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North Carolina Real Haunted Houses - Houses That are Truly Haunted

Looking for some REAL scares? You're in luck -North Carolina has a rich haunted history, and there's lots of houses across the state that are truly haunted by spirits who haven't quite left the living world yet. Whether you're looking for some real scares this Halloween Season, or you're simply fascinated by North Carolina's haunted history, you'll want to check out North Carolina Haunted Houses's database of real haunted houses across North Carolina that are filled with thrills, chills, and scares year round!
 
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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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   Jackson Building Asheville, NC
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    An instantly identifiable building in Asheville, the Jackson Building is known for being the first skyscraper in Western North Carolina. At 140 feet tall, the Neo-Gothic building is not only notable for being a main tourist attraction in Asheville, but it was also built on the site of Thomas Wolfe's father's tombstone business. The building originally featured an 18 million... Read More

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