Except for life-threatening hurricanes, this October in South Carolina holds the promise of all sorts of fun and scary things. From haunted cemeteries to haunted bridges and ghosts that terrorize hotel guests, this haunted road trip through South Carolina is sure to both thrill you and send chills up your spine
The road trip starts in the upstate and ends in the Lowcountry. Have fun and...don't dare go alone.
1. Crybaby Bridge - Anderson, SC
This famous bridge in Anderson County is home to an apparition of a woman in a white dress who some think seems to be looking for someone. There's also an ages-old legend about a woman who tossed her unwanted baby from this bridge. Some people claim to be able to hear that baby crying.
2. Gist Bridge - Union, SC
South Carolina's OTHER crybaby bridge has also been reported to have strange happenings. It too, is surrounded by a legend of a baby who was thrown from the bridge and still haunts the place with cries for help. The Gist Bridge is also known for another phenomenon: if you are traveling away from Union and stop in the middle of this bridge and put your car in neutral, it will roll uphill. Some say it's the spirit of the child pushing you off the bridge.
3. Graniteville Cemetery - Graniteville, SC
No haunted road trip would be complete without a visit to the most haunted cemetery in the state. From a witch ghost who roams this place at night putting flowers on the graves of children, to apparitions spotted even during the daytime hours, this is one creepy spot you'll remember forever.
4. The tomb of Julia Legare - Edisto Island (Address: 2164 SC-174, Edisto Island, SC 29438)
The road trip takes you out to the Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island where the young Julia Legare was accidentally buried alive in the mid-1800s. Her family placed her in this tomb and then a few years later opened the tomb to add the remains of another family member, only to find Julia's bones in a pile by the door. To add to the creepy factor, every time they put the door back on the tomb after discovering they'd buried her alive, it would mysteriously be cast aside. Eventually, the caretakers just gave up and left the door off.
5. Jacksonboro Light -Jacksonboro, SC
A long long time ago, a preacher went out at night walking with a lantern along Parkers Ferry Road near the railroad tracks in Jacksonboro. He was looking for his teenage daughter. Somehow, he was hit by a train and died. Locals and visitors alike report seeing his ghost here all the time, carrying a lantern. Some people report hearing a train at the same time as they see the preacher's lantern. The legendary Jacksonboro Light haunting will make the hair on your neck stand up.
6. Battery Carriage House - Charleston, SC
Possibly Charleston's most haunted inn, the Battery Carriage House faces White Point Gardens which is definitely haunted by the spirits of pirates hanged there. But the inn has at least three different rooms that are regularly visited by ghosts. One visitor was scared out of his wits by a headless man who showed up in his room in the middle of the night!
7. The grave of Alice Flagg - Murrells Inlet, SC
Perhaps one of the most famous ghosts in all of South Carolina, Alice Flagg was sent away to a boarding school in her teens because her family didn't approve of her boyfriend. Not long after being separated from the love of her short life, Alice got ill and and came back home only to fall into a coma. When she awakened she realized the ring her beloved had given her was missing from the chain around her neck. She died soon after. Now her ghost is seen roaming the area supposedly looking for the ring. Visitors to this grave that's believed to be Alice's grave leave coins and rings for Alice.