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Frog Moor Light

Beaufort, South Carolina

It is said that a person was once hanged under a tree, near the old church, and then decapitated. It is said that the man may be seen during the night searching for his head

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Mallory says:

October 24, 2005, 3:50 pm

There is another story that goes along with this and that is that if you park in between 2 trees near this church, turn your car off, and wait for the light to go under your car you will not be able to start your car after the light has passed thru it.

Bev says:

March 28, 2006, 10:05 pm

I just wanted to say that if people are going to tell a story….Tell it right. I lived in Beaufort,SC for 19 years and have researched the story and been there PLENTY of times. First of all..It is called Frogmore. The story behind the light is of a bus that crashed years ago and had only one headlight. I have seen the light once. There is a tree you park by to watch for it…But no church. Who told these stories???

Dana says:

March 30, 2006, 10:11 pm

I have lived in Beaufort for 16 years…Born and raised…and i have heard many stories…i have been to see the light twice…once when i was little…and then again like 2 years agos..and just like Bev said first of all ITS FROGMORE!! gets ya facts straight..but on the fact that the light is from a bus…or a soldier…i don’t know..but i do know that there is NO church…there is an OAK TREE that people park there cars by…so if you are going to tell it right…make sure you get the right information!!

Rick says:

April 29, 2006, 9:23 pm

I have been going to Frogmore to look for the Light at Lands End since the 1970’s. I have lived all my life in this area. First off I have been there many, many times and I have only seen the light once. There were four of us in the car and we all saw this thing. People try to explain it off as swamp gas or car lights but it is neither. You will know with out a doubt when you see the actual light.

Bev says:

May 8, 2006, 12:02 am

Glad to see some fellow Beaufortonians. I wanted to know if anyone has seen anything else besides the light? Some friends and I were at the Old Fort and saw something one night. I won’t mention unless someone else can tell me what they saw. If it is the same thing would love to swap stories.

candee says:

June 3, 2006, 10:07 pm

Ok everyone has a light SC NC OH on and on the story is one to be told but here Dillon its called dillon light or the right name of beghielms light the story is every where…. i’ve seen it but still it glows everywhere……

Amy says:

June 8, 2006, 11:08 am

I would love to know if anyone knows about any hauntings out on Daufuskie Island?

Betsy says:

June 25, 2006, 4:29 pm

Hi, I am fasinated by the light of frogmore and my friend and I went out there last night to see it. We could not find exactly where to park though. We went to the old ruins there and parked and got interesting pictures but went up and down the street looking for the tree and there were alot of them. Can someone help me out with which tree and exactly where to go? Thanks in advance

Snake says:

June 27, 2006, 11:02 am

Okay, why was the man hanged and THEN decapitated? Was his head cut off by the executioner because his neck was so strong he couldn’t be hanged? Or maybe he was obese and as soon as he was hanged, his head was instantly torn off because of the immense weight of his body!

Janet says:

November 14, 2006, 12:15 pm

I grew up near Frogmore and have heard many stories about “the light” I’ve never seen anything myself, but to those of you who have-congratulations-you’ve been blessed. To everyone else who continues to search, give it a rest what’s meant to be will be you can’t get water from a rock so quit trying. If infact there are restless souls wandering around in this world, maybe they just want people to leave them alone, some things are just better left alone.

Medium says:

March 17, 2007, 9:45 pm

you are all dumb im a medium and been there to investigate, its said that a young couple that where in loves parents hated eachother so the young couple would go up there and bring one flashlight the young lady would shine her flashlight and wait for the young man to shine back then with the light still on he would run to her. But the young girls father found out one night and hung the young man with the flashlight still on and in his hand and if you go at exactly the right time you can see the light running to you because he thinks you are his young lover

crazyqueen says:

June 28, 2007, 11:55 pm

But the young girls father found out one night and hung the young man with the flashlight still on and in his hand and if you go at exactly the right time you can see the light running to you because he thinks you are his young lover

Comment by Medium | 03.17.2007 | 9:45 pm

How the FRICK could he think you were his lover if it’s pitch black? He wouldn’t know to run to you unless you have a flashlight on, too. I’m from beaufort…lived there for 20+ years. Heard lots of stories on what the light might be. Still dont know what it is. My parents took me to see it when I was little and I went several more times when I was older. It DOES exist and it is an adrenaline rush to chase it. There’s an old oak that hangs over the Lands End Road and a reflector sign right in front of it (yellow with 3 black slashes on it). Its damn near to the end of that road, but its the only tree that has the sign in front of it and its on the left side of the road. You park in front of the tree and turn everything off and wait. It is pitch BLACK out there. Some nights it doesnt appear. Every time we went out for it and it appeared, we would chase it and never catch it. It would disappear. Its scary but fun with a carload of friends.

Christy says:

August 3, 2007, 3:57 pm

I myself am from Frogmore. My grandmother who has lived there for over 70 years, says the story is a confederate soldier was hanged on the tree. Because of the rope, it snapped as soon as he was dropped. So when you see his light, he is looking for his head….. But everyone has their own stories…Does anyone know about the Jacksonboro light? Thanks

chris says:

August 23, 2007, 8:39 pm

I have been stationed at Beaufort Air Station for over 3 yrs now. The first time I went to see the light nothing happened. But the second time I went out there with my buddy and we waited for about 3 hours and during that time, local teenagers were messing around with us they kept driving by with their headlight taped over. Then we saw it again thinking it was just another prank but it kept coming closer and there was no car attached! my buddy got so freaked out he turned on his vehicle and booked out of there. My wife went with her friends and actually got footage of the light. All i need to do is find a way to convert it on the internet. if anyone is interested let me know

lyndsey says:

August 24, 2007, 7:44 pm

this is a story i am going to recherch for a project at school and i want to know if this is true plz tell me now!!!!!

lyndsey says:

August 24, 2007, 7:46 pm

Hello people i am dooing a project for my school and i want to know more about this is there any site on it if so plz feel free to type comment about this dont be shy i will check this every day!!!!

