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A haunted pillar famous worldwide is no more in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Many people believe that the haunted pillar is long cursed.
Though it appears that streak may be broken, as it could be responsible for saving two lives.

Two vehicles were involved in an accident at 5th and Broad Street, the site of the pillar.
Cory Tyler is one of the drivers.

"If it probably wasn't for that pillar, we probably would have run into that building," said Tyler.

He was making his way home from downtown Augusta at about 1:00am, when he was suddenly put into a life-threatening situation.

"Just riding down the road like you normally do," he said "Just trying to go home and came into an accident."

The location of this crash makes all the difference though
The two cars hit each other at the crossroads of the haunted pillar.
The crash was so forceful, it sent them off the road and nearly into a wall.

"I got out the car, you know what I'm saying, and that was the first thing I thought," he said. "I didn't even think about myself. I thought about making sure she was all right."

The other driver was rattled, but unharmed. It wasn't until police arrived that Tyler noticed they helped put an end to a century-long haunting.

"Then, I realized from the years that I had been living here, I said, 'You're right. We did knock down a monument that's supposed to have been haunted for so many years."

Over 138 years ago, the pillar sat at the center of Augusta's main marketplace on Broad Street.
A local minister at the time was exiled for his unwanted preaching.
Before going on his way, he set a curse upon Augusta.
A tornado came and wiped out everything...except the pillar.

Bizarrely, Tyler ended up owing his life to a curse.

"Just blessed to be here," he said.

The city has not announced what it plans on doing with the pillar's rubble.
For more on the history of the haunted pillar, check out our story from earlier in the year: http://www.wfxg.com/story/31286986/haunted-in-the-csra-haunted-pillar

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