|Spirits from the post Civil War era haunt the Sinyard House in Hawkinsville, Georgia - Image courtesy of Photostock freedigitalphotos.net|
After the Sinyard home was remodeled, strange things started to happen with in the home. A huge amount of poltergeist activity accompanied by sightings of the paranormal kind. It is believed that this poltergeist has moved things around, pulled items out of kitchen cabinets and slammed the doors shut. Folks have been taking showers and the curtain would suddenly open by an unseen hand. Also the sounds of a child playing upstairs, laughing and giggling has been heard by some witnesses who claim that no child was present in the home. Poltergeist activities have been long thought to be caused by the spirits of dead children, the life taken away from them in their youth, so they like to play in the afterlife.
Other things happen in the house that would suggest that this poltergeist is not alone. Heavy footsteps have been heard going up the stairs when no one was there. Clothing left in rumpled piles have been found neatly folded and placed in a stack on the foot of the bed. Occasionally the smell of perfume can be detected with in certain areas of the house. A kind not worn by any occupant. There has been instances where a woman's voice has been heard singing upstairs as if singing a lullaby to a child. And on a rare occasion the actually full bodied apparition of an unrecognized woman has been seen in the windows of the upper floors by people passing by.
|The ghostly image of a woman has been seen in the upper floors of The Sinyard House in Hawkinsville, Georgia - Image courtesy of thephotoholic freedigitalphotos.net|
After the owners did some research on the property, it was discovered that sometime shortly after the Civil War, a live-in maid stayed in the household and she had a child. The reason that is known is because records indicated that one day the woman and her child were found dead. The life needlessly taken away from them.