South Carolina Ghosts: From the Coast to the Mountains

South Carolina Ghosts: From the Coast to the Mountains

South Carolina Ghosts: From the Coast to the Mountains

South Carolina Ghosts: From the Coast to the Mountains


The stories in this book are based upon actual events. During the course of her research into some of South Carolina's classic tales, Nancy Roberts heard accounts of happenings in the recent past and even the present day. They're all here: from the famous Gray Man of Pawleys Island who warns of coming storms to the ghost of the poor fellow whose small plane went down in the 1950s near Walhalla leaving him to forever hitchhike Highway 107.Everybody has heard of Alice of Murrells Inlet who is still looking for her lover's ring, but who haunts the house in Summerville, even now, and why?The eighteen stories told here will have you looking over your shoulder and shuddering at even a gentle breeze--so take care. Supernatural occurrences in South Carolina are not all in the past!


The stories in this collection are based upon actual events. In some cases names have been changed to protect the privacy of the living or relatives of the deceased but every effort has been made to check the veracity of those interviewed. When stories have been related in several versions, the earliest and most authentic has been selected.

To the best of the writer’s knowledge and research each account has a sound factual basis. If some bear a resemblance to other stories, it is because the similarity of reallife experiences and emotions necessarily produces tales in many different areas which share important structural aspects.

As these stories transcend time and place and move from the ancient world to the present they undergo transformations, but here and there we glimpse a common thread that ties us to the thoughts of our long-ago ancestors. Time is eclipsed and for a moment there occurs, even in the most sophisticated of us, a flashback into the mind of archetypal man.

In the fourth century Salustius declared, “Myths are something which never happened but always are.” The word “myth” is used here not to say that an event is untrue but simply that as yet, we do not know how to explain it.

But one thing is certain. Late at night the ghosts begin to stir!

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