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Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah, GA
« on: June 21, 2007, 11:02:43 am »
Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the most beautiful, historical sites in Savannah, GA. 

Bonaventure was made ever more popular by John Berendt's book and the subsequent movie entitled, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

In 1907, Evergreen Cemetery was purchased by the City of Savannah and became Bonaventure Cemetery. 

Today, 160 acres of this property are maintained by the Savannah Department of Cemeteries.

Bonaventure is famous for their many monuments and stone statues.  Included in these is “Bird Girl” (also known as “Little Wendy”) statue shown on the cover of the book and in the movie, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.

This statue was sculpted in 1938 by Sylvia Shaw Judson and was purchased by Lucy Boyd Trosdal of Savannah who placed it atop a family gravesite in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Another statue made famous by the people who have visited the cemetery, is of a small girl.  Gracie Watkins is a girl who is buried in the cemetery.  This life size statue is a supposed depiction of her. 

Many people who have visited the cemetery will leave presents or trinkets in her lap. Legend has it if the present is taken away, the statue of the girl will actually cry tears of blood and she will cry out into the night

A  more frightening legend of the Bonaventure Cemetery is a pack of ghost dogs who roam the cemetery grounds.  Allegedly, this pack of ghost dogs will actually chase people out of the cemetery.

Although no one has ever seen the ghost dogs, it has been said that people can hear them breathing and barking as they are being chased. .”
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Re: Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah, GA
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 12:40:56 pm »
Very interesting story.  Are there a lot of these types of places in Georgia, Markus?

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Re: Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah, GA
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007, 12:58:45 pm »
Savannah has a lot of haunted places and is well known for this
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