Are you brave enough to explore Mississippi’s haunted past?

If you are up for more than costumes and pumpkins as Halloween nears, consider trekking to historical mansions, cemeteries, old hospitals and other sites with tragic stories and reports of paranormal activity. 

“There’s plenty in Mississippi alone,” said Deborah Broadus, founder of Supernatural Investigation Group. Based in Pearl, members investigate sites across the state and the South. 

The Clarion Ledger created a map of places across the state with reported hauntings and strange happenings using the Shadowlands Haunted Places Index, a collection of hauntings, ghost sightings, local folklore and urban legends. 

Use the map to check out some of  Mississippi’s haunted places and read some of their tales.