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Culture: One Scary Day in Charleston

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With Halloween approaching, you may already have visions of ghosts on your mind. But if you want the opportunity to learn more about the paranormal, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a ghoul or two, head down to Charleston, SC.

Situated halfway between Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island, Charleston is famous for polite manners, great down-home cooking and exquisite nineteenth century homes. But it is also known as a hotbed of paranormal activity.

The best way to spend an eerie weekend is to start in the daylight. Get a feel for the city while the lights are on by taking a horse-drawn carriage tour. Palmetto Carriage Works offers a one-hour tour that will have you feeling like Scarlett O’Hara as you climb into the carriage and hear the sound of the horse hoofs on the cobblestone. The ride heads through twenty-five to thirty blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district and your tour guide will share the history of the Aiken-Rhett and Nathaniel Russell Houses. The carriage also rolls by the Battery for views of the ocean and Rainbow row. Read Full Story

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