Gaither Plantation (Ghost Hunters) - The team investigates the Gaither Plantation in Covington
Georgia. (Judy Gaither Dial) Gaither was built in the mid 1850s as a
cotton plantation and it's said that both the original owner and his
nine-year-old daughter died on the plantation and confederate soldiers
were also rumored to have died there as well. In the main dining room,
the doors on the buffet have been known to open and close by themselves
The great great granddaughter of the Gaithers, Judy
Gaither Dial, gives TAPS a private tour of the house before they began
their hunt. Judy explained that the current caretaker has heard
footsteps and seen shadows and Judy claims to have been touched while in
the bedroom of her great great grandmother Cecilia.
have heard music and stomping coming from the attic, which she refused
to enter. In the church on the property a pastor killed his wife and
then committed suicide. To date many have recounted numerous paranormal
experiences while there.
Before TAPS began the hunt, Grant became
ill and went back to the hotel, so guest hunter Joe Avena assisted
Jason with the investigation. Jason and Joe began their search in the
attic and while there, they continually heard footsteps and shuffling.
Choosing to use a very basic method of tracking ghosts, Jason poured
flour on the floor in hopes of tracking the footsteps of whatever might
be walking through the attic. This technique worked accurately and each
of the hunters saw footprints that had treaded through the flour towards
the steps that led to the entrance of the attic.
Amy and Dianna conducted an EVP session in Cecilia's room asking her
about the family's history and the plantation. Yet neither of the
hunters received any substantial response. Then in the church Dave and
Steve investigated the claim that a chair near the front pew vibrates.
When sitting in the chair, Dave didn't notice anything alarming, but the
two did hear a hissing sound that appeared to be moving closer to them.
Yet upon further debunking they realized that a bat was making the
While at central command TAPS noticed that one of
their recorders in the dinning room picked up what sounded like three
knocks that occurred during Dianna and Joes EVP session. And shockingly,
one of their video cameras picked up footage of the cabinet doors
actually swinging open by themselves. This evidence as well as the
remarkable experiences that Joe and Jason had in the attic, led TAPS to
conclude that there is paranormal activity at the Gaither Plantation.