Georgia - Whipping post -
GA - Cursed Whipping
There is what is called The Whipping Post. It was used in the Old South to
punish slaves that misbehaved and such. Every attempt to remove this post has
ended with the post still standing and the person dead or severely injured.
One story I heard was that a slave chained there was into voodoo and cursed
it, saying it would remain there forever as a reminder of the wrong done to
his people. It's quite interesting to see, and the people will readily tell
you the stories about it if you ask. Move the pillar or try to destroy it
or even touch it and you die, legend goes.
Me Defying The Legend
GA - Whipping post -
I am a resident of Augusta, and the whipping post was not a whipping post at
all. It is actually a pillar that was part of the old Lower Market which stood
in the middle of Broad Street. The local legend is a black preacher, upset
that local authorities prohibited him from preaching at the market, placed a
curse on the actual pillar, which stood directly behind where he was trying to
preach. Shortly thereafter, in 1878, a rare cyclone struck and leveled the
entire market excluding the pillar. A year later when construction on a
new market began, a local grocer bought the pillar for $50 and moved it to the
corner of 5th and Broad. The tow men moving the pillar were struck by
lighting and died.
Me Embracing The
None of my actions
depicted in the photos above are done out of disrespect and if for some reason
I meet an untimely demise I suggest to each and everyone of you do not to
repeat any of my actions depicted above. After several discussions with
residents of Augusta GA, I felt compelled to visit this landmark site. Notice
the street light is red yet traffic is at a stand still. All eyes are upon me
and what I am doing at that time.