Haunted Cemetery

Newberry S.C. One Of America's Most Haunted Places

Newberry S.C. is truly one of America's most haunted places. I lived there for 7 months in 2001 and saw more ghost activity there than anywhere else I have ever lived. The cemetery photos on this page come from a 1700's cemetery loacated just off Boundary Street in Newberry S.C.

I lived in a garage apartment at an old plantation house on Boundary Street for 7 months of 2001. While living there with a girlfriend at the time we often were approached by ghosts there in the garage apartment where we lived. At one time my girlfriend walked into what she thought was a person in the hallway of the apartment. Another time while she was taking a shower she felt a hand on her back in the shower. She almost lost it when she realized I was in the bedroom about 15 feet away and was not in the bathroom with her.

One night when I was in the apartment by myself with the only door into the apartment locked I woke up and I could see a figure of a man standing a few feet away in the doorway of the bedroom watching me. When I jumped up the man was gone at once. At times with the apartment door securly locked you could plainly hear some one come up the outside steps and hear the door open and close even though the door was locked. At times even in the middle of the night we would wake up and discover the door that went out onto the screened in front porch open even though we had locked it when we went to bed. You have to remember the screened porch was on the second floor as was the entire apartment and there was no access from the screened porch to the ground. Even when we would securly lock the door that went out onto the screen porch we would wake up and find it open. The door opened out of the living room and one day while me and the girlfriend were setting in the living room watching tv the door simply opened on its own.

The hot spot in the house though appeared to be the back room of the apartment which was our bedroom. You could lay in bed back there and see orbs come in one window and go out another. And this happened on many occasins. It in fact occurred every night and before we moved from the apartment we moved to an air mattress in the living room floor and stopped sleeping in the bedroom altogether. This was after me and the girlfriend were laying in the bedroom one night and we felt some one walking around on the bed where we were laying. It actually seemed like the person was walking around our bodies on the bed. It was also the last night we slept in the bedroom. After that night we moved to an air mattress in the living room floor. It was not long after that before we moved out of the apartment.

The cemetery where the photos on this page came from was about 1/4 mile from our apartment and several times we walked there after dark to see what we could see. One night we heard a horse walking on the pavment of the road beside the graveyard plain as day even though you could not see any horse. We heard it approach and then heard it as it left. Over the years many people have reported seeing a black horse drawn hearse both on the road beside the cemetery and in the cemetery its self. The graves date back to the 1700's and as you can see the cemetery is in very bad shape. We saw many orbs in the graveyard and one night we saw a white figure of a woman that seemed to stand in the air over the brick crypt that has trees growing up out of the center of it.

I plan to return soon to the cemetery in the photos soon and shoot video of the cemetery after dark. When I do I will post the videos here on this page.

Newberry S.C. Cemetery

When you see the condition of the graves you know why the spirits are restless
When you see the condition of the graves you know why the spirits are restless

A Newberry S.C. Ghost Story

I am from Newberry, South Carolina. I lived there for 20 years. These are my experiences of my parents’ home.

My parents purchased their 4 bedroom house on Leita in 1986. They had 4 kids ages from 6-13. It was a wonderful upgrade from the small, mill house we had moved from. All seemed well for the first few weeks. We were moved in and adjusting to the new, bigger place. Shortly after we settled, a neighbor told us of the incident that had taken place many years before.

One of the previous owners committed suicide years before. We don’t know the circumstances. But, there is still a hole in the wall in the middle bathroom from the .357 used to end his life. If anyone knows anything about guns, that is a PRETTY POWERFUL gun. The hole is about the size of a softball! The owners before us only put wallpaper over the hole and I don't remember exactly how, but through a rough game of tag or something we poked a hole in the wall paper where the incident occurred. Maybe it was our imaginations playing with us, but after we found the hole and heard the story of the man killing himself, things started happening. I was only a small child when things started happening. I am still afraid of the dark to this day.

The first thing I remember is the smells. The smell was that of vomit or something similar. They would appear then dissipate as quickly as they appeared. My parents first thought it was the plumbing or sewer lines under the house, but that proved wrong. The plumbing was fine.

Soon the shadows began. Several people outside our family have seen them. Out of the corner of your eye you can see "things" going around corners. One is about 6ft and black, the other is about the height of a house cat. But they do not go around just one particular corner, all over the house, at different times of day, in all sorts of light. Some members of my extended family will not stay in the house overnight nor will they be in a room alone. I personally will not stay there even when I go back to SC to visit. My husband, daughter, and I stay with my sister and her family.

