Haunted History Of Newberry SC, Ghosts And Other Paranormal Activity Are Everywhere.
The Ghosts Of Newberry S.C.
This web page is all about the Ghosts of Newberry S.C. and the old graveyard located on Boundary Street in Newberry. The graveyard is located in the 1400 block of Boundary Street directly across the street from the Boundary Street Elementry School.
People who live in the Newberry Area will tell you that this area of Newberry is one of the most haunted areas in all of Newberry. It is a fact that the school was built on top of part of the old graveyard.
Graveyard Photo 1 From The Air
Notice The Graves In The Ball Field
You can no longer see the graves in the Ball Field from the ground but if you look carefully in this shot from the air you can see the graves clearly there in the Ball Field. They are also under the School there.
Graveyard From The Air 2
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Photos Of Newberry Graveyard
The Ghosts Of Newberry
During the summer and fall of 2001 me and my girlfriend lived in a garage apartment in Newberry South Carolina on Boundary Street in Newberry South Carolina. It was one of the most haunted places that I have ever lived and if you don't believe in Ghosts and you could live there you would.
Shortly after moving in we began to experience strange and unusual things. The first thing I noticed was we would hear the sound of a trap door falling open and the sound of the body falling. We later found out that executions had in fact taken place on the property in the mid and late 1800's. Around Noon each day when you would be inside the garage apartment you would hear the execution take place.
One night my girlfriend was in the bathroom taking a shower when she felt a hand on her back like it was washing her back. She at first thought I was reaching around the curtain but she freaked out when she discovered she was the only one in the bathroom alive. Another night we were laying on the bed and she got up to go down the little hall that led to the bathroom and the front of the apartment and she walked into someone in the hallway and they pushed her. She freaked slap out and I jumped up when she said someone is in this house with us. I searched the apartment and of course no one was in there with us. And both locks on the front door leading down to the ground were securely locked. You could lay there in bed in the back bedroom at night and watch orbs of light come in one window float around the room and go out another window. The windows were down at this time. One evening my girlfriend was gone out of town and just before dark I was laying on the bed in the bedroom when I looked up and saw the form of a man standing there watching me from just inside the hallway. I jumped up and said what the hell are you doing or something to that effect and the man vanished. After that we moved to an air mattress in the living room floor where there was less activity. It appeared the most activity was in the bedroom and bathroom.
Our garage apartment was about 1/2 mile from the graveyard that is in the photos on this page.
If you have information about a ghost story from Newberry South Carolina please get in touch with thomasbyers at gmail.com with Ghosts in the subject line. I really would like to hear from you and possibly get you on video for a future show.
Where The Ghost Bride Is Seen
The Ghost Bride
There is said to be a ghost of a bride that people see in her wedding dress walking around the cemetery and setting on the brick wall of the above falling in crypt. She is said to have died before her wedding and she was buried in her wedding dress. Many people over the years have reported seeing her. She has been seen by many setting on the brick wall there crying.
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Ghosts And Other Things That Go Bump In The Night
Ghosts do fear no laws
Nor do they care for popular applause.
Ghosts are human souls after death has claimed their mortal remains. A ghost could be a product of an overactive imagination. Or it can be a real entity there for a reason. They may be people who died a violent death or who have some unfinished business to do, who return to earth as ghosts to settle their affairs.
What ever ghosts are here is how to protect yourself from them.
Make a cross out of two pieces of fruitwood, (apple, cherry, peach) tie it together with a piece of red string, and wear it on you somewhere.
When you meet a ghost, spit on the ground between you and the ghost and say, In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, what do you want.
A ghost probably won't do you any harm, though, if you haven't harmed it during its lifetime.
From ghoulies and ghosties,
And things that go Bump in the night
Good Lord Deliver Us.
(Old Scottish Prayer 1800 )
Newberry Opera House
The Newberry Opera House
The Brand New Hampton Inn Newberry S.C.
The Quaker Grave Yard Newberry S.C.
Gauntt House Oldest House In Newberry From 1808
Newberry S.C. History
Newberry is a community filled to its borders with history: ancient Indian sites, battlefields of the American Revolution, historic plantations, and beautiful homes. European settlers (primarily German, Scotch-Irish, and English) began appearing in great numbers in the 1750’s. Newberry County, formed from the Ninety-Six District in 1785, was once described as the largest tract of unbroken farm land in South Carolina. The origin of the county’s name is still unknown. It is likely an alternate spelling for the English town "Newbury," but the popular notion has always been that the surrounding fields and forests were as pretty as a “new berry.” Although cotton was the primary crop before the Civil War, today’s farmers rotate crops such as corn, millet, wheat, and soybeans. In addition Newberry has dairy, poultry, and cattle farms, as well as many acres of controlled reforestation.
