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Manic Monday: Unexplained Haunting at the Butcher Block Cafe

Unexplained HauntingThe Butcher Block Deli and Café is a local lunchtime favorite for the hungry citizen of Covington, Georgia. The restaurant is housed in an unassuming shopping center and has been serving tasty dishes since its opening. They even serve Boar’s Head meats and cheese in their delicious sandwiches. The Butcher Block Deli and Café specializes in customizable sandwiches, the best chicken salad in Covington, mouth-watering hot dogs, and…ghosts? Well, maybe. After an investigation conducted years ago, the Central Georgia Paranormal Society declared this eatery as THE most haunted place in Covington. But, is it?

For those not “in-the-know”, the Central Georgia Paranormal Society is a research-based group from the Atlanta area. The group was founded in 2007, and their specialty is ghost hunting, using scientific instruments and methods to debunk the monster under your bed.

 These guys know their stuff, too. In years past, the gang has visited a local haunt, Gaither’s Plantation (you can read more about the Gaither’s Plantation history HERE), and held overnight ghost hunting tours inside the house! Now, the evidence they found is currently not available for public eyes. But, we have a feeling it’s pretty spooky! The Central Georgia Paranormal Society’s commitment to uncovering the paranormal truth is inspiring and, if they say Butcher Block is haunted, we’re ready to believe them. 

But, why is the Butcher Block so haunted? The restaurant isn’t housed in a historical building or on a historic site. But, that doesn’t stop the spirits from making the restaurant home for eternity. Waitresses have claimed that glasses will fly off tables and smash to the ground. Mysterious voices drift through the restaurant, after hours. No one is sure why these events happen. Could it be that the building is located on some kind of “portal” to the supernatural realm? Or, could it be a hitherto unknown Civil War battle site? The Paranormal Society is keeping as silent as the grave on this unexplained haunting.

But, you can always stop in to the Butcher Block Deli & Café yourself. Have a chat with the friendly staff, stay for the chicken salad sandwiches, and just maybe, you’ll get a glimpse of the paranormal for yourself. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

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