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Real Haunts in North Carolina- Paranormal NC

Did you know North Carolina is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, North Carolina has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. North Carolina's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about North Carolina's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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  •   Waneta Street Asheville, NC
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    As the story goes, two women were murdered in cold blood on Waneta Street during the 1920s. Both women were savagely beaten to death, and in a case of injustice, the case was never solved. Even today, people claim to occasionally see the killer's apparition walking up and down the street while holding a blunt object. Read More

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  •   Louisburg College Louisburg, NC
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    Louisburg has undergone a number of name changes and academic shifts since its founding in 1787. It was originally known as Franklin Male Academy, but also became affiliated with Louisburg Female College in 1857. The institution received its current name in the early 1900s, and has operated as a private Methodist college ever since. The ghost stories at the college start in its Main... Read More

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  •   Basilica of St. Lawrence Asheville, NC
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    The Basilica of St. Lawrence is an architectural marvel in Asheville due to the unprecedented dedication of architect and builder, Rafael Guastavino. Built in 1905, the Basilica features an ancient Spanish tile and mortar building system that dates back countless centuries. Known as the Guastavino system in America, the style has been emulated in Grand Central Station, Carnegie Hall,... Read More

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    Originally known as the Fletcher School of Dance, The Asheville Ballet is a functioning, instructional dance school in Asheville. The hauntings surrounding the building actually relate to the transfer of owners and subsequent remodel during the mid-2000s. Supposedly, construction workers tools were constantly being shifted by shadowy apparitions that would make their way around the... Read More

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  •   Horace Williams House Chapel Hill, NC
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    Built in 1854 by Benjamin Hedrick, the house has gone through numerous owners in the past century and a half, now maintained by Preservation Chapel Hill for public meetings, events, and administrative tasks. The house is named for Horace Williams, a UNC professor (most famous for teaching author Thomas Wolfe) that owned the home from 1897 until his death in the 1940s. It is said that... Read More

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  •   Riverside Cemetery Asheville, NC
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    With over 13,000 individuals buried since it was created in 1885, Riverside is one of the most well-known cemeteries in North Carolina. From authors Thomas Wolfe and William Sidney Porter to eighteen German sailors from WWI, the status and diversity contained is rather astounding. With the site of the 1865 Battle of Asheville less than a mile away, many of the haunting rumors that... Read More

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  •   Brunswick Inn Southport, NC
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    A quaint bed and breakfast, Brunswick Inn has been situated along the Cape Fear River for over 150 years. The owners say that Tony, a guest who drowned in the river during a stay in 1882, roams the halls of the inn and engages in various mischievous acts. Read More

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  •   Beaver Lake Asheville, NC
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    With a past marred by apparent suicides and drownings, Beaver Lake has developed a distinct reputation for paranormal activity. One of the ghostly residents is said to be a young man who drowned in the lake in the 1970s, with sightings of him on the shore being reported. A female apparition has also been spotted looking into the water. It is believed that she is one of the many... Read More

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  •   Prince Charles Hotel Fayetteville, NC
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    Built in the 1920s, the Prince Charles Hotel survived a rather tumultuous period in U.S. history. Unfortunately, bankruptcy and structure concerns caused it to close in 2010. While there are plans to restore it and create condos and office space, the building apparently is deserted for the time being. Regardless, its ghost story shall continue to live on considering that Charlotte, the... Read More

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  •   Reed Gold Mine Midland, NC
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    During an afternoon stroll in 1799, Conrad Reed discovered a 17 pound, yellow rock on the property of his father's farm. After keeping it as an unusual oddity for nearly three years, a Fayetteville jeweler offered $3.50 to the Reed family for it. They accepted, not realizing that its market value was $3500. The significance of this find was not only that it led to the creation of the... Read More

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  •   Attmore-Oliver House New Bern, NC
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    Built in 1790, the Attmore-Oliver House has had numerous private owners and is now protected by the National Register of Historic Places. For decades, the house has been said to be haunted by a number of ghosts who may have been previous residents. Another theory is that the poltergeists are all linked to one of the nation's past smallpox epidemics. The house is now used as... Read More

