Nudists, Cults, And Other Disturbing Secrets About South Carolina
Grab a cup of coffee and sit back. These are some relatively disturbing secrets about bizarre SC history you may not already know about our wonderful state. From an island teeming with research monkeys to a full-fledged cult, these under-the-radar topics in South Carolina will both delight and shock you. Have you heard any of these creepy stories from South Carolina? Which one makes you the uneasiest? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
From a couple of nudist resorts to a full-fledged cult right here in South Carolina, we’re sure you were at least surprised by a couple of these.
The time South Carolina offered up one of its barrier islands to Puerto Rico for research purposes
In 1856, a Representative from South Carolina beat another Representative with a cane, quite brutally, in front of everyone (imagine what he was like in private yikes)
2. Has there ever been any cults in SC?South Carolina might be a nice little quiet place, but unfortunately, it hasn’t been without its weirdness. Notable possible cult activity in SC includes cases like:
Overcomer Ministry (formerly known as the Brother Stair Cult)
Sovereign Citizen Movement
3. What are some weird, lesser-known facts about SC? So, all that being said, did you know that:
The first-ever golf game played in the U.S. was played in South Carolina
South Carolina was the eighth state to ratify the US Constitution – and the first state to secede during the Civil War
South Carolina is credited as being the birthplace of sweet tea
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Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.