I found a purple mushroom that looked like this on a nature walk in South Carolina, USA today. This is not my picture, but one that looks exactly like the mushroom I saw. I have searched the internet, but I could not identify it. Does anyone know what this could be?
Although it could be a different mushroom, as the picture you provided is not a picture of the specific mushroom you saw.
Another picture of Cortinarius violaceous Source: velutipes.com
All credit goes to Reddit user tubergibbosum for the identification.