Ghosts of the Clusky Storehouses
First off, I just want to introduce myself. My name is Tim Nealon and I am paranormal investigator here in Savannah. I am going to be writing a guest blog post for Chris here at Haunted Savannah Tours on a weekly basis. So, keep coming back for more information on ghosts and hauntings, not only from here in Savannah, but from all over. We are both in the ghost tour industry and built a good friendship over time.
So, today I decided to talk about something that has been on my mind for the past week or so, the Clusky Storehouses down on Factors’ Walk. If you have visited Savannah you may have seen these large cavernous structures between River Street and Bay Street, right beside the stairs that run up along City Hall. For many years the Clusky Storehouses have been the source of much mystery. What exactly was stored in the Clusky Storehouses. Some people will tell you cotton, others will tell you Slaves. There is currently an archeological dig taking place in the Storehouses to try and determine what the actual use was.
Being in the ghost tour business here in Savannah I am often having discussions about the various ghosts and hauntings with people. One of the stories that I have always heard, even from a person who took a ghost tour with my company, was the story of a shadow figure who is occasionally seen walking into or out of these Storehouses. If you got to know me you would know that Shadow people are my favorite type of ghostly happening to chase down. There is nothing like a good shadow person sighting to get the blood flowing! Well, I want to find out who this shadow figure is that is often seen here. Is it the ghost of one of the workers who would have went in and out of the Clusky Storehouses on a daily basis? If slaves were stored here (not likely) is this shadow person the ghost of one of them?
Well, there is only one way to try and find out who this person might be. I spent about an hour in the cavern trying to catch any EVPs. I was interrupted a few times by the occasional tourist and even a ghost tour or two. I stayed inside for about an hour, just hoping for a sign of anyone who might still be stuck in these structures. I didn’t get anything. I keep telling myself that I am going to go back down to the Storehouses one day and give it another shot. I really should.
If you’re visiting Savannah take some time to find the Clusky Storehouses and check them out. Even though your chance of running into the ghosts which may reside here are slim, the structures are certainly worth checking out. If for no other reason that to get a glance into the history of Savannah, America’s Most Haunted City.