Someone in metro Atlanta has taken home a beautifully restored piece of vintage furniture and, perhaps, a ghost.
Trevor and Natasha Beemon buy old pieces and restore them for sale in their booth at The Woodstock Market. After their last restoration job was complete, Natasha took photos to advertise the piece. Natasha was standing alone when she took the photo, but look at the image her cell phone camera captured:
Trevor and Natasha bought the piece – a secretary with desk and bookcase segments – which dates from the 1940s or 50s, from an estate.
On Monday, after word of the possibly haunted piece was made public, someone bought the item. And the spirit of its former owner?
“We’ll see if she follows the piece when it’s purchased,” Trevor said. “I do feel OK about it because the woman appears to approve. I mean, she looks like she is looking at the piece with pride and happiness.”
Trevor is executive director at Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society who’s also worked at the Atlanta History Center and Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. He studied American history at Kennesaw State University.
Trevor didn’t approach the AJC with this ghost tale. I saw the images he posted on Facebook and asked for permission to write about them. Also, I’ve known Trevor since he was a teenaged volunteer docent at the Root House – the historic building in Marietta operated by Cobb Landmarks – back in the day. And I did ask if this was a prank. Answer: No.
“We always take photos of items in the booth for our Facebook and Instagram pages,” he said.
“When we went to post this picture, I noticed my wife in the reflection. I zoomed in and saw a woman standing next to her with her head on her shoulder. I freaked out because nobody was there with us when we were taking pictures.”