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    The Hauntings of Mississippi

    HISTORY.....

    Mississippi, known as the Magnolia state for the magnificent flowers and trees that bloom throughout the state holds a history blemished in slavery, contagious disease, and poverty.

    From the beginning, Mississippi soil was rich in nutrients and the perfect location for growing cotton. Along with Mississippi being owned by the French, slave trade, ownership, and cotton farming was a huge industry.

    There was a distinct division in classes between the wealthy and the poor.

    The Civil War brought on 80,000 volunteers. War causalities were severe. Disease, starvation, mutilation, injury, dismemberment, and death hung in the air. Battles left blood stained towns and ghost cities along the rivers. The brutality of war made even the wealthiest land owners, poor.

    Wealthy women used to throw the most lavish parties, lost all their incomes, their husbands, and sons, and had to learn how to survive.

    Those who lived along the rivers, fled for their lives.

    The most desperate searched for Union refugee camps. Unfortunately, illness took hold in these camps and mortality increased from epidemics of cholera, dysentery, yellow fever, pneumonia, or other fevers.

    After the war, Mississippi went through a very painful transition. Poverty was experienced by the majority of people who lived in Mississippi, and then in the late 1800ís an epidemic of yellow fever devastated the state even more. Both socially and economically this epidemic was terrifying.

    Beechland, a small town became ghostlike.

    The state was in quarantine, trade came to a complete halt.

    More than 3,200 died. Economically some towns never recovered, socially the classes continued to clash, and politically the white wealthy population took hold and decimated any chance for the average or poor black family to have a voice.

    Mississippi was desperate, the inner turmoil, numerous violent bloody battles, epidemics, illness, and death have left souls behind to complete missions. Lost between life and death, these souls still roam Mississippi. These souls converged in the many haunted houses, haunted mazes, haunted hayrides, ghost tours, paranormal activity, attractions are more. Summoned by the Halloween season, draws those to the portals that open due to the intense negative energy they need to expel. This intense negative energy they expel helps the living keep them at bay for the remainder of the year.

    Unfortunately, they must return to do their bidding as part of their mission in purgatory. Mississippi is a major portal to the depths of the under-world. Demons and messengers of the under-lord return to experiment on the living. Hidden chambers and dungeons are opened under the pure evil and negative energy of the spirits who are unaware of their untimely death.

    Mississippi is home to many haunted attractions that are well known in the haunt world. These attractions have been selected as one of the Must See Haunts from the Haunted Attraction Magazine, on many of the local television and radio stations and in local newspapers.

    It is a world of twisted and deranged haunted houses, spooky forests, attractions, mazes, trains, trails, parks, manors, fields, graveyards, camps and more. It has the most innovative animatronics, cutting edge technology, scary monsters, creepy zombies, clowns, demented demons, creatures from the depths of the under-lord, wandering souls.

    You can bring your nightmares to life right here in Mississippi. Mississippi is full of the restless souls who torment the most courageous.

    Check back....MUCH MORE TO COME......

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    Yikes!! That all sounds rather scary and disturbing!!
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    Check back...I have some stories to gather and edit.

    Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and
    mother Eve thought so, but she smarted so
    severely for hers, that most of
    her daughters have been afraid of it since.
    Abigail Adams

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    Monmouth Plantation, Natchez, Mississippi



    This beautiful and elegant large antebellum mansion (today, a hotel bed and breakfast) first came into existence in 1818 through John Hankison, who built this 2 story, Federal Style brick Mansion. In 1826, General John A. Quitman, a hero of the Mexican War bought Monmouth for $12,000 just after the birth of his first child.

    General John A. Quitman was born in New York, but made his fortune in Mississippi. He was a recognized hero of the Mexican War, and served as a Congressman in the United States Congress, among other things. He was a courageous man of principle, dearly loved his family and gave much of his life to serving others.

    He was away a lot from his family, his beloved wife and Monmouth Plantation.

    He took the Southern position about slavery, and argued before Congress that the South should be allowed to leave the Union. Right after this session in Congress he and a bunch of other Southerners came down with a mysterious illness, which sickened and killed many of them. Two years later, General John A. Quitman died also, just before the Civil War started. He was said to have suffered a long and painful death. It is believed that he died as a result of being poisoned by abolitionists in Washington D.C.

    His family was treated harshly by the occupying union troops and the reconstruction government who remembered John Quitman's stand on the South leaving the Union, conveniently forgetting his bravery in the Mexican War and his years of public service.

    His family members were forced to renounce the South and proclaim allegiance to the Union, under duress of having their home burned to the ground.

    Though their home wasn't destroyed, they still had troubles to overcome.

    Right after the end of the Civil War, it was decreed that Southern land owners and home owners must pay a hefty tax or be forced to sell their property at auction.

    Despite the persecution his family suffered during and after the Civil War, his family held onto Monmouth Plantation until 1914 when his youngest daughter, Rose passed away.

    A series of owners lived at Monmouth over the years. By the time 1977 rolled around, Monmouth Plantation was a great fixer-upper opportunity which was rescued by its present owners who fell in love with the place and dedicated their time, money and effort into restoring Monmouth Plantation. There were no signs of a haunting until these substantial renovations were begun on the house which had fallen into a bad state.




    Ever since the work began people have seen and heard the spirit of General John Quitman. During the restoration workers claimed to feel a very uncomfortable feeling as if someone were standing right behind staring at them.

    This has become a common thing at the house, as has the sounds of heavy stomping footsteps. The General's apparition has been seen dressed in pre civil War military uniform and he seems to enjoy marching along the corridors and into rooms. Many people who have visited the mansion including the police have all heard the heavy stomping sounds coming from the upper floors and the attic with no identifiable source.

    The General has also been seen peering over guests, as one who stayed in room 30 once claimed to awake to the General standing over their bed looking down on them, as if to check if everything is in order, before disappearing into nothing.


    Lea Simpkins ∑

    Coppell, Texas ∑ 18 June 2015
    My boyfriend and I stayed here not knowing it was haunted. I took a shower and when I got out there was a strong odor of whiskey...I called my boyfriend in the restroom and asked him if he smelled anything and he said it smells like bourbon in here. Just saying this place was beautiful but it is haunted.



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    Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and
    mother Eve thought so, but she smarted so
    severely for hers, that most of
    her daughters have been afraid of it since.
    Abigail Adams

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    That's a state that is creepy to me

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