Does anybody know anything about the Summerville light or light road, this is in SC for that one person Discussion Forum: General Paranormal Discussions: Does anybody know anything about the Summerville light or light road, this is in SC for that one person
Ian McAllister on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 04:12 am:

I've been trying to find information on light road or the Summerville light. It's located in Summerville, SC. Anybody with any information about Light Road or the Summerville light or the haunted church at the end of Light Road please post here.

By Paraseek Webmaster (Admin) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 12:02 pm:

Sounds interesting...what do you know about it Ian???

By Skitpero on Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 05:17 am:

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!

By Fishyswim on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 01:04 pm:

i have been down summerville light road around 20 or 30 times... if you come towards sheep island rd from sticky fingers, then u will go down a ways on the dirt rd until you get to a little hump in the road... if you stop your car on the hump, roll your windows down and turn off your car, you can hear a train in the distance. The "hump" was a railroad where the man got killed. i get out and walk the road. Now if your up for some REAL thrills, i suggest you get out and walk the road. It's eerie. its also better to do during a full moon :)

By Kyle on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 02:10 am:

I and My friends Who have Lived in Summerville Most of our lives have been down that road many times. Its in my mind the most Haunted place in Summerville that is accessible by all at night. The Road does have a spirit on it one of a lady with a lantern who was the wife of a conducter one night the conducter got in an accident and his head was severed. She used to goto the station and give him food for his trip and one night he never returned she then began to walk to that spot Every night until she died her ghost still does this. If you go down the road about a 1/2 mile to a Mile into the dirt turn off your car after flashing your brights several times a light will appear then grow in size as it comes to you. I've only stayed once for the light to circle the car.... trust me i don't stay that long ever again its utterly Creepy! The Church you speak of Is prolly Old fort Dorchester State park's Church such as if you walk under the arch a certain number of times at midnight something may happen. I've heard stories of Some people doing this and coming back to there car to find it literally flipped over... Its NOT a good idea just to go to the church and fool around. Also its closed off at night.

Kyle Beck

By Enryk19 on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 10:32 am:

I've ridden my bike down that road numerous times during the day. One morning my friends and I decided to ride down the road at about 5am. (OF course we didn't know of the story then) Well I guess about 500 yards after it had turned to dirt. We saw some erie light in the distance. At first we thought it was car, but it couldn't have been, cuz of the way it just kind of hovered there. We stopped and just looked at the light for like 15 minutes. We were almost in a trance. Then the light seemed to get bigger like it was coming towards us , then it just kind of faded away into the woods.
Well last night my family and I were drivng down the road. I wanted to show them where I had seen the light. Since my parents didn't want to get there car dirty we decided to turn around. Once turned around, all the cars dash lights came on and the car lost all power and came to halt. We tried to restart the car but it wouldn't. We saw the light in our rearview mirror and then we were getting pretty scared I guess after about the seventh attempt the car finally roared to life and we got the hell out of there

By Allison G. on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 03:43 pm:

I attended Charleston Southern University (seven miles from Summerville) from 1993-1997. It was during my sophomore year that I was first made aware of Light Road. As most people probably know, Charleston has an exceptionally rich history of ghost stories, and my friends and I would constantly seek out these places. I've driven down Light Road MANY MANY times, and more often than not I have seen the light. It's never come through my car, nor have I ever experienced any of the smells or sounds that others claim.
Usually the light will appear out of nowhere, and often chages colors. I've seen it a bluish-white, and an orangeish-red. It will flicker, sometimes going completely out and then coming back strong and bright. It's usually at about eye level when you're sitting in the car. I doubt that it's any kind of reflection, as the road is completely straight, and the light is intermittent. Each time I have been down the road, the light never seemed to get any closer or farther away.
I've seen some strange things down the road, in some of the turnouts. I thought it was interesting what someone said above about cars being flipped over...I will swear on anyone's grave that THREE times while I was down there, we passed others whose cars had flipped onto their sides. I've been chased down the road by another car after we had turned around at the stop sign at the end. I've nearly been run off the road by oncoming cars. While I'm sure many of the extraneous things can be explained by pranksters and the like, it's still pretty creepy.
It's nice to see some validation of Light Road, especially as far back as 1969. I'm questioning the proximity of Old Fort Dorchester State Park's church though, as I'm pretty sure that's off Dorchester Road, which is a pretty good haul in the opposite direction from Light Road.
There's another neat place to check out in Monck's Corner...can't remember what it's called though...I think a friend of mine had called it something like Little Miss Chicken, but I could be way off. It's a graveyard some ways off the interstate, and I couldn't tell you anything about how to get there, even though I drove. On our way home we drove over an unmarked railroad crossing (no gates or signals), and on the tracks literally YARDS away from our car was what appeared to be an oncoming train with all its lights on. The curious thing was that it was completely silent...not even the rumbling of the tracks.
I'd be curious to hear from others who have Charleston area ghost stories...

By Jeff Threadgill on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 05:07 pm:

I've heard about this road before. I understand that there is a legend dating back to the 1870's. Can anyone confirm whether this is correct?

