Three of Macon’s Spookiest Places


Naya Tillitt

The Johnston-Felton-Hay House in Macon, Georgia captured on Monday, January 31, 2022.

It may come as no surprise that Macon is home to a few haunted hot spots. promotes this, writing that, “Macon is said to be a pretty haunted place, full of eerie stories and folklore chilling enough for even the biggest paranormal enthusiast.” Here are just a few of the city’s noteworthy spots for the thrill-seeking enthusiast. 

#1 Hay House

This 160-year-old historic site is one of the most popular among the haunted ghost tours of Macon. It is here, on the corner of Spring and Mulberry, that visitors and staff members have reported various ghost sightings. When speaking for 13WMAZ News, board member Darin McClure claimed that in his 30 years of volunteering at the house, there have been multiple reports of ghost sightings. This includes sightings of Mary-Ellen-Felton, the daughter of Hay House builder William Butler Johnston. 

#2 Rose Hill Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery, established in 1840, is a 50-acre cemetery that runs along the Ocmulgee River. Garnering online buzz through hundreds of online Trip Advisor reviews, the location provides a mixture of comments from beautiful to eerie. The buzz does not stop there, however, with the online publication of individual experiences, including a YouTube video titled “SHAPE SHIFTER Caught on Camera at Rose Hill CEMETERY at 3AM (Paranormal Activity)” which amasses over 34,000 views and 3,500 likes. 

Rose Hill Cemetery is also notably the final resting place of members of the famous Allman Brothers Band, Gregg and Duane Allman. 

#3 The Big House

Speaking of the famous Allman Brothers, you can’t go without mentioning The Big House in Macon, Georgia. This house, located on Vineville Avenue, was home to members of the band and their close supporters. Now a museum, more information of history, significance, and basic facts can be found on the location’s official website,  

Jim Miles, a Houston County writer, incorporated the house in his book series “Haunted Georgia”. The Tuscaloosa News recounted points made in his work in an article titled “Allman Brothers’ Big House Haunted?” This included accounts of “people being shoved on a stairway.” It also mentioned swinging doors, ghostly sightings, moving shadows, and more.