we have several "haunted" areas round about where I live as well as where i went to college.
The first thing that comes to mind is the old plantation home about 5 miles down the road from my parents. This is a surviving plantation from the era of slavery and the civil war.
There are all kinds of weird occurences that have been documented there.
Growing up close to it, we spent many a weekend night trying to sneak onto the property only to get spooked and run away. There is also an old slave/servant graveyard on the property that we did manage to get into. We were not the first ones there, nce someone had cut a hole into the fence. We did not see anything of ghostly status, but the vibe was very very creepy. Some of you may have seen the plantation and the surrounding area in the film Dead Birds, which was filmed almost completely at the plantation and the surrounding grounds.
The history behind the plantation is that a widow from the civil war was left by herself in the house. She had no children. The only person left to care for her was one of her slaves. He was almost 7 ft tall and from most historical accounts, mentally challenged. He did everything for her, including protecting her from thieves, and ne'er do wells that came across the plantation.
In the middle of the slave graveyard is a masve flat topped tomb. This is where the widow's protector was buried. They said for years afterwards, you could hear him dancing up on top of the tombs.
Now, you have to force your way through about a half mile of swampy woods and underbrush to get to it.....like i said before...very creepy vibe to the place. In the past 20 years, new owners have come in and completely converted the plantation and several movies have been filmed there in recent years.
this plantation as well as the infamous crybaby bridge and several others i have been to can be found listed here...