Ghost and Legends

The Ghosts of Newberry

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
The Ghosts of Newberry

Ghost of Madeline, Newberry, S.C. The legend of Madeline, the young woman who climbed the bell tower of Keller Hall at Newberry College, and while searching for her fiance', John, she slipped and fell to the ground with the bell tower rope wrapped around her neck, and was...

Ghost of Zoe at Poogan's Porch

October 8, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Ghost of Zoe at Poogan's Porch

Poogan's Porch has been located on Queen Street in Charleston, S.C. since 1976. Zoe St. Amand and her sister, Elizabeth, were spinsters who lived together for more than 60 years, the last 20 of which were lived there on Queen Street. When Elizabeth died after a short...

The Gray Man and Hurricanes

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
The Gray Man

Plowden C.J. Weston went to England to be educated but returned to his beloved Pawleys Island, where he and his lovely English wife, Emily Esdaille Weston, built the Pelican Inn. He lived until almost the end of the Civil War, but died of tuberculosis in 1864. After his...

Drunken Jack, The Pirate

October 27, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Drunken Jack

During the golden age of piracy, there came an afternoon on which a pirate ship sailed into Murrell's Inlet to bury a treasure they would imbibe in that very night. By late in the afternoon, the rum had been buried and the pirates had begun to build there bonfires. Many...

The Legend of Becky Cotton

October 26, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Becky Cotton

Becky Cotton was born around 1765 and married John Cotton around 1785. Becky's father was killed when three men burst into the house, but her husband did nothing to stop it. The legend has it that she waited for him to fall asleep and buried an axe into his skull. She was...

Lizard Man

October 25, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Lizard Man

First appeared in 1988, nine feet tall, with a head similar to a human head, and afraid of cars...it's Lizard Man.

Bubba the Ghost

October 23, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Bubba the Ghost

This is the story of Bubba the Ghost from the S.C. State Museum.