By Louie on Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 11:03 am:

The neat place you are talking about in Moncks Corner that has to do with Little Miss Chicken is called Strawberry Chapel. It's actually located in a town called Cordesville...way out in the middle of nowhere. There are two stories that I have heard about why the chapel is haunted. The first story has to do with Little Miss Chicken (or Chicken Little). Someone (I'm not sure who) tied her up to a gravestone one night and left her there. She was dead the next morning. The second story is not that well-heard of and it's almost impossible to find information on this story on the Internet or in books. The preacher that used to teach the children Sunday school went crazy one day and tied all the children down to the benches in the church and burned it down. I'm not quite sure how that story came about but it probably has something to do with the fact that the ghosts of six little children haunt the chapel grounds. If you're wondering, yes, I have seen the children. If you listen closely sometimes you can hear them laughing and playing. That's also not the only ghost I've seen up there either. One night one of my friends and I went to Strawberry Chapel because we had nothing else better to do. It was during the winter so it was about 30 or 40 degrees outside. When we got out of her car and looked down at the dock (Strawberry Chapel is right along part of the Cooper River) we saw what we a gray figure standing on it. My friend, being the big adventurer that she is decided to go down there and see if it was an actual person. She walked down the only path there is to get to and from the dock, then came back. She said that no one was there. After that we decided to go in the chapel grounds. When we stepped over the gate we felt about a ten degree temperature difference. That's when we saw the gray figure again. It looked like a man, a very tall man. When we shined the flash light in the figure's direction it disappeared. Then we heard this voice telling us to find a grave stone with a certain name on it (I can't remember the name right off hand but it did have Harleston in it.). After some looking we found it. It was in a little closed off section of the graveyard right next to the church. We opened the little gate and went inside. When we touched the gravestone we both shrieked. It felt like the burner on a hot stove! And it was about 40 degrees outside! After that we decided to leave. Strawberry Chapel does have a lot of history behind it that is unknown. There is one family that is burried in the graveyard that has all the records of the church but I'm not sure which family it is. I think it's "Ball". If I'm not mistaken the Ball family used to own Strawberry Chapel. Now some other church owns it. The reason I know this is because I talked to a Ball one day when I went up to the chapel (during the day). (I like to go up there sometimes during the day and pick up trash because some people like to drink up there and leave their beer cans and other trash all over the place.) I talked to the woman for a good while about the chapel and why it interested me. She even let me go inside the chapel! That's about all the information I have on Strawberry Chapel.

By Holly on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 12:24 am:

How do you get to Strawberry Chapel? We tried but never could find it.

By Cherry on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 08:50 am:

Did you ever find the Straberry Chapel?

By Shana koss on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 06:58 pm:

the road is real and so is the ghost. The name of the road is called Parkers Ferry Rd. Ive been going since I was nine and I live in Aiken so it is a long drive but it is worth it. If anyone wants to hear more about the light and maybe see some pics email me at

By Kalee Ball on Thursday, April 1, 2004 - 01:52 pm:

Strawberry Chapel was owned by Ball at one point. I know this because I am a Ball. Yes these stories are true... well supposedly and if you are interested in ghosts and all that Strawberry Chapel would be a great place to go. It's goregous during the day and I've never been there at night but once again go try it out if you're interested. They have services still though so you may wanted to look in on that.

By Dukeschevy on Saturday, April 3, 2004 - 12:47 am:

I would just like to say that me and two other friends decided to go out and check this place strawberry chapel out. Well we were in for a surprize, it took us a while because it is out in the country and the road goes down past the monistary for the monks. We finally got there and had our flashlights in hand, it was about 3:00 am and very dark. I was scary just looking at it. We took a step through a whole in the fence and walked by this tomb like structure. Then we all felt a breeze and heard a sound that i cant put into words. It was very weird and abnormal. We started to head for the whole we came through to get out of there. When we got to the vehicle we all looked at each other because we could not believe what we had felt and heard. As we were leaving we shined the lights by the chaple and there we saw a set of eyes. There was no body with them just eyes and thats when i punshed it and got the heck out of there. I havent been back since the incident but if you would like to go email me and i will give you directions.

By Susan G. on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 - 11:55 pm:

Little Mistress Chicken lived many years past the night she was tied to the headstone in the Strawberry Chapel cemetery. The Monsieur Dutarque was upset with her for leaving school grounds, as she was one of the children of the wealthier families that had their children at the school, and he wanted to teach her a lesson. He did not intend to leave her there all night. Money, or Mooney, was a slave at the Childsbury Township, who would sneak out routinely, and had carved a gourd with a face, and would place a candle in it, put it on a long pole, and hold it high, to scare off anyone who might catch him coming back onto the property. He encountered little Miss Chicken, scaring him to death, in turn scaring her...he stayed with her through the rest of the night, to make sure she was safe, and knowing that daylight would shed light on what the Monsieur Dutarque had done to this little girl. The Goose Creek Militia drummed the Monsieur out of town the next day... Miss Chicken had children, lived well into her adult years, but I understand had a paralysis in her face that probably was caused by the fright of seeing the eerie gourd hovering above her in the cemetery that night...I believe that there is something surreal in that cemetery, but don't believe that it is little Catherine Chicken...I believe that is a night she left behind her..she is not buried there...some of her family is, but I don't believe that it is a place that she held dear to her heart...

By Voltguy on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:25 pm:

on may 28 2004 we drove down light road about 1030pm and we saw the light it was bright white and then dimed down it also changed from white to red. we stayed about 15 min. when we left the light went away.

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