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  •   Smith-McDowell House Asheville, NC
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    This home dates back to 1840 and is rumored to be haunted by two young girls, Sarah and Carrie, who died in the building. There is also a specter called the Dark One that is said to linger the place, who is believed to be the spirit of a slave owner. Reports here include photos taken with a dark misty entity, cold presences, people hearing their names being called and feeling touched by... Read More

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  •   Theodosia's Bed & Breakfast Bald Head Island, NC
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    Theodosia's website describes the bed and breakfast as "a place where one may be reminded again of who they are and whose they are. A place to recapture your heart and rekindle your life." It is a striking description considering it is a place that was supposedly haunted by the girl who it was named after, Theodosia Burr Alston. Her family was filled with notable names, including her... Read More

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    Shrouded by mystery and with only the vaguest of certifiable facts to base off of, the legend of Grimghoul Castle is one of the most enduring stories at the University of North Carolina. The castle was constructed in the early 1920s at a cost of around $50,000. While much of the details of its construction are unknown, it was funded by the Order of Gimghoul, a collegiate secret society... Read More

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    While serving as a tribute to Native Americans and African Americans who have lived on Roanoake Island, the site is most well-known for being the location of the Roanoke Colony. Established in 1585 by Queen Elizabeth I in an attempt to create a permanent English settlement, the charter was originally funded by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, but was passed to his half-brother, Sir Walter Raleigh,... Read More

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    Built in the early 1800s, the Harvey Mansion has become a staple of the New Bern community both because of its cozy atmosphere and its paranormal ties. Visitors have witnessed a woman, dressed in period clothing, lingering and walking across the second and third floors. Workers have reported silverware being moved and flickering lights, among other possible ghostly occurrences. Read More

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  • Bellamy Mansion Wilmington, NC
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    Designed by James F. Post in 1859 for the Bellamy family, the Bellamy Mansion was constructed out of the blood, sweat, and tears of both enslaved and freed black artisans and carpenters. With ten children, John and Eliza Bellamy had a twenty-two room home designed as well as additional buildings to serve as slave quarters and a carriage house. With such direct ties to a period of... Read More

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  •   USS North Carolina Wilmington, NC
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    As the first battleship America built for WWII and one that took place in every naval offensive during the Pacific Theater, the USS North Carolina also has the distinction of being the most highly decorated American battleship during WWII. It also has the distinction of being one of the ones that is haunted, with reports saying that a blonde-haired sailor roams around the ship and... Read More

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  •   1859 Cafe Hickory, NC
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    A friendly local eatery, 1859 Cafe was a staple of Hickory for nearly three decades before it closed its doors in 2011. The cafe had been set in an 1800s home and general store, and apparently had a ghost as friendly as the individuals who frequented the joint. Blonde and always wearing a white dress, the ghost never reportedly did anything besides merely appearing in mirrors and played... Read More

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  •   Carolina Theatre Greensboro, NC
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    The Carolina Theatre in Greensboro is the site of two events that have been said to have permanently haunted the building. Though the theatre was opened on Halloween night in 1927, the opening was plagued by the death of a construction worker who fell to his death during the building's construction. More well-known, however, is an incident in 1981 in which a woman hid inside the theatre... Read More

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  •   Salem College Winston-Salem, NC
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    Salem College has undergone a number of transformations since its founding in 1772. Originally built as a primary school, it later was turned into a high school, and then finally a college. It is consistently ranked among the best colleges in the nation, and has the distinction of being the United States's oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college. An... Read More

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  •   Fort Fisher Kure Beach, NC
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    Fort Fisher served as a crucial protection point for the Confederate Army between 1861 and 1865. The fort existed as a barrier to protect Wilmington's trade point, which it did so admirably until its capture by the Union Army in 1865. Since a raging battle led to the fall of Fort Fisher, and ultimately aided the Union in winning the war two months later, many disturbed spirits are... Read More

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    Like most of the colleges in North Carolina, NC State is also prone to the occasional ghostly sighting. The university's rumors circle around a student that attended the school in the 1980s. According to the story, she committed suicide by jumping off the D.H. Hill Library's roof. It is on this same roof the students and faculty have reported sightings of a ghostly silhouette.... Read More

