Haunted Places in Olar, South Carolina



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    Annie's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Aiken, South Carolina

    35.1 miles from Olar, SC

    This early-1800s inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl who wanders in the halls calling out for her mama.


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    Holley House - Hotel Aiken

    Aiken, South Carolina

    40.6 miles from Olar, SC

    The Hotel Aiken, housed in an 1878 hotel building, is haunted--especially on the second floor. Witnesses have heard whispering, crying and screaming from empty rooms, and seen shadow figures flit past. Toilets flush and doors open and close by themselves, and ghosts play tricks with the housekeepers' carts, moving them ...


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    Old Post Office

    Aiken, South Carolina

    40.6 miles from Olar, SC

    This historic post office has many legends associated with it, and is rumoured to be one of the most haunted buildings in town. In the postmasters office, there is a ladder that leads to secret passages in the ceiling of the building, which the postmaster himself used to spy ...


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    Redcliffe Plantation

    Beech Island, South Carolina

    42.7 miles from Olar, SC

    Redcliffe Plantation is said to be haunted by former 1800s owner Sen. James Hammond. Rumor has it that if you go near a certain field with only three trees, strange things will begin to happen.


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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    43.2 miles from Olar, SC

    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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    Graniteville Cemetery

    Graniteville, South Carolina

    44.2 miles from Olar, SC

    Rumor has it that a witch ghost appears late at night here, putting flowers on the graves of children. Witnesses claim to have experienced lots of eerie things here, from screams, gunshots and laughter to the dead reaching up and grabbing visitors' feet.


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    Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    Yemassee, South Carolina

    45.4 miles from Olar, SC

    The Old Sheldon Church was housed in a church built in the mid-1700s. The British burned it in 1779, during the Revolutionary War, but was rebuilt in 1826, only to be burned again in the Civil War. It is said to be haunted by an unknown Pilgrim woman in a ...


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    Haunted Pillar

    Augusta, Georgia

    49 miles from Olar, SC

    The market that once stood at Fifth and Broad streets was wiped out in a rare winter tornado in 1878, which some say was brought on by a curse from an evangelist who was denied permission to preach at there. The Haunted Pillar is all that's left of the market, ...


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    Rosemary Hall

    North Augusta, South Carolina

    50.3 miles from Olar, SC

    At this 1902 inn, a resident ghost watches over the place. The ghost is believed to be Mrs. Jackson, wife of original owner James U. Jackson. She has been seen in Room 205 and also walking up and down the main stairs. Other strange things happen here as well: Objects ...


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    Ezekiel Harris House

    Augusta, Georgia

    51.2 miles from Olar, SC

    Ghostly occurrences reported here by staff and visitors include a female apparition and the feeling of having a rope around one's neck.


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    The Partridge Inn

    Augusta, Georgia

    51.8 miles from Olar, SC

    The Partridge Inn was built in 1836 as a private home, and has had a long history of conversions and renovations. Currently "The Grand Hotel of the Classic South," the inn boasts, along with its other Southern charms, a ghostly bride. Wearing an 1800s wedding dress, she is said to ...


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    Jacksonboro Light

    Olar, South Carolina

    52.4 miles from Olar, SC

    If you walk along Parkers Ferry Road late at night, you might catch a glimpse of a swinging lantern light, said to be carried by the ghost of a preacher who died when he was struck by a train one night while he was out searching for his daughter. ...


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    Augusta State University

    Augusta, Georgia

    52.5 miles from Olar, SC

    Many ghosts allegedly haunt Augusta State University, including the spirit of Emily Galt, a woman, who over 140 years ago, opted to join her recently deceased soldier fiance by jumping to her death from a window of Bellevue Hall. Emily and her younger sister, Lucy, also etched their names and ...


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    Birdsville Plantation

    Millen, Georgia

    55.9 miles from Olar, SC

    Birdsville Plantation was built in the 1700s on land that King George III gave to Welshman Francis Jones. Construction on the plantation house began in 1782, but many additions were made over the years. Legend has it that Union soldiers, searching for the family's treasure, dug up the bodies of ...


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    Longstreet Theatre

    Columbia, South Carolina

    57.1 miles from Olar, SC

    Longstreet Theatre was once a Civil War hospital, and rumor has it that the room that serves as the green room is the former morgue. Cold spots, uneasy feelings, apparitions and strange noises have been reported in the area.


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    University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

    57.1 miles from Olar, SC

    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 ...