Katie says:

September 10, 2007, 6:48 pm

I have exactly been to Beaufort and saw this tree that the man was hung under.

Anne says:

September 14, 2007, 12:43 am

Just a note, It is called the Frogmore Light. It is Land’s End in Frogmore, now called St. Helena. This is South Carolina. You folks that live here should know the church is on the right not far (about a half mile) from from the hanging tree….big oak hanging over the road on the left….old sunken cemetery in the woods same side as the tree…. Yes, I’ve seen the light. The church has it’s own story. There are stories about weird problems with your car not starting and your radio suddenly coming on or playing unusal music. Hasn’t happened to me, but has to members of my family. Many other weird things on this road as well. Lots of witchcraft and voodoo in the area. I haven’t been out there in years and I hear they are developing the area, so some things could have changed, but that’s the way it was last time I went. I have lots of stories about what we all did out there in search of the light and what happened. I’ve been to the fort a bunch of times too, but I never saw anything spooky there. You can see a wreck at low tide from the beach…unless they’ve done something with it.

Angela says:

October 8, 2007, 3:50 pm

To Anne,

What is the stories on the church? I would like to go to this place. How would i get there from N. Myrtle Beach, SC?

Anne says:

October 16, 2007, 12:13 am

Hello Angela, I don’t remember the details of the stories about the church. Something about a light reflecting in the window but there was no light to reflect. I’ve not witnessed it either. It might be in the book about Beaufort Ghosts. I don’t remember the name but I bought it for my mother from The Beaufort Bookstore. We use to have a haunted tour of downtown Beaufort, it didn’t take you to Land’s End, but it did give you a tour of the Point, either on foot or carriage…I’d check with the Chamber of Commerce to see if we still do that and what it includes. If I were you, I’d check out MapQuest or something for directions. I’d think you would just hop on 95 and hop off at the Beaufort exit and follow the signs. For Land’s End, I’d stay on 21 passing through the islands until you get to Land’s End Road and follow it down. Can’t tell you how far, it’s been a while. It’s a pretty straight stretch of road.

jessica says:

October 26, 2007, 1:47 pm

I live in the upstate of South Carolina, and, well, i’ve been to Beaufort many times. I used to go to the festival in Frogmore when they had fresh crab, ribs, and BBQ, etc. I’ve been to a church-not sure if it is THE church- but it was very old, built in the 1700’s. It is made of seashells and a white material that resembles concrete. It has an open ceiling and windows. Is this the church you all speak of?

Anne says:

October 28, 2007, 4:09 am

Hi Jessica, No, I think you are speaking of The Chapel of Ease.
It is close to where we are talking about. I’m sure it has it’s own stories as well. I’m not familiar with any stories of it either. We only went to see the Light, Fort Freemont
(which is also located near the Frogmore or Land’s End Light), Old Sheldon Church and another graveyard near the Old Sheldon Church when we wanted to scare ourselves. Sometimes we would ride through The Point and talk about the ghosts in the houses there. We use to ride through Cat Island while they were developing it. It was spooky. I can’t think of anywhere else we went. There were some places we didn’t dare go because they were dangerous. We tried to avoid those places where there might be guns.

WENDY says:

November 20, 2007, 5:00 pm

You think these stories are scary? You should visit Siler City in North Carolina. There is a place called The Devil’s Tramping Ground. It is in the middle of the woods,and there is a large circle, where no grass or weeds will grow. It has been there for years and years. It has said that it is where the Devil himself goes to stomp around in circles at night and plan out his evil deeds for mankind. No scientist can explain this strange circle. It has also been said that nothing will stay inside the circle after midnight, in the morning it will be moved. I have been there myself it was a very scary experience…. Look it up on google.. Real place…

Rick says:

November 29, 2007, 4:05 am

The light is real. I’m not sure what causes it but a strange light it is.. Chris, I would like to see your tape of the light.. I have only seen it once and I think it is fairly a rare event.

Amanda says:

January 9, 2008, 10:38 pm

I’ve seen the light in Jacksonboro, SC. All it is is the lights of the Rail Road crossing arm coming down. It’s cool to see if you’re trying to scare some people.

amber says:

January 11, 2008, 7:21 pm

Your story makes no sense and readers can see this flaw. How can he be looking for his head if he is decapatated? The head would be right next to or on the body. If hes searching for his head then he would have had his he choped off and buried I don’t like your story one bit.


Anne says:

January 14, 2008, 10:19 am

Hi Amber, Of course it doesn’t make sense. They are ghost stories. It doesn’t make sense that any “ghost” should care about anything in the land of the living. The light is real but whatever makes the light has never been explained sufficiently. Stories are always made up to explain the unexplainable and to my understanding, looking for his head is one of the oldest. It is attributed to more than one war and has plenty of “eye witnesses” to its ability to harm people. I don’t believe there is a documented case that harm to anyone was caused by the light. Having said that, there are plenty of weird things that really do happen out there.

