South Carolina’s beautiful mossy oaks are home to many communities, but it also has its apparitions. Lands End Light is said to be a small ghost light that is seen along the roadside in Beaufort, SC, on U.S. Highway 21. This 2.8 mile stretch of highway is said to be a straight road with absolutely no dips or curves, which is abnormal in itself. This mysterious orb of light is said to be the ghost of a beheaded civil war soldier. Lands End Light is a mysterious paranormal phenomena that reflects our society's fear of the unknown past and its subjective malice.
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Lands End Light originated due to people’s fascination with the unknown. People will continue to park their cars by the mossy oak on U.S. Highway 21 hoping for some unexplainable thrill. They may find what they were looking for; they may not. The paranormal is interesting, because of its mystery and will never cease to intrigue humanity.
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For Further Research:
ETV: Ghost Stories of Beaufort County
A clip of three Beaufort Ghost Stories including Lands End Light
South Carolina’s Information Highway: Lands End Light - Frogmore, St. Helena Island, South Carolina
Full summary of what Lands End Light is and where it is located.
Southern Ghost Stories: Lands End Lights
Possible stories of how Lands End Light originated.