Legendary 'Gray Man' ghost, who appears before hurricanes, captured on camera during Hurricane Florence

According to a local South Carolina legend which dates back more than 200 years, if a person sees the 'Gray Man' it means a major hurricane is on the way.


                            Legendary 'Gray Man' ghost, who appears before hurricanes, captured on camera during Hurricane Florence

The legendary 'Gray Man' ghost of Pawleys Island was reportedly spotted during Hurricane Florence in video footage recorded by a pair of YouTube "ghost hunters".

According to local South Carolina legend, which dates back more than 200 years, if a person sees the 'Gray Man' it means a major hurricane is on the way, but for the person who spots the figure, their home will be spared from nature's wrath.



 

The YouTubers claim that they saw the legendary ghost during Hurricane Florence. The footage captured by them shows a shadowy figure slowly walking along the promenade of a pier as heavy rains lash the shore. 

The ghost was reportedly spotted by the Ghost Guys Go YouTube channel during a live stream on Monday.

The mysterious spectral figure's sightings date back to 1822. Legend states that a young man had just returned from sea and was on his way across the island to ask for his love's hand in marriage, however, he was thrown from his horse during a major storm and eventually died in quicksand.



 

According to the Paranormal Guide, the man's betrothed later sighted the ghost of her lover who warned her to leave the island before a major hurricane arrived. She listened to him and convinced her parents to leave the island and when they came back there was complete destruction everywhere, but their home was spared.

Multiple TV shows have also chronicled sightings of the legendary ghost dating as far back as 1956, as many have claimed to have spotted the figure ahead of storms in the region.

Hurricane Florence so far has left at leasy 17 people dead with experts warning that the storm could bring the most devastating flooding in North Carolina's history, according to reports.

Weather forecasters on Sunday warned that the rivers in the region are swelling to record levels as millions have evacuated North and South Carolinas. Reports state that thousands have been ordered to evacuate as the slow-moving storm heads north towards Ohio.

North Carolina's Fayetteville Mayor, Mitch Colvin, said: "If you are refusing to leave during this mandatory evacuation, you need to do things like notify your legal next of kin because the loss of life is very, very possible. The worst is yet to come."