South Carolina January 16, 2017
Not Many People Realize These 9 Little Known Haunted Places In South Carolina Exist
Haunted places can be found all over the Palmetto State. Many, like the
haunted city jail in Charleston and the haunted former insane asylum in Columbia, are very well-known.
We’ve rounded up some little known, less publicized haunted places in South Carolina. Read on – if you dare – to discover some super creepy unique spots in the Palmetto State that will haunt your dreams.
1. A Haunted Hike
Take this one after dusk and this may be one hike you'll never forget! At the ruins of the Stoney-Baynard Plantation on Hilton Head Island you just may get lucky enough to see the apparitions of an entire funeral procession roll by! Read more about this creepy spot
in this article
we published recently.
2. A Haunted Fort
A haunted fort is not exactly unusual, except this one is open to the public and free, AND it's never been modernized. Oh, and there is that little matter of the ghosts who've scared their share of visitors over the years! Learn more, including the location of this Beaufort County fort in
this complete article
we published in September 2016.
3. A Haunted Crybaby Bridge
This bridge in Union is known in these parts as a crybaby bridge. The story surrounding this spot is that a young woman tossed her crying baby off this bridge in the mid-1900s. And today people report hearing a baby crying and others have reported seeing an apparition of a woman looking down over the edge of the bridge. The bridge is located near Union, South Carolina on Sardis Road enroute to Rose Hill Plantation.
4. The Hell's Gate Haunted Cemetery
Also known as "Oakwood Cemetery" in Spartanburg, this graveyard, or rather the mischievous spirits here, have earned this graveyard the nickname of "Hell's Gate." Reportedly batteries on all sorts of devices get drained very quickly. Additionally, even the usual cemetery vandals stay far, far away from this one.
5. A Haunted Road
A drive down this haunted road at night may mean you'll encounter the vanishing hitchhiker. Folks have reported picking him up from the same spot when it's raining. They also report that he vanishes at just about the same spot too. Read more about the fascinating South Carolina vanishing hiker
at this link
in an article we published in 2016.
6. A Haunted Theater
Any time you're at this Columbia performance hall you should brace yourself for weirdo stuff like, cold spots, and those pesky floating apparitions that appear when the lights are dimmed. Longstreet Theater is located at 1300 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29208.
7. A Cemetery Haunted By A Witch
The witch of the Graniteville Cemetery in Graniteville, SC is said to manifest and distribute flowers on the graves of the children in the cemetery. She's also credited for being the wisp of light seen meandering around this graveyard at night.
8. A Ghost Train
Over in the small community of Hilda, South Carolina there's a ghost train that makes an occasional appearance. First, you'll hear the whistle and then you'll hear it chugging into the station. The only problem is, the tracks were removed a long time ago. Read more about this phenomenon in
we published in October.
9. Haunted Church Ruins
What can be more haunted than what's left of a church in a town that no longer exists? Strawberry Chapel, near Cordesville, served the community of Childsbury which was settled in Berkeley County in 1707. The chapel is said to be haunted by a young girl who was chained to a tombstone by her father. Visitors to the location report it's a very different place at night than in the day, and say there's an overwhelming sadness and doom present after dark. More about Strawberry Chapel at this
From a ghostly witch that favors children, to a haunted bridge, these nine haunted spots in South Carolina are little known — but very real.
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