There are several entities in the house. We are not sure, but we think there are 2 or 3. One is definitely male, we are not sure about the others but I think one is a cat. Our own cats would bow up and hiss at what appeared to be thin air, run down the hall, then growl. I don’t know if they are good or bad or simply just mischievous. Good and bad things have happened.

The most remarkable story was right after my grandmother passed away. I was 18 at the time. We had her wake at our house and that night after all the guests had left my sister, who was now married, my father, and I were up talking. My two brothers were married by this time and had gone to their homes and my mother had gone to bed. As we sat up talking the subject of the "ghost" came up and we began talking about our experiences. We had lived in that house for 13 years by that time so it was just accepted by then. We were all in the den. I was sitting on the arm of my dad's chair and my sister was on the couch that was perpendicular to the chair. My bedroom, the largest bathroom and my parents' room were down this one hallway. The hallway was visible from the chair my dad and I sat on. As we talked, I SWEAR, I saw the shadow go around the corner from the hall into my parents’ room. I stopped my sister mid-sentence and told them both what I had seen. My dad joked it was going to "get" my mother. Not even 15 seconds later we heard a scream and a thud come from the room. Horrified we all ran back to the room to see what had happened. My mother was crying that someone had physically pushed her out of the bed. She had hit her head on the bedside table on her way down, leaving a nasty bruise on the back of her neck. This was not the first time we had physical contact with "him." Walking down the hall you could feel as if you were passing someone and brushing up against them. A cool breeze could be felt when no window was open, no fan on, or the air conditioner. *Draw your own conclusions as to what actually occurred* I myself believe it was our ghost.

I once saw a glowing blue ball over the dining room table. I was about 13 or 14 at the time. I had come in from the living room where I was practicing the piano. I had to go through the dining room to go to the kitchen. As I walked out there was a glowing blue orb about the size of a golf ball over the table. I was only 5 feet away from it and it was there for several seconds! It was the middle of the day, like 4:00 PM. The light over the table was on, the kitchen light was on. This was not my eyes playing a trick on me; it was there long enough for me to get a really good look at it. It was like I had caught it off guard and it was staring back at me studying me just as I was studying it.

I remember a time when my parents had gone somewhere one Saturday night. My siblings were older than me so they were out at friends’ houses and such. I was about 12 years old. I for some reason was not allowed to have company stay with me that night. But anyway, back to the story. I had eaten my pizza and soda while watching a movie. I stopped the movie, washed my dishes, and placed them in the drying rack. I went back to my movie and sometime later there was a crash in the kitchen. I ran in to find my glass and dish broken in the middle of the floor. I was perplexed for a second then realized I had placed them in the drying rack at the back of the counter. I ran through the house turning on all the lights saying the Lord Prayer. Luckily my parents came home soon after that.

Many other things have happened in that house. Cold spots were throughout the house. Light bulbs would explode in their sockets, a hair dryer’s cord exploded as I used it, leaving the cord severed and the plug still in the wall. Electricians said the wiring in the house was fine. Footsteps could be heard in the attic even though there was no floor to walk on, just insulation and beams. Many times heavy breathing could be heard over me as I was in bed trying to sleep. I could hold my breath to make sure it wasn’t me and still hear the loud breathing; pinch myself to make sure I was awake.

My oldest sister woke one night to feel a presence in the bed beside her. It got out of the bed then laid on her! Unable to scream all she could do was whisper, “No,” until it got off and left the room.

My father woke one Saturday morning to see someone walking down the hallway. This was the first time the ghost appeared visible and not as a shadow. My dad is a sensible, honest man. He would not make this up. He described it as about 6 foot tall with a plaid shirt on. Both of my brothers were working, my sister and mother were out shopping, and I was still sleeping. All the doors were locked. We have seen “him” other times too. He is visible in reflections of TV and mirrors, but only as he passes by the doorway.

Chairs have been seen sliding out from the table by themselves. I was getting ready to go to school, and I had sloppily dropped my hanger on the floor of the bathroom as I got dressed. As I was finishing getting ready I watched as the hanger slid several feet from the sink to the door.

