THINGS THAT GO BOO
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!
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