I am a resident of South Carolina (the low country) and
have been for almost all of my life. We have always had
some pretty freaky stories of ghosts and such due to all
the plantations surrounding our little southern, laid
back towns. Ever since I was a child, I had always heard
the story of the lightsey Mansion but I never believed it,
or at least I didn't want to.
One night when I was about 17, a group of my friends
decided they wanted to go down and see this "lightsey
Mansion". We had always heard the stories of how people
go in, and don't come back out, or how you can see crazy
things on the walls and such, but most of us just laughed
it off. Well I certainly couldn't be the only chicken in
the group, even though I was not too happy about going
to "experience" this thing. Silly old me, I went.
The lightsey mansion is located in Hampton, South
Carolina. A small, but pleasant little town where
everybody knows everybody, or at least they know your
parents. The driveway was long, dark, creepy, and it was
obvious that it wasn't a place for me. I could feel the
hairs stand up on the back up my neck when we pulled up to
the drive, and I knew this just wasn't any old "story".
Going down the driveway was scary enough in itself being
that there were no street lights to lead us because of how
old and run down this house was.
The story was always told that a man and his wife had
adopted several children and they all resided in that
home. Until one day, the man went crazy, and killed all
of the children and his wife brutally and one by one,
while all of them had to watch the others die. It is now
said that a satanic cult uses that house for their
We got out of the car (even though I really didn't want
to) and started towards the house. It even smelled
creepy! A group of friends entered the basement part of
the house, while the other group (my group) went up the
stairway and into the actual house. You could see the
painted pentagrams and markings all over the walls,
showing that some satanic worship had taken place there.
While entering the first room, I could hear a voice saying
very faintly, "turn back now", but I just thought (and so
did my friends) that it was just one of the guys being
silly. Then we heard it again, but it was getting fainter
and fainter the deeper we got into the house. I started
to feel a strong heaviness, like something was right
behind me, breathing down my neck! Of course I didn't
accept that as my warning, and we kept moving. Lights
began to flash on and off, on and off, and you could see
what looked like blood running down the walls. We then
heard the voices of children and what seemed to be adults
screaming in terror! I began to ran and grabbed one of my
friends that was closest to me so that I wouldn't be alone!
As we ran down the hall, past the rooms and such towards
the front entrance, AND I DON'T THINK I HAVE EVERY RUN
When we got to the car, the locks starting popping up and
down, after a short fight we all managed to get in the car
and began to pull out of the drive. (scared to death might
I add) An old man was GLOWING standing at the end of the
drive way with a big ol'e evil grin and NO TEETH. He even
waved good-bye to us. Now I don't know if that was the
crazy psycho killer man or what, but I know he was happy
to see us leave and we were happy to leave ourselves.
We've never been back since, and rumor has it that the
town of Hampton has burned that place down!