Haints North & South

A Haint is a colloquialism from southern states ( America). It derives from haunt. It can refer to a restless spirit or a location related to a spirit.  More generally it could take on the meaning of a frequented location ( a regular haunt).  Now this is the important part of this post, it was inspired by a post by Pedagogy of the Plants entitled Okefenokee Haints (1934-1942).    It is a fascinating post that features images taken of the Okefenokee that are combined with audio tracks recorded between 1934-42.  Now that you have visited this my post, go and listen and see the post that inspired it. You will find haunting images and voices.

12 thoughts on “Haints North & South

  1. Joseph, first thank you for your post. The images drew me in right away, and coming from the south myself, I knew exactly what a Haint was. 🙂 I then went to the post you linked to the Pedagogy of the Plants, and I was utterly transported by the images and the audio recordings. UNBELIEVABLE. What an amazing post! I love encountering really special posts like that, and I wouldn’t have experienced that one, if you hadn’t shared it here. So thank you!

    1. elmediat

      So glad you enjoyed both posts. I really appreciate blog posts that stretch the possibilities of communication and blend various media in intriguing and refreshing configurations. Plus the word haint is charming and spooky at the same time. 🙂

  2. Michelle Gillies

    Your images are very “haunting” and the site you sent me to was brilliant. I have spent a lot of time this evening viewing The Pedagogy of the Plants, listening to the haunting recordings and letting my imagination play with the images. Thank you for sending me to this very special site.

    1. elmediat

      Thanks. 🙂 It is a blend of a shot of the Dunlop Lake shore line ( just north of us) that was taken a few years ago with a shot of a old root and fungus. The image does grow on you after awhile. 😀

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