Dossier, South Carolina

Ghost stories, hauntings and urban legends from Charleston and South Carolina’s low country

The ghosts of St. Helena’s chapel of ease and Land’s End light – true hauntings from South Carolina’s sea islands

Chapel of Ease on St. Helena Island, South Carolina

Chapel of ease on St. Helena Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina. St. Helena Island, a sea island located in the Port Royal Sound of South Carolina has a long history. Some say it’s the oldest settlement in the United States, founded shortly after its discovery by Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón, a Spaniard looking to colonize […]

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Too good to be true, mayhem on the highway turns into a ghost story from Old Charleston and the legend of Lavina Fisher

Old Jail, Charleston, SC

A look at Lavina Fisher, and the truth behind the true ghost stories and legends of America’s first female serial killer, hung in Charleston in 1820.

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A Southern Gothic Ghost Story from Edisto Island, South Carolina’s Low Country

The crypt of L.B.Legare, in the graveyard of Edisto Presbyterian Church

What could be more horrifying than being buried alive? A southern gothic true ghost story from the Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries

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Poe in Charleston and the Legend of Annabel Lee

Crypt, Chapel of Ease,c. 1740, Frogmore, St. Helena Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina

Edgar Allan Poe spent a couple years in Charleston, South Carolina. It is said that he found his inspiration for his last poem, Annabel Lee here. Read more in this treasure from A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries

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