Who knew ghosts could be so easily fooled?! LOL I have never been to Savannah, it sounds like a fascinating place. I don't seek out ghost tours as such, but I do enjoy visiting and reading about historical places. I also enjoy places with cobblestone streets. They are so beautiful and quaint.<quoted text>
If you go to Savannah Georgia, many of the doors on houses are painted a light blue because it is thought that ghosts won't cross water and the ghosts think the door is a body of water. Savannah claims to be the most haunted city in the country and they even have lantern light walking tours at night to the areas supposedly occupied by the "haints" including the cemetary crypts where Sherman's troops supposedly threw out some of the decayed bodies so they could get in out of the cold. There is even one driving tour where you can ride around in about a 1960ish hearse. A most interesting city including where the Pirates traveling from Jamacia, stopped over at the seaport. The waterfront streets are made of cobblestones that were brought from England to be used as ballist aboard the empty sailing ships and then left and replaced with cotton going back. A good time to visit is over Saint Patrick's Day, it is a really big Irish town that throws one baudacious party that would almost compete with New Orleans "Mardi Gras" and who also claims to be the most haunted city..
Except as a child, I worry more about the living than about the dead. I do recall the wide-eyed campfire tale of "Who's Got My Big Toe"? LOL... I am on the first step, now the 2nd step, now I am at your door, now I am at your bed...NOW I GOTCHA.. he he he
An interesting thing about those ballasts. They have helped map out sea travel due to their unique designs and identifying markings. I learned that on either History or Discovery.
I did one of those online surveys to see where I would be most suited to live according to my personality type. I was surprised the results were Georgia. I may have to pay them a visit and find out for myself.:-)
I remember the Big Toe tale exactly as you described it. Isn't that funny? I would be afraid to let my feet dangle off the bed at night. LOL Those are some happy memories though. Growing up in a large family, there was always lots of pranks and teasing going on in between (or during) chores - just so long as we didn't take it too far or get caught at it. LOL With those good Scotch-Irish roots, we couldn't help but have fun! It was in us and had to come out - still does.:-)
Thanks for giving me a some good warm memories and laughter on this cold, winter day, AW. Stay warm and have a wonderful day!