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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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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.

Is there a werewolf in Paulding county? Probably not…

No true believers, you did not misread the title. Is there a werewolf in Paulding County? Probably not- but that hasn’t stopped the nearly two dozen sightings that have been reported since 2006. You read that right, nearly TWO DOZEN reported sightings of a werewolf-like creature have occurred here in Paulding County, Georgia.

The area in question seems to stretch from High Shoals Road all the way to Lucas Road. Nearly every report is the same. Someone’s driving their car and sees something with incredible speed cross the road in front of them. They slow down to see what it was, only to be greeted with a glimpse of the alleged Paulding County werewolf. Lucas Road 3

Towering over any known canine, people claim it to be nearly 7 feet tall. That’s more than twice the size of an adult large breed dog. All reports have described the beast as having piercing red eyes and a dull charcoal grey coat with similarly colored skin exposed. Every report about the physical description has remained the same. And we can confirm with confidence that most of the people who send us reports of this creature have no connections to one another. They are seemingly and entirely independent reports.

Now don’t go out there with your guns blazin’, hunting some werewolf on the backroads of Paulding County just yet! More than likely, the werewolf is just local folklore, although recent sightings have put that into question. These two dozen reported werewolf sightings have happened as lately as last month (July 2015).

With that being said, what do you think these people are seeing? It’s not a school-of-thought we usually subscribe to, but who can really say what experiences may or may not have happened? We don’t mean to demean anyone’s experiences or beliefs. We would just like to know where more people stand on the matter.

Have you seen the werewolf of Paulding county?

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.

Old White Oak Cemetery in Dallas GA

14853686768060From time to time we get questions and requests regarding Old White Oak Cemetery here in Dallas, Georgia. Sometimes people asking if a local legend is true, sometimes people asking about investigating the location. First let me state, investigate at your own risk. We cannot give you permission to check this place out. We advise against it. Again, investigate at your own risk. That said… here’s what we do know regarding sightings, facts, or what have you for Old White Oak Cemetery.

  1. Figures in black cloaks have been seen. We’ve gotten this report a lot throughout the years. In fact I only thought it myth until during one trip a few years ago I found a black cloak and red candled presumably left behind.
  2. The most reported sighting is that of “Old Jack”. Typically between the two trees in the near-middle of the cemetery (one has the Old White Oak sign on it). He’s also been reported to not be very gentle with women. Even investigators in PPS have said they’ve had their hair pulled, feeling as if they were being shoved, and once someone fell straight to the ground.
  3. Another common subject reported to us is the feeling that “something followed you home”.
  4. It’s one of two “witches graveyards” here in Paulding County. Supposedly there’s a witch buried at Old White Oak. Probably just one of those old urban (rural?) legends but it’s been a thing since before I was even born. She’s said to be buried in the far right corner of the cemetery if you’re facing it from the road.
  5. There are/were roughly 75-100 grave markers but supposedly there are nearly 200 people buried here. We base this number on some paperwork that has been presented to us. If true, where are the others buried?

This is mostly about the most common things related to Old White Oak Cemetery. Like we’ve gotten a couple reports of Civil War era soldiers seen marching on the road but too few to mention. I’m sure I’m missing a few things and if or when they come to mind I’ll add to this list but I wanted to clear a few things up. Some local stories have been brought to our attention that, as far as we know, have never been a part of the mythos surrounding this graveyard. We wanted to put something out there so you know where we stand. Feel free to shout out in the comments and tell us what you’ve experienced here, if anything at all!

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.