Haunted Charleston: Scary Sites, Eerie Encounters, And Tall Tales

Haunted Charleston: Scary Sites, Eerie Encounters, And Tall Tales

by Sara Pitzer

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Overview

Among South Carolina's many treasures is Charleston, a city of rich history. Since the first British colonists established Charles Towne in 1670, this city has been a study in contradictions – a beautiful coastal environment, magnificent architecture, and sometimes unspeakable cruelty. Haunted Charleston, a collection of stories of ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal happenings in the Holy City, will leave readers frightened and fascinated. Haunted Charleston includes twenty-five stories from the Ghosts at Dock Street Theater to the Haunted Graveyards, that will send chills up the spines of even the most daring ghosthunters. Each story includes notes on historical significance and local lore and readers will discover just how haunted and spooky this city is. A bibliography, a resources list of contact information to visit the haunted sites, and a brief "Ghost Hunter's Guide" for the region or city, are also included, giving readers the resources to explore the haunted areas for themselves.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762771820
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Series: Haunted
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,107,782
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sara Pitzer has been traveling in and writing about the South since 1983. She has walked the Charleston streets, sampled as much low-country cuisine as one woman can, and stayed in many bed and breakfast inns and small hotels. Sara has been a newspaper reporter and columnist and written more than a dozen books about travel and food. Sara once lived in Columbia, South Carolina and now lives in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, an easy drive to Charleston. She is also the author of Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina and North Carolina off the Beaten Path 10th ed. (Globe Pequot Press).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Introduction xi

Part 1 Hospitality Haunts 1

Chapter 1 Spooky Full House 2

Battery Carriage House Inn

20 South Battery Street

Chapter 2 George's Playground 9

The 1837 Bed and Breakfast

126 Wentworth Street

Chapter 3 Spooked Managers 15

Meeting Street Inn

173 Meeting Street

Jasmine House

64 Hassell Street

Chapter 4 Poor Ned Persists 22

Francis Marion Hotel

387 King Street

Chapter 5 The Half-Head Cadet 28

Embassy Suites

337 Meeting Street

Chapter 6 An Old Woman and a Pooch 34

Poogan's Porch

72 Queen Street

Chapter 7 Spirits and a Spirit 41

Southend Brewery

161 East Bay Street

Part 2 Grave Haunts 49

Chapter 8 Lonely Women 50

St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard

Corner of Meeting and Broad Streets

Chapter 9 Lovelorn Ladies 56

The Unitarian Church Graveyard

8 Archdale Street

Chapter 10 Grief and Fright 61

St. Philip's Episcopal Churchyard

142 Church Street

Part 3 Scary Places 67

Chapter 11 Touch Someone Else, Not Me 68

Old City Jail

21 Magazine Street and 17 Franklin Street

Chapter 12 Angry Spirits 75

Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon

122 East Bay Street

Part 4 Heard But Not Seen, Seen But Not Heard 81

Chapter 13 The Whistling Doctor 82

59 Church Street and Dueler's Alley

Chapter 14 The Poltergeist Pranksters 91

Joe E. Berry Residence Hall

College of Charleston

Comer of Calhoun and St. Philip Streets Chapter 15: Strange Encounters 99

Cooper River Bridge

Chapter 16 Gray Man's Warning 103

Pawley's Island

Chapter 17 The Silent Scream 111

Aiken-Rhett House

48 Elizabeth Street

Chapter 18 Theatrical Spirits 118

Dock Street Theatre

135 Church Street

Part 5 Plantation Haunts 125

Chapter 19 Ghosties and Ghostly Lovers 126

Fenwick Hall Plantation

Chapter 20 The Heartbroken Ghost 132

Hampton Plantation

950 Rutledge Road, McClellanville

Part 6 The Gullah Legends 139

Chapter 21 The Apothecary and the Mermaid 140

Peninsula Charleston

Chapter 22 The Man Who Would Not Believe He Was Dead 146

Wadmala Island

Chapter 23 Don't Let the Boo Hag Ride Ya 152

A Sea Island

Chapter 24 Jimmy Beats the Plat-Eye 158

A Sea Island

Chapter 25 The Doctor and the Root 164

A Sea Island

Appendix A Seeing the Sights 171

Appendix B Inside the World of Ghost Hunting 188

Appendix C Who Says? 196

About the Author 208

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