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The Ghosts of Charleston Book

by Julian T. Buxton III


The Ghosts of Charleston recounts some of the myriad ghosts stories of the city. These stories are of real, existing specters, including the plight of the headless confederate soldier on the city’s High Battery Seawall, unexplained happenings on the Cooper River Bridge, the appearance of the luminescent Lady in White who wanders through the dense foliage of the Unitarian Church’s graveyard, and many others.

These departed Charlestonians continually try—in vain—to work out their unfulfilled dreams in the sphere of the living. Their unresolved longings pierce through the thin barriers between their world and ours. They jolt to the quick those to whom they present themselves; horrifying the nonbeliever. From dark alleys and cemeteries overflowing with lush foliage and through all of Charleston, spirits from the underside of the physical world plead for our intervention.