Haunted Children's Graveyard

Regularly I like to check my go-stats page to see what people are Googling to find this blog. "Coal Fired Pizza" and "Swamp Rabbit Trail" are two popular phrases that lead people here. But last October, a number of people Googled the phrase, "Haunted Children's Graveyard, Greenville, SC" or something similar. This usually led them to this post about Graveyard Fields in North Carolina. Recently I noticed a few more hits from this search phrase so I decided to Google it myself and see what this was all about.

It turns out that there is a graveyard near Furman University with tomb stones dating back to the 1700's and supposedly it's haunted and supposedly it contains mostly children. So I decided to stop by and check it out. What I found was disturbing. First I should say that it appears that the tombs were for people of all ages, not just children although most of them were impossible to read so maybe I'm wrong. Also I should say that I saw no ghosts. Maybe they were hiding or maybe they just don't show up for skeptics. What I did witness was massive vandalism of the graveyard. In addition there was a large amount of trash which consisted mostly of beer cans and items of clothing, making me wonder what kind of people were partying there.

I also found a grave that someone had clearly robbed, for God knows what reason.









If this kind of thing interests you then you may find the following of interest as well:
Haunted Asheville Ghost Tour
Charleston Ghost Tours

Also check out local blogger Tom's Ghost Towns of South Carolina. Also Tom has created a cool KMZ file that opens up in Google Earth showing the various so-called haunted sites around town: South Carolina Hauntings

Distance from downtown Greenville: 5.3 miles.


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26 comments:

Tom said...

Great post, and thanks for the shout out, Eric.

I've been wondering about this location myself and have been intending to visit. It really is disappointing the lack of respect shown for these old cemeteries. Now I really want to visit and photograph it before there is more desecration.

Anonymous said...

if you look at the first picture at the top of this page again you did find the spirtes the two little orb lights in the dug up grave these orbs are them .but if you go their at night you can hear them playing i have seen it and heard it with my own two eyes and ears i wasnt a believer until that night its like the children wonts to play with you . you should try going back their again and this time pay more close atention

Anonymous said...

I went there last night with two friends. We did not see a figure, but there were random flashes of lights and sounds. It was very creepy

Anonymous said...

I am headed there tonight to see what I can get, it will be the 3rd time going there. Other sites have posted hearing things such as children's laughter, and that is due in my opinion to the large apartment complex located behind it. We are taking a digital voice recorder, camcorder, and digital camera to see what shows up, if anything.

Eric said...

Let us know what you find.

Anonymous said...

a local radio station went to this grave yard on their annual haunted trip (thrusday October 30th), they have all the necessary equipment and everything they played the audio on air and picked up a voice or some voices. They also mentioned that there is a chair sitting out in the middle of the cemetery.

Anonymous said...

I was standing in that grave taking a picture of the grvestone inside that grave! there is defenitly some history behind all of the early deaths of all these people.

vayne said...

Me and two friends go here often. We get good orbs and what not. We've picked up one evp. Its a womens voice. Clearly says. "Please help me" candles have been blown out by "spirits" when asked. I have seen strange red lights. (Looked like brake lights on a car. Ran out to the road no car was there) the evp we got was around the grave site named "elizabeth" honestly I think we put this place to rest. now when we go we get nothing everytime.

Anonymous said...

me and my cuz have been to this grave yard....like 4 times...but we did also go at like 1, 2, 3, and even 4 in the morning...but when you get in there you cant see 5 inches in front of your face (w/o a flashlight)...its definately colder back there...and we have seen some pretty freaky stuff....like heads peaking around trees and little kid apparitions running by like 5 feet away from us...i mean its definately haunted.

Anonymous said...

We just got back from this graveyard. Creepy, but no orbs, haints or weird noises. Too bad it has become neglected.

Anonymous said...

me and my sister are going tonight.maybe we will hear or see something.

michelle said...

email me and tell me how to get there from white horse rd and hwy 253.my email is christine100@netzero.com

Anonymous said...

