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Rock Hill - Winthrop University - Built over one hundred years ago, by Ben Tillman, namesake of the campus' main building. In the initial phases of construction on the campus, he suffered a riding accident and consequently lost the use of one side of his torso. Embittered by the accident, he grew ever more cruel, whipping and sometimes bludgeoning the prisoners and slaves who worked to construct the college. Acquiring the nickname "Pitchfork Ben," he died an angry old man, and is still said to haunt the upper two floors of Tillman Hall. Since closed by the University, and deemed unacceptable for class or administrative use, on the right day, you may see a shadowy figure glaring at you from the front portico.  UPDATE 1/8/08
The name Pitchfork Ben Tillman comes from a comment he said during his
time as a government official not as a result of his cruelty. He also
founded Clemson University. (info. provided by J. Coleman, Rock Hill)

Sacramento - Sand Cove Park - Ghost lights appear from time to time. A woman's voice saying "Te papa" near the Sacramento River. Sight was probably an Indian Burial Ground or Mine Shafts.

Sheldon - Old Sheldon Church - There was a woman seen dressed in a simple brown dress dated in the Pilgrim era. She stands near a grave of an infant who died. A feeling of sorrow over comes some people.

Smoaks - Train Tussle - Reports of seeing & Hearing a spectral train.

Society Hill - Colonel Kolbs Tomb - Legend states that if you go out to Colonel Kolbs tomb at night, you will hear someone walking through the woods after a while. You may even see the ghost of man standing near you! Colonel Kolb and his family were burned alive at this site during the Revolutionary War.

Spartanburg - Broome high school - Many teachers at Broome high school have told the story of a construction worker that helped build the school and had to bring his daughter to work with him one day. They were on the newly finished roof and the girl wasn't paying any attention as to where she was going and walk off thee roof and was killed. If you are up at the school at night really late you can hear the cries of a girl screaming for her father. Many teachers have experienced this. No students, yet.

Spartanberg - Clifton – The Old Mill House - Rumor is the owner of the plantation killed his family, then himself. Footsteps have been heard, as well as doors being thrown open.

Spartanburg - Converse College - Hazel B. Abbott theatre - resides the ghost of Miss Hazel.  She is not too friendly.  You definitely feel a cold presence, and if you sit in her seat, you will be haunted for a while. People have heard strange noises in the prop room, etc.

Spartanburg - Converse College - Pell Hall - There are several occurrences on campus.  There was one student who lived in Pell Hall in the early 1900's.  She was going to sneak out of a window to meet her fiancée and go elope.  He swore that if she jumped, he would catch her.  He didn't catch her and now you can see a woman in a white dress running down the hallway to meet her lover. Also, there was a girl in the 1950's named Betty Payne.  She hanged herself off the door in her room.  The door has been repainted and replaced numerous times and no matter what, you can still see the outline of the rope, noose, and the outline of her body.  She is a fairly hostile ghost.  She has locked people in her room before.
Spartanburg - Converse College - Williams dorm - there is a ghost in the laundry room of a little boy who used to live here when converse was a boarding school campus.  He is very friendly.

Spartanburg - Converse College - Wilson Hall - there is a stairway to the bell tower.  Legend has it that two men were arguing up there and one was pushed off.  This is a ANGRY ghost.  The door to the bell tower is locked.  The ghost is said to have red eyes.  I personally have not seen it, but one of my classmates did.

Spartanburg - Converse College - Evans Building - The Evans Building was originally a black high school, and later was turned into an office building. There is still a basketball court there, where from the upper balcony you can hear the squeaks of tennis shoes and the sound of dribbling late at night. Footsteps have also been heard in the hallways.

Spartanburg - Foster's Tavern - Sounds of horse hooves on the roof, voices and footsteps on the stairs have been heard.

Spartanburg - Hell's Gates - Hells Gate is an older cemetery located in the heart of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Strange things like having a cell phone give a busy signal, when it was later confirmed that the line that was called was NOT busy. As well, we have seen many odd and unexplained lights within the woods of the graveyard. Trying to take pictures and the flash wouldn't work. Apparitions of children and a whitish mist.

Spartanburg - South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind - Haunted by the ghost of Martha Walker. Walker was the tough, stoic woman who took over running the school for a few years during the Civil War. Her ghost is said to still roam the halls of the school's historic main building checking rooms to make sure the students are o.k. Students, Faculty, Alumni and even the schools current female President all say they have experienced Martha's presence.

Spartanburg - the Tanning Yards - Reports that a mischievous ghost is supposed to be out there. 

Spartanburg - Spartanburg Methodist College - Willard Dormitory - Supposedly a student jumped out a window in Willard Dormitory and died on. Many people say that they see him walking the halls very late at night and he has also been seen standing at the window he jumped out of.

Spartanburg - TB Hospital - Recently Torn Down - Originally a sanitarium for people stricken with the disease. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people died within its walls. Strange occurrences have been reported.

St. Matthews - Old Calhoun County Health Dept. - It is said that a lady dressed in red haunts the health dept. Also you can hear water running, voices, and other noises when no one else is in the building.

