“The Misadventures of a Ghostorian – Walking the Line Between the Living and the Dearly Departed”

Posted By Bill Payer on Sep 25, 2022 | 0 comments


How’s that for a title? And even better, it’s the title of the DIHS program on October 18!

Join the Daniel Island Historical Society for this not-to-be-missed spooktacular October program, just in time for Halloween! Retired homicide investigator turned author Bruce Orr will present “The Misadventures of a Ghostorian – Walking the Line Between the Living and the Dearly Departed” on Tuesday, October 18, from 7-8 pm in the Parish Hall at Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island.

For the past 12 years, Mr. Orr has explored, investigated, researched, and written about many of South Carolina’s ghostly tales and haunted places. When tackling projects such as these, occasionally the unexplainable does occur. As guest speaker for this special and timely program, Mr. Orr will provide a fascinating and humorous look at some of the strange encounters he has experienced, while introducing you to some surprising revelations about the “legality” of ghosts. He will also explain the difficulty of having to walk the fine line between the living and the dearly departed.

After retiring from law enforcement, Mr. Orr combined his love for folklore and legends with his love for investigation and writing and created “Lost in Legends,” the company in which he uses his talents to preserve not only the folklore and legends of South Carolina, but also its history, fossils, and artifacts as well.

Mr. Orr is a historian, speaker, and lecturer. He often volunteers time to speak with local students of all ages on local history and folklore. His research on several projects has been donated to locations such as the South Carolina Historical Society and the Charleston Library Society. His books have been incorporated into the South Carolina Research and Reference Rooms of libraries throughout the state.

Mr. Orr is also a Master Diver and has been involved as a volunteer Research Diver with the Maritime Research Division (MRD) and the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA). Many of his discoveries and finds are either donated or have been on loan to the state and local museums. Additionally, he has been a consultant for many of your favorite paranormal reality shows such as Ghost Brothers, My Ghost Story, and Mysteries at the Museum, and was even nicknamed “The Ghostorian” by Ghost Hunters producer Kevin Kane. His first book, Six Miles to Charleston – The True Story of John and Lavinia Fisher was featured during the 2011 season of Ghost Adventures.

He is also member of the Berkeley County Historical Society, a Lifetime Member of the Summerville Preservation Society and a volunteer Research Diver with the Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. He is a City of Charleston Certified Tour Guide, a member of The Palmetto Guild of Certified Tour Guides, and a member of the Charleston Tours Association.

NOTE: The October 18 Daniel Island Historical Society program is family-friendly, but please note that Mr. Orr will be discussing ghostly encounters, so if that topic is sensitive for young children, it may not be suitable for them.

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