7 episodes

South of Spooky is a lighthearted exploration of history and culture through the lens of local legends and their impact on communities across our region, such as the Gray Man of Pawleys Island, the unexplained hauntings at the historic Poinsette Bridge in Landrum, and more. Join hosts A.T. Shire and Gavin Jackson as they visit these sites and speak with historians, authors, paranormal experts, and local citizens to see how these stories reflect our society’s values, ways of life, and personal histories. Listen here or subscribe in your favorite podcast app!

South of Spooky South Carolina Public Radio

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

South of Spooky is a lighthearted exploration of history and culture through the lens of local legends and their impact on communities across our region, such as the Gray Man of Pawleys Island, the unexplained hauntings at the historic Poinsette Bridge in Landrum, and more. Join hosts A.T. Shire and Gavin Jackson as they visit these sites and speak with historians, authors, paranormal experts, and local citizens to see how these stories reflect our society’s values, ways of life, and personal histories. Listen here or subscribe in your favorite podcast app!

    Old South Pittsburg Hospital

    Old South Pittsburg Hospital

    The Old South Pittsburg Hospital in Pittsburg, TN is said to have menacing ghosts that roam its empty halls. On this episode of South of Spooky, hosts Gavin Jackson and AT Shire join the team from South Carolina Paranormal Research and Investigations to explore the notorious haunted abandoned hospital.

    • 39 min
    Boo Hags

    Boo Hags

    Boo hags, haints and other spirits are found throughout Lowcountry Gullah folklore. A boo hag is said to use witchcraft to steal energy from the living while they sleep. They steal a living person’s skin and wear it to move among the world of the living without suspicion. In this episode of South of Spooky, hosts Gavin Jackson and A.T. Shire learn about boo hags and their connection to Gullah culture. Could it be possible they've run into a boo hag and didn't know it?

    • 28 min
    Alice Flagg

    Alice Flagg

    A mid 1800s forbidden romance led to the secret engagement of Alice Flagg and her star-crossed lover. After becoming ill, Alice’s disapproving brother tore the hidden engagement ring from a ribbon tied around her neck. Now, Alice Flagg is said to haunt her grave at the historic Hermitage in Murrells Inlet... or is it her grave at All Saints Church? On this episode of South of Spooky, hosts AT Shire and Gavin Jackson investigate the story and ask the question, "Where in the world is Alice Flagg?"

    • 34 min
    The Haunting of Poinsett Bridge

    The Haunting of Poinsett Bridge

    There are unexplained sightings at Poinsett Bridge in Landrum, thought to be the oldest bridge in South Carolina. Mysterious forces at this fourteen-foot, Gothic style bridge are reported to keep cars from starting and, and stories of bizarre screams and lights abound. Join hosts Gavin Jackson and AT Shire as they investigate the complicated history of the Poinsett Bridge and try to find the source of these legends.

    • 35 min
    The Lizard Man of Bishopville

    The Lizard Man of Bishopville

    Over 30 years ago, a young man got a flat tire while driving near Scape Ore Swamp. A large, green, lizard-like creature emerged from the shadows and viciously attacked his car as he drove away. Many others have claimed encounters with the legendary Lizard Man, leaving a mark on the small, agricultural town of Bishopville. On this episode of "South of Spooky," join hosts Gavin Jackson and A.T. Shire as they explore this local legend and try to track down the Lizard Man.

    • 35 min
    The Gray Man of Pawleys Island

    The Gray Man of Pawleys Island

    The Gray Man of Pawleys Island is considered a sign of protection from hurricanes, but there’s a centuries-old story behind this mysterious sighting. On this inaugural episode of South of Spooky, join hosts Gavin Jackson and AT Shire as they investigate the legend of the Gray Man.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Ohio Vick ,

Season 1

Thank you Gavin & A.T. for an entertaining podcast about southern folklore & history. Your graphic descriptions made each case more spooky. Looking forward to another season of South of Spooky!

RomanSturgis ,

Seasonal Spookiness

Gumshoe Gavin Jackson and his skeptical producer A. T. Shire travel the Palmetto State digging up the juicy details of uniquely South Carolinian folk lore. This delectable treat is clearly a passion project for the ETV family with cameo appearances from familiar voices and the folks behind the scenes. SC Lede fans will enjoy the very Wind Down-esque banter. Delightful!

hendrixjulie ,

So interesting!

Would love to see Alice Flagg from Murrells Inlet!

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