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  •   Elon University Elon, NC
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    With over a century of history in Elon, Elon University has amassed its fair share of ghost stories related to a 1923 fire that ripped across the campus and burned most of it to the ground. It was quickly rebuilt, and legend says that Mary, a student that jumped to her death after being trapped in a burning dormitory, is unhappy about the school moving on without her. In addition to... Read More

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  •   Caroleen Broad River Bridge Ellenboro, NC
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    The Caroleen Broad River Bridge is said to have been the spot of numerous deaths and suicides over the years. Locals say that if you drive across the bridge on a rainy night, you may see the spirits of two elderly sisters that were killed in an accident that sent their car over the bridge. Reports vary, but many say that if you stop and offer them a ride, they will accept and get into... Read More

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  •   Mordecai House Raleigh, NC
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    Mordecai House is a former plantation home built in 1785 and exists today as the oldest residence in Raleigh on its original foundation. Originally constructed by Joel Lane for his son Henry, Lane sold nearly a thousand acres from his plantation to the founder of Raleigh, thus giving Lane significant credit to the beginnings of the city. Around the time of the land sale, Moses Mordecai... Read More

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  •   Alexander Michael's Charlotte, NC
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    Alexander Michael's has been a trusted tavern in Charlotte for over three decades and is frequently said to be haunted. Details on the exact nature of the disturbance are few and far between, but it seems that the apparition that is sometimes spotted is that of an unnamed patron. Supposedly, the ghost sits by himself in a booth and doesn't disturb the other customers in the tavern. Read More

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  •   Mountain Brew Cafe Arden, NC
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    Though no longer in business, Mountain Brew Cafe still stands, both literally (as a vacant building) and figuratively (as a testament to its haunted history). Cafe workers often heard footsteps and various human noises from an alleged spirit who haunted the second floor. The spirit was said to have belonged to a woman who was murdered in the building years prior. Read More

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  •   Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Asheville, NC
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    Isis Restaurant & Music Hall is situated in the old Isis Theater that dominated Asheville in the first half of the twentieth century. The building is still regularly used for concerts, but now also features a full restaurant, outdoor seating, and three bars. Much of the ghost stories relate back to the days of the Isis Theater, with locals saying that the ghost of a young girl named... Read More

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  •   Somerset Place Creswell, NC
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    One of the largest plantations in the South for the eighty years it operated during (1785-1865), Somerset Place had an unbelievable 800 slaves working on the grounds. Despite this horrific figure, the haunting stories are actually not slave-related, but focus on the former lady of the house. Supposedly, her son drowned in an irrigation canal; a son she still mourns with screams and... Read More

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  •   Brookstown Inn Winston-Salem, NC
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    A distressed spirit is the main draw to the Brookstown Inn in Winston-Salem. Guests who have spent the night have reported a woman calling each one of their names out of the darkness, or repeatedly shouting "Mercy!" to deaf ears. Read More

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  •   New Bern House Inn New Bern, NC
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    According to local legend, the Inn had two haunted rooms, with each one being the source of countless paranormal interactions and ghostly occurrences. Perhaps the ghosts convinced the owners to close down the inn? Regardless, the inn has since been closed and is now a private residence. Read More

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  •   Piney Grove Church Concord, NC
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    Built in the early 1900s and abandoned by the late 90s, Piney Grove Church is said to be haunted by four distinct ghosts, each with their own behaviors and tendencies, according to reports. Additionally, the building is suseptible to random mists and shadows, blurred photographs, and unexplained lights. Read More

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  •   Balsam Mountain Inn Balsam, NC
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    Rooms 205 and 207 are said to be the most haunted in the 100-year-old Balsam Mountain Inn. Due to the number of paranormal occurrences, the owners have left a guestbook for visitors to record and share their personal experiences. From the looks of the book, it appears that guests have heard phantom footsteps, banging on hallway walls and doors, and various noises related to the twisting... Read More

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    Considering Cousin Martha's Bed & Breakfast is proud to sell its homemade "Satan's Breath" and "Elmo's Fire" hot sauces, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the building is plagued by a slew of spooky occurrences. Its staff and visitors have reported random bouts of childish laughs and footsteps coming from the house's upstairs, yet there is never anybody up there. If the giggiling... Read More

