SC Folklore

Celebrate Halloween with S.C. Ghost Stories!

October 31, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Andrew Davis
Celebrate Halloween with South Carolina Folklore, Ghosts, and Legends!

Halloween can be a fun and festive holiday for both children and adults. But it also can be a spooky time when one can have unexpected encounters with the supernatural, or paranormal. It seems that wherever one travels, each destination will have its fair share of folklore...

Old Exhange Ghost

October 28, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
cemetary

Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C. Isaac Hayne was imprisoned there in 1781. He was a very popular businessman, well-off, whom they led through the streets of Charleston, by his sister's home, in shackles and chains on his way to the gallows. She...

A Spooky Good Time at Deceased Farms

October 28, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Deceased Farms

During the Halloween season, Clinton Cease Farms in Lexington, SC transforms into Deceased Farms, a haunted attraction that is sure to get your spine tingling.

Aiken Ghosts

October 25, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Aiken Ghosts

Find stories from the Old Post Office, Annie's Inn, and the cemetery at St. Thaddeus in Aiken, S.C.

Abbeville Ghosts

October 24, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Abbeville Ghost

OLD JAIL, ABBEVILLE, S.C. The Old Jail is Abbeville's oldest public building. The sheriff lived on the first floor, and prisoners were kept on the second and third floors, the worst of whom were kept on the third floor, which has high rafters, perfectly suited for hangings...

Pirate Captain's Buried Treasure

October 23, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Pirate Tour Guide

Folklore claims a pirate captain buried treasure at 37 Meeting Street in Charleston. There are three versions of the story. The captain later found one of his supposedly trusted crewmen attempting to dig up his treasure. It is believed that the crewman remains to this day,...

The Ghosts of Charleston's Old City Jail

August 13, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Jail

Built in 1802 and operational until 1939, the Old Charleston Jail housed the city’s most notorious criminals. Among those criminals, John and Lavinia Fisher and members of their gang were kept there until their execution in 1820. Among other famous prisoners, Denmark Vesey...

South Carolina Legend: The Ghost Hound of Goshen

October 26, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
 The Ghost Hound of Goshen

According to Ernest Shealy, The Ghost Hound of Goshen or “Happy Dog” is not a nice spirit. But does this killer canine really exist or is it just a made-up mutt? Shealy, curator of the Newberry Museum, recounts the story of Union and Newberry counties’ famous ghost dog. In...

SCETV's In-Depth Look at the Folklore Surrounding "Alice" of the Hermitage

October 23, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
Alice's Grave Marker In All Saints Cemetery

More than 150 years ago, the legend of Alice Flagg of the Hermitage began. This young lady from the banks of the inlet in Georgetown County has touched the lives of many, including the Chandler boys – who grew up sleeping in Alice’s room. Variations to the history are...

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...

South Carolina Ghost Stories

October 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Jack-O-Lantern in the dark

In this episode of Palmetto Scene, view ghost stories from around the state.

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Photo of ghost

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back...

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...

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