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    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum

    Summerville, South Carolina

    57.5 miles from Olar, SC

    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum is also called Park Cemetery by some locals. Witnesses say a child, possibly one buried here named Jessie Blue Hyatt, has been heard crying here. Some visitors also report a phantom smell of smoke and a feeling of difficulty breathing.


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    Price House Cottage

    Summerville, South Carolina

    59.1 miles from Olar, SC

    It is said that the ghost who resides here likes to make off with nice jewelry. The owner himself has had a pair of sapphire cufflinks go missing, and to add to the mystery, his daughter lost a ring that later turned up in an old thesaurus.


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    This Whole House

    Summerville, South Carolina

    59.6 miles from Olar, SC

    This Whole House is a tearoom that's rumored to be haunted by a ghost named Mary Helen. The building dates as far back as 1875 and was once, allegedly, a brothel. Paranormal activity includes the sound of breaking dishes in the kitchen and objects being moved by unseen hands. Also, ...


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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    59.6 miles from Olar, SC

    The United States Army installation Fort Jackson, named for U.S. Army General and President Andrew Jackson, is said to be haunted. At its artillery range, the ghost of a female soldier rumored to have killed herself in a latrine appears with a hole in her helmet. And in the B ...


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    Wigg-Barnwell House

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    59.6 miles from Olar, SC

    This historic colonial house served as a hospital during the civil war, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors claim to have heard strange noises, have felt cold spots and have seen the apparition of a soldier. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Joseph Johnson House - The Castle

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    59.7 miles from Olar, SC

    The Castle is the 1850 Italian Renaissance home of Dr. Joseph Johnson, and it is rumored to be haunted. Its legend centers around the ghost of a dwarf named Gauche, who was a jester brought to the area by the French explorer Jean Ribaut in 1562. Gauche's apparition has been ...


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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    60.2 miles from Olar, SC

    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 ...


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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    65.3 miles from Olar, SC

    The ghost of a Confederate soldier strolls through the Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery, sometimes joined by the apparition of a woman who has been known to sit with her legs crossed in a tree with low-hanging branches.


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    Chapel of Ease

    Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

    65.9 miles from Olar, SC

    The Chapel of Ease is reportedly a deserted church, and it's haunted. Rumor has it that when workers attempted to seal its old crypt, its ghostly residents wouldn't have it. The bricks used to seal the opening would be stacked in a neat little pile the next day.


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    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Charleston, South Carolina

    66.8 miles from Olar, SC

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, the Magnolia Plantation is rumored to be haunted. The plantation has been owned by the same family since 1680; the investigation turned up unexplained music, a young girl's voice, a cough, and a woman's voice that asked "What are you doing?"


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    Yeamans Hall

    Hanahan, South Carolina

    71.9 miles from Olar, SC

    According to local lore, the spirit of Mary Hyrne haunts this building where she once lived. She appears as a little lady in a period black dress with a white cap.


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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    72.9 miles from Olar, SC

    Mistress Chicken is the name of this plantation's resident ghost. She rocks in a rocking chair inside the Heron Room. It is said that she exists to comfort a child who once lived at this plantation and was once tied to a tombstone by a nasty schoolmaster as punishment. The ...


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    Charleston Naval Shipyard

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    73.9 miles from Olar, SC

    At the Charleston Naval Base, the apparition of a slave girl has been noticed in a clump of trees.


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    Moon River Brewing Company

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.1 miles from Olar, SC

    Employees here say it is angry spirits who haunt this brewing company. The staff has reported mysterious dark figures, physical attacks, and even possessions. The site has been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


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    Churchill's Pub

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.2 miles from Olar, SC

    There are claims that a man was hanged here many years ago, and that a shadow of his hanging body can still be seen some nights hanging from the high ceiling beams. The staff also claim there was a strange occurrence in February 2013 (see video below), when the ...


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    River Street Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.2 miles from Olar, SC

    An employee describes having seen the apparition of a man in tan pants, white shirt, and a derby hat.


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    Melonie's Antiques

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.2 miles from Olar, SC

    More than antiques may be found here: A specter of a woman in a blue pants suit has been spotted numerous times, and footsteps can be heard at the location of a staircase that was removed during a renovation. Besides the lady in blue, poltergeist activity has been reported, often ...


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    B and D Burgers

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.2 miles from Olar, SC

    The burger restaurant is said to be haunted: Employees report getting an uneasy feeling in the basement, and a manager heard his name being called when no one was around. Video surveillance picked up a light that moved around the bar area, then hovered above the bar. Ghost hunters detected ...


