The Unthinkable, Unbelievable, and The Undead
An idyllic city with a skyline made for postcards, Myrtle Beach is a paradise full of sunny skies, picturesque coastlines, and terrifying tales born of centuries-old tragedies. A walk down the Boardwalk will lead you into the abyss of the unknown, eventually revealing the true nature of the beach town’s grim and gruesome history.
The spirits of those who are not ready, or unable, to leave, continue to make themselves known to visitors and locals on the beach who aren’t necessarily looking for unexpected company. Beings that sound as though they were created in a comic book are more than just characters in the history of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. They’re more terrifying because they’re real, with eyewitness accounts of their existence. Prepare to embark on a ghost tour you’ll never forget brought to you by expert local guides who will reveal the deadly truth hiding behind the veil of the beach town’s party-time persona.
What Will I See?
Otherworldly Unrest in a Picture-Perfect Place
Before Myrtle Beach became a destination for rest and relaxation, it was the home of thriving Native American communities, the area’s first settlers. When the sun sets, their apparitions are said to continue to wander the beach, possibly searching for their former homes, stripped away by unwelcome intruders to their land.
Following the departure of the Native Americans, Myrtle Beach remained desolate for a period of time until several families established the area as their home. Just as they began to settle, the hurricane of 1822 killed 18 of the family members, leaving their spirits to replay that fateful day and their cries to be heard by the living.
Sorrow was not an uncommon theme in Myrtle Beach’s evolution as natural disasters weren’t the only cause of untimely deaths. A woman whose family kept her away from her true love ultimately died of a broken heart and now spends the afterlife walking Myrtle Beach and has been dubbed the Lady in White.
Why is Myrtle Beach so Haunted?
Haunted Hotspots and Ghostly Beachfront
Ghost sightings point to past business owners who regularly make themselves known, unable to leave their beloved, and haunted, establishments that they poured every ounce of energy into in life…and now flood the same locations with ghostly energy in death.
There is also the sad tale of a young man who climbed to the top of the Skywheel only to plummet to his death, his spirit forever tied to the very spot he lost his life. You’ll also learn of “Barman Joe”, a beloved patron of The Bowery who tragically died in his favorite haunt and continues to make it his favorite haunt.
Of course, there’s more to Myrtle Beach than just the spirits of residents past. It’s also home to unexplained beings that transcend folklore and reside in the shadows of this beautiful area. Uncover the truth behind sightings of creatures that instilled such terror in the community that during the solar eclipse of 2017, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division alerted citizens to be on alert for supernatural occurrences.
Whether they’re human, animal or both is something most never care to find out. Even the tale of the legendary figures Raw Head and Bloody Bones will be sure to send shivers down your spine, and perhaps make you think twice before planning your next vacation to the unearthly Myrtle Beach area.
Experience a Side of Myrtle Beach You Won’t See on a Postcard
Every city has a backstory, tragic but true, and nothing will prepare you for the authentic ghost stories you will hear on the Myrtle Beach Ghost Tour. Join us on Peaches Corner where our tour guides will take you on an engrossing adventure through some of the area’s most historic and haunted locations. From eerie eateries to terrifying theme parks, every spot on the Myrtle Beach Ghost Tour features tales that are mesmerizing and unbelievably spine-chilling, making it the perfect adventure to share scares with friends, family, or–if you’re brave enough–all by your lonesome!