Babyt says:

January 26, 2008, 3:15 pm

is this real?

dick prudente says:

March 9, 2008, 5:48 am

I and my two friends saw the light back in 1966 when we were stationed at parris island. It was dark and it had rained earlier in the evening. We had brought with us two portable flood lights. We were told that the light appeared between a white church and an oak tree, about a half mile apart. We parked our car by the church under a security light and started to walk toward the tree. I turned to check on the car and that is when we saw the light coming towards us from the swamp. We were stunned that we would see it this soon. We walked to the light but it vanished. Acouple of minutes later it appeared again, moving to us. At this time we turned on the lights which brightend the area. Wdid this to make sure someone was not pulling a prank. But there was nothing around the light. Also at this time the light seperated into two lights. The light was red and seemed to be about the height off the ground the one would hold a railroad lantern. It then backed off and vanished where it came from. We shined the lights into the swamp but saw nothing. The next day, in work, me and one of my friends were talking about the light when awomen civilian worker overheard us. She knew exactly what we were talking about, relating that when she was a young girl they would go for picnics there and the light would appear. The theory we were told was it is a cofederate soldier who was looking for his head. We went back ther about a month later to see it again but it never reappeared.

matt says:

March 11, 2008, 4:31 pm

I only saw the first few posts and it really annoyed me how many variations of the “Land’s End Light” these people have. According to extensive research into the area, the tale, local accounts and personal visits, one thing is certain. No one can agree with what the light, the tree or the church can be attributed to. 1.) The Church: The only church on Land’s End Rd said to be haunted is the Chapel of Ease, which is less than a mile off Sea Island Pkwy. “Workers were once sent to the building to seal up the crypt. They would return each morning to find that the bricks they laid the previous day had been removed and placed in a neat pile. Others have felt unsettled in the church’s graveyard.” There is no tree or trees of importance near this location (unless u consider the one creepy, viney tree near the tomb). 2.) The trees: The most common and agreed upon story of these two trees (left side of road, along the straightest part of the road, as you are going toward the old fort) is that people used to be hanged there. If you park your car under the one that extends its branch over the road, a noose will eventually drop on the roof of your car, assuming you have been there for a considerable period of time. 3.) The Light: Dating back almost 50 years, there are accounts of locals taking their cars up to Land’s End Rd to catch a glimpse of the mysterious light. The light is said by observers to hover off the ground about 10 feet. It is one single light, resembling a motorcycle or car headlight from a distance. It is said to travel at a pretty high rate of speed at times. “Some claim it is the ghost of a murdered Confederate soldier, searching for his head, others claim it`s the ghost of a slave, sold away from his family, who`s come back to hunt for them, though the tales predate the American Revolution. It is most usually reported between the Chapel of Ease (see Beufort) and the “Hanging Tree”. The light has been the cause of at least one documented accident, and Paranormal author Nancy Roberts captured a picture of the light and published it in one of her many books about the ghosts of South Carolina.”
From personal experience, this is what I can add to the table. The Chapel of Ease does have an eerie aura to it. However, its location right next to a well-traveled road takes away from the spookiness. The “Hanging Tree” is definitely a tree that looks like it could have been used for that purpose. However, being able to park my car under it and wait, while cars would come up behind me periodically was impossible. Lands End Light: As with the tree, where it is suggested you park and turn your lights off, I would advise just driving slowly (given there is no traffic) along the point where there is a small white church on the right side of the road down about to where the road goes through sharp curves near the fort, back and forth. You can’t always count on seeing the light, but I know from experience it exists. What it is is something still left up to speculation though. I didnt wanna stick around long enough to find out. I pressed down on the gas and went about 75 mph. Even though the light seemed to be gaining on me, it disappeared in my rear view mirror near the before-mentioned small white church on the corner.
By the way…..dont go to Old Sheldon Church at night. Me and 4 friends about went to prison for “trespassing on federal property.” That place is awesome as far as its spookiness and history, but not worth the blue light special.

Sonja says:

April 7, 2008, 4:34 pm

Oh my the Frogmore Light at Lands End I livd in Beaufort from 1976-1986 and seen the light a couple of times my self,we used to got there every weekend and yes we saw it as it went by our car under the big oak the car would not start the radio went haywire until it was gone, and there is a church about a half mile from the tree that has some tales of it’s own in the old fripp graveyard next the church. I had some friends say that thay went to the graveyard and started cursing at the old fripp crypt and it started bleeding from he stone needless to say they were totaly freaked out!!! I’m not sure what or who it is but it does happen.

Wolfskeeter says:

April 23, 2008, 1:23 am

I have lived in Beaufort most of my teenage years, had many, many partys at “The Fort”…never had any strange experiences there, though one nite me and a few friends decided to sit under the big oak tree on the curve…..I presonally was expecting a little light from a lantern floating around…..what I saw was completely the opposite. We may have only sat there for 20 minutes or so……in the dark, engine NOT running, Moving thru the trees and the road we saw what I strongly believe was “THE LANDS END LIGHT”
…It was a bright lumunious light, no oncomming traffic, so we know it wasn’t headlights…looked like a big giant Lumunious “cloud” just floating down the road between the trees and road line…..scared the living **** outta me, cranked the car before the”light ” got to my car….going back on Thursday April 24th and take video this time….look for postings…..Stacey

pyro says:

May 17, 2008, 5:15 pm

Hello I’m new to the area and I have no idea were frogmore is. If anyone here lives in the bluffton area and want to go see the lite maybe we could ride out there together. otherwise if someone could give me detailed directions on how to get there I would appreciate it. This is something i definately have to see.

