The South has its beauty with dripping Spanish moss, massive oaks, thick woods, and vibrant green vegetation. Along with the remnants of abandoned mansions and decaying buildings—forgotten and buried in a time long ago—the South has more than a few skeletons in its closet. And its secrets keep crawling out of the grave, refusing to stay buried.
After a recent trip to Atlanta and its hauntingly beautiful Historic Oakland Cemetery, I picked up a few books that uncover some of the Gate City’s dark past. This is the horrifically true story of the Atlanta Ripper.
Promo: History Goes Bump
Atlanta in the early 1900s: