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Haunted South Carolina

Updated on June 19, 2013

A Haunted House On Pawleys Island SC

A Haunted House On Pawleys Island SC
A Haunted House On Pawleys Island SC
The Grey Man
The Grey Man

Moonrise at Sunset, Pawleys Island, SC

Morning Walk on Pawleys Island

Hurricane Hanna - Pawleys Island

Haunted South Carolina

Maybe it's the rush of energy that comes with the tingle at the base of the neck.Maybe it's our desire to test ourselves through what scares us. Or perhaps it's a more primitive longing to connect with each other. Regardless of what draws us to stories and haunted spots, South Carolina has no shortage. Whether its real or imagination, a visit to these haunted places will certainly give you a fright.

Take the Grey Man of Pawley's Island. This faceless apparition is, by by some, thought to be the ghost of Percival Pawley who founded the island. By other accounts he's the lost love of one of the island's earlier residents. The story says that the families of two young lovers decided to break off their relationship by sending the young man to France to study. On the trip to Europe his boat sank due to a hurricane, and all passengers were thought to be dead.

Then one day, while the young lady was grieving for her lost love, a young man washed up on the shores of Pawleys Island. The woman quickly came to his rescue quickly realizing that it was her lost love. The reunion was short lived however, because the man died a few days later of a fever contracted in the terrible storm. Since then he is said to roam the island appearing just before hurricanes to warn people of the coming danger. He has been seen many times over the years. He was last seen by many people before Hurricane Hugo almost destroyed the island in 1989.

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Camden SC Photos

Old Grave Yard In Camden SC
Old Grave Yard In Camden SC
Swamp In Camden SC
Swamp In Camden SC

But ghosts live inland as well. Camden, the state's oldest inland city, is perhaps most famous as the site of the Patriot's worst defeat of the Revolutionary War. With this history of tragedy there are sure to be a few accounts of ghosts in the area. Agnes of Glasgow was a Scottish woman whose love was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. Agnes felt she had waited long enough for her lover's return so she crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of her young Lieutenant.

Her tips led her to Camden SC. Though Agnes arrived safely, she perished before she could find her lover. It is said she still roams the streets of Camden in the area where the British Soldiers were stationed in hopes of finding her lost love. The story of her heart break was etched into her tomb with the tip of a soldier's bayonet and today it is detailed on a marker in the Presbyterian churchyard on Dekalb Street in the city's downtown.

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Photos Of The Battery Area Of Charleston SC

Down On The Battery In Charleston SC
Down On The Battery In Charleston SC
Charleston's Battery Park
Charleston's Battery Park

Charleston SC Ghost Tour 2008 Part 1

Charleston SC Ghost Tour 2008 Part 2

Haunted Charleston Graveyard And Jail Ghost Hunt

More SC Ghost Stories

Carolina Ghosts aren't always friendly. In Charleston the ghosts of Pirates are said to haunt the grounds of The Battery. During the day, the Battery draws tourists and Civil War enthusiasts from all over the world. At night as tourists dine a;pmg Market and East Bay streets, locals don't hesitate to share tales about the ghosts of the pirates said to still haunt this place. The beginning of Battery Park's storied past is the early 1720's when the site was used as a gallows to hang criminals. In 1729 29 pirates who had committed various crimes were hung in one day from the oak trees in Battery Park to deter other pirates and criminals. They were left hanging there for days. Local people in Charleston say that some nights you can still see the bodies of the pirates hanging in the trees.

South Carolina is full of Ghost Stories and Legends like the ones you have read on this SC Ghost Stories Hub Page. To get the full taste of things to frighten you, plan a ghost hunt of your own or ask the locals who are always happy to share the local ghost stories with everyone. You can also find several ghost tours and walks in Charleston SC.

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Civil War Cannons On The Battery In Charleston SC
Civil War Cannons On The Battery In Charleston SC

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      Real ghost stories 

      5 years ago

      Great web page with a lot of great ghost stories

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      Actual Ghosts Stories 

      8 years ago

      The grey man what a sad story. I really hate it when people interferes between relationships, I hope that Karma did its work and if there's justice in this world he can be with the love of his life. I do believe in ghosts and paranormal things, thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago

      Please use the information below to contact Sumter Ghost Finders.We welcome questions from the public about ghosts and hauntings.Teachers and students are encouraged to contact us if you would like for us to provide a speaker to come to your class to talk about our paranormal experiences.Newspapers and other media are also invited to contact us if you want to do a story on our group or possibly go with us on an investigation.

      Contact: Elliott Davis- Organizer

      Phone Number: 803-481-8826

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      Bill Jones 

      9 years ago

      I love scary places for more scares check out

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      9 years ago from Florida

      Nice, I really enjoy your haunted hubs!

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      9 years ago

      i was wondering if 241 east bay st is haunted i believe it is


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