Anne says:

May 20, 2008, 11:30 am

I’m not great directions, maybe you should google it or something. Basic directions, From Bluffton, 278 to 170 to 21 in Beaufort. Turn right at 21 follow to Land’s End road on St Helena Island. Turn right. I’m not sure how far down it is but you’ll pass the Chapel of Ease (check out links to it in previous posts), you’ll come to a small church on the right hand side of the road, just past it will see a large oak overhanging the road. That is where you wait to see it. It is in the general area of Fort Freemont, so if you find it on a map, you can find the other landmarks and know you are in the right place. There is also a link to it in the previous posts. The light is on Land’s End Road, Fort Freemont isn’t. Just because you go doesn’t guarantee the light will show. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. THe best time to wait, midnite of course.

nexusone says:

June 26, 2008, 10:37 am

Private Frank Quiqley of Fort Fremont.

Coty says:

July 28, 2008, 10:50 am

I seen the light a few years ago. We were told to shine our headlights over the graves as we pulled in, knock on the church window, and park under the hanging tree. This seems to make no difference but, we did see it like 12 times. I also seen “something” in the graveyard. If anyone else seen something please get ahold of me……..

Rusty says:

August 31, 2008, 3:32 pm

I was a young marine stationed at Beaufort MCAS in 1966-1968. I’d ride out to Frogmore some nights with friends on our motorcycles. We’d go out to party at the hangman’s tree, and explore the old fort at Lands End. Back then the old fort was all overgrown with weeds, vines, and was very scarey. The story I heard back then about the light was; “In the past, a young girl was in love with a sailor who sailed out of Port Royal Sound, and once he shipped out and never returned (drowned?). Occassionally, she would take a directional lantern (shines like a modern day flash light) and walk down the road to Lands End, and shine the light out over the water to guide her lover home. Eventually, she grew old, died, and was buryed in the church cemetary.” I never saw the light myself, but being out there late at night, surrounded by very creepy darkness, ghost stories running around in my head, and the sounds of voodoo drums off in the dustance certainly scared me. Also, I never rode my motorcycle down that road alone at night, as the risks of being shot were too real. With only one headlight on a motorcycle, you looked too much like the light of Frogmore to be safe. I haven’t been back there since 1968, and I suspose the area has grown up drastically into a modern day, developed yuppieville, but back then there was nothing out there but the dark, scarey, unknown.

Rusty says:

August 31, 2008, 3:48 pm

I was a young Marine stationed at MCAS Beaufort in 1966-1968. Occassionally, friends and I would ride our motorcycles out to Lands End to party under the old hanging tree and explore the old fort. The fort was all overgrown with weeds, and vines back then and was a very scary place in the middle of the night. I never would ride my motorcyle out there by myself because that was a good way to get shot at. A single motorcyle light coming down the road looked too much like the light of Frogmore. The story of the light that I heard back then, was this: In the past, a young girl was in love with a sailor who shipped out of Port Royal Sound. He went to sea and never returned, and was probably drowned. Occassionally she would walked down the road to lands end carrying a directional lantern (it shined a light in only one direction like a modern day flashlight). When she got to the end of the road, she’d wave the lantern hoping to bring her love back to her. Eventually, she grew old, died, and was buried in the cemetary of the old church. Afterwards, her ghost continued to carry a light to look for her lover.I never saw the light myself, but sitting out there in the dark, with ghost stories running around in my mind, and the sounds of voodoo drums in the distance was plenty enough to scare me. I haven’t been back there since 1968, but I’d guess that by now, the area has grown up into a modern type of yuppieville, or small ranchettes. Back then the area was little populated, and very scarey at night, ghost or or no ghost.

Trey from Beaufort says:

September 14, 2008, 1:45 pm

I have lived in beafort for 16 years and i still live here. Last night me and some friends went to see the light for the first time, im not quite sure how the legend goes, but when you get down the road from the oak tree that you drive under you can clearly see a bright light come out of the tree. There is no way it is a car because it was off of the ground and it was only one light. I dont know how to explain it but it’s something you have to see for yourself. If you ever come here to see it, take a trip to the fort down the road, Fort Fremont.

Sally says:

September 16, 2008, 8:29 pm

Matt from March 11, 2008 comment:
Your entry was well detailed and informative. Now I would like to inform you that the Beaufort County Police Department has jurisdiction over the PRIVATELY owned property. I have scouted the place out – there are absolutely NO – not a one – signs that state you cannot be on that property at ANY time of the day or night. Under federal, state and LOCAL law, owners of property and or state owned property must CLEARLY STATE the historical site’s “open” and “close” TIMES in full visibility to any and all citizens. I am reporting your corrupt “run-in” with the local authorities of Beaufort to the proper “higher-up” authorities. Beaufort is a county in South Carolina and due to the “nature” of this county some and I say SOME as to not down all authoritative figures in the county MISUSE the JUSTICE SYSTEM and have created ordinances in which the public is not made aware of through local media, newspapers and even at the visitor’s center. You were unfairly “given” the “blue light special” and I will FAIRLY hand it back to them. Look for a change in the near future regarding this matter. Columbia is getting fed up with the corrupt bureaucratic practices of those authorities that are blatantly misusing and creating false laws in your area. Investigations are already taking place and you should look for compensation representation material for any expenses you incurred due to this unfortunate event. As for the light(s), hauntings, etc., it’s your right to travel when and where you want in America. Don’t stop my man! Just get arrested with “grace” – it’s coming back to bite them in the *** before you know it. :) yours truly – sally

