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The Haunted Old Charleston Jail – the ghost of Lavinia Fisher

Lavinia was born in 1793 in Charleston and it was here she met her husband, John Fisher.

Lavinia and John operated the Six Mile Wayfare house just outside of Charleston where the old Navy Hospital is now. It didn’t take long for Lavinia to realize the guests often carried bags of cash they received from their business trips. And Lavinia wanted it, so Lavinia and John developed a plan.

Step 1 - Lavinia would use her good looks and beauty lure in guests.

Step 2 - Once she gained their trust she would offer them food and tea laced with oleander, a toxic drink that put the guest to sleep.