Savannah, GA — On the last day of the annual Savannah Ghost Tour, Chris Brown’s family was still in town, but the tour had taken on a different tone.
The last person Brown and his wife of 20 years would see before they left was his cousin, Savannah’s resident ghost, Savannah Brown.
The pair were walking along a path in the woods on Friday afternoon when they heard the rustling of leaves, then heard someone cry out.
Brown rushed to the scene.
“My first thought was, ‘That’s her,’ but then I saw the other person, Savannah,” he said.
Brown’s cousin told Brown that Savannah had been living in the house in the area of the woods, and was very sick.
Brown and Savannah got into the car and drove to the hospital.
Savannah Brown died later that day.
Savannah’s death was the first confirmed death in Georgia this year, according to the Georgia Department of Health.
In 2017, the first four confirmed deaths were in the state.
Brown says he’s glad he wasn’t the first one to see Savannah’s ghost.
“I think it was important to see a person’s spirit in real life.
I’m glad I did,” he told The Associated Press.
“We have a lot of stories to tell.
I hope people don’t forget that.”
Brown is also planning to be at the Savannah museum this weekend to honor Savannah Brown, his cousin.
“It’s a really cool story, and it’s one I’ve always wanted to tell,” Brown said.
“There’s no one else in Savannah that’s like Savannah Brown and that’s where I was when I first met her.”
The last day is on Saturday, March 12.