|Market Hall, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Charleston has more than its share of ghost stories, but few are more curious than that of the Bicycle Taxi ghost. The tale begins like this...
While peddling across the Meeting and Market streets intersection, a speeding bicycle taxi suddenly collided with Firefly, a large, lumbering circus elephant, who had slipped on a banana peel while dodging a piano plummeting from the sky. The scene was a dreadful sight.
Several bystanders claimed to have actually witnessed the ghost of the Bicycle Taxi departing into the spirit world.
As with many ghost stories, some suspension of disbelief is necessary, but I am told this tale really is true. If you're observant, it's not uncommon to see this unfortunate soul from time to time, especially at night in the haunts around Market Hall.
So don't be alarmed if you see a ghost. Do be alarmed if you see an elephant.