Summerville - Parks Cemetery - Near the back of the cemetery in an almost unmarked grave we heard crying, like a child. Followed it to a grave almost unmarked only the name Jessie Blue Hyatt is there and the year 2002. Witnesses visiting took a flower and the crying stopped. Another witness visited and heard again the crying she gave a windmillish sort of angel, and the crying stopped. Everytime someone has gone they too has heard the crying ... and found the same unmarked grave ... it has been reported that there has been a smell of smoke. And hard to breath. All that visit return and are drawn to place things so that the child is not forgotten.

11/22/2010 Update by a website visitor (Tilly M.) HYATT, Jessi Blue
Jessi Blue Hyatt, infant daughter of Jerry Dale Hyatt and Julie Lawson Silvers, of Summerville, SC, died Friday, December 27, 2002 in Summerville. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, December 31, 2002 at Parks Funeral Home Chapel at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Summerville Cemetery. Friends may call at PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, SC this Monday evening from 6 - 9 o'clock. Jessi Blue was born on October 8, 2002 in Summerville, SC. Survivors include her father and mother, Jerry Hyatt and Julie Silvers, of Summerville; two half-brothers, Jerry D. Hamilton and Trenton Silvers; two half-sisters, Savannah Silvers and Grace Silvers, all of Summerville; and maternal grandparents, Billy and Nancy Lawson of Greenville, NC. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, SC. (Published Dec 30, 2002)

HYATT, Jessi Blue
Jessi Blue Hyatt, infant daughter of Jerry Dale Hyatt and Julie Lawson Silvers, of Summerville, SC, died Friday, December 27, 2002 in Summerville. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, December 31, 2002 at Parks Funeral Home Chapel at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Summerville Cemetery. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, SC. (Published Dec 31, 2002)

As far as the smell of smoke and feelings of suffocation I can't find anything about a fatal fire in Summerville at the time the child passed.

Summerville - Summerville light - The Story goes that a woman had a husband that was a conductor for a railroad company in Summerville...and he worked nights. At midnight every night, people could always see her there, waiting by the tracks with his lunch and a lantern...waiting for him to stOp to eat. One night, he never showed. She was told that the train had derailed or crashed, and he was beheaded and, of course, killed. Although they buried his remains, she would never accept the fact that he was gone, and so, she went to the tracks at midnight with her lantern and walked up and down, waiting for him. People of course began to think she was crazy, but she continued this nightly ritual until her own death. Mysteriously, the light never stApped coming. This is what my mother told me happens at her visit to THE SUMMERVILLE LIGHT: When you go to the tracks, just before midnight, you can hear all the sounds that are usually heard at night, crickets chirping, frogs croaking...the breeze blowing.... but for some odd reason, and this has been the case for every person who has seen THE midnight, the sounds suddenly just cease. As if a presence has quieted them momentarily. Then you can see it, usually its far off, a light and nothing else...coming your way. If you stick around, THE LIGHT will chase you. Scared visitors tried to jump in their car and leave and the light came upon them swiftly, and they heard a BUMP on their car, as they sped away. When at a safe distance from the sighting, they got out and looked, and there was a dent on the car, where the lantern hit it. Otheres have had their car stalleda and even a report of havinga strange burn mark on their hood.

Sumter - Church of the Holy Cross- Dalzell, North 261 - Church Cemetery is haunted by a Confederate Soldier that apparently had an untimely death. Eyewitnesses see him strolling through the cemetery, and disappearing before they can approach him. There has also been a woman sitting in a low-lying tree, with her legs crossed. This is a genuinely haunted cemetery.

Sumter - Dalzell - Stamey Livestock Road - Booth's hanging - In the early eighties five Air Force airmen drove down a dirt road after drinking too much and ran into Booth's Pond. Two of them drowned that night. Several weeks later the other three still distraught about what had happened committed suicide in a blue barn/garage at the beginning of the dirt road. Late at night you can see three figures coming down the road and walk into the barn, but never come out.

Sumter - Martinville Church Road - A few miles down this road there is the old Martinville Church. The history behind this church is not really known, but something definitely is unusual about the site. It is a very old unused church and there is a cemetery behind the church with a large iron gate. At the cemetery entrance witnesses heard singing and saw faint lights on in the church. It was very cold all of a sudden(on a July evening) and the air was very heavy. They ran and got back into the car and as soon as they pulled away from the church the lights in the church suddenly went off.

Sumter - Salem Black River church - the church and graveyard is said to be haunted by a priest from the early 1900s. his family died from a plague and he was the only member alive. he cursed god and started satanic seances and satanic mischief. there's a old shack behind the church that used to be his. late at night you sometimes can see a light on in there but there is no glass in the windows and you can also see a figure. the graveyard is right next to the church. there is two grave yards there. the front one is just normal people but the back is the priests graveyard. it is haunted by all the priests of the church. it is located right off of highway 378.

Sumter - Thomas Drive Vacant Lot - Eyewitnesses have claimed to have seen 5 or 6 rag-tag black men doing various activities - from hoeing a long gone garden to silently joining in on New Year's Eve festivities. Dogs incessantly whining and barking at what appears to be an empty lot.

