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The Haunted Pillar of Augusta, GA

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Jul. 27th, 2008 | 11:58 am
posted by: rubberheadz_inc in abandonedplaces

I didn't take this photo, nor have I ever been there, but I found this story on the internet and felt it was interesting and relavant to this group.

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This pillar is all that remains of a great farmers and slave market in Augusta, GA from the 1800's.
On February 7th, 1878, a tornado destroyed all this market except for this one pillar.
Many stories and legends offer insight into why this lone pillar remains.
One story says that a Preacher was denied to preach there, and because of that, he cursed the building and claimed that someday all of it will be destroyed except for this pillar.
Another story says that slaves were chained to this pillar and whipped, and the ghosts of these slaves cursed it.

It is said that anyone who attempts to move, destroy or even touch this pillar will result in death.
There's been many reports of bad things happening to construction workers who were involved in plans to move/demolish the pillar.(Not necesarily death though)
And then there's the story of the man who drove his car into this pillar, and was found dead in his car even though he had no injuries and there was no substantial damage to the car.

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cross posted to hauntings, useless_facts, and weirdhistory

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_ithilienranger

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from: _ithilienranger
date: Jul. 27th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
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Oooo that's really interesting, thank you :) xx

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ebayer

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from: ebayer
date: Jul. 27th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Holy smokes. And they called Africa the Dark Continent...

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Hell on Heels

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from: rheyamorgaine
date: Jul. 28th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
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creepy!

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from: ellexnchant
date: Jul. 28th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
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Wow, thanks for sharing. I just love things that have creepy legends attached to them.

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doomsandwichx

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from: doomsandwichx
date: Jul. 28th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
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I'm suprised there arn't any boarders fencing it off a few feet to keep the public from messing with it, you would definately think it would be considered a haritage site. But then again there are probably some people who would object to a chunk of a slave market being considered "haritage".

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from: rubberheadz_inc
date: Jul. 28th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
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I dont' mean to be a smartass, but you spelled "heritage" wrong.
Anyways, they're probably just scared that any attempt to put up signage will also result in an unfortunate circumstance.

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I am the Poison

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from: iamthepoison
date: Jul. 28th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Do you have any pictures in a greater frame of reference? All the pictures seem to be just of the pillar, and nothing around it.

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from: rubberheadz_inc
date: Jul. 28th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
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sorry, most of the pictures I find are just "the pillar".
you can try Flickr though, they have a few wide reference pics of the pillar there.

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