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North Carolina's Haunted Schools, College Campuses, & Universities - Get an Education in North Carolina's Scariest Schools!

Did you know that many of ##Region##'s most prestigious Colleges and universities are believed to be haunted? With campuses dating back hundreds of years, and schools built upon old estates, and public properties, it's no wonder that so many ghosts and ghouls are still enrolled at some of ##Region##'s scariest schools! Find out all about ##Region##'s most haunted schools, and get an education on the haunted history of ##Region##!
 
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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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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