I was going to blow off my 8:00 AM class one morning, as I rolled over to shut off the alarm, the knocking began on my bedroom wall above my head. I actually got to class early that morning. The following semester I transferred to the University of South Carolina to get out of the house.

There is NO DOUBT that something is there. A minister from our church even told us there was something spiritual in our home, and not the Holy Ghost type. A roommate from college came home to visit with me one day. I had never told her the stories of the goings on there. On our drive back to USC she told me she felt uneasy about my parents’ home, and then I told her the stories.

We patched the hole and covered it when we renovated that bathroom, but the house is still haunted. The cold spots and shadows are still there. My parents don’t plan on moving any time soon, but after nearly 20 years in that house I guess they have learned to cohabitate with the entities.

Newberry S.C. Cemetery

Its hard to imagine a cemetery in this kind of condition
Its hard to imagine a cemetery in this kind of condition

Do You Have or know of A Newberry Ghost Story

If you have or know of a Ghost Story from the Newberry S.C. area we would love to hear from you. Simply email me at thomasbyers+ghosts@gmail.com We would love to hear from you. And possibly come and investagate your ghost story if that's possible. If not we would still like to hear your ghost story.

Newberry S.C. Cemetery

Notice the oak tree growing up out of the brick crypt at the back of the photo. Yes the crypt is open. The caskets can be seen down thru the hole there.
Notice the oak tree growing up out of the brick crypt at the back of the photo. Yes the crypt is open. The caskets can be seen down thru the hole there.

Newberry S.C. Cemetery

A close up of the brick crypt in the photo above with the oak tree growing up out of the middle of the crypt.
A close up of the brick crypt in the photo above with the oak tree growing up out of the middle of the crypt.

Newberry S.C. Cemetery

Notice the metal gate that once allowed access to the brick crypts interior but the interior is so grown up with tees now coming up out of the crypts interior that you can no longer go in.
Notice the metal gate that once allowed access to the brick crypts interior but the interior is so grown up with tees now coming up out of the crypts interior that you can no longer go in.

Newberry S.C. Cemetery

Another crypt that is falling in. Notice you can now see down into the Crypts interior.
Another crypt that is falling in. Notice you can now see down into the Crypts interior.

Rosehill Plantation House Near Newberry S.C.

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site offers a look at antebellum South Carolina in a serene, rural setting. It’s also the historic home of South Carolina’s "Secession Governor," William H. Gist. Rosehill Plantation Where The Story Below Occurred
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site offers a look at antebellum South Carolina in a serene, rural setting. It’s also the historic home of South Carolina’s "Secession Governor," William H. Gist. Rosehill Plantation Where The Story Below Occurred

Lou Cattano's Story Of A Recent Event At Rosehill Plantation

I recently took a trip to the Rose Hill Plantation in S.C. and had an unusual experience. I should say that before my trip there I did not do any research on the house nor did I know anything about the "sightings" that have taken place there over the years. Unfortunately my experience was not as exciting as those but significant none the less. I was upstairs at the time standing in the "rest" room looking out into the large open room listening to our tour guide. I felt something touch the back part of my lower leg (I was wearing shorts) as if someone was walking by me and got too close. It was a solid brush against my leg and felt like flesh on flesh not like an inanimate object or the brush of clothing. At first I just thought someone was behind me (even though it was a small room and I didn't see anyone else enter after I did) so without really thinking about it I turned around and stepped back to give them more space. To my surprise there was no one else in the room with me, no open windows or anything blowing in a breeze, and I was standing still by the doorway and there was nothing anywhere near me that could have touched me. The experience was very unusual because as I said it felt like flesh that touched me and there wasn't a doubt in my mind that a person had caused it. I mentioned it to my girlfriend who was with me and of course she joked saying that it was the ghost of one of the children who had died in the house. It actually doesn't sound like it could be that far off from the truth.

Lou Cattano

Lou's Story is very simular to other peoples stories of incidents that have occurred over the years in the house. I and a friend saw the Ghost of former Governor Gist on the steps going from the first floor to the second floor for just a few seconds and we heard the hoof beats of many horses on the driveway out side the house. Of course there were no horses. Many times over the years a detachment of Confederate Calvary Soldiers is seen in the area. And many more people report the sound of horses when there are no horses there. The Rosehill Plantation and the near by town of Newberry S.C. are considered some of the most haunted places in S,C,

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