Love is a powerful thing. In weddings, the bride and groom pledge that they will love each other “until death” but can love continue beyond death? We may never know the answer, but there are numerous tales and reports of ghost lovers who still haunt our earth, pining after a love lost. After hearing these stories, ask yourself, “Do I believe in love after life?”
1.) The original owner of the famous Loews Don CeSar Hotel, Thomas Rowe, as a young man was studying abroad and fell in love with a girl named Lucinda. Her parents disapproved of Rowe’s courting so he had to return to America. Many years later he received a letter containing the words Lucinda wrote on her deathbed, “Time is infinite. I wait for you by our fountain … to share our timeless love, our destiny is time.” Guests of the hotel say they see the lovers holding hands by this fountain Rowe had built in the hotel, which is said to be a replica of the one that witnessed their first meeting.
2.) This is the Jeffries-Routt cemetery in Hazel Green Alabama and it hosts the seven husbands of the late Elizabeth Routt. Mysteriously, each one died within a year of marrying Elizabeth. The legend goes that Elizabeth would quickly grow bored of each husband, kill them, bury them, then hang their hat on a nail on the backdoor. Her ghost is known more commonly as “the black widow” and there have numerous accounts of seeing her form, including one 17 year old boy who claims to have seen her green eyes in the surrounding forest of the graveyard.
3.) Students at Henderson State University in Arkansas may be aware of the “black lady” who every year at homecoming haunts the halls looking for her love. The story goes that a boy going to Henderson, which was under Methodist control at the time, fell in love with a girl at a nearby baptist school and asked her to homecoming. His friends, for religious reasons, disapproved of his choice and set him up with a Methodist girl instead. The baptist girl was heartbroken and committed suicide in his dorm. There, they say, she remains to this day.
4.) From “the black lady” to “the lady in white”. This legend began to surround Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The lady’s father was an English noble who took her to Chatham to remove her from the arms of her peasant lover. The boy somehow followed her to America and when her father found out he was arrested and died in jail. The young women died a few years later and was first seen along the Rappahannock River near Chatham on the day of her death. She returns every seven years to complete her vow to find the boy she loved.
5.) The Casablanca Inn in St. Augustine, Florida has been around for almost 96 years. One of its original innkeepers, a widow, fell in love with a rum-smuggler during prohibition. They concocted a scheme that involves her lighting a lamp while on the porch of the sea to signal when it was safe from officers to come to port. One day, her lover’s ship was abducted by the feds and ever since then, the widow has been known to stand on the porch and wave her lantern back in forth, signaling a lover who may will never see it.
6.) When a sailor left the 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, he left a girl named Anna, whom he told he had loved. During his departure down the Savannah River, she killed her self by jumping into a brick courtyard. The place is famous for sightings of Anna, in mirrors or in rocking chairs. Rumor has it, she is threatened by female guests.
I don’t know what these ghosts are looking for, but I hope they find it (that’s Cher reference #2 for those of you keeping track). Give this a share (Cher??) on Facebook if you agree.
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