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Thomas Rose House

Charleston, South Carolina

Dr. Ladd traveled from Rhode Island to seek his fortune in South Carolina many years ago. While taking up residence in this house, he got in an argument with another man, so they decided to settle the disagreement with a duel. The next morning, Dr. Ladd had decided that a duel was not the solution, so he fired his gun into the air. The other man, who was still quite angry from the previous day, shot Dr. Ladd’s kneecaps out. After three weeks of agony, he died of gangrene. He is often reported to be seen in the house, especially in times of distress.

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reda elmore says:

October 23, 2005, 8:21 pm

we would like to come visit to see if there’s any paranormal activity.
Please contact us if there’s any possibility of us staying overnight.
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RONKA says:

November 20, 2005, 7:21 pm

I WAS WONDERING WHAT YEAR THIS, DR.LADD MOVED TO SOUTH CAOLINA FROM R.I. I ONLY KNOW OF ONE DR.LADD THAT EXISTED IN R.I. AND HE WAS THE ONE AND ONLY DOCOTR OF A MENTAL HOSPITAL. IM JUST CURIOUSE TO SEE IF IT IS THE SAME MAN. THANK YOU

repper002 says:

February 22, 2006, 1:25 pm

I was wondering where in SC the house is? ,is it open for visitors?

Danielle, SC says:

July 5, 2006, 12:00 pm

***I was wondering where in SC the house is? repper002***

The Thomas Rose House Est. 1735
59 Church Street
Charleston, SC

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OrionGibby says:

October 26, 2006, 11:24 am

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Lead Investigation Analyst for Orion paranormal investigations and my team covers GA, FL, NC, SC, AL, VA, WV, DE, and MD. Our founder was one of the original members of TAPS with Jason and Grant. Please check out our website and our forum.

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Rachael says:

March 20, 2007, 8:22 am

Okay, now this house is actually haunted. Charleston has a number of old mansions that are now open for the public, and also for private tours. This house happens to be one of them. Visitors get a tour of the house, and learn some of it’s history. I’ve been on the tour many times, and although nothing paranormal has happened to me, my little sister did belive that someone was tapping her shoulder when we were the only ones around.

Beth says:

January 8, 2008, 11:35 am

This is a true story. Dr. Joesph Ladd Brown is his real name and is known here in Charleston SC as the Whislting Ghost of Charleston. I believe his residence is on Tradd ST. In the historical part of downtown Chas. The duel was over a women. You can look more into this on the web. He is believed to be a great Uncle of mine. My Grandmother on my Fathers side maiden nmae is Ladd. More info is available on the internet, just research Joesph Ladd Brown.

amber says:

January 11, 2008, 7:12 pm

You leave readers guessing its not the best thing to do.You should at least have the reader amused or astanished by the story. But otherwise, it was a very good story.

Amber

Melissa van Niekerk says:

March 30, 2008, 5:04 am

Hey I’m from South Africa and we have loads of ghosts here, if anyone want to listen to a few stories you can email me at tongringdrummer@gmail.com

IOP lady says:

March 31, 2009, 11:10 pm

This house is not open for TOURS. It is a private residence. Yes, the tours will drive by and point it out. You can walk by the home. It is haunted. My husband has done repair work in the home. Has taken picture of the bedroom where the doctor died. The owner’s dog will try to get the “spirits” attention.

Kenny says:

June 2, 2009, 11:48 am

I do have a website i am working on well was i gave it up but i will send you my email if i find any paranormal activity mostlikley wont be any sound but maybe so if you want me to send some paranormal stuff i have and possibly will get comment back

dana says:

October 31, 2009, 5:35 pm

their is a old church is called STRAWBERRY CHAPEL i live by is really old in it been locked down for many years now it has so much history to it but the church in cementary is hunted so is that road and my street to i had so many experience with ghost all my life

Bucky S says:

March 2, 2010, 2:53 pm

Dr Joseph Brown Ladd died in the 1786 when dualing was still going on. The two men were in disagreement over the talents of a young Shakespearean actress.
There is also the ghost of a little girl who was a member of a family named Savage who lived here in the 1830s.

Sade says:

March 3, 2010, 7:34 pm

RONKA yes he is. tho it didnt say he worked for a mental hospital but it says he was a physision. he moved to sc in 1783. heres the website.

https://www.coastal.edu/english/projects/poets/ladd.html

jace bingham says:

April 18, 2011, 3:40 pm

Hello, my name is Jace Bingham and i am takeing a vacation to charleston in a few days i just wanted to know, is there any thing in particuler that provokes the spirits?

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