Haunted Charleston Tour with Black Cat Tours!

In December of last year, I visited Charleston, South Carolina, considered to be one of “America’s Most Haunted” cities.  I spent several hours one morning roaming through some of Charleston’s many cemeteries and graveyards, during which time, I photographed a strange ‘white mist’ in the graveyard of the First Presbyterian Church, which was founded in 1731.

First Presbyterian Church Graveyard

In the evening, I chose to take the Black Cat Tours, ‘Haunted Charleston’ guided tour, in an effort to make the best use of my limited amount of time to investigate.  Our guide, Rebel Sinclair, led our small group along a path of interesting tales, dark alley ways, and down one of the oldest streets in Charleston, where I captured three small orbs.

Three small orbs.

Our tour continued on to St. Phillips Church, and the attached graveyard, with the annexed cemetery, across Church Street.  St. Phillips Church is said to be haunted by a groundskeeper, who died when he fell from scaffolding around the steeple, defending the church from a fire.  This image is of a pale blue, orb in motion, along with two other smaller orbs near the steeple.  I took several images of the steeple and this is the only one with orbs.  I love the movement, and intensity of the blue orb.

Moving blue orb near the church steeple.

Another stop along the tour is this alleyway, referred to as ‘Blood Alley.’ So named for the many duels that were fought on this backstreet of a Charleston saloon.  Local residents say they can still here hushed voices, and gunshots, and many have claimed to have seen the ghosts of those who died in their duel. The alley was alive with orbs, as you can see by this image.

Are these the spirit orbs of those who died in duels on Blood Alley?

Finally, the follow two images were taken in the St. Phillips Cemetery, on Church Street.  In the first image there appears to be an apparition, floating above the headstones, towards the rear of the image.  The image seems to show a profile of a face, atop the shoulders of a ghostly figure.  The second image was taken seconds later, after I moved several steps to my right, the apparition is no longer apparent here.

Apparition in the St. Phillips Cemetery

Floating apparition is no longer visable

I want to thank Rebel Sinclair of Black Cat Tours for an amazing evening of storytelling, history and a glimpse into the Haunted side of Charleston!

One tour was not nearly enough to uncover all that Charleston has to offer.  I look forward to more explorations and discovery on my next visit to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Wrought Iron Gate in Historic Charleston.