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The University of South Carolina is said to be haunted by quite a few spirits. The library is said to be visited by former President McKissick, and ghostly soldiers and a spectral woman with long dark hair have been spotted at the DeSaussure College building. The woman is believed to be the daughter of the military’s Dr. Black, who was murdered by a group of soldiers. Shortly after that, the doctor’s daughter poisoned the guilty soldiers with wine, and drank some of the poisoned wine herself.
The 1855 Longstreet Theatre, used in the past as a Civil War morgue, is also believed to be a hot spot for paranormal activity.

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Geographic Information

Address:
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
United States

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GPS:
33.996112, -81.02742760000001
County:
Richland County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Columbia, SC (0.5 mi.)
West Columbia, SC (2.7 mi.)
Forest Acres, SC (2.7 mi.)
Cayce, SC (3.4 mi.)
Springdale, SC (5.3 mi.)
Arcadia Lakes, SC (5.5 mi.)
Saint Andrews, SC (5.7 mi.)
Dentsville, SC (6.1 mi.)
Oak Grove, SC (6.7 mi.)
Saint Andrews, SC (6.8 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.sc.edu/

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  1. I lived in one the dorms on the Horseshoe in the early 80s. I can attest to ghost activity there and in the park in the middle of the Horseshoe. Voices, footsteps, apparitions, even being physically harassed. It started out mild enough with voices, but gradually escalated over a 2 year period. The last semester I spent there was enough. The activity became frequent and so obvious that it couldn’t be brushed off by coming up with logical explanations, especially when other people started having experiences. I moved out after that. I was young at the time and didn’t know how to handle it, so it was time to move on.

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