SEVEN DEVILS BRIDGE (HAUNTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA)

We all know the legend, we all know the story. The remains of the original bridge can still be seen, and locals say the legend still works.
I, Aaron Sprouse and my esteemed partner Maxwell Alexander took to the famous bridge to conduct a thorough SCSI paranormal investigation.

From: http://smalltownssc.com/ghosts/

“Located in the town of Woodruff, there is a bridge that crosses over Little Ferguson Creek. The legend says that at midnight, you will start crying and screaming for no reason. (Mr. Johnson) went to the bridge one night at midnight, and says in his book “that he had no strange encounters with a ghost.” He also mentions that no one really knows why they call it Seven Devils Bridge, they just always have.”

Short and sweet. Maxwell and I agree with you “Mr. Johnson” this place is not haunted. The legend is wrong and downright funny.
Take it as you will, believe it if you want.
All my love,
Aaron Corey Sprouse(SCSI Co-founder/ Lead Investigator)
Case status: closed
Case conclusion: NOT HAUNTED

The T- Bridge- (Gaffney, SC)

The T- Bridge- (Gaffney, SC) “It is said that if you run across the t-bridge with out stopping a car will come behind you with no one in it. it is also been said that if you stand there for 10 minutes you will see an old lady carrying a basket, and that if you walk up to her as you getting there she will disappear ” YES, WE FINALLY INVESTIGATED THE -T- BRIDGE

If you’re expecting an in depth, in your face story like the others; then you can forget it. The T-Bridge is nothing more than an urban legend. It is purely myth. All data collected was negative. There was no apparition. There was nothing paranormal.
Bridges, bridges, bridges. Is it just me, or does it seem that every bridge is allegedly haunted? They sure have a bad reputation and a lot of mystery surrounding them but nine times out of ten; They’re not haunted. When this myth faced scientific method, it could not stand.

case status: closed
case conclusion: NOT HAUNTED

-Aaron Sprouse, South Carolina supernatural investigations

SATAN HIMSELF, AT LEROY’S BRIDGE? THE GAFFNEY STRANGLER, !FINALLY CAUGHT

  1.Revisiting the bridge

REMEMBER THE ORIGINAL EVP WE GATHERED HERE? A FAINT VOICE, PLEADING FOR HELP?

(note: SATANIC CLAIMS IN SECTION 2)

http://scsupernatural.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/leroys-bridge-gaffney-sc-gaffney-stranger/

here is the evp, of what sounds like “help me”

yea, Leroy’s bridge was a necessary investigation. Did i ever expect to find anything? not at all!!


   2. SATAN AND LEROY, HANGING OUT?

  The entity that you are about to hear in the next (EVP), CLAIMS TO BE SATAN HIMSELF!!! These last few pieces of data were somehow overlooked by Maxwell and I both. I encourage all of you TO SHARE THIS STORY!



                                    3. HERE IS ANOTHER VERY SCARY EVP THAT WAS ALMOST FORGOTTEN

ON OUR SECOND TRIP TO LEROY’S BRIDGE, MAXWELL AND I WERE RESPONDING DIRECTLY TO THAT ORIGINAL EVP, WHERE SOMETHING WAS ASKING FOR HELP.. HERE IS A DIRECT RESPONSE.


SCSI SPOILERS: WHAT’S NEW! WHAT’S NEXT! AND WHAT’S SCARY! SOUTH CAROLINA’S PARANORMAL ACTIVITY INCREASING??

ALL OF THESE SITES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED, THE DATA IS BEING ANALYZED AND THE STORIES ARE BEING WRITTEN


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We know you guys have been waiting

(The Poinsett Bridge story was finally published today)http://scsupernatural.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/388/ )


1. Seven Devils Bridge- (Woodruff, SC) We all know the legend. Is there any validation to it whatsoever?


2. The tanning yards- (Spartanburg, SC) MANY MANY MANY STORIES PLAGUE THIS TIGHT KNIT COLLECTION OF NEIGHBORHOODS; the area is believed to be tormented by what Locals call a “mischievous spirit.” The locals believe that the spirit of a young woman who was brutally raped and murdered by Satanist still roams to and fro throughout the tanning yards. The outlandish claims of the tanning yards are incredible, not only are some of them extremely unbelievable; the stories come in every haunted variety one could ask for. Listing them here would be a story worthy of publication in itself.  Did someone finally VALIDATE THE TANNING YARDS??