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  •   Inn on Main Street Weaverville, NC
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    The Inn on Main Street has been the location of many paranormal occurences over the years. Witnesses report doors opening and slamming shut on their own and the crashing of pictures that have fallen off walls. In an odd twist, though, the pictures that supposedly fall do not actually exist. Read More

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    The Ashe County Courthouse, built in 1904, has been converted and now exists as the Museum of Ashe County History. While the building doesn't have a long history of paranormal occurences, a notable incident occurred in 2010, when a summer intern reported the presence of a ghost. The intern said that she was on the first floor and heard a distant phone ring, followed by a string of... Read More

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  •   Latta Plantation Huntersville, NC
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    Reports out of the Latta Plantation indicate that the original Latta family has no intention of ever leaving their home, despite, well, being dead for over a century. Much of the paranormal activity is said to occur in the attic, where people have heard children slamming doors and playing with various toys, though the attic is completely bare. One of the favorite stories told at the... Read More

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  •   Church of the Redeemer Asheville, NC
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    With origins as a family chapel during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Church of the Redeemer is now an Anglo-Catholic Congregation that serves Asheville and Woodfin. According to witnesses, a female apparition has been spotted making her way down the church's outside stairs that lead to its cemetery. The woman then proceeds to head down the hill, crosses the road, and then... Read More

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  •   Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Buxton, NC
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    The history of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse dates back to 1797, where a Congressional decision led to $44,000 being devoted to the lighthouse's construction. Due to shoddy construction and alleged damage during the Civil War, a new lighthouse was constructed in 1870 and still stands today. With such an extended history, the lighthouse has been the source of numerous ghost stories... Read More

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  •   Craven Street Bridge Asheville, NC
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    Haunted by a naked boy's apparition, Craven Street Bridge is the location where the child attempted to jump from for a swim in the river below. Unfortunately, the child's earnest intentions led to his drowning; he has been haunting the location ever since. Read More

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  •   Calvalry Episcopal Church Fletcher, NC
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    A congregation of the Episcopal Church, Calvalry has been standing for almost 200 years. Since it dates back to the Civil War, many believe that the church is regularly visited by the Phantom Rider of the Confederacy. The Phantom Rider is a woman on horseback who is believed to have lost her husband during the war. Long blonde hair, period dress, and a Confederate cape are all visual... Read More

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  •   Guilford College Greensboro, NC
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    Founded in 1837 by Quakers, Guilford College, like many other buildings in North Carolina, has hauntings related to its Civil War roots. The college's Dana Auditorium, built in 1961, was apparently built on the site of a temporary hospital used for troops. At 2 AM in the Choir or Moon Rooms, an apparition named Lucas is said to frequently cause mischief; from playing instruments to... Read More

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    Captain David Sabiston lived from 1750-1811- a life that was cut short on July 4th, 1811 after he was allegedly bludgeoned to death with an oar. Sabiston's slave, Sal, was tried and convicted, leading to him being hanged at the Beaufort Court House on September 13th, 1811. Whether it is the ghost of David or Sal, witnesses are clear to say that a spirit definitely still haunts the... Read More

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  •   Scandals Nightclub Asheville, NC
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    Serving for 30+ years as arguably Asheville's most popular LGBT club, Scandals is simultaneously loved and haunted. While its paranormal ties don't seem to have a negative impact on attendance, there have been reports of a Native American woman's apparition messing with the club's electrical workings. Read More

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  •   McGlohon Theatre Charlotte, NC
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    Named in the honor of jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon, McGlohon Theatre was converted into the performing arts building it is today in 1980 after taking over and restoring the First Baptist Church building. The ghosts that inhabit the theatre are thought to be from the church days, and have been heard roaming the halls and singing on the stage. It's hard to be surprised considering the... Read More

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  •   Vance Birthplace Weaverville, NC
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    Arguably the most prominent political figure in North Carolina history, Zebulon Baird Vance was a state legislator and Congressman by 28, a Confederate colonel and governor by 32, three time NC governor, and U.S. senator for fifteen years. Vance Birthplace is a five-room log house that was reconstructed around its original frame and is a registered historic site. Numerous ghosts have... Read More

