Lost in Legend: South Carolina's Coastal Ghosts and Lore

Lost in Legend: South Carolina's Coastal Ghosts and Lore

by Bruce Orr


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A child accidentally entombed alive and abandoned to die, the heartbroken ghost of a tormented teenage girl bullied by her brother, corpses of decapitated soldiers, and cursed pirate gold: South Carolina has its haunts! Join a retired homicide investigator and founder of the company Lost in Legend, Bruce Orr, as he investigates the history behind the hauntings and the facts behind the folklore of South Carolina’s coastal legends. Read 14 in-depth accounts that provide historic context important to local myths, folklore, and legends, as well as the paranormal outcomes and current research and beliefs that still shroud the state. Visit Edisto Island’s Legare Tomb, Alice Flagg of Murrells Inlet, Blackbeard’s blockade of the Charleston Harbor, and more. You may know the legends, you may have seen the ghosts; now learn the facts behind the events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764355455
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/28/2018
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bruce Orr is a retired criminal investigator turned author who has combined his love for investigation and research with his love for legends and folklore. This unique approach brings a new perspective to the coastal legends of South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Legal Basis for Ghosts-Developing Paranormal Probable Cause 6

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 Simply "Alice": Dancing on the Wrong Grave 15

Chapter 2 I've Never Heard of a Posquito 23

Chapter 3 Keeping My Promise to a Cross-Dressing Pirate 29

Chapter 4 Blackbeard's Blockade: The Day Venereal Disease Caused the Blockade of Charleston Harbor 33

Chapter 5 The Search for Poe's Gold 39

Chapter 6 The Curse of the Legare Tomb: Setting the Record Straight 45

Chapter 7 The Luck of the Irish: The Death of Daniel Hough 51

Chapter 8 I Don't Do Well with Witches: Hex Texting, Maleficium, and the Wreck of the Margaret Scott 57

Chapter 9 Root Magic: Paint, Police, and a Hoodoo Showdown 67

Chapter 10 Carolina Cryptids: South Carolina's Rampaging Reptiles 75

Chapter 11 A Paranormal Claims Study: Lunar Influence or Lunacy? 81

Chapter 12 Teeth, Trailers, Tropical Storms, and the Ghost of John Henry Rutledge (a.k.a. The Day I Learned I Could Cuss Underwater) 85

Chapter 13 The Lost Cannons of Battery Warren 89

Chapter 14 Lie or Legend? A Promise between Enemies 95

Conclusion: Final Thoughts 107

Bibliography 108

Acknowledgments 110

About the Author 112

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