3. An extreme Residential Haunting- (Burnt Mills; Blacksburg, SC) An investigation where The entire family has experienced EXTREME unexplainable events. People being touched, things mysteriously moving, doors opening and closing; Drawers and cabinets that were closed are open as someone returns to a room. Bed’s flipped over and entire rooms destroyed. Photographs ripped and VERY ODD pet behavior. The young girl has been tormented, she lives in constant fear. She feels as though she is owned by a demonic force. The young boy at the home however tells a different story: a gentle guardian man that watches over him from the foot of his bed.


4. Tin (lean-to) shelter Remains- (Blacksburg,SC) A mentally disabled man that the locals of this Area called “FROG” lived in the woods. He was known to harm/scare/threaten/ mock children in the area (He attempted to burn me {Aaron} as a small boy). He was found dead, face down; in a bucket of gasoline. Ruled, an accident by authorities, many believed he was drowned. Locals of this part of Blacksburg, still believe “frog” lives and protects his woods.


5.Herbie’s fireworks(outside)/The water dam/ surrounding wooded Area- (Cherokee falls, SC)The outside of the famous firework plant and it’s surrounding Area got SCSI’D! From suicides, ghostly apparitions in windows, to A Mysterious drowning death.


***6*** A FORGOTTEN WORLD OF EVIL*- (Blacksburg, SC) 167 Railroad Ave. (a waste treatment facility) sits at the end of a road that was once littered wit homes, and over flowing with people. At night, the woods there are downright scary! People of Blacksburg believed it to be cursed. Bad luck always ensued the occupants. The people of “The Branch” lived impoverished and their community was plagued with murder, rape, shootings and drug overdoses. Brutal beatings, despicable acts of lust, disease and an endless cycle of drug addiction and violence. Unfortunately for the past residents (still living) and their loved ones, these problems persist; To this day. The remains of most homes are still visible, even from the road. How about spiritual remains? DID THE SCSI PROVE THAT SOUL’S OF THE LOST, HELPLESS, DESPERATE PEOPLE OF THE BRANCH STILL ABIDE THERE?  This story is going to be thrilling! “A FORGOTTEN WORLD OF EVIL”


7. Demonic expulsion-(Charlotte, North Carolina) {this story is old *3 yrs* but deserves to be published. These people went through Hell with what i will fully attest to being a Demonic Force, WITHOUT A DOUBT. The residents of the home are telling us, They think it’s back!} Original expulsion Conducted By Pastor Thomas Dover and Rev. Aaron Sprouse


8. The T- Bridge- (Gaffney, SC) “It is said that if you run across the t-bridge with out stopping a car will come behind you with no one in it. it is also been said that if you stand there for 10 minutes you will see an old lady carrying a basket, and that if you walk up to her as you getting there she will disappear ” YES, WE FINALLY INVESTIGATED THE -T- BRIDGE


9. The White house inn (ROOM 115)- (Richmond, VA) *Hotel* doors that are secured, open. Guest feel as if they’re  being held down. I had to investigate.


10. Devenger Road- (Taylors/ Greer SC) via:http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/devenger-road-bridge/  “Local legend tells us that one Halloween night, a woman and her kids were killed on the Devenger Road Bridge when their car was hit by a truck. The woman had stopped the car to retrieve something from her trunk. Now folks say the woman’s ghost will push you backward to safety if you park your car on the bridge.” I know what you’re thinking, “oh great! another one of those bridge stories!” Well it still has to be investigated.


11. BUDGET INN (Room 101)- (South Hill, VA) Being filthy, ran down, Filled with bugs, drugs and very unpleasant characters may just be the tip of the ice berg for the BUDGET INN, South Hill, Virginia. Something demonic may be living right there, in room 101


Remember to have fun and be safe! It feels good to be back!

-Aaron Sprouse (SCSI)

HARD TIMES WILL ALWAYS MEASURE GREATNESS (South Carolina Supernatural Investigations)

“HARD TIMES WILL ALWAYS MEASURE GREATNESS”


    In many ways we feel like we let you guys down, we just vanished and did not post any new stories for months. We have a responsibility to you all in the paranormal world and nothing will stop us from consistently delivering our fans the top notch investigatory work that they are used to.

