The restaurant called Poogan’s Porch is housed in a 1888 home. Poogan was a friendly neighborhood stray dog who started to hang out on the porch when the restaurant opened, and he was adopted by the owner. Eventually Poogan passed away, and his little grave sits on the property. The restaurant is believed to be haunted by Zoe St. Amand. She and her sister Elizabeth, lived here in 1900. Zoe was a schoolteacher who wore long black Puritan-style dresses and round glasses. Elizabeth died in 1945, and Zoe became lonely and was eventually taken to St. Francis Hospital, where she died. Zoe’s apparition has been spotted at the restaurant several times. She even has been seen waving from upper-story windows.
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- 72 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
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- 32.7781329, -79.931937
- Charleston County, South Carolina
- Nearest Towns:
- Charleston, SC (0.1 mi.)
Mount Pleasant, SC (4.2 mi.)
Sullivans Island, SC (5.6 mi.)
Isle of Palms, SC (8.0 mi.)
Folly Beach, SC (8.5 mi.)
North Charleston, SC (8.8 mi.)
Shell Point, SC (10.2 mi.)
Hanahan, SC (11.0 mi.)
Kiawah Island, SC (14.7 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (15.2 mi.)
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Visit http://www.ghostlysouthernhaunts.com/ for a personal account of an experience here and several other places in Charleston, including hearing an EVP (Spirit voice) captured in a nearby cemetery.
I love Charleston and I always end up eating at this restaurant. I’ve witnessed two strange occurrences when I have eaten here:
The first time was during a family vacation in 2010. We were eating in the front room on the first floor, In the middle of our meal, the panel doors dividing the room started closing all by itself. About halfway, a server casually walked by with a tray in hand and closed it back. Could have been gravity, but it was interesting to see.
The second time was last summer. I was eating lunch with my girlfriend and right before we were about to leave, a piece of ceiling plaster fell on my girlfriend’s head! The restaurant was extremely courteous; they gave us a $75 gift card that we used the next night to enjoy some lovely duck and pasta. Nonetheless, whether it be actions of Ms. St. Amand or, more likely, just of an very old house, I’ve had some interesting experiences here to say the least. I’ve always heard stories about this house’s haunting and its delicious food, more the latter though. Definitely go visit!