Bingham's Light

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Binghams’s Light is believed to be the lantern of the ghost of a man named Bingham who was killed by a train. Some say he appears as a warning or that the ghost is searching for his lost children.

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Geographic Information

Address:
S Butler Rd
Latta, SC
United States

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GPS:
34.417652662717266, -79.53773224362521
County:
Dillon County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Latta, SC (8.2 mi.)
Blenheim, SC (9.2 mi.)
Dillon, SC (9.5 mi.)
Sellers, SC (10.0 mi.)
Clio, SC (11.2 mi.)
Tatum, SC (15.9 mi.)
Bennettsville, SC (16.1 mi.)
Rowland, NC (16.3 mi.)
Quinby, SC (16.8 mi.)
McColl, SC (17.4 mi.)

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  1. I’ve probably been here 20+ times. Most of my trips to Bingham’s light were when I was a teenager. The only time that I can say I saw a light that you couldn’t explain was once….. but definitely was unexplainable. This light we saw was at the back of the field near the sharp curve in the road. We saw a faint light moving along the tree line at the back of the field. I’m unsure if the timber is still there since it has been about 15-20 years since the last time I’ve been. Anyway, this light was moving along the tree line and would periodically dissappear for a few seconds and would reappear about 100-150 yards in another spot on the tree line. We watched this for about 45 minutes and it stopped. We hung around at the curve in the road for about 20 or 30 more minutes. Finally my cousin and I decide we were going to walk back there and check it out. We got all the way to the tree line and on the walk did not see it again. We followed the farm road we walked down into the woods and still saw nothing. We kept walking on down until we heard a group of people talking loud so we stopped. We called out to them from a distance and told them we were coming down toward where they were. They invited us over and we hung out with them for a while. They were from Hartsville and had entered the property from another access point on the back side of the property. While we were with them we saw the light probably a dozen more times only every time we saw it while standing there with them it was as tall as the trees and it was on the road that we had walked in on. This light would change colors. Back and forth from white to red and then red to white over and over again. It would start out small and round like a baseball and would swell up to the size of a beach ball. It would dissappeaer and reappear again over and over. The light would come close to us. As close as 50 yards and would change colors, swell up and shrink back down again. It never would get any closer but we watched this go on for about an hour. Everybody was ready to head back home so we all walked back to where the Hartsville crew parked their vehicles. When we got to their trucks which were parked about 150 yards away the light decided it was going to reappear where we had been standing talking to the Hartsville crowd. They gave us a ride back to our vehicle where we had left a couple of others in our group and decided to call it a night. Out of all the times that I have been there in my life this was the only time I can say that I feel confident that I saw Bingham’s light. I feel sure that no one could have been responsible for creating what we saw or would have even went to the extreme of trying to do something like that. As I stated earlier I have been 20+ times and have seen lights while there but this would be the one and only time I feel I could say that I actually saw it. This was back in 1992 or 93…… B

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