Originally part of the Lord Proprietor’s Plantation established in 1670 one of the first plantations in the Carolinas, managed by C.C. Bowen; also known as the Bowen Plantation & later the Brown Plantation. This Freedman’s Cottage is still home to so many men, women, and children from those days.
They run around the back porch loudly on planks that are long gone and can be heard snapping twigs in the backyard. They hide in the Attic sometimes, other times they want to play games in the Green Room.
This is one of our First Investigation sites and we have such a deep love for this house, with regular Direct Communication with several, FAVORITE, FAMILIAR and REGULAR Spirits it’s easy to become attached to it.
The Town of Ashleyville, along the Ashley River & 61 in West Ashley, was originally all plantation land, from the original plantation. After the Civil War, Maryville, became one of the 1st communities established by former slaves and was a model of Self-Governance, until their Charter was Revoked by the City of Charleston in 1936.
The people who lived here, and still live here, have a long history of community on this land and many of them live there, and have lived there, their entire lives. We have captured Hundreds and Hundreds of Hours of footage in this house and have captured everything from EVPs, ORBS, Thousands of Spiritbox Responses, SEVERAL of the SAME ENTITY Responding over the course of several years.
This was the first house that broke everything open for me and I have a deep love for it and for all of those who’s still there.
The Dewees house, built by Thomas Dewees for his daughter in 1852, is tucked away on a shadowed street in the heart of Downtown Charleston.
It’s once-proud façade is beginning to show it’s age but upon entering it seems that you are transported back to the 1850s with the incredible attention to detail and quality throughout the home. 12 ft. ceilings, pocket doors, 6 fireplaces, wide heart pine floors, and plaster moldings.
However, life was not this luxurious for all those who laid their heads to rest here. Throughout the years it has been a Grand Southern Home, an African American Funeral Home, a well-known brothel, and the site of Charlie Lum’s Laundry!
Along the Banks of the Ashley River This Area became central to the Phosphate Mining Industry in the late 1860s & 1870s. Many companies sprang up along the Ashley River as the South struggled to rebuild itself after the Civil War.
Many Freedmen took jobs as laborers for these phosphate companies and would leave the farm work to their family while they worked for the phosphate company to bring in extra money.
The grounds are home to a variety of spirits, spanning several acres there are endless places to investigate. From the Family Home to the Horse Shed, The Old Clothes Line, The Fields, and the Outbuildings we have documented countless intelligent spirits who want to tell their story!