Cottageville Cemetery

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A local legend surrounds Cottageville Cemetery. It says that those who drive around the cemetery three times, then drive into its center and flash their lights three times, will see the deceased leave their graves, walk around, and throw things.

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Cottageville Cemetery Rd
Cottageville, SC
United States

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32.92889298696938, -80.50166487693787
Colleton County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Cottageville, SC (1.3 mi.)
Walterboro, SC (9.7 mi.)
Jacksonboro, SC (11.3 mi.)
Ridgeville, SC (15.8 mi.)
Saint George, SC (18.3 mi.)
Ravenel, SC (18.6 mi.)
Centerville, SC (19.8 mi.)
Summerville, SC (19.9 mi.)
Harleyville, SC (20.0 mi.)
Hollywood, SC (20.2 mi.)


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  1. Me and a few of my friends started a paranormal investigation group last year, and we visited this cemetery. We did not try what the local legend suggested, but we did catch some EMF readings for a short while. Our photographer said she heard whispers in a corner of the property.

    • Go to the road that is right next to the cottageville cemetery. It is the Old fox afro-american slave cemetery. Completely forgotten by everyone. I have been there several times. If you walk through the woods there are a few really worn down old gravestones. The rest are completely unmarked graves. Crazy readings there for sure. Just be careful and make sure you have a buddy with you. People like to sacrifice kittens and other poor little animals there.. 🙁

  2. We have been to this cemetery a few times now, we did what local legend said to do, we caught an apparition standing behind the Ackerman headstone. We also got evp’s and some weird photos of mist, we took several pictures and some where clear and other had the mist in the same location. Every time we go , we get the mist in the same area. We also asked it to say my name, and it did twice and my name isn’t a common name .

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