I went the other day with a few of my friends after we left Pointsette Bridge. The cops rolled up searched us and
gave two of my friends a ride home and made the rest us leave so make sure no cars are around when you pull into the driveway.

Anonymous said...

I just got back from this graveyard. I am a huge sceptic of ghost and what-not but tonight I was mentally and physcially spooked by the activity that happened to me. Myslef and two other friends of mine had a first hand experience of multiple children or whatever running past us as we stood in the middle of the trail that leads through the cemetery. One of my friends stayed in the truck with it running and felt the inside of the truck get ice cold as soon as me and my other friend heard the running. This was truly a spooky experience and I am now a believer of this type of activity.

Anonymous said...

my husband and i went during the day.we didn't hear running or the playing but i took pictures where the ranches were breaking near where the orphanage use to be and caught a bunch of orbs on camera.i would like to go back at night tosee what i hear and see.also a couple of emplyees at the hickory point store believes the store was built on top of some of the graves

KittieDanger said...

I have been here several times, it is less than a mile from where I live...each time I go, I experience something different. Sometimes, I may not "feel" anything, only to come home & review my recording & hear things that I didn't hear "in real time". The last time I went, a friend and I had a KII meter go off, assumed at the time it was due to being placed near a cell phone. When each of us reviewed our recordings, using two different brands of recorders, each of us hear this strange, ancient, hymn being both sang & hear maybe a steel guitar in the background playing the music...it will give you chills.

CheshirePoems said...

I live right by this place. Never been there at night, so I can't verify any orbs or other sorts of activity like that, but there was a truck from Pike Electric over there the other day. No idea what they were doing. Maybe smoking pot? A friend and I went to check it out, hiding near the woods in the area. They were talking to each other about something, but I don't know what. They began to pull out, and we stepped out onto the main road leading into the cemetery. The truck then rammed right back at us, and we ran over to the Holmes Bible College near the area. Another thing about that Bible college: There's always cars there. They never leave. You can never see people inside the college. It's very odd. I'm spooked writing about it... I'll need to investigate it some more.

Anonymous said...

i went out there about 2 years ago with my ex-boyfriend and a few friends. as soon as you even step out of the car you get immediate cold chills, and you can hear distant children crying and what not. its really spooky. i freak myself out so bad that i wont sleep for two days straight after going out there.

Edward Jamison said...

http://spiritwindparanormalresearch.com/

check out this site it is our site We are a Paranormal Research team and was there 2 weeks ago and did an investigation. we captured a lot of activity and EVPs along with glowing red eyeshine as you will see in the pictures. we captured a mist of a small child, orbs, unknown banging of wood, footsteps on a wooden floor when it was all woods and no floor. really interesting place. We will be going back again soon.

Jacob Painter said...

I just visited the Graveyard the other day and the trees have been cut down. I found old milk bottles further into the woods that haven't been cut down. I also found old shoes that had nailds in them that show that they were made around the 1800s. The mausloeum was torn down and I found two caskets with clothing in them. I felt very uneasy there so the clearing of the land is making the spirits upset. I went in the daytime and I am going back tonight.

Jamison said...

I was there in 2013, did an investigation it is still very active with children and there is a demonic entity there as well. you can see the evidence of our investigation at www.spiritwindparanormalresearch.com

Layton Moseley said...

My friend and I are going there tonight with a Ouija Board to summon the dead children so they may carry out our own evil biddings upon our most fearsome foes. Thanks for the recommendation!

Ren H said...

Is there cemetery still there? I know that a Walmart is being built there.. :(

Unknown said...

It isnt there anymore. I have went a couple times before the walmart was built. But did anyone nituce the man standing in the picture of the single grave??? Or is it just me....he is in the back by the trees

Eric Rogers said...

I took that shot years ago and never noticed the man until you just pointed him out.

Anonymous said...

it is still there is has been cleaned up now. i live near there and go by daily and i have seen flickers of light at night. My daughter and here friends had pictures with orbs in them and they will never go back