Summerville Light

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The Summerville Light is believed to be the ghost of a woman who lived here over 100 years ago. Legend has it that she met her husband at the train after work every night, with a lantern to guide them home. He was killed in a logging accident nearby, and apparently, these many years later, the woman’s ghost still makes the trek. The light is a green glow, some say basketball sized, that hovers over the road. It may start out small and far away.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Sheep Island Road
Summerville, SC
United States

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GPS:
33.0789929, -80.15235369999999
County:
Berkeley County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Sangaree, SC (3.3 mi.)
Summerville, SC (4.4 mi.)
Lincolnville, SC (5.0 mi.)
Centerville, SC (5.8 mi.)
Ladson, SC (6.9 mi.)
Ridgeville, SC (9.5 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (9.7 mi.)
Moncks Corner, SC (11.4 mi.)
Pinopolis, SC (12.2 mi.)
Hanahan, SC (13.4 mi.)

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  1. Visual confirmation… It acts almost too natural; however, it is very rare, do not be disappointed if not seen. Stop by the chapel ruins nearby, it has orbs. Further down the road boasts a civil war fortification. A few orbs, and a lot of destruction. Not worth the risk of going there at night, as you could get hurt or worse (by the living, of course.)

  2. I’ve seen the light several times over the years. It used to be what my girlfriends and I would do after Summerville High football games. It’s never been green when I saw it though, just a yellow light that appears at the end of the road that slowly moves towards you until finally disappearing, sometimes off into the woods on either side of the road. Definitely gave us teenage girls a good scare!!!

  3. Me and my friends went a while ago and they were hype and so was I but I kinda didn’t believe it and we got there and parked by the road by the barricades and we walked past them and walked , it was like 20 min since we got there , cold asf and was like man I’m ready to go forget this , then we saw very light white smoke cross the street far far back and i was like no lol I’m just hallucinating , but my friends said if we saw that then we watched no one talked and all you saw was a light that got bigger and bigger and I completely lost it I’m the heaviest in the group and I literally beat them to the car except for my friend who runs alot. I honestly say it was sorta weird but fun. -CMJ

  4. Went out three times just after high school in 73. I feel that conditions have to be right because I saw it only once. But it was a show. We watched it a good while moving back and forth from side to side in the road then it went into the woods and we didn’t see it. I put my car in gear and crept up to try to get a close look and figure out what it was. I had a carload of girls with me. All of a sudden the started screaming, “THERE IT IS, THERE IT IS IN THE BUSHES!”. I wasn’t afraid of the light, but I took a quick look around, put my car in reverse and backed up to stop the damn screaming. It showed itself less from then on so we had our fill and left. I tried two more times but never saw it. I went out there as an adult, the road is like a washboard and a lot of it is plowed fields now. I’m not even sure if there are trees where the light used to be. I’d like to know if it still there. From reading the above post it sounds like it it.

    • Oh, I should mention that the last time I went about 20 years ago it was daytime. I was just scouting the area to see if it was suitable for viewing.

  5. I was at this same location many times back in the early 60s. I wrote a paper trying to explain what was actually happening. Email me at fmeacher@aol.com and I will be happy to share it with anyone. It is interesting to see that this crazy thing still gets teenagers excited over 40 years since I was last there.
    F.M.

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