Charleston, SC's Haunted Battery Carriage House Inn
Battery Carriage House Inn
The waterfront Battery Carriage House Inn in Charleston, S.C., is so accommodating that some of its guests refuse to leave – even after death. Originally built in 1843 and renovated after the Civil War, the hotel is known as the city's most haunted inn.
While guests and employees have reported seeing glowing lights and shadows and hearing footsteps throughout the hotel, rooms eight and 10 are the most notorious for paranormal experiences.
Several guests who have stayed the night in room eight have seen the “Headless Torso,” an apparition believed to have been a Civil War soldier as the inn was used as an artillery installation during the war, and death by dismemberment was common. While the headless ghost may be horrifying, most guests say he seems harmless. In room 10, the “Gentleman Ghost” – thought to be the spirit of a college student who lived in the house and committed suicide by jumping off the roof – has been accused of crawling into bed with women on multiple occasions. These spooky rooms are so popular that the hotel offers a Ghost Adventure Package to visitors who are brave enough to stay the night with the spirits.