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Hampton Lillibridge House

Hampton Lillibridge House



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  • Date Posted: May 1, 2014
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  • Address: 507 E Saint Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is located in Chatham County, Georgia.

Savannah was established in 1733 and served as the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and the first state capital of Georgia. It was named for the Savannah River.

Hampton-Lillibridge House Information:

The Hampton-Lillibridge House was built in 1796. It served for a period of time as a boarding house.

A depressed sailor apparently hung himself from a brass bed frame in one of the rooms at the Hampton-Lillibridge House.

Williams purchased the Hampton-Lillibridge House after it has fallen into disrepair. He had the house moved four blocks from Reynolds Square to its current location at 507 East St. Julian Street. A worker was killed during the house move when part of the roof collapsed.

Williams hired a crew to begin work, but they quickly reported strange footsteps, voices, laughter, and the sound of furniture being thrown around.  Several workers left after they experienced the sense that unseen others were present in the house. A news crew that caught wind of the rumors entered the unoccupied house one evening and saw a piece of construction material come flying at them.

Williams didn’t want to believe his house was haunted, but admitted that he had found an empty crypt on the property. After a number of strange encounters he had an Episcopal bishop try to exorcise the property. On December 7, 1963 Reverend Albert Rhett Stewart worked for over an hour to entice the spirits to leave. Unfortunately, however, they were back with a vengeance within a week or so.

The Haunted Hampton Lillibride House:

After the Hampton-Lillibridge House was moved from Reynolds Street to its current location, workers reported hearing disembodied footsteps and voices, as well as laughter, and the sound of furniture being moved around. Workers felt uneasy and some of them even left because they felt like they were being watched.

A news crew was able to enter the Hampton-Lillibridge House while it was unoccupied one night. A piece of construction material was thrown at them by an unseen force.

People have reported seeing a tall shadowy man looking out of a third floor window.

Resources:

The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved February 5, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/georgia.htm

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (2011). Haunted Crime Scenes: Hampton-Lillibridge is Savannah Georgia’s Most Haunted House. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/hampton-lillibridge/1_index.html




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