So the sad story goes....in the 1800's a young girl, perhaps a teen or pre-teen, was visiting family on Edisto Island, in South Carolina. While there, the girl took ill with malaria or some other disease fatal in that time period. She died shortly after becoming ill, and since people then believed that diseases could be caught from the dead, a coffin was hastily constructed and she was interred in the Legare family tomb.
Years later, another death occured, and the tomb was re-opened for its new resident. To the shock of everyone present, a skeleton tumbled out in front of them. Seems the girl they had interred years before was only in a coma, and once awakened, fought her way out of her flimsy coffin but was too weakened by disease to budge the masoleum door. Scratch marks covered the door from her panic before she died, trapped. The tomb still stands but there is no door. Rumor has it any attempt to close the tomb, even with saran wrap, will be ripped open overnight.
cemetery with legare tomb in the distance
the infamous masoleum
me, inside the tomb. the memorials behind me did not have a female name
the first "broken column" tombstone I have seen down south, in the distance
weather makes interesting patterns on old tombstones
a small grave marker found under a pile of leaves. it provided no date, only initials
I tripped over this one, so had to take a pic
someday, I shall have a fence like this.....