Who doesn’t love a good spooky story? With Halloween activities kicking off, let's take a moment and have some fun. So, since we are a Marietta based studio we are going to take a virtual haunted tour and talk about Marietta’s spookiest places.
Once Marietta’s oldest bars, the building was once the home of the city morgue. Patrons and staff members alike have reported a faint scent of formaldehyde while some have claimed to feel an eerie presence and even a few voices coming from the darkness. The bar and grill did close recently, however the public will still be able to visit as Red Hare Brewing Company recently announced that it will be taking over the now vacant building.
The Statue of Mary Meinert
Marking a grave at St. James Episcopal Cemetery, the Statue of Mary Meinert features the likeness of Mary Meinert and her beloved infant twins. Legend says that the mother lost her life and her two infant children in a tragic house fire sometime in the 1800s. Locals believe that the grieving mother still mourns for her children as the statue is said to weep. Others say that if you circle the statue 13 times at night and ask “Oh Mary, Oh Mary, what happened to your babies?” the statue will begin to cry. While this may sound like a fun Halloween activity, doing so is strongly discouraged as trespassing is an arrestable offense.
Currently the Marietta Museum of History, Kennesaw House is believed to be the home of over 700 ghosts! Once a hospital during the Civil War, the property has seen its share of death and tragedy. The building was later turned into a hotel following the civil war. The most famed account of paranormal activity came from a guest who claimed to have entered the third floor only to see a full vision of the hospital including a doctor tending to a wounded patient. He enquired about the scene, but when hotel officials investigated all they found was an empty hallway.
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
Formerly a post office built in 1908, The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is the home of one playful and mischievous spirit named Katherine. Katherine is believed to be the ghost of the post master’s mistress. Exposed, she was shot by the post master’s wife in the building and remains there to this day. Guests and staff at the museum report falling books and voices are the spirit’s handy work and she is known for making her presence known from time to time.
Root House Museum
The former home of the town’s first druggist and merchant, William Root, the Root House Museum is believed to be haunted by the merchant’s wife. Guests have reported seeing the woman’s shadowy figure in the bedroom windows. Staff members also claim that the rope bed in the main bedroom of the house appears to have been slept in overnight.
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