From charleston’s haunted ship and inn. To haunted manisons around South Carolina. Today I want to share a place close to home for me. Musgrove Mill in Lauren’s county is a Plantation dated back to the 1800s. This property hide rebel solders from the British. Tons of solders were killed and died on the property. Rebels won the war and the British were killed along this historic site some say you can still here the canons firing.
Everyone knows the legend of Crybaby Bridge. Some know the one in Anderson, which by far is the most famous one in South Carolina, and many know of another one. In fact, there are quite a few in South Carolina and nationwide. The one I will discuss is the one in Anderson, SC. This particular bridge has quite a history. It was originally built in Virginia in 1919, brought to Charleston, and the in 1952 was moved to Anderson. There are a few different ways this story goes, but the most popular is that there was an accident late one night. A mother lost her baby to the flow of the river. It is said that if you go on this bridge late at night you can hear the crying of a baby and if you are lucky you may even see the mother walking up and down the bridge searching for the child she lost so long ago.
During the American Revolution a sentry for the British who was expecting returning soldiers was instead greeted by colonists led by General Francis Marion. Famously know for the swamp fox. At the Plantation outside Charleston his head was cut off and body staggered around before falling to the ground in a pool of blood. It is said that to this day this ghost haunts the Plantation still. He is dressed as a British dragoon and a trail of blood follows behind him according to local lore hes still searching for his head.
According to legend, Lavinia Fisher was the first female serial killer in America. She and her husband John ran the Six Mile House, a place for weary travelers to rest north of Charleston. Lavinia would serve poisoned tea to her victims, who were usually wealthy men, then tuck them into a specific bed, a bed with a trap door beneath. With the pull of a lever, the body would fall into a pit beneath the house, where John would then rob their corpse.
One night, a man named John Peoples stopped over, and after being invited to tea discretely dumped the cup into a nearby plant because he didn’t enjoy tea, but was too polite to refuse. Finding Lavinia and her husband creepy, John claimed he was tired and went to bed. While he sat in a chair by the door, he watched his bed collapse into the pit below the house. In terror, he leapt out of the window and ran straight to Charleston where he reported everything to the police. They are said to have found all the bodies of Lavinia Fisher’s victims upon investigating. The Fishers were executed in 1820, and according to local legend, her spirit haunts the Charleston jail where she was hanged.
Back to haunted Charleston for this unique Cemetery visit this one is on my listed of creepy places to visit. The history Magnolia Cemtery The cemetery was constructed during 1850, on plans laid out by Edward C. Jones, and included a Gothic chapel also designed by Jones which no longer exists. The chapel, which was located near the entrance to the cemetery, remained under construction until early 1851. All though Charleston has tons of public cemeteries few was rival the Magnolia Cemetery. Over 33,000 people are buried here. Authors, poets, respected people of the cities.
According to Denise Roffe in her Ghosts and Legends of Charleston South Carolina, the likeness is a death mask and one of the few such things on a grave in the United States.
In a quiet town in South Carolina is the home of this sleep house called Fosters Tavern. Built in 1801 at one point the Tavern housed John C Calhoun. On his travels through the area. All though there is no hard evidence of paranormal activity. There are some disturbing stories of Fosters Tavern. One story I will share is about a boy and his friend. One night it getting dark and my friend and I decided to break into the old Tavern we camped out but around 11pm things got weird we could hear steps going down the stairs and door slap. We didn’t stay through the night and never returned to Fosters Tavern. What do you all think of this creepy Tavern let me know below.
While the Salem Witch Trials were notably one of the biggest witch trials in the US they were not the only one. The SC witch trials started in 1792 in Fairfield county cattle began to get sick and people were complaining of possession. People believed it was the work of witchcraft. The town was so scared that people were believing that some of the witches had powers to turn their self into animals such as Panthers to stalk her prey. With all these claims came beating torture and death. So let me know what you think of the SC witch trials. This is a new on me.