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Bingham's Light - Real Haunts in Latta SC

   
  • S Butler road
  • Latta, SC
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According to legend, Bingham's light is the flickering lantern of the man who was killed by a train. It is believed the man was trapped on the tracks and desperately flashed his light in order to attract the attention of oncoming trains. His light can still be seen glowing in the darkness.
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  • Wanda Carter, Registered Nurse/Ghost Hunter

    Growing up In the big city of Little Rock, SC, my family and I visited this haunted historical place multiple times and it never got old! The excitement only got more intense with each visit! We would park our cars and walk down to the old train trusses and we would start calling out to the gentleman that lost his head and he would start swinging his lantern! We’d yell out, “We’re here Mr. Joe Baldwin”, where you at? We’d do that a couple of times and all of a sudden you would see a little light in the distance, like a flicker. The more we would yell the bigger and faster it would come! Then you would always, always have that one crazy, braveheart, dunce that would curse and try to say mean things to Mr. Joe Baldwin/the light. The light would would start getting bigger and brighter and coming faster toward us, and changing colors! This happened on more than one occasion! One year about 33!years I was 17 years old there were several groups of Paranormal investigators with all kinds of equipment out of Texas looking at the light! You could tell they were amateurs, when they saw the light, they didn’t know what to do. They packed up and left my second oldest brother John can attest to this because he help them unpack and then helped them pack it right back up!! We laughed because we knew what was gonna happen they didn’t believe us!! We even took my aunt Flossie with us one night, my oldest sister was driving my mom, Hannah was in the middle and aunt Flossiewas on the passenger side. Me, my sister and two of my cousins were in the backseat! We pulled right to the end of the dirt road leading to the train trusses, we were yelling out but my sister started blowing the horn. Now that must’ve angered Mr. Joe. Baldwin, because all we could see was a small light bout like the end of a cigarette. The more she blowed that horn the bigger the light got! Then all of a sudden it started changing colors, fire red, white, yellowish and back to red! The next thing we knew it looked as if it was in the hood of the car! Everyone was screaming, the car stalled, she got to crank, and then couldn’t get it to go in reverse! All I know is I was on the bottom in the floor board of the car, the other three were tryin their best to get under me!! I wasn’t having it! Mr. Joe was have to get them first!! Finally my sister Jean got it to go in reverse then drive and when she did she floored that car and I guarantee you she hit every hole and bump that dirt road had in it! We were bouncing in that backseat like NBA basketballs! I truly love that place! I could keep going with some of the stories and adventures that I had as a child and as teenager about the “Bingham Light”!

    Posted 4/30/22

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  • Private Property

    U are walking on my property....... No One is allowed on my property!!!!! PRIVATE PROPERTY KEEP OUT

    Posted 11/26/21

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  • Lights

    They say if you blow your horn 3 times the way a train does he shows his self faster , I've seen the light many a times but never him .

    Posted 9/24/21

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  • Its legit

    Having gone here multiple times with the family we have seen lights that move back and forth but not where the map says it's at. If you come down the first road that the old church is on you will come to a field at the end and make a right at the dead end road and go down a short while till you see the gas lines on the left hand side and you see a clearing between the trees on each side, if you look at the trees directly beside the gas pipes you will see the light going back and forth but I will advise you dont curse or be rude because many have bad experiences when doing that. But I can honestly say it will give you the chill bumps and it's truly one of the few places I believe to be haunted.

    Posted 9/10/21

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  • the Bingham Light is real

    when I was with my brothers and friends he started to chase us but we made it out before he got to us

    Posted 10/28/20

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  • A Local's Experience

    Personally, having resided in Latta a majority of my life, obviously I've heard the folk lore surrounding the Bingham Light. As legend goes a man was trapped on the train tracks, used his lantern to warn the oncoming train of his misfortune, but was nonetheless decapitated by the train. Having visited the dirt road where the train tracks were previously laid but have since been uprooted, I have seen a faint light on multiple occasions. I have heard experiences of the light chasing people away, but I've had nothing but benign experiences. If you're seeking a relatively safe hunt to visit, this is the one for you.

    Posted 9/23/20

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