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Summerville light
Summerville, Sc 29483

County: Dorchester
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The Story goes that a woman had a husband that was a conductor for a railroad company in Summerville...and he worked nights. At midnight every night, people could always see her there, waiting by the tracks with his lunch and a lantern...waiting for him to stOp to eat. One night, he never showed. She was told that the train had derailed or crashed, and he was beheaded and, of course, killed. Although they buried his remains, she would never accept the fact that he was gone, and so, she went to the tracks at midnight with her lantern and walked up and down, waiting for him. People of course began to think she was crazy, but she continued this nightly ritual until her own death. Mysteriously, the light never stApped coming. This is what my mother told me happens at her visit to THE SUMMERVILLE LIGHT: When you go to the tracks, just before midnight, you can hear all the sounds that are usually heard at night, crickets chirping, frogs croaking...the breeze blowing.... but for some odd reason, and this has been the case for every person who has seen THE LIGHT...at midnight, the sounds suddenly just cease. As if a presence has quieted them momentarily. Then you can see it, usually its far off, a light and nothing else...coming your way. If you stick around, THE LIGHT will chase you. Scared visitors tried to jump in their car and leave and the light came upon them swiftly, and they heard a BUMP on their car, as they sped away. When at a safe distance from the sighting, they got out and looked, and there was a dent on the car, where the lantern hit it. Otheres have had their car stalleda and even a report of havinga strange burn mark on their hood.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 5292     9/16/2007 9:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 4/3/2008 2:43:38 PM  
went as a young girl when i lived in summerville got the heck scared out of me seen a light not sure what it was our family took a trip to see it never been back

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 5471     9/26/2007 1:01:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:07:06 PM  
Been down there many times. There has been many people trying to debunk where the light actually comes from. I have seen the light on many occasions. I have never had the light chase me though I would love to see something happen. We plan to go on an outing with paranormal investigating equipment and see if we cant get it on film. I had pictures of it at one time but can no longer locate them. My sister has been down there and it scared her half to death. DO NOT GO ALONE. IT HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR WILD ANIMALS AND HUNTERS TO BE OUT THERE. The have also dug a huge ditch with a 8 ft standing dirt mound in front of it so if your planning on going down you will have to take your walking shoes. It is approximately 2.17 miles to the nearest house on the opposite end of the road.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79284 ReplyTo# 5471     8/15/2012 8:33:00 PM     Edit          

Where is this location exactly?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12156     4/23/2008 2:01:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I have been down there many times also. But when I see the light is is being 'held' by a 'figure' in a flowing white dress, whom seems to be walking across the road back and forth. 'She' will do this a few times and fade away slowly. Never had it chase me though. There are also stories of a female 'voice either warning you to leave, or crying for someone to help her.' A few other reports have said that if you look on the back of your car sometimes you can see fingerprints. Not too sure if this is true or not, but he light is there.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33041     5/26/2009 9:57:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 5/26/2009 9:39:25 AM  
me and my wife grew up on light road, and we have seen a lot of strange crap. we seen the green fog, and we also know of an active cult that was down one of the trail, plus a grizzle murder that happened several years ago, the road has been replaced by stores and a apartment complex now. but back in the day alot of crap happened to us back there, seen alot of ghost had something unseen attack us one night when we were riding down the old trails, and my truck smelled of death for back, and one of my dogs was picked up and mangles in a 59 foot tree, hanging off a branch.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50048     3/30/2010 5:10:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

 hey guy,

i'v heard of this many times very scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53987     7/7/2010 10:47:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Oh wow, I remember when my uncle took me and my two big brothers, and his son... it is sooo true... my uncle made us get out of the car and when we saw the light, he jumped in to drive off... he was so scared that he almost left us... my oldest brothers was riding on top of the car SCREAMING...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 54013     7/7/2010 7:50:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I never did go to see the light, but heard back in the early 1960's that this was someone who made moonshine and had a still near by.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61464     10/28/2010 12:00:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Been there and have seen it. I was going to college @ Baptist. Me and two friends went there. It was 100 yds in front of us moving slowly. The driver decided he was going to drive to it. So we did. It never got closer, then it disappeared and then reappeared 50 yds behind us. Needless to say, we moved on. Haven't been back since.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62369     11/9/2010 8:50:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

been there and seen it multiple times. scary stuff.. i went once in the day and walked way down the road to try to find what is making the light nothing back there but trees

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65101     1/6/2011 5:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

