St. Philip's Graveyard

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St. Philip’s Graveyard is adjacent to the historic St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, established in 1680. Among those buried here are Southern writer DuBose Heyward, former U.S. vice president John C. Calhoun, and other politicians form the country’s early days. An apparition of a woman crying over a grave has turned up in a photograph taken here, and witnesses claim to have heard strange noises, such as a baby crying.

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142 Church Street
Charleston, SC
United States

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32.77896526231839, -79.92983507249147
Charleston County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Charleston, SC (0.2 mi.)
Mount Pleasant, SC (4.0 mi.)
Sullivans Island, SC (5.5 mi.)
Isle of Palms, SC (7.9 mi.)
Folly Beach, SC (8.6 mi.)
North Charleston, SC (8.8 mi.)
Shell Point, SC (10.3 mi.)
Hanahan, SC (11.0 mi.)
Kiawah Island, SC (14.8 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (15.2 mi.)


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  1. Linda mitchell  |  

    I’ve seen an actual picture of the lady kneeling over the grave. One of my coworkers had the picture that was tested and determined not altered.

  2. When I was a teenager. I was with my boyfriend and we walked by and the doors open. We went in to check it out the organ was playing and the doors closed behind us without anyone there and locked us in for about 15 mins. Then we checked the door and they then opened. I knew we were played with by a spirit. I now know I am a light worker.

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