A strange ghost story from Georgia

Old newspapers from the 19th century are a joy to read because you never know what you'll come across, such as the following story about a headless apparition that attacked two men with electric shocks and then rummaged through their pockets. Newspapers of the era were favorite targets for hoaxers and pranksters, of course, so little credence can be given to this particular story, yet these tales of olden times make for interesting reading.

Folks from the Victorian Era were just wild about decapitation for some reason...

The following strange tale comes from the May 14, 1891 edition of The Atlanta Constitution