The Masquerade is Haunted.

First, as preamble; I admit it-I listen to Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory and Art Bell, on WMAX. When I can stay up that late, anyway. It’s a lifelong fascination, the paranormal, and I make no bones about it. I am pretty skeptical about most of what I hear, yet I’m fascinated too.

So this morning, stuck at home because of car problems, it occurred to me to put the words ‘Haunted Georgia’ into google and I got the following hit-

Lots of stuff about Savannah on there, which makes sense because I’ve heard Savannah referred to as one of America’s ‘most haunted’ cities. But in the middle of the page I read the following;

“…I did security work there for close to two years and I’ve felt, witnessed, and heard stories of some very strange things. The first is numerous sightings, after hours, of a tall black man in and around the backstage, stage, and public bathroom area’s of Heaven. He typically is seen between the stage and public bathrooms. He then walks backstage but when someone follows the man back there, no one is found. Very heavy music amplifiers turned upside down in upper Purgatory on a nightly basis. One night, just before lockup, a bartender was talking to his girlfriend on a public phone in front of the very closed and locked Purgatory doors. The power was off and the manager and I were in the office upstairs when the bartender ran up saying that music just came on in Purgatory. In Hell, I myself was coming in from outside just after closing, through the Hell side door, and I thought I saw my manager in the storage room doorway. When I rounded one of the large wooden pillars, no one was there and I found my manager in the office…”

By way of explanation, Masquerade is divided into three areas, heaven, hell and purgatory.

There have been times I considered myself too old to find a reason to go there, but now I’m reconsidering. (In case you were wondering, I’m only 36.)

More haunted places close by include;

  • The Newnan Lofts-
  • The Public House Restaurant, now J. Christophers, right here in Roswell-a 4-minute walk from my house(!)-
  • The Winn Street Cemetery in Marietta-
  • Here is a story about a haunted house investigation that took place in Buford, Georgia, a bit to the north of the ATL, home of the Mall of Georgia

That’s just a little bit of what I was able to find. If you know of more spookiness and want to leave a comment, please do. As it is, my own house here is well over 100 years old and just this morning the closet door opened of it’s own accord. It was probably just an air pressure change and weak latching mechanism.


3 Comments so far

  1. Perception (unregistered) on August 9th, 2004 @ 8:25 pm

    Yikes… that J. Christopher’s is HAUNTED??? Well, that kind of explains why my eggs are ALWAYS cold and my Grapefruit juice is warm – interesting.

    You’ve got to check out the Masquerade …remember the stairs collapsed about a year or two ago – the stairs had been inspected ‘just’ before the “accident” -ve-ree ve-ree inta-res-tink …

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  3. Dianna (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 4:48 pm

    I happen to be the ghost tour guide for the Roswell Ghost Talk Ghost Walk tour. The finale of every tour is the stories about the old Public House. The ghosts there were even featured on an episode of “Unsolved Mysteries”. I have teamed up with Patrick Burns of Ghost Hounds ( and we will be doing an official, scientific paranormal investigation in the old Public House this Halloween night from 10pm to 3am, ET. It can be seen LIVE on website as it’s happening! If you’d like to go on the tour to hear more about this building any many others in historic Roswell, email me at and I’ll get you on the schedule.

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