The Kehoe House - Savannah, GA

  • Posted Apr 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM clock

    Ghost stories and strange phenomena abound at the Kehoe House, which was built in 1892. From the hauntings perpetrated by twins who died while playing in a chimney in one of the rooms to the eerie occurrences in rooms 201 and 203, the Kehoe House has rightfully earned its haunted reputation. The staff has had several of their own incidents including hearing voices of children and doors unlocking and opening by themselves. The Haunting of the Kehoe House in Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia The historic William Kehoe Inn has been renovated and restored to make it into the four story grandeur that it is today. This classic Victorian was turned into a bed and breakfast in 1992, and then renovated and remodeled further to make it into a four-star luxury inn that stands proudly on Habersham Street today. The inn was named after Mr. William Kehoe, who migrated here from Ireland when he was ten years old. William came from a poor, but God-fearing family. However, when William grew up he flourished in the iron business and became quite wealthy. William married a woman named Annie and together they had ten children. No one really knows for sure how many children Annie birthed; it is thought that a few may have died of birthing complications or disease. The only certain deaths among the Kehoe children was a set of twins who apparently were playing and had some sort of fatal accident in the chimney, killing both children. Many who have visited this inn have reported hearing children's voices and the sounds of children running and playing on the second and third floors. One guest in particular claimed that she was awakened in the middle of the night by someone gently stroking her hair and cheek. When she opened her eyes she was face to face with a child who quickly disappeared right before her eyes. William spent a lot of time on the fourth floor where he had made himself a little retreat. This was his quiet spot to relax and enjoy some peace and solitude. William's apparition has been said to use this same room in the evening hours and many have reported the lights being on there, when no living person was responsible. One of the desk clerks also assumed it was William who rang the doorbell three times one night only to have the clerk open the door to an empty terrace. After the third time, the clerk sat back down and suddenly all of the doors on the first floor opened on their own! Annie spent quite a bit of time with her children and at night she would routinely tuck all of the children into bed on the second and third floors. It is said that Annie still looks after those who are sleeping on these floors. Annie's apparition has been seen sitting on the bed next to awakened guests and once she was reported to have kissed one of the former owners on the cheek. The strong scent of roses has been associated with Annie's apparition and her presence has been reportedly felt by many on the second and third floors.

  • Posted Apr 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM clock

    HAUNTING CONFIRMED: Why did we rate this "Confirmed"? Because multiple sources off the internet sites have experienced paranormal activity at this location & therefore warrants a rating of "Confirmed". What's the tale? Kehoe House is now a bed and breakfast that is home to the spirits of William and Annie Kehoe and some of their children. William and Annie Kehoe were the original owners who were madly in love and had 10 surviving children. There were others Annie lost in miscarriage and others they lost from childhood accidents (their 5 year old twin sons died while playing in the chimney). Annie haunts mostly rooms 201 and 203 appearing to the guests who stay in those rooms. She can also be seen walking about the third floor. William can be seen walking throughout the house and seems to be keeping an eye on things. He has been known to make all the doors in the house, on all floors, open by themselves! There are lights that come from unknown sources, the sounds of children playing, the children will touch the guests while they sleep or sit downstairs... many have experienced this gorgeous haunted mansion and its spirits. What do we know as fact? Thanks to this site we know the house was built in 1892 by William Kehoe for his wife Anne Flood and their family. The couple lived there with their ten children. The Kehoe family residence was sold in 1930 by family members and it went on over the next 60 years to be a boarding house, funeral parlor, and was the home of Joe Namath. In 1990 Joe Namath sold the house and after a 2-year restoration project opened its doors as a B&B which is how it operates currently being sold one more time in 2003 to HLC Hotels. You will see by the Kehoe website the internet claims of hauntings and paranormal activity are confirmed. Thoughts: The hauntings are reiterated on the Kehoe House website and considering the number of people who lived and visited there and have experienced paranormal activity of all kinds the house is obviously the real McCoy.