A wedding should be one of the happiest days in a couples life. Unfortunately, things don’t always go to plan. Sometimes, when things go really bad, they leave a ghostly imprint on the Earth. This is one such story that happened at Hagley Landing, South Carolina. The haunted vision that appeared before Eugene LaBruce, and it’s lasting echo.
The year was 1918 and Eugene LaBruce operated a taxi service to carry folks between Hagley landing and Pawleys Island. As he was waiting for his clients to reach the dock he was suddenly surrounded by dozens of ghosts. Eugene felt like he had been thrust back in time and different place to “Somewhere around 1860”. The ghosts did not seem to notice Eugene as they were part of a wedding party at a small chapel. The ghosts were turned to the doors of the chapel waiting for something. Eugene then saw a beautiful woman accompanied by a handsome man descend the steps from the chapel.
All of a sudden, the party’s attention was drawn to a commotion on the road. A single horse came galloping up as fast as it could go, the man on the horse was wearing the uniform of a confederate soldier and screaming “Wait, wait!”. When the animal stopped it’s rider hopped off and ran up to the couple. Sadly, he was too late. His one and only love had married. To one of his best friends no less. The bride, who hadn’t heard from him in over three years had thought him dead and decided to move on.
The men talked. Each claiming the other deserved the love of the girl more. Heart broken, the girl ran into the water intending to end it all. It was then that the horn of an approaching boat caught Eugene’s attention. The chapel and wedding party faded away and he found himself in 1918 once more. He greeted his clients and helped them into his car. He was driving to their destination when, out of nowhere, the bride and groom appeared before his car. Eugene slammed on the brakes, causing his passengers to be thrown forward. He apologized, then began driving again as the couple faded away once more.
When they got to where they were going, as the others bounded into the house, the shy girl that had been riding with Eugene in the front seat leaned next to him and whispered “I saw them too” before she went to catch up with the others.
Did Eugene really see a woman commit suicide over her two loves? If so, who were they and where did it happen? Did he see the bride and groom appear in front of his car or was that just a shared delusion with the girl in the front seat?