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No Door, A Ghost Story

I must start with a disclaimer. The story, written to a South Carolina historical group was third hand. I just recently read the account and have no way to verify anything. However…

No Door, A Ghost Story - click to enlarge
No Door, A Ghost Story – click to enlarge

This old crypt will never have a door. It did, but not now.

No Door, A Ghost Story - click to enlarge
No Door, A Ghost Story – click to enlarge

In the late 1800’s a young woman from up north was visiting family. She became ill, and suddenly passed away. Her body was taken to this old family mausoleum as was the custom.

No Door, A Ghost Story - click to enlarge
No Door, A Ghost Story – click to enlarge

When the family returned several days later they found the doors damaged and inside the young lady lying in a pile.

It was not uncommon to think people were dead back then only to have them revive. Actually very common at one time.

The family laid the young lady back to rest, again. Days later the new doors were damaged and off their hinges. The body however was as it had been left.

The doors were never replaced. Now the crypt is empty, the floor damaged, and abandon.

Creepy !!

NOTE: About a year ago, in another old cemetery I found the burial site of an old, well to do, southern family. The head of the family was the first person in the US to be embalmed. It was in his will since he had a fear of being buried alive! True documented history, and proof how common it was.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Down The Alley, Old Cemetery

A peaceful hidden gem in the middle of downtown Charleston.  Follow a small sign by an alley and you can find the Unitarian Church graveyard.

Down The Alley, Old Cemetery - click to enlarge
Down The Alley, Old Cemetery – click to enlarge

The church was started in 1772, construction stopped in 1776 for the revolution, and finally completed in 1787.

Down The Alley, Old Cemetery - click to enlarge
Down The Alley, Old Cemetery – click to enlarge
Down The Alley, Old Cemetery - click to enlarge
Down The Alley, Old Cemetery – click to enlarge

It’s amazing to find this in the most busy part of the city, tucked in behind the old buildings. Small and over grown the yard is maintained by the church to be a garden spot in old Charleston.

Down The Alley, Old Cemetery - click to enlarge
Down The Alley, Old Cemetery – click to enlarge

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