Samantha says:

September 16, 2008, 10:03 pm

I lived in Beaufort from 1978 to 1985. My father was actually a native of Beaufort. He and I used to go out to Frogmore when I was a little girl to see the famous light. I will definitely attest to the fact that the light is real. I LOVED going to see the light and would beg my dad to go see “The Light”. I witnessed “The Light” on numerous occasions. It is true that you go park your car not far from the tree, turn everything off and just wait. Then out comes the light for a visit. I had forgotten about this story until recently when I have experienced some other “paranormal” activity and wanted to do research on haunted places. I am so interested to visit Beaufort and drive to out to old Frogmore and check out the famous Light again. Like everyone else, my Dad spoke of the different versions of the story as well. He liked the version of the solider looking for his head the most, but also noted the bus accident and slaves as well.

Michelle says:

October 6, 2008, 10:20 am

Can’t anyone speak standard English in this country? I’ve met people from all over the world who write better English than the people on this site.

I laugh at the paragraph beneath this one: “Please use correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Let’s try to keep this place looking classy.”

If you have any pride in being American, then learn to speak and write the language! And, yes, I am an American.

Beyond the very poor writing, it is spelled Frogmore, not Frog Moor. And, it is definitely, The Light at Land’s End, not The Light at Frogmore or the Frogmore Light.

Laura says:

October 7, 2008, 9:25 pm

Thank you, Michelle! I went through the public school systems in Beaufort and am amazed at the intelligible postings. I guess I got them Southren smarts purdy good! Anyway- Yes, the light is real. While in high school and because there was not much for us to do in 1988, four of us headed out to Land’s End and parked under the “Hangman’s Tree”. We did sit for a while although I do not remember how long, the light appeared as a car or motorcycle headlamp. Those of ya’ll not from the area have to know that this strech of road is several miles stright where this light appears. It was not until the light made no advancement, that we realized we were looking at The Light. Cars and motorcycles did come up the road towards us that night and each time we held our breath until the vehicle passed. We saw the light four times that night before I, the driver, became sufficiently freaked out enough to head back to the town. The second time the light started as a white ball but began to chaned to a light yellow, continually advacing toward us. I turned on my headlights to see what would happen- it vanished. I turned off the headlights, the light reappeared and graduated from yellow to red but this time it did not continue to come towards us and just disappeared. The fourth and final showing that night came just a few moments later when it began the trek as before. A white light but this time it moved towards us quickly, began to changed it’s color, grew larger and dissapeared! Seconds later it reappeared way too close, maybe 30 feet away, easily 50 closer than where it disappeared. I turned my headlights back on, the light vanished and we got the heck out of there!

kelsey woods says:

October 15, 2008, 12:27 pm

i got something better than this. Way better. this was so stupid and point less.

brooks says:

October 22, 2008, 11:18 pm

i wanna know i live in hampton 30 miles from beaufort i go there all the time and i heard that old sheldon church has a guy buried alive in a tree and clemson university wanted to investigate


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Mo'lisha dempsey-webb says:

November 18, 2008, 2:32 pm

Oh, wow! I laughed out loud (actually, literaly) when I saw this! Not that the story is funny, but My best friends dad told me about it, except he said it was an old drunk white man mozying along with a lantern….so seeing this was pretty comical. You would just have to here it… XD!!!!

harrison says:

January 26, 2009, 9:54 pm

alright here is my veiw on this story for one it cant be a bus iv been many times and each time iv gone you can tell it is not one because it flickers and sometimes bounces across the road looking for like a lanter than a head light but the way iv heard it is that Private Frank Quiqley was in a battle at fort fremont and killed or beheaded and was buried somewhere in the chapel of ease but if you go to the adams street baptist church and pee on a grave then know on the door three time has to be three people the go to the tree turn the car off flash the lights threee times the honk twice and wait you will see it but there cant be any cars on the road so if you see one you have to go back to the church and knock again. you will know it is the light when it appears quickly bright out of no where after a short period of time it will die out and go away but i have seen this light and i know its real trust me i have lived in beaufort my whole life and so has my family.alten

joshua lauder says:

January 26, 2009, 11:59 pm

alright so i have lived in beaufort all of my life and its been 16 years and as you know teenagers usually do anything they can to entertain themselves. and since the movies get expensive and drugs get you in trouble after a while. I was sittin around drinkin with a few friends and thinkin about stuff from when i was little and i just thought about the light that my older sister took me to once and talked eeryone into going to see it and so we all pied in the car and since that night the word spred all over town. since that night i hae taken aroud 15 people to see it for the first time and the reaction on everyones face is priceless. the stories range from a bus crash to a headless man as youve heard but whatever it is it is definetally fun. all you have to do is drive down the road (usually riding down there we go about 115) NO COPS. best time in the world…. anyways you go down to the third church on the right side of the road where you see a sign that says bermuda bluff. you pee on a gravestone and then get one friend to go with you to the door of the church you both bang three times simultaneously and then get in the car and drive down to the first tree on the left side of the road that hangs over the road pull next to it so that you are half way on the road and half way off right next to the tree. and flash the lights 3 times and honk the horn 2 times. but the most important thing is no cars can be on the road. but dont be fooled by the light it may seem like a car at first just watch and it will dissapear into nowhere. after that you could do it again or go down the road a little ways and take a right turn on buchanan road and visit the fremont fort. anyways have fun.

scott says:

March 8, 2009, 3:42 am

The light Ive seen several times over the years. It was Brighter than any car light and at times it would flicker like a candle and dim and fade out. I have known the story is a soldier who had been sentenced and hanged from fort freidmont that is located at lands end. old sheldon church and church at lands end people where placed in and burned during civil war. If u go down to the wide curve going left at the near end of lands end . At the beginning of that curve you will see an old oak tree. That is the tree that was used for hangings and the soilder that was hung till death.during that time. The lose of the head is urban legend.But there was much great tradgety. Many live lost down that long road. I know myself that somethings are better left alone.

Traci H. says:

March 29, 2009, 9:39 pm

Okay, I’m guessing that most small towns have some kind of “Ghost light”. I live in a small town and the story behind ours is that a couple had just got married. They were traveling down a curvy road and got hit by a car. If you go out there, park and turn off your lights you can see one headlight traveling towards you and then you can see what appears to be tail lights hitting it. It is also said around the same are that a cowboy was once hung. The scary part about that is my nephew had never heard about the cowboy and when he was just 3 I had taken my sister and him with me to see the ghost light. While parked my nephew told me that there was a cowboy standing outside his car window. Needless to say I put it in drive and flew out of there.

bob jones says:

May 4, 2009, 9:00 am

alright there is a church
you piss on the grave, knock on the church door twice,
then haul *** down the road towards the tree and park beside it,
flick your lights on and off 3 times and honk yuor horn twice, then turn everything off and watch the show
i havent lived in beaufort for that long but i know thats how it goes down
try it, the light will come up next to your car

vickie says:

May 28, 2009, 8:43 am

My son has gone twice, the first time he was 16,he not only saw the Church ruins and the light but he also seen something else that haunted him for 7 years until he could go back last year at 23, he brought back videos and told us what had happend to him and 4 friends.after parking it was hot so they let the windows down(elec)but when the light started comming towards them the windows would not go up.we watched the light come towards them on the video until it got right in front of the vehicle where it stopped and started to pulse getting even bigger and brighter, then it took off.they tried to follow it but it just disappeared down the road,they caught it all on video.The next day for some reason the video camera would not come on and later that day when it did, everything was gone,like it never happend.The next day as he was packing to go home he reached into the back of his suv and the chrystal bottle of Holy Water he had taken with him was missing the top even though he never used it.(he didn’t see what what he had seen at 16,thats what he took it for.)Needless to say he is planning another trip with several people taking video camera’s.

Brendan says:

June 16, 2009, 10:08 pm

How do I find this place. I just moved to Beaufort and find this kind of stuff very interesting. I am looking to find this oak tree. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!!

Nicole says:

July 15, 2009, 4:08 pm

I will be heading to Beufort County soon and I am super intereste in this Frogmore Light.

Bridget says:

July 29, 2009, 1:08 pm

Me and my boyfriend went up to the chapel last night we didn’t see the light but got about 4 interesting pics. I will be going back to look around a little more. I want to learn more on the history though.

rick says:

August 11, 2009, 4:31 pm

Hi:My name is Rick I have lived in beaufort sc all my life and i have seen the lands end light.When i was a small boy around 1960 my mom and dad and older brother went to see it one night along with some aunts and uncles which were in another car .We went to the tree across from the church and parked cut off the lights and waited. In about thirty minutes a small red light appeared in the middle of the road about the size of a tennis ball or maybe a little bigger .We just kept watching it for a couple of minutes and then it got bigger and started to change from red to light orange and then to a mist white .After a few more minutes it started to move down the road towards the direction of the fort . By this time dad tried to crank the car but it would not start.And I thought to myself now would be a good time to get in the floor and thats the end of the light story.Another time when i was much older probally thitry or so .I was out with some friends one night running some coon dogs and we were on our last run for the night and we decided to go to lands end and try it.So we all drove to the church and parked .We were going to run the woods across from the church. What happened next was weird the dogs became real quite and the would not get out of their pens.One of the guys pulled his dog out and the dog went and got in his truck and that was the end of hunting for that night.

Rose says:

August 16, 2009, 12:17 am

I have never seen the frogmore light but my dad’s friends have my dad was at the air station in 1970 my dad has never seen the frogmore light but he has seen some very freaky things out at the islands he told me that the oak tree by were the frogmore light is supposed to be the tree is called the hanging tree the stuff my dad has seen is when he was riding on hes motorcycle on st. Helen’s is. when he in encountered a formation of about 24 black bare foot men dressed in rags.he couldn’t stop and drove through their ranks. the men appeared to not notice and did not break ranks he was going 60 mph.were they zombie?

James says:

October 29, 2009, 10:27 am

Well me and my friends are going to go back to this haunted construction site.

