About This Show
Join acclaimed ghost storyteller Mike Brown for a bi-weekly tour through the shadows of history. The Pleasing Terrors Podcast features stories about haunted places, creepy history, and forgotten folklore.
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009: The Mourner's Curse
The stories of Charleston, South Carolina are composed of a tangled web of dreams and memories. They’ve been passed through historians, artists, writers, and tour guides, twisting into a new shape with each retelling. Deep within the historic city lies a graveyard. Cloaked in ivy and wildflowers, the cemetery is a tranquil spot for a walk and a popular sightseeing destination… as long as the sun is shining. In the dark of night, the graveyard belonging to the Unitarian Church of Charleston transforms from peaceful to terrifying, leaving late-night tour participants shrieking in fear at the ghostly woman lurking behind tombstones. Are the stories surrounding the graveyard’s mistress a true account of a pair of star-crossed lovers still searching for each other beyond the grave, or are they nothing but a spooky story to tell in the dark? Where does fact begin and fiction end? Episode Highlights: Mike Brown’s graveyard The history of Charleston, South Carolina Ghostly residents of King and Queens Street The curse of King’s Street Gate at the Unitarian Church of South Carolina A scream in the graveyard What is folklore? Life and times of Edgar Perry Star-crossed lovers Annabel Lee Folklore, facts, and fiction Resources: Doctor to the Dead: Grotesque Legends and Folk Tales of Old Charleston by John Bennett