Saturday, August 17, 2013

Charleston's Battery Carriage House Inn

 In Charleston, you’ll find that spirits are just as much a part of the city as the living. Battery Carriage House Inn is reportedly home to several ghosts and is also known as “Charleston’s most haunted inn.” Guests and employees alike have had odd encounters.  Many of the occurrences are similar. While some may attribute these occurrences to the peculiarities of an old house, several guests are sure their ghostly experiences were real.

There were some initial reports of activity in 1992. The “gentleman ghost” and the headless torso began making appearances to unsuspecting guests. These ghosts are now having their stories told by tour guides, who often mention various Charleston ghost legends in their stories. The gentleman ghost could be a young man whose family owned the house earlier in the century. He was a sensitive and cultivated college student who, for no reason known to anyone, jumped off the roof and killed himself.

Another infamous ghost of Charleston, the headless torso, is likely a man from the Civil War era. The Battery was an active artillery installation during the siege of Charleston, and all the houses in this area were damaged and abandoned during the four-year bombardment. There is no evidence that the torso intends harm, although guests have naturally felt threatened. Guests have also experienced light energy and other strange occurrences. If you make plans to stay, be prepared for footsteps, ghostly lights and apparitions. Who knows, like one guest, maybe you will also have a chance to see what it's like to sleep with a ghost! You can read more about the hauntings here!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to go to this carriage house. In my hometown, we have an old hotel that has seen many ghostly sightings. My grandfather had to brothers who lived there that he would take me to visit with. It was even visited by a paranormal group who made contact with some "characters". Don't know whether I would try to communicate or run!