The town of Newberry was founded in 1789 as the county seat. Its site was chosen because of its nearness to the center of the county. By the coming of the railroad in 1851, Newberry had become a thriving trade center. Lutheran-supported Newberry College was established in 1856 and has been an important part of the community ever since. Although the Civil War interrupted the growth of the town and dramatically changed its social order, a stronger community emerged which continued to thrive. Industry, in the form of cotton mills, was introduced to the town in 1881. Although the face of the town has changed because of fires, storms, and former economic slumps, the City of Newberry today retains diverse historic buildings and a revitalized downtown.
Since rivers form the boundaries of the county, other communities developed at highway crossroads and, later railroad depots. Among the towns incorporated as a result of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad were Peak, Pomaria, Frog Level (now Prosperity), Silverstreet and Chappells. A branch railroad to Laurens in 1854 had depots at Jalapa and Kinards. In 1890, the arrival of the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens Railroad prompted the incorporation of Little Mountain. Whitmire, a trading center on the Enoree River, was incorporated in 1891 when the Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railroad came through. Aside from the City of Newberry, Prosperity and Whitmire are the most populous towns in the county.
Many interesting and colorful personalities have made a mark on Newberry's history. Emily Geiger, a young woman living in what is now eastern Newberry County, rode her way into the history books when she delivered a message from General Nathaniel Greene to General Thomas Sumter during the American Revolution. Tales also abound about a Quaker girl named Hannah Gaunt who helped defend her father's house against a Tory attack. John Belton O'Neall was a prominent judge in Newberry until his death in 1863. Among his many accomplishments is The Annals of Newberry, an early history of the county. Job Johnstone (1793-1862), a Newberry lawyer, served as Chancellor in South Carolina for thirty-two years and later served on the State Court of Appeals. Another Newberry lawyer, John Fletcher Hobbs, left for Australia in 1882 and, by 1893, had become chief of two tribes of cannibals. Marie Boozer gained notoriety for her great beauty, and her exploits (after leaving Newberry) were the inspiration for two books: La Belle and Another Jezebel. Coleman L. Blease (1868-1942) was the only permanent resident of Newberry to be Governor of South Carolina. A lawyer, Representative and United States Senator, he was elected Governor in 1910 and 1912. Interestingly, his two opponents in 1912 were also from Newberry.
Among the many scenic and historic sites in the county are: The Rock House (pre-Revolutionary, the oldest house in the county); Quaker Cemetery (used from the 1760’s - 1820’s); Tea Table Rock (site of a British encampment during the Revolutionary War); St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pomaria (1808); Little Mountain (800 feet above sea level, highest point in county); Gauntt House, Newberry (1808, oldest home in city); Hardy House, Maybinton (1825, typical of early nineteenth century); Pomaria Plantation, Pomaria (1826, site of a well-known nursery); Old Courthouse (1851); Newberry College (founded 1856); Jasper Hall, Whitmire (1857, fine antebellum residence); Rosemont Cemetery (1863); Newberry Opera House (1881); Oakhurst, Newberry (1891, a fine Victorian home); Lake Murray; and Lynches Woods (a scenic road winds through the forest).
The Old Newberry S.C. Courthouse
Keller Hall, Newberry College
The Newberry College
As you read above the College at Newberry also has its share of ghost from the lady who haunts the Bell Tower to two confederate soldiers who walk around on the grounds. Windows and doors across the entire campus open and close on their own and there are dorm rooms where the cover will be jerked off of you if you are sleeping there.
The Girl In The Glass Coffin
At one time the tomb in the below video contained the coffin of a young girl sealed in a white dress. She died of Scarlett Fever and was buried in a white dress in a sealed glass coffin. The coffin was sealed so she would never decay. When the graveyard fell into such a bad state of disrepair the coffin was moved to a near by musem where it is stored but not on public view.
And over the years the little girl was seen many times playing around the tomb and on the grass near by. At times it has been reported that she has been heard crying and when people have approached her to see what is the matter she just simply vanishes.
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