A Ghost Report from the Charleston Daily News on September 16, 1869

Spectral Edition

A house in Charleston exhibits signs of being haunted: the rattling of chains, locked doors opening noiselessly, and a shuffling of feet.

But there was no history to explain why a ghost might linger there. One brave ghost hunter set forth to determine the truth of the haunting.

Sometimes, things are not as they seem.

1869-09-16 p3 Charleston Daily News [South Carolina]Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can also hear me read the articles on The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts — or listen to previously released recordings here.

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