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  •   Tar River Tarboro, NC
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    Stretching for over 200 miles in northeast North Carolina, the Tar River has long been a source for local fireside tales. Its name comes from Revolutionary War times, as it was frequently used by tar-laden barges heading out to sea. Interestingly, the main tale stems from the Revolutionary War, as well. According to locals, a patriot was drowned in the river by British Soldiers. Right... Read More

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  •   Thomas Wolfe Memorial Asheville, NC
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    The cemetery he is buried in is haunted and he had a professor whose spirit still haunts the Horace Williams House. Considering Thomas Wolfe's old home is also haunted, one would be led to believe that these are more than just coincidences. Regardless, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial is indeed the home of former author, Thomas Wolfe. The home is reportedly haunted by a man and a woman, with... Read More

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    Located in a repurposed farmhouse dating back to early Charlotte, Kennedy's Preimum Bar and Grill has a long history from which to base its paranormal occurrences on. Nobody is exactly sure who the entities are or what business they have still being in the establishment, but a variety of slammed doors, unexplained noises, and radio interference have been reported by workers and patrons.... Read More

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  •   Chowan University Murfreesboro, NC
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    Founded in 1848 and with a current student body of only 1200 students, Chowan University is known for its united atmosphere and its athletic record. What the school is also known for, however, is its long history of paranormal disturbances. Its Music Hall is haunted by a piano-playing ghost, while the second floor of Mixon Hall is haunted by the ghost of a student who hanged himself.... Read More

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  •   Foscue Plantation House Pollocksville, NC
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    The Foscue Plantation House is home to some of the most disturbing paranormal stories in all of North Carolina. Built on his father's land in 1824, Simon Foscue, Jr.'s enormous plantation was the source of both great prosperity and horrid crimes against humanity. Between himself, his son, and his son's eventual widow, they owned a combined 90 slaves over a 30-year-span. Supposedly, many... Read More

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  •   The Winds Resort Beach Club Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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    Though "The Winds" is renowned for its Southern hospitality, Sam clearly isn't buying into the praise and accolades. After spending the night at the resort and dying from a heart attack, Sam has supposedly never left his cabin, instead deciding to haunt the resort and creep out the guests. Employees and guests have reported cold spots, windows and doors opening by themselves, and... Read More

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  •   Church Street Asheville, NC
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    According to local lore, Church Street was built at the expense of the resting spirits who were buried in the church graveyard it now covers. A nun and a woman dressed in period clothing are among the spirits who have been spotted. Read More

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  •   S&W Building Asheville, NC
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    Built in 1929 and used as a cafeteria for over four decades, the S&W Building has long been a staple of the Asheville community. The building also used to house Shotzy's Bar, which was the source of many of the building's ghost stories. Employees reported phantom waiters in the hallways, a girl's apparition on the balcony, and coolers/doors that opened by themselves. Where these ghosts... Read More

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  •   Lees-McRae College Banner Elk, NC
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    Established in 1900, Lees-McRae College is named after Suzanna Lee and Elizabeth McRae, named by founder Reverend Edgar Tufts after a renowned educator (Lee) and the school's benefactor (McRae). Friendly ghost, Emily Draughn, is said to be found around Tate Dorm. The site of the dormitory was once Grace Memorial Hospital, which was where Emily died of tuberculosis during the 1930s.... Read More

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  •   1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage Asheville, NC
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    Marion Bridgette, the nurse who purchased the building as her home in 1928, seems to be fairly displeased that there are now guests staying in her former room. The Robert Frost Room of the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage is said to be haunted by Bridgette, with floating energy orbs, slamming doors, phantom footsteps, and flickering lights all reported at the inn. In the words of Robert... Read More

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  •   Devil's Tramping Ground Bennett, NC
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    A staple of local lore for over a century, Devil's Tramping Ground is a 40-foot circle of land in a forest near the community of Bennett. Supposedly, vegetation has not grown in the spot for well over a century, despite no discernible reasons to explain it. Stories about what occurs at the spot wildly vary, but the central belief is that the Devil himself uses it as a kind of portal... Read More

