THINGS THAT GO BOO

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From 1802 to 1939 Charleston’s most in­fa­mous crim­i­nals spent time in Old City Jail.

On its Haunted Jail Tour, Bull­dog Tours jour­neys the cor­ri­dors that once housed pi­rates, pris­on­ers of war, and the likes of Lavinia Fisher, the U.S.’ first fe­male se­rial killer and first woman to be ex­e­cuted in South Car­olina.

Sean Pike has been lead­ing the tour since 2012, and knows all too well about Lavinia. “In 1998, I was a horse pa­trol of­fi­cer for the City Po­lice. I was pass­ing the Old Jail when my horse went crazy and started spin­ning around. He threw me off him and when I got up to see why, he was star­ing up at a sec­ond floor win­dow. I looked up and saw the com­plete ap­pari­tion of a woman that matched Lavinia’s de­scrip­tion. That’s some­thing you don’t for­get.”

That’s not all. Pike re­calls an­other en­counter, “Dur­ing a tour, I heard a fe­male voice tell me to ‘stop’ telling a story about her. I com­plied, even though I was in front of a group of 25 peo­ple.”

Be­fore buy­ing tick­ets con­sider that it’s one of the most haunted build­ings in Amer­ica!

For more in­for­ma­tion: where­trav­eler.com

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