From the desk of master storyteller Sherman Carmichael … Carmichael has amassed a collection of 97 quirky tales from South Carolina. The origins of these stores are as elusive as the swamp monster that slinks along the bottom of Lake Murray and as hidden as the moonshine bootleggers buried inside the Stumphouse Tunnel between Charleston and the Blue Ridge mountains. Forgotten Tales includes stories of ghosts, haunted houses and bridges, boo hags, UFOs, strange weather, monsters, ghost lights and more. Local tales include stories from Georgetown, Kingstree, Johnsonville, Myrtle Beach, and Pawleys Island. Many of these tales have been handed down for generations.
Carmichael, a Johnsonville native, became interested in ghosts and other mysterious things at an early age and has published newspaper articles on haunted locations for papers around the state. He also owns a small independent film production company and is filming an internet series on Youtube called “A Stories Journey Through South Carolina’s Mysterious Past.” He spent a year and a half researching the stories in this book.
Sherman Carmichael hailing from Johnsonville, South Carolina, is now in law enforcement. He has published newspaper articles on haunted locations for various papers around the state. Carmichael has been interested in ghosts, UFO’s, haunted houses and other mysterious things from an early age.He began subscribing to Fate magazine at age sixteen or seventeen. At eighteen, he began investigating haunted locations in South Carolina. Over the years,
Carmichael has seen and heard many things that cannot be explained. In 2007, he went to work as a researcher for an independent film production company interested in doing a TV series on South Carolina ghosts. The production never finished the series due to an illness suffered by the executive producer.In 2008, Carmichael opened his own production company and in 2010 started developing his own series.
Stories and their locations
Earth Lights, St. Elmos Fire, Fox Fire, Will-O-The Wisp, Bingham Lights-Dillon, Lands End Lights- St Helena Island-Beaufort, Summerville Lights-Summerville, Lights Of Ravenel-Ravenel, UFO’s And Flying Saucers, Gaffney UFO- Gaffney, Beaufort UFO-Beaufort, Clarks Hill UFO-Clarks Hill, Mt. Pleasant UFO-Mt. Pleasant, Kingsburg UFO-Johnsonville, Andrews UFO-Andrews, Phantom Hitchhikers, Phantom Lady Hitchhiker Of Walhalla-Walhalla, The Phantom Lady Hitchhiker-Columbia, Wateree Bridge Hitchhiker-Sumter, Swamp Girl-Sumter, The Lady In Blue-Hilton Head, Lake Murray Monster-Irmo, Cherokee Springs Meteorite-Cherokee Springs, The Bishopville Meteorite-Bishopville, Chesterfield County Meteorite- Chesterfield, Other South Carolina Meteorites, The Gray Man Of 1989-Pawleys Island, Stumphouse Tunnel-Walhalla, Issaquena-Ninety Six, Bigfoot, Daufuski Island Bigfoot-Daufuski Island, Neeses Bigfoot-Neeses, Williamsburg County Bigfoot-Hemingway-Kingstree, Catawba River Bigfoot, Nuclear Bomb Hits Mars Bluff-Florence-Pamplico, The Phantom Horseman Of Columbia-Columbia, Ellenton South Carolina, Mary Ingleman Witch Of Fairfield County-Winnsboro, Anne Bonny-Charleston, Poinsett Bridge-Greenville, Georgetown The Ghost Capitol-Georgetown, Prehistoric Petroglyphs-pinnacle Mountain-Pickens County-Greenville County-Laurens County-Oconee County, The Boo Hag-Charleston, Seneca Guns, Sonic Booms, or Sky quakes-Charleston-Johns Island- The Isle Of Palms-McClellanville-Nesmith-
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Own Pterosaur, Ghost Soldiers Of The Confederacy-Charleston, The Brick House Spirit-Charleston, The White Owl, Strange Things From the Sky-Charleston-Tillers Ferry- Hemingway-Aiken, Sullivan’s Island War Pit-Sullivan’s Island, The whistling Doctor-Charleston, Reedy Creek Springs-Bingham, The Gray Court Tunnel Body, The Story Of Santa Clause, Johnsonville Lights-Johnsonville, Buddy-Poston, Johnsonville UFO-Johnsonville, Governor Gists Ghost-Rose Hill State Park, The Devil’s stomping Grounds-Anderson-Lancaster County, Triangle Object Over Myrtle Beach-Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Lights-North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Triangle Lights-Myrtle Beach, Kingsburg Phantom Hitchhiker-Johnsonville, Looney’s Bridge-Johnsonville, Looney’s Bridge 2-Johnsonville, Looney’s Bridge 3-Johnsonville, Looney’s Bridge 4-Johnsonville, A Visit To The Doctor-Johnsonville, The Dog Fennel-Johnsonville, South Carolina’s Mermaid -Charleston, The Great Pacolet Flood Of 1913-Pacolet, The 1924 Horrell Hill Tornado-Horrell hill-Aiken County-Darlington County-Richland County, The 1908 Flood, Drought Of 1925, The 1928 Flood, The 1954 Drought, The 1984 Tornado Outbreak-Honea Path-Anderson County-Newberry County-Marlboro County, Hurricane Hazel, Hurricane Hugo, The shooting Star Ghost-Georgetown, Sky serpent-Darlington, Hemingway And Johnsonville, Johnsonville, Hemingway, Mt Pleasant Sonic Boom-Mt Pleasant, The Devil Bird, Buried treasure, Lynched-Stilton, Graniteville Train disaster-Graniteville, Summerville UFO-Summerville, Edisto Island UFO-Edisto Island.