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    Harley Davidson - Savannah

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.2 miles from Olar, SC

    Those shopping for Harleys may experience more than a test ride at this shop. Employees here have reported seeing an apparition wearing a suit and hat upstairs, and the plumbing and electricity are known to work by themselves.


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    East Bay Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.2 miles from Olar, SC

    The ghost of a former worker named Charlie is said to haunt the inn. He reportedly fell to his death from a third story room and it is alleged that he haunts that room to this day. Room 325 is called Charlie's room and is where most of the ...


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    Weston House

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.2 miles from Olar, SC

    At this dorm for the Savannah College of Art, said to be near where Civil War battles were fought, college students have reported some strange happenings. They say they can hear tapping on the walls, furniture moving in empty rooms, and a ghostly girl who likes to sing. Not as ...


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    Olde Harbour Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.2 miles from Olar, SC

    The inn was originally built in 1812, but that building was destroyed by fire in the 1890s. The owners rebuilt over the original foundation. It was an oil company and blue-jean factory until it closed, and was vacant for over two decades. In 1987, it opened as the upscale Olde ...


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    The Olde Pink House

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.3 miles from Olar, SC

    Builder General Habersham is the ghost in residence at the Old Pink House Restaurant and Tavern. Locals will tell you he most often appears in the tavern, located in the building's basement, but he has also been seen in the upstairs dining room. Keep watch for a man in a ...


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    The Waving Girl - Florence Martus

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.3 miles from Olar, SC

    The statue of the Waving Girl along the Savannah riverfront was erected in the likeness of Florence Martus (1868-1943), the daughter of an ordnance sergeant. For 44 years, she was known to greet ships as they came in by waving a cloth. Some say she comes to life at night, ...


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    B. Matthews Eatery

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.3 miles from Olar, SC

    Said to be housed in one of Georgia's oldest buildings (likely built in 1790 or before), the eatery's basement allegedly was once used in slave smuggling, as is evident by the old iron tether rings set into the basement floor. The spot was then a tavern. Another point of interest ...


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    John Wesley Statue - Reynolds Square

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.3 miles from Olar, SC

    The statue of John Wesley in Reynolds Square was placed there by the Methodists of Georgia in 1969, and it is the area around this statue that folks find mysterious. Why? Well, those who photograph the statue have found that strange hazy patterns and odd colors appear in the pictures. ...


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    Telfair Museum of Art

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.3 miles from Olar, SC

    Warning: If you don't wish to upset the ghost who roams here, don't smoke in the building or sit on a chair that is not permitted to be sat upon. If you do, witnesses say you will hear the sound of her footsteps walking rapidly toward you on the marble ...


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    Lucas Theatre

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.3 miles from Olar, SC

    At this 1921 theater building that houses movies, dramatic presentations and concerts, folks have witnessed strange happenings such as applause coming from an invisible audience and shadowy forms. Visitors are welcome to take self-guided tours through the building.


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    The Marshall House

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.3 miles from Olar, SC

    At this 1851 hotel, said to be Savannah's oldest, many haunts are said to reside. The building once was used as a Civil War hospital and also saw an epidemic of yellow fever. Rumor has it that the bones found under the floorboards during renovations to the building were the ...


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    Wright Square - The Hanging of Alice Riley

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.4 miles from Olar, SC

    The Hanging of Alice Riley at the gallows that once stood in Wright Square is a popular story on ghost tours. Irish immigrant Alice Riley was allegedly the first woman to be executed in Georgia. She was the indentured servant to a cruel man, and after she could take no ...


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    Hampton Lillibridge House

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.4 miles from Olar, SC

    This is a private house, so please do not trespass without permission. Some say the house was once the site of an exorcism. Apparitions of a man in a black suit and bow tie have been seen, and the sound of a scream has been heard. Rumor has it that ...


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    Hampton-Lillibridge House

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.4 miles from Olar, SC


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    The Pirates' House

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.4 miles from Olar, SC

    At this 1753 tavern building, originally a sailors' pub, you may just get a climpse of the ghost of Captain Flint of "Treasure Island" fame. Some say this is the spot where the pirate died upstairs, although others say Flint is a fictitious character. Regardless, something spectral appears to be ...


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    Oglethorpe House

    Savannah, Georgia

    76.4 miles from Olar, SC

    At this dorm of the Savannah College of Art & Design, the ghost of Gracie Watkins, the little girl who also appears in Bonaventure Cemetery, is said to appear. She has been seen as a transparent form in the hallways or in rooms. Further, it is reported that from room 600 ...


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