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Haunted Crime Scenes: Mercer House

Mercer House Ghosts

Mercer House
Mercer House

Now what about the Mercer House ghosts? A few years after Williams'death, people who'd come to view it on the anniversary of his annual parties reported that they had seen the house ablaze with lights and alive with the sound of revelers. Such an account was described in Nancy Roberts's Georgia Ghosts. However, there have been no parties like the ones Jim Williams used to throw in Mercer House since Williams died.

Famous statue of the Bird Girl
Famous statue of the Bird Girl

There are also reports of the ghost of Williams walking through another of his restored houses. While that apparently doesn't include Hampton-Lillibridge House, Williams did experience haunted incidents in one house he'd saved. In fact, the phenomenon fascinated him. He called in a local clergyman to perform an exorcism of the troublesome ghosts.

We have included the Hampton-Lillibridge House on our tour of Savannah haunted crime scenes.

Hampton-Lillibridge House
Hampton-Lillibridge House

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