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  •   The Lodge on Lake Lure Lake Lure, NC
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    With land purchased from Chimney Rock Mountains Inc., North Carolina's highway patrol constructed what is now known as The Lodge on Lake Lure. While originally used as a retreat for officers and their families, the lodge was opened to the public in 1990. The lodge also served as a memorial for officer George Penn, who was gunned down while on duty. As the legend goes, George Penn is... Read More

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  •   Sandford House Fayetteville, NC
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    The Sandford House is a historic building in Fayetteville that is part of Heritage Square. The land is owned by The Woman's Club of Fayetteville, who also rented the Sandford House from 1941-1945 to house unmarried working women during World War II. According to legend, the hauntings began during the Civil War, where a young couple attempted to flee from the house out of fear of the... Read More

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  •   Lewis Memorial Park Asheville, NC
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    Founded in 1927, Lewis Memorial Park is a cemetery with an unsurprising association with paranormal occurrences. The main apparition is said to be a man on horseback, followed by a phantom dog. The ghost is thought to be Robert J. Lewis, the site's former funeral director. In addition to managing the land, he was also the one who originally donated the land for the cemetery. Read More

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  •   Old Courthouse Theatre Concord, NC
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    Built in 1922 as a Baptist church, the Old Courthouse Theatre is now used for musicals and other plays. Apparently, however, not everyone is content with the building being used for charming, creative expression. "The Deacon" is the apparition who apparently is the culprit of flickering hall lights, rattling set pieces, and shifting stage lights. Other noises have also been reported,... Read More

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    After a successful sale of the land that would be Biltmore Village to George Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt's lawyer, Samuel Reed, had his mansion built where it still stands today. Now operating as the Biltmore Village Inn, the building has quite the history of paranormal occurrences. It seems that the first recorded incident was in the 1970s, where heavy footsteps were heard climbing the... Read More

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  •   Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, NC
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    Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School by education-concerned Presbyterian missionaries, Warren Wilson College has since undergone numerous educational changes. A four-year liberal college since 1967, the institution is a rare combination of education and work, in which students must perform work-related tasks as part of graduation requirements. With thousands of student workers... Read More

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  •   Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria Asheville, NC
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    According to town lore, the current location of Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria is the site where Will Harris' infamous massacre occurred in 1906. Will Harris, a gang member at the time, arrived drunk at his girlfriend's sister's apartment after he was unable to locate his girlfriend. A fight broke out, resulting in two police officers being called to the scene. Harris, armed with a rifle,... Read More

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  •   Biltmore Estate Asheville, NC
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    George Vanderbilt first visited Asheville in 1888, but it took quite literally no time for him to fall in love with the area. By 1889, he has already pit a community of craftsmen to work to create the 250-room mansion, which, after six years, would finally be completed. Supposedly, after Vanderbilt died in 1914, his wife, Edith Stuyvesant, was so convinced that she could speak to... Read More

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  •   Merrimon and Broadway Asheville, NC
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    At the corner of Merrimon and Broadway Avenues in Asheville was the sit of frequent town hangings during the 19th century. In 1835, after allegedly stealing a horse, James Sneed and James Henry were convicted and hanged at this very spot. The two men proclaimed their combined innocence until their deaths at the hands of the townsfolk. As such, there have been reports of the sounds of... Read More

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  •   Pond Road Asheville, NC
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    Pond Road is well known by Asheville residents as the spot where a ghost dog freqently strolls. He is said to hang around where the road crosses over a quarry. Before seeing the dog, witnesses say they hear a distinct howl before it eventually crosses the street. Supposedly, the ghost dog breaks into a run, leaping over the road's barrier and disappearing into the night. Read More

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  •   South Asheville Cemetery Asheville, NC
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    The South Asheville Cemetery is often called the South Asheville Colored Cemetery due to its roots as a resting place for African American individuals. George Avery, a slave of William Wallace McDowell, was entrusted by McDowell to manage the cemetery beginning in the late nineteenth century. Avery joined the Union Army during the Civil War, but returned afterward to oversee burials for... Read More

