttime sighting by motorists on Hwy 101 near Hannah Swamp
June 2006 (Class B) – Possible sighting, vocalizations, stalking, etc., near Sweetwater Creek
June 2006 (Class B) – Public service officer hears unidentifiable screams and grunts near Hiram
June 2006 (Class A) – Nighttime sighting by motorists outside Hiram
May 2004 (Class A) – LEO recalls his daylight sighting as a youth with his horses NW of Atlanta

Here’s the original source.

So what do you have to say? Have you ever had an encounter with the Paulding County Bigfoot?

The articles published here unless otherwise cited are intended for education and entertainment purposes only. These are stories of lore and personal experiences that PPS has received from others that they feel are with genuine intent. Nothing you see here is meant to be set in stone; rather it’s meant to stir discussion and provoke the imagination.

Brushy Mountain Road

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The truth is that most people and most places are going to have a story to tell. Point at a road and history abounds. Point at a house and someone will have a story to tell. A memory. An event. Something. So when we get reports, we try our best to look at the location or the area as a whole. We ask things like “How many reported sightings have we gotten?”, or, “How varying are the reports?”.

More often than not the stories that we hear have a ring of truth to them. Does that make them actual and factual? I cannot say. But it does leave us interested and wanting to discover more. We feel that lore is a very important part of any community. As well known as Old White Oak Cemetery and High Shoals are, just imagine how boring our community would be without that lore.

With that we bring you Brushy Mountain Road. Nestled in Braswell, GA this old, mostly dirt road has seen its fair share of local history and lore. Bigfoot sightings, (yes, seriously), vanishing spirits, and much more have been reported here. Some of the reports we’ve gotten (and even experienced first hand) are..

  1. A vanishing motorcycle has been reported numerous times. I would have thought it nothing more than but local lore until myself and a couple of teammates unexpectedly experienced it for ourselves. We’ve heard reported sightings of this twice since it happened to us. As it goes, you’re driving down the dirt road and notice a motorcycle behind you. You think nothing of it – cars get behind you all the time. Before you reach the railroad tracks, it disappears. Sounds simple enough, right? It could be something that you just missed, weren’t paying attention to, and all in relation to what would be local lore. When it happened to us we decided to go back and retrace the path as best we could. From the last time we had seen the headlights to the time we realized they weren’t there anymore, we found no side paths, no cutoffs, and no driveways. Nothing was seen or heard. Seemingly, the motorcycle simply disappeared. Does that make it verifiable? Probably not, but it makes it very interesting for us. It’s still a topic we discuss to this day. Are we all mistaken? It’s possible but aside from our own experience it’s been reported to us 8 times in 7 years.
  2. A ghostly hitchhiker has been reported several times to us. In every occurrence he appears to be homeless. Though unconfirmed, we were told in one report that they had stopped to pick him up. He was seen walking to the car, approached the door, and then he was gone. The most common reports of him seem to have happened in the 80’s and 90’s but we’ve had other reported sightings sporadically throughout the years.
  3. There is a “ghost train” legend here. Reports vary from seeing lights to only hearing the train coming. Some reports have even claimed to feel the ground beneath them shake but nothing ever comes. Lights and sounds simply fade away. Varying reports, too, put the phenomena at both the derelict train tunnel and at the active tracks nearby.
  4. Unverified local lore has it that this road was home to a newly built school at the end of the Civil War. The home/building no longer stands, but it is said that a mentally-ill solider entered the school one day and began shooting up the place. Since then, those who believe they know where the school once stood have claimed to hear phantom gun shots and screams in the area. We’ve yet to confirm this school’s existence, but we’ve been told the story twice and have had three reports of the events mentioned above.

This may just be the tip of the iceberg. There could be several stories, several experiences, not being reported to us.

We’ll be covering the old Braswell Tunnel, located off of this road, very soon.

What say you? Have you ever experienced anything on Brushy Mountain Road?

The articles published here unless otherwise cited are intended for education and entertainment purposes only. These are stories of lore and personal experiences that PPS has received from others that they feel are with genuine intent. Nothing you see here is meant to be set in stone; rather it’s meant to stir discussion and provoke the imagination.
The Paulding Paranormal Society, it’s members, affiliates, affiliate websites, writers, and so forth cannot and will not ever recommend you investigate, visit, or conduct any sort of activity at any location we publish about. Most of these locations are privately owned and/or have operating hours. Any activity without permission and/or outside of said locations operating hours is trespassing and illegal.

