The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 400 Airways Ave, Savannah, Georgia, reached a record of handling 2,462,881 commercial airline passengers in 2017, becoming one of the most important airports in the USA, the busiest one too, next to the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. However, despite its very busy facade and the never-ending flow of people was a story that might not be known to the passengers but was well-heard by the staff members.

Catherine and Richard Dotson

Catherine and Richard Dotson were both born in 1779. The two farmed the land, which was known at that time as Cherokee Hills, and did so for the 50 years of their marriage. Catherine passed away in 1877, and Richard followed after seven years. As they requested, the two were laid to rest next to each other in the very farmland that they cultivated, in the family cemetery. There, they found their eternal peace. Or so they thought.

The Ghosts of the Airport

According to legend, if you are coming into land just after the sun goes down, you might see two figures that would appear just along the north side of the runway. It is said that these figures are the ghosts of Catherine and Richard Dotson. What in the world would two ghosts be doing on the side of a runway?

Were they victims of a plane crash long ago?