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A Ghost at Juliette's Home in Savannah?

The story goes that when Juliette Gordon Low's mother, Nellie Gordon, died on February 22, 1917, the ghost of her husband, General William Gordon, was seen by one of the daughters-in-law waiting in a room next to the room where Nellie lay with her five living children.

Five years earlier, upon his deathbed, Gen. Gordon had promised his wife he would return for her. The Gordon children reported that when their mother died, “her face took on the radiance of a bride, going to meet her bridegroom."

A butler also reported seeing the general enter the home and he and Nellie leave hand-in-hand. However, according to reports, Nellie Gordon did not completely leave the home. She still walks the old Gordon home. Objects disappear and reappear in plain sight. Savannah Spectres quotes the home's maintenance man saying he frequently caught glimpses of a Nellie "wearing a long blue robe, with flowers all over it," sitting at the breakfast table when he would arrive early in the mornings. The faint sounds of a pianoforte, such as Mrs. Gordon loved and played, have been reported as well.

Ghost tours of the home are available.

Posted by News GSHS at 9:18 AM


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