Stories of The Kennesaw House

The Kennesaw House, a landmark in Marietta, was built in 1845 and has been the subject of much interest in the paranormal field for several decades. Originally a cotton warehouse, the building was purchased and became The Fletcher House Inn for many years. During the times being located near the railroad helped many businesses boom and The Fletcher House Inn was no exception.

During the Civil War James Andrews and several Union soilders spent the night here and from this point they commandeered a train. You may have heard about this; The Great Locomotive Chase. It’s one of the few buildings to survive the Union’s burning of the town which made it an exceptional location to become a makeshift hospital. Located just off Marietta Square, it’s now a museum and is truly a beautiful sight to see.

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Tennessee Wanderer; Flickr

Of course this is just the tip of the ice burg and as is with many locations that have such a past it’s not without it’s ghostly sightings and reported claims.

  1. Various visitors have claimed to see “scenes” of what one might expect from an 1800s makeshift hospital. By taking the elevator to the basement some have claimed to see wounded soldiers, operations, and blood splattered all around.
  2. Perhaps the most reported event is that of screams echoing throughout the building, seemingly coming from the basement. The second most reported event is that of foot steps.
  3. Several people, particularly school-aged children, claim to have seen an apparition of a women dressed in a Civil War era dress with pink or peach trim around the edges. Several claims say that this apparition looks exactly like the women in the portrait of Mrs. Fletcher inside the Kennesaw House.
  4. Many alleged photos containing spirits exist. Almost all these pictures were taken in the basement right next to the elevator. We’ve even been told on more than one occasion that the museum’s security cameras have captured some of these spirits. Although the pictures are often dark, it is very apparent that there is a vision in the background. Museum workers have stated that the surveillance cameras have been taken down and that no picture with a ghostly image has been taken since that time, but others refute that and say the images are still being captured today. This particular information is no longer up to date. We’ll see what we can do to get better information.
  5. At least two employees (past or present) have seen a man dressed like a Union soldier and who appears to be a surgeon. The man walks right past them and then disappears.

What say you? Have you ever visited The Kennesaw House? It’s in the next town over. If not for these stories it’s still an amazing place to visit!

The articles published here unless otherwise cited are intended for education and entertainment purposes only. These are stories of lore and personal experiences that PPS has received from others that they feel are with genuine intent. Nothing you see here is meant to be set in stone; rather it’s meant to stir discussion and provoke the imagination.

High Shoals: The Other Witch’s Graveyard

For those who don’t know, Paulding County is home to not one, but TWO witch’s graveyards. You read about the first witch’s graveyard here and we were barely able to touch base on it. We’ll do our best to get something up soon that goes more into detail.

The High Shoals Cemetery and the adjacent waterfall behind the graveyard are ripe with stories from so many people here in Paulding. Stories of spirits and strange creatures are very common among the reported sightings. Just like Old White Oak Cemetery, we want to share with you what we know and have heard about High Shoals.
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  1. A woman in white roaming the woods, around the waterfall, as well as in the cemetery itself is the most reported ghost sighting. We’ve only ever had one report that placed this entity at the roadside. She’s described as a dull (non-glowing) spirit in a slim white dress with straight blonde hair.
  2. To add to that, there has also been sightings of a Union solider at the side of the water fall drinking from it.
  3. Even more eerie, we’ve gotten reports of the sounds of a small child drowning at the waterfall. When good Samaritans run toward the sound, it stops and no one is in sight.
  4. This is the exact area where a number of the reported “werewolf sightings” have taken place.
  5. High Shoals Cemetery is said to have two witches buried there. From what we have heard, it seems that they are more than likely buried in the back-center of the cemetery. As the local legend goes, they were two spinster sisters who both went crazy (for unknown reasons). Among other things, they had been accused of supposedly “cursing the woods”.

Who is to say that these event may have actually happened? People experience what they experience and believe what they believe. When we’re told about a reported sighting, you can sometimes hear a “ring of truth” to what the person is telling you. As though they’re saying “this actually happened to me, I know I sounds crazy.”

What say you? Have you had any experiences at High Shoals Cemetery? What do you think about the reported sightings listed here?

The articles published here unless otherwise cited are intended for education and entertainment purposes only. These are stories of lore and personal experiences that PPS has received from others that they feel are with genuine intent. Nothing you see here is meant to be set in stone; rather it’s meant to stir discussion and provoke the imagination.
The Paulding Paranormal Society, it’s members, affiliates, affiliate websites, writers, commenters, and so forth cannot and will not ever recommend you investigate, visit, or conduct any sort of activity at any location we publish about. Most of these locations are privately owned and/or have operating hours. Any activity without permission and/or outside of said locations operating hours is trespassing and illegal.