LEV!!!! me and my big bro went and saw it one night caus emy dad told me about it and we decided to start walking down the road with flashlights. i of course had a light on my head like a miners cap y'know and about 10 minutes into the walk we all of a sudden noticed everything went silent. he told me to turn my light off, and then we saw it my brother said to not show it fear. hes a big christian and doesnt like messing with spiritul stuff like that. but he insisted on us to keep walking forward i wasnt gonna do it but i had that paranoia feeling and he kept walking and i diddnt want to just stay there by myself, we tried shining a light twards it but it would go away when we would then come back mabey 5 seconds after we turned it off so we kept walking and eventually it faded but he kept walking so i followd he then said lets go back cause it wouldnt show back up then we turned around and saw it right there mabey 20 feet away with an figure behind it looking like it was holding it like a lantern. i couldnt maake out the figure probably cause i was busy about to wet myself. but then it just faded again and we walked back home we diddnt see it after that and we noticed the crikets to sing then another animal and almost like taking turns you could here the natural sounds of the night coming back on i was too scared to go back ever again but my dad and a few of his buddies from work went to check it out one night in a car but they said they couldnt get the car back there cause there was some kinda hill in the way so they went on foot also and he said he saw it too i didnt really get the details on it but everyone whos said they went there since then also saw the hill i dont know how it got there but this was like in the year 2004 when i went 2006 when he went and i do plan on going there again somepoint soon so im now looking on the internet to see what others say about it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68122     3/15/2011 9:11:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The road is closed off now the dirt part anyways theres a big dirt mound and huge holes that you can only get through if your walking or riding a four wheeler...too many people were back there partying doing drugs and drinking so they built it up. If you go all the way to the end of the road though (pretty far) there are some old houses and people still live there reminds me of a horror movie...funny thing is my friend went back there durring the day one time and she almost had a heart attack because a man had gotten in a car accident and he was all bloody where head was cut open and he tried to wave her down she thought he was a murderer and sped off, but she did go back after she saw it was an accident.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 71487     6/13/2011 9:34:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

wow i never knew light road was haunted! me an a couple of my buddies went muddin back there an started walking around and came upon wut looked to be a sand mine. it was very weird with on people in site but huge old rusty cranes an machinery everywhere if anyone has any info about this i'd be interested to here about it!


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i'v been there, it was really scarey. it was about 95to99. we found the old railroad tracks to. it was off that main dirt road.we went down it it was like a horse shoe, went in and come out at the same place, as we went in on that road we herd thunder, was no rian in sight, a tree had fell across the only way out. we had to jump this tree with our car, mind you it was day time. another time my car slide's in the ditch, the road wet, could not get it out for hell. we walked out of there towards hwy 78 and got a jump, the man acted like he did'nt want to do it. as we were walking there was a light following us, at a disstance. i thought it was a car, but nothing aproched  us. really scary. i won't go back.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79286     8/16/2012 6:29:00 AM     Edit       Reply    


The road is actually called Sheep Island Road. If you are coming from I-26 to Main Street in Summerville you will pass a bunch of stores. You will eventually come to a Jiffy Lube on your right. Take an immediate right turn after the Jiffy Lube which will be Berkeley Circle. Follow Berkeley Circle through a small subdivision and you will pass over the interstate. At this point, Berkeley Circle turns into Sheep Island Road. The paved road will become dirt, woodsy and unlit so you will know you are on "light road."

There are small turnoffs on the road for hunters (and troublemakers) so be careful. The road is 3 miles long with a stop sign at the end. Some people mistake the reflection from the stop sign as the "light." Believe me, you will know "the light" when you see it! When you come to the stop sign I advise you to turn around and go back down the road because the way back to town will be a lot longer if you keep going.

Good luck and happy hunting!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80925     1/1/2013 1:20:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Ok I just want to tell you guys as an atheist and a non believer I went there In 1997.my buddy's told me about it..... So I said I want to see the damn thing for my self. I went about 3am and i saw it... I thought it was a prank. Everyone screamed in the car. I thought they were full of crap. It was going up and down across the road fast. Thinking they were messing with me drove towards the light.... It disappeared as i went toward it. As I reversed the vehicle it appeared again waving violently. I was in shock and disbelief, i went there during the day and there isn't crap out there.... Swampland and trails. I thought it was some kind of reflection too.... Turn your lights off and you will flip out. Anyways its the real deal I promise you. 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82037     5/3/2013 10:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went down far past like 8 small lake size puddles and mud and there is a light but we had to stop cuz it got two swampy with me and my 8 friends and gf we strtrd yelling at the light and it didn't do anything from the hump it's really faint but up close it gets bright and fades over and over from far away like the hump area it's rlly dim your eyes need to adjust to the dark first and it looks red green orange but up close it looks like a flashlight to as bright as car lights and moves side to side I think it's just the cars from the other side of sheep island rd cuz it's a straight rd or a lantern on a branch swaying but I mean sometimes it gets rlly bright like hi beams so thts y I think it's just the other cars and it seems like it gets closer but on a clear night like I went it never did it stop at a point trust me it won't chase thts all bull but it is a light I just think its cars it's still fun to checkout oh and btw I got to like 200 300 ft away from the light before we had to turn around its just to hard to see what's holding the light and it kept getting far away then close and blinding u

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82038     5/3/2013 10:12:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

It's cool if u wanna know more of when I went my email is johnd2085@gmail.com like I said I got close but I think it's just cars

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I've been there a bunch of times and we never saw anything. Now the cops patrol the road and they kick you off of it. A lot of people use to go mudding back there but you cant do that anymore either there's a big hill and then it just drops straight down into a hole on the other side to keep people from going back there.




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