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Celebrity makeup artist Nikole Pettus had one closeup she'll never forget - with a party crasher no one could see. Jemille Williams was thrilled when kids from the neighborhood came to play with her sons soon after they moved into a 100-year-old house. But something in the attic scared the playmates off forever. And a place known as Savannah's haunted brew pub lives up to its billing. Narrated by Mark Davis. Music from Kevin MacLeod’s incredible royalty-free music library at

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In our previous episode: Atlanta History Center interpreter Kate Kovach never believed in ghosts, but can't explain what happened that night in a graveyard in Scotland. Sisters Cheryl Robards and Kelly Alanis of Newnan were visiting their grandmother in the hospital when they ran into another elderly lady who made a mysterious vanishing act. Author Lauretta Hannon of Powder Springs received a touching visit from her dad, years after he died.

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In this episode, Olla Woods of Atlanta is on her way to the market when she steps off the curb and into something that leaves her shaken. Anne Hall of Canton had two great aunts, a nurse named Flora and a schoolteacher named Mary. Seems they were determined to keep house as they see fit, even after they died. Martha Jo Katz and her husband Jerry of east Cobb enjoyed a wonderful stay in a historic hotel - but who else shared their room?

In our first episode, Gary Cox of Benteen Park talks about the home he shares with his dog Honey, and someone else: a being he calls Steve the Ghost. Will Gara of Grant Park reveals the shadowy figure he sometimes sees in the doorway, who always seems to bring bad luck. And Nadia Lelutiu of Tucker remembers the house where she'd hear "Mommy, mommy!" and the patter of little feet running up and down the hall - when her son was fast asleep.

"Spooked" narrator Mark Davis in the studio.

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Audrey Helfman of Roswell, lower left, keeps in close touch with her college roommates. Years ago she met one more, so to speak.


Will Gara has seen a figure in his Grant Park doorway. It seems to bring bad news.


Professional ghost story teller Cynthia Rintyre had a harrowing encounter in a Lawrenceville graveyard.


Gary Cox and his dog, Honey, share their intown Atlanta home with Steve the Ghost.


Scott Addison of Fayetteville took this photo in a Griffin graveyard. Notice anything on the headstones?

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