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  •   Asheville City Hall Asheville, NC
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    City Hall is the site of a particularly upset paranormal entity. Said to be the ghost of a businessman who committed suicide after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the ghost dresses in old-fashioned clothes and has been spotted in various areas of the building. Sometimes mellow, such as when he is standing on line at the snack bar, he has been said to be violent at nights, being held... Read More

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  •   Albemarle Opera House Albemarle, NC
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    The history of the Albemarle Opera House is quite unique in that it operated from 1908-1915, but has essentially been vacant since then. Stretching across the top floors of multiple buildings on Main Street, it is a town oddity that sometimes opens its doors for tourists/visitors (Starnes Jewlery Store is located beneath it and has anniversary parties). Since the space has been unused... Read More

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  •   Blakeney House Charlotte, NC
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    Originally built as a private home in 1903, the building has been used for multiple restaurants as well as religious purposes in the past century. Though it is now actually on the market, it is still private property and is not open to the public. Regardless, the home is said to be the spot of many paranormal entities, including a young girl, a lady in a red dress, and Mr. William... Read More

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    Serving as a popular hotel for many decades during the 1900s, the Battery Park Hotel has recently been renovated into apartments for senior citizens. While paranormal occurrences only seldomly leak out of the building now, during its time as a hotel, the popular story was that the ghost of a murdered hotel guest frequently followed hotel employees around. Read More

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  •   First Presbyterian Church Asheville, NC
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    Built in 1841, the First Presbyterian Church was burned to the ground during the Civil War. The church that stands today is the rebuilt building that was erected in 1884, and has been the source of numerous notable incidents, such as the funeral of Thomas Wolfe. Supposedly, the spirit that haunts the church is named Black Abbey, due to the female apparition wearing a black dress.... Read More

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  •   Patterson-Noble-Baker House Louisburg, NC
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    A plantation home during the early-mid 19th century, the home has been the source of numerous paranormal investigations with results that were caught on EVP recorders. The house is privately owned now, however, and is off-limits to the public. Read More

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  •   Biltmore-Oteen Bank Building Asheville, NC
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    Though it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979, the Biltmore-Oteen Bank Building hasn't served much of a purpose in recent years besides its architecture being eye-catching. Built in 1925, the two-story bank is said to be haunted by a man from the early 20th century who is desperately searching for something within the bank's walls. Did he hide... Read More

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  • Chicken Alley Asheville, NC
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    Named after the chickens that used to populate it during Asheville's humble beginnings, Chicken Alley still exists as a small, narrow alley in a populated section of the city. While a street sign also marks the location of the alley, a large mural by local artist Molly Must depicting chickens is a much better indicator for visitors. So...is the ghost that haunts Chicken Alley the... Read More

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    The story that has floated around WCU for decades involves two female roommates in the 1960s that decided to remain on campus during a school break. Supposedly, one of the girls left the room to go take a shower, but was gone for a suspiciously long time. When the other girl went to go investigate, she stood frozen by the door as a set of scratching noises accompanied a scream from the... Read More

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  •   Brown Mountain Lights Morgantown, NC
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    Viewable from multiple vantage points including the Blue Mountain Light, Green Mountain, and Brown Mountain overlooks, the Brown Mountain Lights are unexplained lights that rise from the mountains. The local legend surrounding the lights dates back to 1200, in which a massive battle took place, at a cost of a tremendous amount of lives. Supposedly, the lights are the spirits of Cherokee... Read More

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    A warehouse complex that has had a variety of tenants over the years, including Coolworld and Midnite Rodeo Clubs, the location is now essentially closed besides some possible rented spaces. In its heyday, the building was the site of numerous paranormal experiences, including mysterious energy orbs around the club's dancing areas and a spirit that was supposedly caught on security... Read More

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  •   Lydia's Bridge Jamestown, Greensboro, NC
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    The story of Lydia's Bridge begins with a verified motoring accident that took the life of a woman named Lydia on December 31st, 1923. The accident occurred on an overpass on High Point Road; an overpass that is no longer in use but is still visible from under a veil of overgrowth. The campfire tale tells of multiple drivers, beginning in 1924, seeing a young woman in a white dress... Read More

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