Circular Church Cemetery

The city of Charleston played a major role in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, so it is no surprise that it is one of the most haunted cities in the country. When walking down the city streets, you can feel the history surround you. Many of the buildings have historical markers on them that also include information about the resident ghost of that building. The people of Charleston are very proud of their heritage and of their ghosts. The citizens there are very friendly people who, when asked, are happy to talk about the hauntings. The Circular Church cemetery is the oldest burial ground in Charleston. There are graves dating back to 1695. This picture was taken around 10:30 p.m. with my digital camera. I first noticed the three shiny metal buttons on the upper-left portion of my camera’s screen and quickly took another picture of the same area. I was surprised to find what looked to me like a Revolutionary coat and shirt. In the second picture I took of the same area, the figure is higher up in the air and seems to be fading. There have been more reports than can be counted of activity in this area. Orbs are frequently seen dashing through the cemetery and beyond. There have been reports of apparitions, voices, vortexes, and misty forms throughout the grounds. Even knowing the history of the area and how haunted it is, you never feel afraid when walking the streets. The people of Charleston always show their Southern hospitality and apparently their ghosts do too!

Written by — Joanne Davis


Taken from the: Encyclopedia of Haunted Places -Ghostly Locales from around the World – Compiled & Edited by Jeff Belanger – Copyright 2005 by Jeff Belanger