Captian Blakney Pageland, SC Captain John Blakney held rank in the Confederate army. Having served with the legendary “Swamp Fox” Francis Marion, Blakney was considered a man among men. The Blakney Homestead is located on Dudley Rd in Chesterfield county just outside Pageland. Not only is the Captain himself laid to rest out there but he had more wives than can be counted on one hand all dying young, all buried in this family plot. Blakney, who lived to be close to 100 issaid to watch over the land he loved so much as well as the loves he laid to rest here. UPDATE- Althoughthe site is well marked on the side of Dudley Rd., a truck is needed to navigate the rough road leading backto the cemetery. Due to vandals and drunken parties this isn’t the best site to visit with children
40 Acre rock Kershaw, SC Granite has been used for centuries as a head stone to mark the final resting place of the departed. Located about 60 miles south of Charlotte, NC could be one of the largest specimens of this sometimes morbid mineral in the Piedmont/Sandhill regions of the Carolinas. Legends fill the back roads and country side of the devil himself setting foot on the rock with such force his footprint is still in the formation that can be seen to this very day. Some believe the Catawba Indians used the Granite outcrop in various ceremonies before going into battle. Whatever the story, one thing that cannot be denied is the rock seems a little out of place and almost end of theworldish. Explore if you must but only before dark, beware of vandals as well as various cults who havespray painted graffiti in several locations and are said to use the area for worship ceremonies.
Lizard Man- Lee County Bishopville, South Carolina
In late June of 1988, 17 year old Christopher Davis was driving home from his second shift job at a local McDonalds. Around 2AM in the middle of nowhere a flat tire forced Chris to pull over. The sights that he witnessed that night would not only change his life, but Lee County and Bishopville, SC forever. Davis was driving on Browntown Rd, a small two lane country road that borders scrape ore swamp near Lucknow Bottom. This is an area of extremely dense forests and soggy low lying land. One look around and anyone could see that if an unknown speciesexisted this would be the perfect locale. Just as Davis was completing his tire change he heard what was described as a thumping type sound. Coming towards him was a creature he estimated at over 7 feet tallwith two arms, the chest of a human and scales, Green in color and eyes that seemed to glow orange or red. As Davis, understandably frightened, ran to get into his car the creature pounced on top of the vehicle.Davis recalled seeing a three fingered hand on his windshield as well as one trying to reach the doorhandle, it was at this time he swerved the car left and right and eventually shook the beast off the top of the car. Upon arriving home, a very shaken Davis surveyed the damage to his vehicle and alerted his father who then called the Lee County Sheriffs department. Sheriff Liston Truesdale questioned Davis and after seeing the frightened state that the young man was in, decided to send two deputies out to investigate. The investigation turned up a set of unusual tracks but they were determined to be inconclusive. Although Davis passed a polygraph test, many did not believe his claims, until the sightings and damage kept occurring.