     The SCSI as a group has faced many recent hardships. I quit my job, thinking i would find another one fast; I was wrong. I suddenly found myself overwhelmed with payments that i couldn’t manage. I took a job with Mayflower, a relocation company, (which meant i was going to be gone 90% of the time). I spent most of the time in Richmond, Virginia. I enjoyed it, but i missed home. I missed the SCSI. When I was able to come Home, it was for maybe one to two days, every 2-3 weeks. It just wasn’t enough time. In my stead, Maxwell Alexander continued to showcase spectacular skill, instinct and know-how. Though we are a team; at this point in time we were technically solo. During that time period, Maxwell Alexander was arguably the best solo paranormal investigator in South Carolina.

I investigated everything I could. If I thought that it may be paranormal, i was at  least gonna try and record some audio. Even things I would never guess were haunted, got investigated. I wanted to stay sharp, extremely sharp, so I did. I continued to perfect my craft, always aiming to push this field to the next level. I do not approach paranormal investigation that way because i want us to be better than the next guys. I am serious about what I do, because I love this field. l love this science. This Job gives you an amazing connection with what’s in nature, the physical and the Spiritual world. The every day energies that are around you, it is an incredible feeling. Being the driven person that i am, I kept testing myself (hard) throughout the duration of my absence.  I tested myself everyday. I re-analyzed every aspect of investigation. I would constantly train myself. I studied material that i know, SO I COULD CONTINUE TO PUSH THIS FIELD. I taught myself all over again how to operate equipment, and how to manipulate entities. I studied different types of spirits and why they are here. I studied theological significances. Demonology (my first love), multicultural mythologies; and countless provocation techniques. Expulsion, invocation, and other group’s techniques. I even went over everything that I have learned over the years by observation, knowing that some day I would be right back in the battle!

  What obstacle could possibly stop Maxwell Alexander and Aaron Sprouse? At our ages, we are highly regarded as the most thorough, realistic; and most practical paranormal investigators in the state of South Carolina. Though i was out of town, I knew Maxwell would continue to progress. I knew he would continue to collect mind boggling data. He would continue to teach rookie investigators how to properly engage an entity. I knew he would also hold steadfast in **SEEKING THE TRUTH** Max would find answers, not make ghostly assumptions. I knew Maxwell Alexander would use science. Knowledge and logic will always prevail when Maxwell is on an investigation.

So without me, the others continued to conduct investigations here in South Carolina on the home-front. I wasn’t worried, they were all capable. Like usual though; problems soon arose. Former case manager and field Investigator “Sarah Freyta” Had to take time off, for maternity leave. People wouldn’t answer phone calls or put any effort into case planning, preparation, execution or analysis. Several members were not taking their duties seriously. They treated the SCSI as if it were a joke. We were getting used, friendships were being ruined and there was nothing I could do about it in Virginia.

Prior to me leaving for Richmond, Maxwell underwent several setbacks as well. His then roommate(s) failed to pay their portion of the rent. Max had left his second shift job at a warehouse before  to primarily focus on investigation.Things were still going great for him but he had to move due to another lessee not paying his due portions. Maxwell simply did not have the extra funds to cover it.

     Hard times seemed hit max and I at the same time. I was living on the road. Sleeping many nights in a tractor trailer, just barely getting by, While Max was forced to move out of his home (our headquarters). Max landed a third shift job, in order to survive. The money is good, and Max really loves his job. His personal life is flowing much smoother and his investigatory skills have increased dramatically. In my opinion; Maxwell Alexander, is one of the best paranormal Investigators in the southeastern united states. We refuse to give up and i think that is something that makes our group special. When facing situations that would make several other investigation societies crumble, we came out stronger.  We came out of this better. I moved home to South Carolina and decided it was time for serious changes within the group. If we wanted the SCSI to function and operate at an extremely high level, we had to let people go.


