Revisiting Booger Jim Bridge Pt. 1

Nothing there huh? Her words resonated through my mind over and over again as i walked away from the local resident of Cherokee falls community of Blacksburg, S.C. The legend, the mystery, the dying cumminity deserved another visit. I had to give it to them. To all of you, our fans, you deserved another look at the legendary tale of “Booger Jim.”

On December 6th 2014 I walked across the bridge frustrated by the sounds and movements in the busy woods of cherokee falls. The air was bitterly cold and I was limited to the amount of equipment i had with me. I recorded for 45 minutes and snapped several pictures. There was nothing unusual about the photographs but something very strange did occur. My entire 45 minute recording was nothing but white noise. I immediately tested my recorder and everything worked fine. Paranormal? Probably not!
Extremely weird? Absolutely.

The entire SCSI will conduct a second full length investigation here. Stay tuned for the story.

Case status: Reopened
-Aaron Sprouse

Do ghost exist?

People are good, and evil simply doesn’t exist. Humans are truly good at heart and the only thing outside of our physical understanding is the endless skies and mysteries thereof. There is no such thing as ghost.
Or is there?

Everything is black and white, and there is no grey area. There is no good, other than good intentions. There is no evil, other than bad decisions. There is no god and there is no devil, no heaven and no hell. There are no angels and demons or ghosts and goblins. None of it exists outside of our own perception. There are no monsters other than the monsters we create inside of our minds. There is no hell other than the one we build around ourselves. There is nothing to be learned except invaluable lessons where the subjects are destined to repeat the same mistakes time and time again. No truths, only subtle undertones. No openness, only emotional masquerades where one hides what is really felt. There are no true heroes, only those who dream of courageous acts and those who have no choice but to act. Both of which are characters in this hopeless tragedy, drowning in a pool of romanticized emptiness.

We spend life thinking how they tell us to, writing our stories according to their standards and believing what they say we must believe in order to obtain salvation. Are they the monsters? Are the ghosts we see anything more than our bottled thoughts and lost desires? Simply misplaced energies searching for an outlet? Searching for a way to be seen, to be heard or to correct those wrong decisions? Are they the demons and the things that goes bump in the night are nothing more than ones broken mind and soul? Have they been misleading us our entire lives, or have we been lying to ourselves? Are we the monsters?

Humanity as a species will take an innocent mans life. We take what isn‘t ours, we rape and we brutalize those weaker than we are then we lie to cover it up. We cross our families for money, we break the hearts of those who love us the most and none of it is justified. We often feel no remorse nor regret for our actions and too many times fail to notice the pain we cause other people. So much pain inflicted upon other souls… That when you truly think about the feelings and energies emitted from such pain you begin to question everything including your very own existence. Upon examination you see that we leave a trail of emptiness, hopelessness and desperation without even batting an eye. You begin to see the sheer destruction caused by the lusts of man, leaving little room for hope inside your heart. We are indeed monsters.

I can attest with the utmost honesty to having seen and heard things which can not be explained. I, Aaron Corey Sprouse bear witness to things unseen and things unknown. I have stood in the scariest places in the southeast and challenged any entity that could respond. I have stood in homes where the most outlandish things were reported to have taken place and I never ran. I spent my time and money on researching these events. Every lead leads to another question and every question leads to another lead. Was I ever doing anything more than challenging myself? When examining the fallacy of man, these are the kinds of questions we musk ask ourselves. No matter what your opinion on the subject is, the same questions beg to be answered. I urge you to share with me your ghost story. Whether it be a thrilling tale of a dark entity that plagues the halls of your home or shattered hopes forever trapped somewhere due to the anguish you felt or caused.

Are ghosts real? Are they anything more than myth or is there any substance at all to the claims? I want to know what you think. Have you seen a ghost? Have you encountered unexplainable phenomena or have you created ghosts? Were you left nothing more than a ghost, a shell of your former self, by someone’s selfishness? Ask yourself was it worth it, the decisions you made? Was the hurt you inflicted upon someone else’s soul worth whatever momentary pleasure you received? Think these things through very carefully and please share with me your ghost story.

All the love in the world,
Aaron Corey Sprouse

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)

https://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)https://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.https://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

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