A playground haunted by tuberculosis patients from the 1940s.
A bridge upsetting a Native American burial mound.
A hobo killed along the railroad tracks during the Great Depression.
These are some of the stories you may hear on one of several ghost tours operating in the Upstate this Halloween season. Here’s a look at a few. (Most tours end on Oct. 31.)
Greer Ghost Tours
Billed as a “family-friendly frightfully good evening of fun and phantoms.” Learn about the ghostly side of Greer’s history with these 30-45 minute walking tours beginning at the train depot on the corner of Randall and Trade streets and ending at the Greer Heritage Museum. Due to COVID-19, each tour group is limited to 15 registrants. Tickets start at $5, and children 4 and under are free. More information at greerheritage.com.
Greenville Haunted Segway Tours
Take a spooky Segway tour around downtown Greenville’s most haunted areas and listen to stories, myths and legends about what happened at these sites during this 90-minute tour. All necessary Segway equipment and instructions are provided. Tickets are $70 per person. Visit greenvillesegwaytours.com to book a tour.
Spartanburg Trolley Ghost Tour
The tour begins by taking passengers back to the city’s “Hub City” era, where they learn about the unexpected or tragic events that led to the death of residents who were an integral part of the shaping of Spartanburg. Stories of actual ghost sightings will be told at the locations where they occurred. The tour also gives guests firsthand experience of the tools and science behind a paranormal investigation. Guests tour aboard a 1920s black-and-white trolley. Tours begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Magnolia Train Station, 298 Magnolia St. Tickets are $13.50 per person. More information at mainstreettrolley.net.