Is Duff Green Mansion really haunted? Find out Wednesday

Published 4:05 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

There is story after story and sightings and sightings of ghosts at the Duff Green Mansion. The only problem is the mansion’s current owner is skeptical.

Therefore, in an effort to convince Duff Green homeowner Harley Caldwell her home and iconic Vicksburg bed and breakfast is haunted, Grant Wilson and the cast of Ghost Hunters paid a visit to the mansion.

The results of their findings will be aired Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the A&E channel.

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“Harry Sharp, who was the former owner, asked the team to make an investigation in order to convince me the house is haunted,” Caldwell said. “His fear was that I would eventually encounter ghosts and be frightened away from the mansion.”

The visit by the ghost hunters was shrouded in secrecy, Caldwell said, to keep fans away and allow the team to make a proper investigation.

Throughout the investigation, Caldwell said, she contended ghosts do not exist in the Duff Green.

“I am adamant that the Duff be recognized for its history and opulence, and not just remembered as haunted,” Caldwell said.

In addition to searching for paranormal activity in the home, members of the Sharp family were interviewed including their 14-year-old granddaughter, Lydia Nettles.

When Nettles was 4, she walked into the home’s ballroom and is believed to have seen Annie Lake Green, the young daughter of the Greens who died from yellow fever.

This sighting is only one of many paranormal accounts the Sharp family experienced during their more than 30 years of living in the home.

Caldwell said the results of the investigation would be revealed during Wednesday’s broadcast.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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