The most haunted places in North Carolina! List of the top haunted places in NC for paranormal investigations and scary experiences!
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- Shouting by disembodied voices was heard during a paranormal investigation of the stone building that formerly housed the Ashe County Hospital in Jefferson. The investigators also heard an elevator in the building “ding” even though the structure had no electricity. Also in Jefferson, the Museum of Ashe County History occupies the century-old building that had been the county courthouse. In the summer of 2010, a college intern working alone in the building on the main floor heard a telephone ring on the second floor and a person walk across the floor to answer it.
- The Attmore-Oliver House in New Bern has been the scene of some poltergeist-like activity stemming possibly from either deaths in the house during a smallpox epidemic or the spirit of the last private owner.
- Brown Mountain in Burke County is reputed to have ghostly orbs of light radiating from the mountain. The Brown Mountain Lights date back as far as the year 1200, according to local Cherokee legend. This was the year of a great battle, and the Cherokee believed the lights to be the spirits of Indian maidens who still search for lost loved ones. There also has been speculation of alien activity. Wiseman’s View on Linville Mountain is the best vantage point for viewing the Brown Mountain Lights. The lookout was used by German Engineer William de Brahm in 1771 while studying the phenomenon. He attributed the lights to nitrous gases emitting from the mountain and combusting upon collision. His theories were later disproved.
- The Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, NC was set ablaze on July 1, 1981 by a woman who was assumed mentally disturbed. Ms. Melba Frey went up to the upper balcony and started the fire, which burned the entire balcony and lobby. Her body was found in the stairway by firefighters, and she is now believed to haunt the area in which she died, flipping the folding seats up and down.
- The Devil’s Tramping Ground near Bennett, North Carolina is a 40 foot ring in the middle of a forest devoid of any growth for at least a century. Legend has it that this a site where the Devilrises to the surface of the earth to plot his misdeeds against mankind. A United States Geological Survey team could uncover no scientific explanation for the lack of growth within the ring.
- An older woman in 18th-century dress is said to haunt the second and third floors of the Harvey Mansion Historic Inn and Restaurant in New Bern. A North Carolina State University professor reported seeing her glide by his table while dining in the second-floor restaurant.
- Lydia’s Bridge is located in Jamestown, just outside of Greensboro, NC. According to the story, in the early 1920s Lydia and her date were headed home from a dance. It was a foggy night, and in a hurry to get home by Lydia’s curfew, her date lost control of the car and hit the Southern Railroad Underpass Bridge head-on. Her date died on impact, but Lydia, badly injured, managed to escape the car. Trying to flag down a passing car for help, she was mistaken as a hitchhiker, and died by the roadside. There have been accounts of people picking up a hitchhiker in white, who says her name is Lydia. She gives an address and says she doesn’t want her mother to worry and she needs to be home by curfew. Then she disappears before she reaches her destination. Lydia is also known as The Phantom Hitchhiker; The Lady in White; and The Vanishing lady. Lydia’s Bridge is now abandoned, but U.S. Highway 70 used to run under it. Now High Point Road, it was straightened and a new underpass was built a few feet away in an effort to make the road safer.
- Fayetteville hosts ghosts such as “The Lady in Black” who haunts the Sandford House (formerly called the Slocumb House). Her apparition first appeared in the late 19th century and has been sighted recently[when?] by members of The Woman’s Club of Fayetteville.
- The Tar River, near Tarboro in Edgecombe County, is associated with a legend of a banshee. The legend speaks of a Patriot miller who was killed by a small group of British soldiers during the American Revolution. Before they drowned him in the river, he warned the soldiers that if he were killed, they would be haunted by a banshee. After his death, she appeared and caused the deaths of the soldiers and supposedly still haunts the river.
Info courtesy of Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_reportedly_haunted_locations_in_the_United_States