Visit These 5 Creepy Ghost Towns In South Carolina At Your Own Risk
For the ghost hunter, the brave, or the curiosity-driven, ghost towns have long been the ultimate temptation. To brave a single house or building is one thing (and can be quite the experience! I’m not discounting it), but to brave an entire town that has been abandoned is quite another. South Carolina has quite a few towns in its history that have been considered ghost towns, but try finding one piece of them and you’ll be hunting another kind of ghost. Remains simply don’t exist. They are either taken down completely in most cases or they have been built on top of by newer flourishing towns or cities making them obsolete. Of those that are still “standing,” there are few photographs and even less information. Here are 5 creepy ghost towns in South Carolina.
Ghost hunting can be quite interesting if nothing else. You never know what you’ll find. However, a word of caution, these places may be privately owned. Please, be sure to check before you enter onto private property and always take a friend or two with you along with a cellphone. And, as an extra precaution, let someone know where you’re going. It never hurts.
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Creepy Places in South Carolina
What are the most terrifying ghost stories in South Carolina?
The most terrifying ghost stories in South Carolina include:
- The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. This held pirates who were denied food and water and their moans are reportedly still heard here.
- The Ghosts of Battery Carriage House. This is a bed & breakfast that has been going since 1843 said to be haunted by a headless Civil War soldier.
- The Charleston Orphan House. This was an orphan house until 1918 when a fire consumed the building and the children inside, who reportedly haunt the place.
- Poogan’s Porch Restaurant. This was a Victorian home built in 1888 lived in by schoolteacher Zoe Amand who is said to be seen staring out the window.
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What are the most haunted places in South Carolina?
The most haunted places in South Carolina include:
- Hell’s Gate/Oakwood Cemetery. This is said to be the most haunted place in South Carolina with all kinds of apparitions and phenomena reported here.
- Admiral’s House. Located at Charleston Naval Base, there is reportedly a ghost of a little slave girl hiding in a copse of trees.
- Baynard Plantation. Locals report seeing and hearing the funeral procession of William Baynard passing by.
- Cypress Garden Ruins. This was a set built for the movie The Patriot where locals claim to hear and feel strange sensations.
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What are the most abandoned places in South Carolina?
The most abandoned places in South Carolina include:
- St. Simons Episcopal Church. This old church is being reclaimed by nature and photographers flock here to take pictures.
- Castle Pinckney. This was once a defense fortress and a prison during the Civil War and the structure is still largely intact.
- South Carolina State Mental Asylum. Built in the 1800s, this was an asylum until 1989 that is now in disrepair but is said to soon be turned into a mixed-use building.
- Glendale Mill. This will was devastated by fire in 2004 and the husk of it still stands as a captivating ruin.
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