Jackson Stone says:

February 24, 2010, 11:08 pm

Wouldn’t it b funny if his head was stuck behind him?just kidding. I have it

markel says:

March 4, 2010, 10:54 am

well idk if this is true bt idc **** it thugging

Monica says:

March 6, 2010, 6:25 am

coty-im glad someone else has seen something in the graveyard. ok so tonight my friends and i went to see the frogmore light at lands end. we went to the church first because we did not kno what to do. We all had to pee so we pee’d in the parking lot of the church. we did not knock on the door or windows. Then we went and parked under the tree facing toward the church. We sat there all of 10 seconds before we saw a BRIGHT light that could not have been a headlight or motorcycle headlight. it pulsated and changed colors but dissappeared bcuz i turned my car back on because everyone was screaming. so i chased after it. i pulled into the church parking lot once again and immediatly my sister screamed to a degree i have never heard her scream before and begged me with everything she had to get the f*** out of there as fast as possible. needless to say she was freaked out beyond all recognition, screaming bloody murder. She told me she saw a man standing beside the church that was scary and in old clothing. he moved swiftly behind the building as my headlights shined over him. We saw the light about 4 times that night and there is no possible way you can mistake it for a headlight when you see it. Its brighter than any light i have seen and i am going back tonight to catch it on video with my other marine friends. I have never seen anything like this and even though it was a light jus the fact that it was not a headlight and obviously from something not living scared me more than anything i have ever witnessed. I would love to talk to someone who has witnessed anything else because i am going back tonight with alot of friends. I dont think i have ever been that scared in my life. i have heard that sometimes the light goes through peoples cars and even opens the doors of the car. never saw a headless man or soldier or bus just the light and my sister saw a man by the church. i would love to hear more experiences.

Monica says:

March 6, 2010, 6:38 am

and btw yoiu do not have to pee on a grave or knock on the door or flash your lights. we saw it when all we did was pee in the parking lot.

chief says:

May 12, 2010, 12:06 pm

all,true about the light,sit long enough,very quietly and you can hear the little childeren -laughing or crying….there was a bus that hit the tree and killed a bunch of kids .i personly always hear them laughing.been there many times,some times the car won’t start until it has passed… it’s like a candle burning out,the church is the old ruins you pass to get there a john fripp’s grave, sometime the light shows up there,thats a whole other haunting a the grave,the open tomb….

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Caitlin says:

October 6, 2010, 1:18 pm

i wanna know the exact address for this place please and thankyou

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October 6, 2010, 1:19 pm

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keiri says:

October 16, 2010, 1:57 am

ok i have not been in sc my whole life and i live in lexington but i do know all the stories, the church thing came from the story about a satanic church where some kids went in on hollows eve and seen cat skellys and bones from hands blah blah and one took the dagger. the week to follow they were all found dead…. and there are a lot of tales for old state road the hanged man one it is also said that if you drive around the tree he was hanged from 3 times with your high beams on after the 3rd time you will actually see the man hanging from the tree. the one about the light well theres 2 one is an old war dude with a lantern and the bus witch we all know. theres also one about a bridge on old state if you stop your car and get out of it and run around it 3 times your car wont start up untill you try 3 times. its said because the damned souls want you to get lost in the woods like they did and die. but theres a lot out there like i said.

Brett says:

October 29, 2010, 11:30 am

I went out to see the light for the 10th time probably in about ten years. In those ten years i wasn’t really believing it was a true story, Until my friend told me he has seen it about 15 times. So we went a group of 4 people. What you have to do first is drive down to FROGMORE and go to the burnt down church and walk around.We Checked out the Grave that the light comes from FREAKY!!! It Is an Open Grave that people have tried to Brick shut but it always opens back up somehow and the bricks are always stacked neatly by his TombStone. But anyways we rode out from there and drove down farther and went and Parked at The Big Oak Tree “Hang Mans Tree” You have to turn the lights of in your car and have the keys out of the ignition. We waited and waited about 45 minutes. Then we see this light appear very bright and it looks like its coming closer and closer then it just disappeared. I Swear On my Life we seen it 3 different times that night.

Cody says:

October 31, 2010, 9:23 am

(If I mess this story up someone please tell me. I’m a 15 year old who was born here. Lived here all my life. seen the light once) Ok, first up: Get the name right. Its Frogmore. Or Lands End because of the name of the road it’s on. Second, there are a few different stories to go along with the light. One is of a soldier who was hung on The Hangman’s Tree,(Thats the tree you park under and lock your doors and turn off the car, etc.) or he was shot or something. I just remember he was decapitated. Its rumored he walks the road with a lantern looking for his head. The other is of a bus with one headlight that crashed. It was full of kids and the light is supposed to be the bus driver looking for them. That road trips you out. Its a long straight patch, so things look closer than they are. And a warning to anyone whos planning on going there: dont go alone. Its not the greatest neighborhood

Billie Jean says:

October 31, 2010, 6:45 pm

okay, yes its Frogmore, and there is a church thats called the chapel of ease…but it really has nothing to do with the light. but ive lived here my whole life and seen the light plenty of times. its pretty cool. its definitely an experience.

