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South Carolina's Confirmed Haunted Cemeteries - Ghost Sightings, Apparitions & Paranormal Phenomena Confirmed

What's scarier at night than a graveyard? One that's haunted. Across South Carolina, there are numerous cemeteries that are believed to be haunted, where spirits reportedly lurk at night, and refuse to accept their grave as a final resting place. If you're feeling brave, you might want to go on a ghost tour of a local cemetery, where an expert can tell you all about the spirits that have been known to haunt your local graveyards, as well as the haunted history of the location.
 
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    The Montrose Cemetery is rife with paranormal activity. Investigators have explored the grounds, searching for indications of ghostly presences. Reports indicate cold spots abound in this area, and ghostly screams are often heard. Many people believe they are the cries of young children who were supposedly murdered there sometime between the 1950's and 1960's. Other visitors to the... Read More

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  •   Cottageville Cemetery Cottageville, SC
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    According to legend, if you circle the cemetery three times, drive your car into the center and flash your lights three times, then you will awaken the dead. Ghosts will crawl out of their graves and roam the cemetery. Some witnesses claim a few ghosts began throwing things at them, while others couldn't care less about the living. Read More

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  •   Sansbury Cemetery Timmonsville, SC
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    This cemetery is different from the Sansbury Hill Cemetery, which is also in Timmonsville and is said to be an eerie place all around. Reports here include the sounds of a baby crying, unexplained sounds and eerie feelings of despair. Read More

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    The birth years on tombstones of the Children's graveyard ranges from the 1700's to the 1800's, indicating that most of the resident ghosts have been around for centuries. These restless spirits have on occasion emitted eerie lights and otherworldly noises. Disembodied laughing and running footsteps have been reported. Some paranormal investigators used EVPs and recorded what sounds to... Read More

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  •   West End Cemetery Newberry, SC
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    This cemetery is believed to be haunted by The Bride of West End. Her apparition shows as a melancholy bride who sits in the trees, wandering the nearby fields or standing near her grave. Stories say she is waiting for her lover to take her to their wedding ceremony. Read More

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    Stories say that the spirits of the Blackeney family will sometimes appear to visitors. The family emigrated from Ireland, and some fought in the Civil War. Read More

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    This church is haunted by numerous ghosts, but the two most frequently spotted are a confederate soldier and a woman in a tree. The soldier wanders the cemetery often stopping to look upon graves. The woman is more stationary, she sits in trees with low-hanging branches. Read More

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  • Graniteville Cemetery Graniteville, SC
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    A witch spirit is said to haunt this cemetery late at night, placing flowers on children's graves. Visitors have reported eerie occurrences here, including the sound of gunshots, screams and laughter. Some have even reported that the dead have reached up and grabbed their feet. Read More

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    If you ever visit Bethabara cemetery, keep an eye out for the glowing cross marker of a confederate soldier's grave. The cross glows only three times a year, making it incredibly rare for visitors to witness this phenomenon. It is also said that the cross changes color several times throughout the year before returning to a worn out rust color. Read More

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  •   Beth Elohim Cemetery Georgetown, SC
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    This cemetery is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in the state and its haunting stories are surrounded by best friends Pauline Moses and Eliza Munnerlyn. The two girls had planned to be married on the same day at the same time, but in two different locations. However, the two girls ended up catching yellow fever and died a few days before their weddings. Visitors have reported hearing... Read More

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    Also known as Park Cemetery by some locals, this location is believed to be haunted by a child's ghost. The child may have been buried on the grounds, and is named Jessie Blue Hyatt. His cries have been heard, and some reports of phantom smells of smoke and difficult breathing have also taken place here. Read More

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  •   St. Philip's Graveyard Charleston, SC
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    St. Philip's graveyard is a popular excursion on ghost tours. According to legend, the ghost of Sue Howard. In 1888 Howard gave birth to a stillborn and died of unknown circumstances ten days later. A century later, an amateur photographer was taking shots of the cemetery, completely unaware of any spectral presences. When the film was developed he noticed a shawl covered figure hunched... Read More

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  •   Tans Bay Baptist Church Effingham, SC
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    This church is believed to be haunted by a ghostly baby who passed away before the building became a church. It has been said that the baby accidentally fell on its head and instantly died. Floating lights have been seen and the sound of a baby crying has been heard. Read More

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  •   New Salem Church Cemetery Taylors, SC
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    Visitors of this graveyard have reported seeing unexplained moving lights, along with the sounds of voices, touches from something unseen, temperature anomalies, eerie feelings and other strange occurrences. Read More

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  •   All Saints Cemetery Pawleys Island, SC
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    The story surrounding this cemetery includes a beautiful woman named Alice Flagg, the sister of a wealthy Dr. Allard Flagg who moved into The Hermitage in 1849. Alice was said to have fallen in love with a lumberman, but Dr. Flagg did not approve of the two being together, so he sent him away. Alice was upset with her brother and disregarded his wishes and met up with her lover in... Read More

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    Visitors have reported a the omnipresent smell of smoke despite failing to locate a source. Others have reported difficulty breathing, while most people claim to have heard a child crying. According to legend, the cries come from the grave of Jessie Blue Hyatt, a child who died at a young age. Read More

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