Ghost at St. Phillip’s

Now you see it, now you don't.

Saint Philip’s Churchyard is supposedly haunted. Many claim the ghost of Sue Howard Hardy roams the cemetery. She died six days after she gave birth to a stillborn baby. People often see her spirit walking through the cemetery, crying at her child’s grave. Women who are pregnant, or those who have had miscarriages, often feel sick while visiting the cemetery – many people blame this on Sue’s ghost. In 1987 a photographer visited the cemetery while writing an article about Charleston’s graveyards. In one of his photos, there is a woman mourning the death of her child at a grave…he didn’t see the woman while he was at the cemetery, she just showed up on the photo! (Source: