Friday, July 25, 2008

Spooky Friday and the Story of Alice's Ghost

On the same journey we've also visited Pawleys Island and the legendary grave yard

Pawleys Island, SC is located 70 miles north of Charleston and 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach and is known as one of the oldest summer resorts on the East Coast


I love old cemeteries and this one was very special in any kind


Here is also the writer J.Dickey buried who wrote the novel to the movie "Deliverance" filmed in 1972

The legendary grave stone of Alice Flagg who returns every night and people have seen her walking around her grave,
still looking for her lost wedding ring.


Notice please: there is no grass growing anymore around her grave!


Rest in peace Alice!

Welcome to the grave of Alice Flagg. It is said that Alice died of a fever in 1849 at the age of 15. She was the daughter of a wealthy area planter. She was also secretly engaged to a lumberman, a man whom her parents disapproved of. Alice wore the lumberman's ring around her neck on a ribbon until one day it was discovered by her brother. Alice's brother took the ring and threw it out of Alice's bedroom window. The ring disappeared into a salt marsh below.


It is said that Alice has been seen wandering the cemetery looking for her lost ring ever since her death. Local legend also says that if you walk backwards around her grave 13 times, you will feel a tug on your ring or ring finger.

20 comments:

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Susanne, my wife loves cemeteries as well. What would be cool, is an image of her ghost, I mean just spend a few nights out there never know,lol.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Bob,

woo-hoo...Ghost photography an totally new business niche, right? I think I'm not brave enough to do that or I need someone holding my shaking hands...LOL...

Thanks for your comment. Would your wife do that? She loves cemeteries so much.:-)

Jenty said...

I just LOVE the first shot! It's amazing!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Jenty for your comment. I like that one with the spider web also.:-)

jzholloway said...

Beautiful pictures!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Jared for stopping by my blog! :-)

Nancy Lovering said...

Awesome shots :-) The first is my favourite. I have yet to take a cobweb shot I'm happy with, but yours is great.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Nancy

thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. I'm glad you like my blog.

Sue said...

Loved this entry with an interesting legend and wonderful images. For several years, we vacationed in Pawley's Island and need to get back there! One of my favorite spots.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Sue
for visiting my blog and for your kind comment.

threio said...

It's a bit spooky but I like the surroundings. Looks real peaceful during the day. At night maybe a different story.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you threio

for visiting and for your comment.

Double "D" said...

Susanne, The spider web on the cross says something
to me. It's almost ghostly like an old museum or an attic. The composition really high lights the symbolism of the cross and sets up many questions about the background of the shot. It really intrigues me for some reason. The blanket on the ground with the mementoes from the night before. It appears that a homeless person has slept there. Or it's the ghost waiting for a proper time to move on.

Susanne49 said...

Hi double "d",

thanks for your visit and for your interesting comment and deep thoughts. :-)

Carole said...

I like the story about Alice. Did you try walking round the grave to see if you felt a tug.... Somehow i think even though it's a story I would still be a little spooked out to do it. LOL. lovely images Sue and great commentary too.

Susanne49 said...

No Carole,

I did not walked the grave, but it was very "strange" feeling to photograph the name on the stone, something "heavy", probably the spirit was there around you, you could feel it. :-)

Thanks for commenting.

sam said...

Hi Susanne,my wife and I also love visiting cemetaries - they are fascinating places. I was just wondering if the path around the grave is from Alice, or curious visitors walking around it backwards for 13 times

Susanne49 said...

Hi sam,

thanks for visiting my blog and I'm glad you liked my post about Alice.

I think the missing grass around the grave results from both: from Alice her self walking around every night - and of course from all the tourists, who try to walk backwards 13 times...funny story, right? :-)

carolyn said...

Hi, I visited alice's grave this summer and I walked around 13 times. I didn't experience anything but I didn't know you are suppose to leave a token of some kind for her. I plan to revisit next year.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Carolyn,
it supposed to put a token down there and to walk backwards, o.k.?
Try it the next time :)

Thanks for your visit on my blog!

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