This Georgia Pub Is Haunted — by Pirate Ghosts?
Haunted| | By David Clarke
Georgia is a gorgeous state full of mysterious and historic locations. Pirates are legendary seafaring bad guys famous in history (and Hollywood), but pretty much scarce these days. Still, that doesn’t mean that the pirate legacy isn’t alive and well, especially in the location we’re taking a look at today. Hidden inside a small pub located in Savannah, Georgia sits the Pirate’s House, which was the best hangout spot for seamen and pirates to relax after a long day in the 1700s.
The pub was opened in 1743 and almost immediately tales of the place being haunted started to surface. A lot of these stories can be read in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book Treasure Island. Many of the most famous and action packed scenes are buried within the words of his famed novel. If you’re familiar with the novel, you know that Captain Flint is said to have buried his treasure, well, on Treasure Island. He also happened to pass away inside that very house, meaning his spirit roams the hallways at night. But Captain Flint isn’t the only lost soul who is supposedly seen throughout the haunted walls of the pub. Many people report cases of seeing apparitions constantly throughout the establishment. The biggest hotspot for ghouls and other dark things? The hidden tunnel beneath the bar! The tunnel leads from the cellar into the streets, so it was a good place for sailors to travel to and from the pub. It took them straight from the bar back to the ship docks so they could get back to work. The tunnel is reportedly one of the most haunted locations in the establishment to this day. There have been countless stories of people hearing moaning, yelling, and other spooky noises throughout the tunnel at night. There have also been cases of people seeing apparitions of the sailors wandering back and forth between the harbor and the restaurant! With all the violence that took place both inside and outside of this pub, it’s no wonder that this is known to be one of the most haunted buildings in all of Savannah. This was the place for pirates to go and tell their own horror stories while getting drunk and sloppy with a bunch of potentially dangerous sailors. These people weren’t afraid to get into fights or hurt other people to get what they wanted. Historical buildings are likely to be haunted wherever you go, but when you have a building full of bad people doing violent things, the horror sticks with the place and lasts forever! Nowadays, you won’t be able to visit the tunnel. It was closed down due to reports of too much noise and unexplained activity occurring at night, so it was shut down to protect anyone from harm. But the pub is still open and if you want a good scare, check it out!
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