Taylors - Devenger Road - It is said that on Halloween night a woman stopped on the bridge to get her kids something out of the trunk. A truck came and didn't stop in time and knocked the car off the bridge and killed the woman and her kids. If you go to the bridge and put your front two tires in the hump, something will push you out of it and up the hill. You will roll back about a foot and stop on the hill. People say it is the woman trying to push you to safety.

Timmonsville - Sansbury graveyard - very creepy!! feelings of despair and fear are common. Not much to see, but very weird noises and a baby crying. Best times are late into the night and only go with two or three people.

Union - Cry Baby Bridge - There is more to the weird occurrences at this site. If you put your car in neutral on the bridge, it will roll up the hill. No one knows why, but it really does happen.

Union - John D Long Lake - this is the location where Susan Smith rolled her car in the lake with her children strapped in. after the car was recovered with the children's bodies, people went down to look & a memorial was erected. a family had gone to the lake to look their suv was parked on the boat ramp in park when it rolled into the lake drowning them. some say that smith's children are still there looking for someone to play with. The lake has since been closed

Union - Rcse Hill Plantation - Cry Baby Bridge - Right before you get to Rose Hill Plantation, there is an old bridge with rusted steel frames at the top. Legend has it that, if you park on the bridge and cut off your car, than you can hear a baby crying and then see the mother looking for it. One day in the 1950's, a woman threw her baby off the bridge in spite of her husband. Now, you can see her looking for the baby at midnight.

Ware Shoals - Ware Shoals High School - It is said that the ghost of the first superintendent roams through the gym and the balcony in the auditorium. Also if you drive around the front of the school, the light will suddenly glow.

Ware Shoals - Ware Shoals High School - Locker Room - In the girls locker room showers have been believes to be haunted because some girls have gone down there and the showers have cut on and off completely by themselves. Lockers have slammed and the showerheads move without anyone moving them. Another thing is that there are a lot of bangs on the ceiling. While the girls where changing one day they heard walking noises when everyone was being completely still.

Wateree River Swamp Bridge - US 378 between Sumter and Columbia - Where US 76 crosses the Wateree River between Sumter and Richland counties, South Carolina, the westbound bridge has been haunted by a phantom hitchhiker, a young woman who is trying to get to Columbia to see her ill mother. She appears solid and holds a brief conversation before she disappears when the Good Samaritan who picks her up drives over the bridge. She has been reportedly seen since the 1930's when the bridge was new.

West Columbia - Airport High School - The ghost of Aiport's first principal, George I. Pair, haunts the school late at night. Airport was built in 1958 and Pair died in 1962. It is said that he roams the 300 and 500 halls to protect the students and teachers and to look over his work. Though carpeted many years ago, Pair can be heard walking the halls as if the tiles were still there. Lockers banging, the opening of locked doors, and the phones being knocked off the hook are usually the signs of Pair's ghost. Many sightings of his ghost still appear to many students who stay for late night activities. His actions were caught on tape in 1994 by adventurous students and teachers late at night. Revision submitted by Katie 3/19/2008 - I have a revision for what is listed for the Airport High School haunting. It is not the 300 hall that is haunted, its the old 100 hall and the 500 hall. I graduated from that school in 2004 and we proved a few of the "stories" to be untrue. It is said that the "ghost" turns the lights out in the old 100 hall and slams the doors at each end. In reality if you flip the switch at the middle of the hall between the bathrooms, the lights go off for the whole hall, and the doors slam, due to the magnets holding the doors open, on working with the power on, so they slam shut.

West Columbia - Old State Road - A railroad crossing where a school bus was hit by a train in the 70's.  If you put your car in neutral on the tracks, it is rumored that it will be "pushed" across the tracks by the spirits of the dead children. Reports of visitors puting baby powder on their bumper and seeing hand prints after their episode.

Westminster - Lonely bridge - Many reports of a lady diving onto cars as they cross and then disappearing before the car can stop. Many say that the woman is screaming for them to help her find her child. Others say it is the ghost of a woman that drowned in the creek below while swimming. The bridge is beside an old saw mill, maybe thats where she died. But it is a fact that a woman did drown in the water in the late 50's.

Westminster - Toccoa Presbyterian Church - This church is unlocked at all times. If you try to take something out of it, it will become too heavy for you to carry. If you light a lighter in the church, it will fall apart.

Winnsboro - Courthouse - Back in the 1800's, there was a woman by the name of Mary Ingelman.  The townspeople believed she was a witch. She was the first woman in the State of South Carolina tried by a court and sentenced to death for witchcraft.  They tried to hang her in the magnolia tree beside the courthouse.  A man from the town felt sorry for her, and cut her loose before she died.  She lived and was the townspeople attempted to kill her several more times, but was never successful.  She lived a hard life, and when she died she came back to haunt the area of the courthouse.  She can be seen on the steps of the courthouse late at night and the areas surrounding the courthouse, near the magnolia tree.

Woodruff - Seven Devils Bridge - This is a haunted bridge which many account, cannot be crossed on the stroke of midnight. Those who have tried to do so have broken down, screaming and crying uncontrollably. The bridge is near the price house and it is passable only by foot.