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Teresa’s mother always wanted to make sure her babies were okay. So she regularly came to back to check on her children, even after she died. Want to hear Teresa’s stories of the times her late mother came back to visit her?

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Episode Summary

Teresa has lived all over the Deep South of the US. She begins by telling us of a time her mother came to see her—and her brother—in succession during an electrical storm, years after her mother had passed away. Teresa knows exactly why her mother came to see her, but what she can’t explain is the other person—the disembodied voice of a man—who came with her mother into her room.

Our guest goes on to discuss her other strange encounters with spirits that are not so familiar. There is the annoying specter that tries to get her attention through a painting, and the drunk ghost named Hal who follows her home from the airport after a business trip.

That’s just the beginning of all the strange stories of haints that Teresa has to share. Click the link above to listen to the whole thing, as told by Teresa herself.

Episode Show Notes

What do you know of the Lowcountry?

The Lowcountry refers to the region of coastal South Carolina that is home to Gullah culture and tradition. It usually refers to the counties along the coast and the coastal islands, and also home to many stories of haints. Savannah, GA is nearby. Savannah is technically not part of the Lowcountry because it’s in Georgia, but it’s pretty darn close to that area and it’s haunted as hell.

Want to learn more about Gullah as a language? Check out this NPR episode where the hosts discuss a translation of The New Testament into Gullah.

Haints in the Lowcountry

Haint blue is a real thing in the Lowcountry, and Teresa, as a real estate agent, found herself telling potential buyers all sorts of tales as she tried to explain why the porch ceilings, window frames and doorframes were all painted this shade of light blue. But we know the real story, don’t we?

Teresa found herself trying to avoid Minerva who became famous from her inclusion in the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In the story, she is described as a voodoo priestess, but we discovered that she is technically a “Root Doctor” or a “Root Lady.” You can find information about her final resting place here.

So, what does that mean, Root Doctor? Well, as we learn from Teresa, putting a “root” on someone means putting a curse on them.

Until next time, have a spooky day!