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Real Haunted Places Across South Carolina

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about South Carolina's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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  •   South Carolina State Museum Columbia, SC
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    The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia once operated as a textile mill. It now houses the State Museum and is known to be quite haunted. The ghost of "Bubba" is rumored to be the spirit of a worker who was decapitated in an industrial elevator shaft. His apparition has been spotted wearing overalls and is usually seen on the fourth floor of the museum. Some witnesses have even... Read More

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    The South Carolina State Hospital in Columbia dates back to 1821 and was first known as the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum. It was one of the very first public mental hospitals established in the United States. Famous architect, Robert Mills, designed the building and South Carolina was the second state in the country at that time to put money aside for such a building for the care and... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Hospitals & Asylums

  •   Old City Jail Charleston, SC
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    The Old City Jail, also known as the Old Charleston Jail, was home to some of the location's most notorious criminals during the 1800s and early 1900s. There were more than 13,000 prisoners who were executed at the jail while it was in operation. Rumor has it that their souls never left the prison and haunt it to this very day. The jail is considered the most haunted building in all of... Read More

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  •   Walnut Lane Inn Lyman, SC
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    The Walnut Lane Inn in Lyman may be closed, but it was well known for its guests who liked to linger in spirit. There are a few ghosts who were rumored to haunt the inn. One includes that of a shapeless man that likes to spend his time in the kitchen. Another is a figure who has been spotted on the stairs, and has been described as a woman who wears dark skirts. Dogs bark as though... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging | Real Haunted Places

  •   The Gray Man of Pawleys Island Pawleys Island, SC
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    The Gray Man of Pawleys Island is a ghost who likes to roam the beach area to warn people of storms that are coming. Stories say that he was a man who was traveling to see his fiancé, but on his way, his horse sunk into mud in the marshes of Pawleys Island. He died and his spirit is believed to still be searching for his love. He has been spotted dressed in gray, with a long coat and... Read More

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  •   Baynard Plantation Ruins Hilton Head Island, SC
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    The Stoney Baynard Ruins on Hilton Head Island are known to be quite the eerie place. The plantation itself had been added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 and it featured six acres. Stories say that if you dare to visit the ruins at night, you will see a funeral procession for namesake William Baynard pass by. Visitors have claimed to both see and hear the procession... Read More

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  •   Dock Street Theatre Charleston, SC
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    The Dock Street Theatre in Charleston is known to be home to a few ghosts. The first is that of a lady in red and the second is a man who wears 19th-century clothing. Ghostly shadow actors and audience members are seen on the regular as well. One of the two regular apparitions is believed to be an actor who doesn't want to leave the stage behind. He is sometimes called the ghost of... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Theaters

  •   Waccamaw Cemetery Bucksport, SC
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    The Waccamaw Cemetery in Bucksport is where the ghost of Alice Flagg wanders around her grave searching for her ring. Stories say that Alice grew up in a wealthy family and fell in love with a poor man. Once her guardian found out, she was sent away to live in Charleston. Alice ended up getting sick with a fever so she returned home. Her guardian found her engagement ring on a ribbon... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries | Real Haunted Places

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    The Bicycle Shoppe was once Harley-Davidson and is believed to be haunted by both an evil spirit and a good spirit. Witnesses have reported a strong, sweet fragrance in certain spots on the grounds. Read More

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