Heather Ann says:

February 24, 2011, 12:08 am

My husband used to live in Beaufort years ago when he was an active duty Marine. We enjoy going back to visit his relatives. He has a video of the Lands End Light, and on a recent visit back in October 2010, we went to see the light again. We started by knocking on the door of the Adams Street Baptist Church 3 times, then drove down to the old oak tree and parked under it. We only had to wait about 15 minutes before we saw the light! It was at approx. 9:30 p.m. at night on a Friday night, and there were cars occasionally coming down the road, but at the time the light appeared, there were no cars coming. At first, it looks like it could be a headlight of a car..but the color of the light changes from a flickering yellow to orange, and seems to sway a bit as it floats closer to the tree. We were determined to let it come as close as possible, but became too frightened when it was about 12 feet away. At that point, it was directly in front of the car. My husband shined the hi-beams on it, and it stopped moving and shone brighter than ever, a brilliant silver color, and changed shape to something that resembled a pinwheel. It is the most beautiful light, brighter than anything you’ll see, but it does not hurt your eyes. Anyway, after about 2 seconds, the light changed back into the shape of a white orb, and darted straight off into a field on the right side of the tree. We didn’t have a problem starting the car to leave, and we could not see the light once it had darted into the field. On our next visit to the area, I hope to get it on video again and hopefully will have the courage to let it get very close. One interesting thing to note about the video..when zoomed in upon, the close-up view of the light looks exactly like what a cell looks like under a microscope, divided into equal parts with a nucleus. If it is spirit electromagnetic energy, a PX device could probably pick up an EVP. Sea water is an excellent conductor of electricity, and because of all the deaths from the civil war era and slavery, that explains why this area would be a hotbed of paranormal activity. EVPs of hissing and growling noises have been picked up at the ruins of the old fort. Those videos can be found on you tube, along with another one called “Lands End Light” about the light. I would not recommend peeing on a gravestone, as that is very disrespectful! Also, there have been at least 2 documented car accidents and deaths that were a direct result of people chasing the light. It seems to appear at any time of night, regardless of whether or not there is a full moon. At some point, I want to contact a paranormal research group and have them review the site. I bet their EMF detectors would be going haywire!

LYNN says:

May 24, 2011, 11:24 pm

Well I was raised in Beaufort and I lived in Frogmore right smack in the middle of it. I lived in the apt above the store and one night myself and 3 other people that have lived in Beaufort most of their lives decided to go and see what we could see at the big tree, well after sitting there for alittle over an hour we saw this light swaying from one side to the other and it kept getting closer and closer and when it got to the tree, we started the car and starting moving and yes we were scared well the light started following us and the faster we went it stayed with us and then it stopped. Now I’m not telling you someone elses story I am telling you mine!! It is true for those of you who have yet to see it go and be patience!!!

steve says:

July 16, 2011, 4:36 pm

i have lived on saint helena island for 30 years and the light is on lands end road in frogmore sc the church is where the light comes from and wont go past the hangmans tree .the hangmans tree is called that because after the lands end fort was finished the slaves that worked there was hung so that no one would know the wearabouts of the for the light it is of a school bus that crashed there.the bus driver was stabed by a kid on the bus lots of kids died in the is said to be the bus driver looking for the the 100th differnt story is told about the light.i have seen this light 5 times in my life here in frogmore sc.dont know what it is just know that it will scare the hell out of you each and every time you see for as far as your car not starting dont happen the light apperd on the hood of are car one time and we left in the car.

Tom says:

October 14, 2011, 9:11 pm

I saw the Frogmore light in 1970 or 1971. We parked by this big tree near the old fort on the main road. There were several other cars parked on one side, so, we went past them to the other side. It was about midnight. I looked down the road and saw what I thought was a car backing up- one red tail light moving from side to side. When it got to the tree I could see it wasn’t a car-just a light. When it got to the tree it started to rise in the air, and changed from red to orange to yellow. When it got to the top of the tree it disappeared. I don’t know what it was, but I think you can rule out swamp gas. Swamp gas isn’t that predicable. It’s the only unnatural thing I’ve ever seen, except for maybe the 1969 Mets.

Kelly's Wife says:

June 23, 2013, 8:04 pm

In 1969/70 we parked and saw the “Frogmore Light”. It did not travel but showed up in the top of the oak tree and across the road from us. My favorite version is of the civil war sentry who was beheaded and is searching for his head. One night on the way back to the main road a foolish man was walking near the beginning of the road swinging a lantern. Three cars slammed on their brakes and we all had a good laugh when we saw what it was.

kim says:

July 19, 2013, 2:09 pm

@Bev.. I have been to the fort only a handful of times, I do not like to go due to my sensitivity to spirits. The last time I went because family had come to visit and wanted to see. We were in front of the old fort, snapping pictures, as my husband started yelling at the spirits. In the photos you can tell the more that he would yell, the more the orbs would appear, until they were everywhere. We didn’t see them until we went back to the camera and looked. I had snapped many photos, first it was 2 than 5, 10, after that I couldn’t tell you how many. I haven’t returned since than.

on the Frogmore light, I lived here as a small child and only left for about 6 years. I returned here in 1987, I have heard this story on the frogmore light…A soildier returning from war going to meet his fiance, came upon another man (maybe the father or robbers) and the fought and he was decapitated some how. And he is out there searching for his head to finish his journey to his fiance.

Amanda says:

November 8, 2014, 1:05 am

Its called the Land’s End light not the Frogmoor light… and there are several stories about it no one knows which one is true. but if you sit underneath the hangman’s tree in Land’s end you’ll see it and if it passes through your car it shuts your car down completely and you can’t do anything until it leaves your car. I’ve experienced that personally. I ran in to the darn thing and it shut my car down while i was driving, scared the **** out of me…

harley says:

April 17, 2015, 1:03 am

I have lived in Beaufort all my life and down land’s end rd for a while and I agree with everyone about the light. What I want to know is what’s wrong with Grace bible camp down bible camp rd. St Helena sc . It looks like a massacre and people see a bloody man welding an axe. Anyone know what happened there. I can find proof the camp existed but nothing else.

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