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!