Most Haunted Places in Myrtle Beach

If you're looking for an authentic spine-tingling experience, a few haunted spots in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area will have you biting your nails with anticipation.

An area rich with history, the Grand Strand is home to a few ghosts that haunt in search of lost love, to warn others of impending danger, and make your hair stand on end.

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
Located north of Myrtle Beach in Little River this restaurant serves divine French cuisine and has a rich, haunted history full of strange happenings. While the building's history dates back to 1910, much is not known about the occupants of the house that once served as a family home, a bed and breakfast for fishermen, a tourist home, and several different restaurants.

Featured in a 2011 episode of A&E's Biography Channel's My Ghost Story, several guests at the establishment have witnessed dark shadows moving in the upstairs bathroom and around the fireplace, heard sighing voices, watched ashtrays wobble on the edge of tables, and experienced orbs appearing in digital pictures.

For a true scare, The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro hosts a Ghost Dinner & Tour that features a 45-minute tour with a storyteller who delves into recent spiritual sightings, followed by a three-course dinner.

Alice Flagg- All Saints Church & The Hermitage
In the mid-1800's, a once dreamy 16-year-old girl hoped to marry the man she loved but was heartbroken by her brother who deemed her suitor unsuitable for their social class and kept them away from each other. Her brother eventually sent Alice to boarding school in Charleston where she contracted malaria. After returning home to be cared for, Alice's brother caught sight of her betrothed's ring, which she wore around her neck tied with a ribbon, and threw it out of the window and into the marsh where it would be lost forever.

If you visit The Hermitage in Murrells Inlet, Alice's homestead where she died in 1849, you may see her wandering the grounds searching for her ring. Or, for a heart-tugging experience, head to All Saints Church in Pawleys Island and visit Alice's grave. It's believed if you walk counter-clockwise around her grave numerous times, you'll feel a tug at the ring on your ring finger.

The Gray Man
Many rumors and stories abound about this ghost, dressed in all gray, that appears in Pawleys Island just before a hurricane hits to warn residents of impending danger.

An identity is not most notably known, but many stories center around it being the ghost of a young man who was killed in an accident on the way to see his fiancée. The Gray Man is reported to appear to residents prior to major storms, warning them of impending danger. Sightings have dated back to 1822, with most recent documentation happening during Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Rebecca S. Robertson is a freelance writer and co-owner of Design & Word in Myrtle Beach, SC. Along with a love of writing, she adores reading, traveling, cooking, and shopping.

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