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.

Tell us about your paranormal experiences!

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Have you ever, or are you now experiencing something you may believe to be paranormal?  AWISPR encourages you to tell us about these experiences.

These experiences may be things that go bump in the night, or glimpses of shadow people as seen out of the corner of your eye. Do you feel uneasy, or ill in certain rooms or areas of your home or workplace?  These feelings may be associated with changes in the Electromagnetic Field, which are attributed to ghosts or spirits,  and are manifested in chills, goosebumps or sudden body tremors.  Do you know the history of your home, or place of work?

It is our experience that spirits not only attach themselves to people, but also to places and buildings.  Often times, these spirits may become disturbed by recent renovation or demolition to a building.  In the case of personal attachments, these experiences are usually more emotional in nature.

Welcome to A Woman’s Intuition Society for Paranormal Research!

aWISPR is a group of women from Marin County, California who share a common interest in paranormal

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research.  Together we have investigated locations throughout California and Nevada, in search of the truth, and evidence of, haunted places, ghosts, the afterlife and all things paranormal.

Our investigations to date have included:

The Washoe Club, in Virginia City, Nevada, where we photographed Orbs, and experienced cold spots.

Blue-green Orb in the Washoe Club, Virginia City, Nevada

On the same trip, we also visited the Gold HillHotel. At that location we encountered the lingering smell of cherry pipe smoke, related to William Sharon, who perished in the Yellow Jacket Mine fire of 1869. We also photographed what appears to be a woman in a front window of the second floor.  Perhaps this was Rosie, the other spirit who haunts the Gold Hill Hotel.

'Rosie' the female ghost who haunts the Gold Hill Hotel & Saloon

The most remarkable investigation was at the site of an abandoned cemetery in Lucas Valley, California.  The cemetery is unmarked, as are  most of the graves.  This cemetery is on the former site of the old Marin County Hospital, and contains the souls of patients, the indigent and convicts.  During our investigation, we captured a full-body apparition and an intelligent EVP.  Watch this short video to review our evidence. We will continue to research this site, as we believe it to be a very active location.

Full Body Apparition in the Pauper Cemetery

In our investigations we use a digital voice recorder, and digital flash photography.  During a visit to the Jackson Cemetery in Jackson, California, we captured distinct gunshots, and a plea from a murdered stagecoach guard.

Our approach is scientific, and we make every attempt to remain objective and free of negativity.

We will be continuing our investigations, and hope to include the following locations; Preston Castle, the USS Hornet, Finley’s Bar, and the Ryde Hotel, just to name a few.