We started seriously enforcing the book of investigatory protocol.http://scsupernatural.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/what-sets-the-scsi-apart-our-investigatory-protocol-professional-tips/


and have since found several new prospects that are willing to take the job serious and give their all to this field. We have never asked anyone to perform a task that we would not perform. We never lied to, cheated, manipulated or took advantage of anyone on the team. We are no longer being taken advantage of, and are essentially carrying the entire load ourselves. We pretty much always have. Maxwell may not be able to investigate a haunting every night anymore, but his guidance and expertise is always there. His words resonate with the younger guys, and they know that what they learn from max and I, it will be Grade “A” paranormal knowledge, UN-matched, unequaled and unrivaled. We are back, and Better than ever.

Be safe. Always take precaution when presumably dealing with a spirit. -Aaron Sprouse   (aaronscsi@gmail.com)

Edited by: Maxwell Alexander

Poinsett Bridge

Originally posted on South Carolina Supernatural Investigations:

Poinsett Bridge 104_1978th Via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poinsett_Bridge “Poinsett Bridge, named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, was built in 1820 as part of a road from Columbia, South Carolina to Saluda Mountain and is one of the oldest extant bridges in South Carolina. The bridge includes a 14-foot Gothic arch and stretches 130 feet over Little Gap Creek. It may have been designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument. Though no longer in use, the stone bridge remains largely intact. The bridge is part of the 120-acre (48.6 ha) Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve. A picnic area and walking trail are planned. The bridge is off U.S. Highway 25 north of Greenville, South Carolina. After passing South Carolina Highway 11, turn right onto Old US 25. Then turn right onto Callahan Mountain Road near North Saluda Reservoir. Poinsett Bridge is on the left side of Callahan Mountain Road. The bridge was named to the…

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What sets the SCSI apart? OUR INVESTIGATORY PROTOCOL (PROFESSIONAL TIPS)

         South Carolina supernatural investigators (scsi) investigatory protocol

Founders and lead investigators: Maxwell Alexander, Aaron Sprouse

Standard protocol for the SCSI, a professional supernatural investigation society.
Qualities of a Professional investigator:
*Investigators should display strong sense of being and understanding of the supernatural.
* Investigators must be open minded, yet reasonable.
* Investigators must be willing to work with others to achieve a goal.
*Investigators should be brave and pious.
* Investigators must be able to put feelings and personal experience aside, focusing on evidence.
SCSI investigation regulations
* We will stick to our given roles, understanding that everyone’s talents and spiritual beliefs (or lack thereof) make this unit work.
* We will enter a location open minded, holding firm to the possibility of the paranormal, vying for confirmable data, while seeking scientific explanation.
* During a recording session all sounds made by the team that could be interpreted as paranormal should be verbally noted.
* While recording is in progress, only one investigator at a time should ask questions.
* All investigators should allow adequate time between questions, at least 10-30 seconds.
* If one investigator is asking a series of questions and another team member has the urge to add, or to ask a different question he should signal with his hand that he is about to speak, Eliminating the possibility of overlapping voices being misinterpreted.
* If the investigators experience a seemingly unexplainable event, they should seek a scientific explanation.
* Investigating should be fun, yet during a recording session playing should be limited.
* Investigators should have proper lighting equipment
* The investigation team should pray, before and after a spiritual investigation (regardless of religious beliefs)
* Investigators should carry identification so it can be presented in the event of being required to do so by the authorities.
* The SCSI should carry a basic first aid kit at every investigation.
* In the event of a non-team member entering the investigation location we will be honest then resume collecting data, unless we are intruding on private property and are asked to leave.
* We will be brave, if an entity manifest itself before us, or something directly paranormal happens we will not run and act scared. We will stand firm and continue to collect data.
* Lead investigators have authority over the investigation, and which investigatory methods will be applied. (Unless a case is deemed demonic)
* If we have a spiritualist, psychic, shaman, medium or priest working with us as a consultant then we will respect their expertise and professional instinct.
* When certified and experienced consultants sense danger we will abide, Even if it contradicts logic and rational thinking.
* In the event that a purely evil or demonic entity is felt by a priest, minister, or demonologist the investigation should cease and demonic expulsion should be engaged.
* In the event that a spirit is concluded demonic, no one should ask it questions or engage with it in any way except the priest, minister, or demonologist.

These basic guidelines are set to maintain a professional, effective and efficient investigation. They are in no way meant to extract the fun and personal enjoyment from investigation.
It is important to maintain protocol in order to ensure untainted data, regulate a safe and professional crew that garners results.
But never forget,The most important rule is to have fun.
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