By Jim Miles
Forty years ago Lynne and Mark Wisner purchased 20 acres of land in Columbia County to construct their dream home. Located near Grovetown, the site included creeks, hardwoods, and a meadow, perfect for Lynne, an artist who raises dogs and horses.
“It was so quiet and peaceful out there,” Lynne remembered, “it was almost like heaven.”
However, their paradise was soon lost.
The Ghosts Start Their Antics
“It started soon after we moved in,” Lynne continued. “We’d hear these noises, like drums out in the woods, and they sometimes lasted for hours.”
Mark agreed, saying, “The drumbeats were really getting scary…It was like somebody beating on a hollow log.” The drumming was often the introduction to chanting.
“We’d go out in the back yard to investigate,” Lynne said, “but we’d never find anything to explain what was going on.”
Soon, at night after bedtime, mysterious lights appeared near their barn.
It nearly scared me to death,” Lynne stated. Imagine, if you will, she said, “getting up in the middle of the night, looking out in the back yard and seeing this strange light going up and down just outside your window.”
Lynne found the phenomenon “scary.” Some family members refused to venture outside after dark, and one son-in-law “will not stay in the house alone anymore.” Every relative had witnessed some form of ghostly manifestation.
Ghosts Originated from a Haunted Indian Mound
What was the source of these frightening paranormal events? They apparently originated from a haunted, 20-foot high Indian mound located near Euchee Creek, 50 yards behind the Wisner’s home.
While peering out a window one day Lynne witnessed “ghost-like figures” dancing around the mound. The entities floated “above the ground, like smoke,” and moved to the beat of drums and chants. The Wisner’s animals will not approach the mound, and one horse, Dancer, prevents people from getting too close.
“He’ll throw a fit and block my way,” Lynne stated. “One time he was relentless, throwing his head around, rearing up, snorting and stamping his feet. He would not let me go near that mound.”
Jim Miles is the author of two Weird Georgia books, seven books about Georgia ghosts and eight books about the Civil War. To see all of his books go to the Jim Miles Author Page on Amazon. Order autographed books or contact Jim directly at email@example.com