Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 News 12 at 11 O'Clock
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) --The Sibley Mill is an Augusta landmark, and the place Karen Reyes went to work for 29 years
"I loved it. They were like home away from home family," Reyes said.
The mill closed in 2006, but the Augusta Canal Authority bought in 20-10 with renovation in mind.
"There's lots of talk about the mill coming back to life saying its structurally sound to keep going, but for now it's what's not alive that's part of the mill's reputation," Reyes said.
Reyes worked all over the mill, but she claims to have had paranormal experiences in one particular office space.
"And we were sitting there and all of a sudden I just heard this silent music," Reyes said.
She says her co-worker heard the eerie tunes as well.
"I said do you hear music coming from downstairs and she said yeah I do, I thought that was you," Reyes said, "It wasn't me, it wasn't her, there's nobody in there because both of the doors are locked."
A face to face encounter convinced her.
"You're kind of into your work and so you have your head down and something catches your eye and I lifted my head up and it was a hazy, you could tell it was a woman," Reyes said.
That's when Reyes asked around and found out about the story of Maude Williams' ghost who was killed in the mill by a jilted lover.The same ghost the show "Ghost Asylum" tried to track down in the same mill. Reyes was surprised their crew spent the night there.
"You walking through there and you hear all kinds of stuff, different noises," Reyes said, "So I just can't imagine spending the night in that place."
She for one is convinced it's not just the living who frequent the mill.
(News 12) "A lot of people would say it's not haunted, it's not real, what would you say to them?"
"I do believe it is," Reyes said, "I'm not saying it's haunted it's evil, but there are spirits there."
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Augusta's historic Sibley Mill is featured in an episode of "Ghost Asylum" on the TV network Destination America. The episode will air Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10:00 p.m.
The Tennessee Wraith Chaser crew filmed inside the mill in late March. Tremendous Entertainment productions out of North Hollywood, CA spent four days in Augusta with a cast and crew of about 23 people.
The crew spent a couple of nights inside the Sibley Mill and say they may have interacted with its legendary ghost, Maude Williams, who was killed in 1906 by a jilted lover. The store goes, Maude was murdered in the weaving room and still wanders the halls of Sibley Mill.