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Old 10-18-2007, 10:23 AM
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Boone - Appalachian State University - East Hall - East Hall is one of the dormitories for the college and is said to be haunted. Student assistants have reported being followed by unknown footsteps when on their rounds after midnight. People have also claimed that the lights will suddenly turn off in halls and you can feel someone brush against you. You can also hear whispering voices in the hallway. The third floor new bathroom is haunted by a male ghost, though it is a girls' bathroom. Also assorted residents have reported seeing a girl dressed in white in their rooms and others have had small items in their rooms rearranged daily.

Boone - Perkinsville Dr. - When turning at the Hardies intersection in Boone near Lowes Foods, Go to the second road on the right, just past the gas station. The road is Perkinsville drive, follow the road to the last house on the left, you have to look hard. The house is hidden by trees and over growth. This house is so haunted, you're guaranteed to experience something every time you go, day or night. Supposedly a man died due to un-natural causes and haunts that house. Mostly footsteps are heard, a strong feeling of non-welcome, and an angry banging on the up stairs floor. Update: Has burnt down

Boone - Tiwanna Fatz Restaurant - Tiwanna Fatz restaurant was active with people for some time before it partially burnt down, there was a little girl who died in the fire. The part of the restaurant was rebuilt. Rumor has it that if you stay in the area that burnt down you will sometimes occasionally hear the little girls' voice.

Brown Mountain
Burke County

As mountains go, low-lying Brown Mountain in Burke County is not impressive. Yet it is one of the most famous mountains in North Carolina. On certain evenings soon after dark, when observed from the eminence of Linville or Wiseman's Gap, small but brilliant lights can be seen on it, bobbing up and down for a minute or so, then disappearing, then reappearing in another place until finally they are gone. They were first seen about 1850 long before the day of trains and electricity and automobiles.

One legend tells of a girl who lived on the mountain with her father. Every night her sweetheart came from the village to see her, tramping through a forest of snakes and vicious animals. On the evening when he was to take her away to be married, she lighted a pine torch and went out to welcome him. He never came. But from then on, at sunset, she raised her flaming torch and darted from here to there on the mountain, hoping to come upon him. After her death the light of her torch still could be seen on stormy nights.

Another legend concerns a wicked man named Jim, whose sweet-tempered young wife Belinda was to have a child. Jim was courting Susie and began to speak harsh words and be cruel to Belinda. One day neighbors noticed that they had not seen Belinda for some while. Jim said she had gone to visit her kinfolk, but the neighbors were suspicious when they discovered bloodstains on the floor of the mountain cabin. Their suspicions were further heightened when an indigent stranger drove away with Jim's horse and wagon. They believed the stranger had helped Jim kill and bury Belinda, and Jim was paying him off in this way. Soon afterward the lights appeared, bobbing up and down, seemingly to guide searchers looking for Belinda.

Finally, under a pile of stones in a deep ravine they found the skulls of a woman and a baby. Jim left the county and was never heard of again, but the lights stayed on, reminding evildoers that their crimes will be revealed.
Apart from the legends, scientists have provided many explanations for the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights, none of them satisfactory.

Lenoir - Chapel Of Rest - In early 1900's the present preacher had caught his wife cheating on him and he couldn't deal with the grief. So that coming Saturday he decided to commit suicide, by slitting his wrists and hanging himself from the rafters, off the front pew. On Sunday morning, the congregation of the church came in to find their preacher dead. To this day you can go up there and see the blood stain on the floor and the indentions on the rafters along with the scratches on the pews, from the hard soled shoes he was wearing. At night people say you can see him swinging and there is a Bible at the podium that will tell you when, where, and how you will die!

Lenoir - Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center - A ghost of a little boy that has been heard in the main hall crying, "Mommy" in the early morning and in the late afternoon. . People have heard weights dropping, people talking, and music playing in the middle of the night .

Lenoir - Mulberry Home Care - After dark a ghost of a little girl comes out and she moves things around and messes with the computers. She'll unlock doors and leave them open. The custodian has taken the light bulb out of the socket several times but somehow the next morning it will be in and on.

Lenoir - South Caldwell High School - has two ghosts. One is from a guy who was building the elevator and he fell. The elevator goes up and down late at night when the accident happened. The elevator opens and closes and goes up and down for or five times at night. Also the theater has a ghost that was a student but she died when she was rehearsing for a play. Now before opening night of any play she causes allot of mischief with the set, lights, and props. She has caused allot of black outs and such right before opening night

Marion - East McDowell Jr. High School- in the early 1900's a orphange sat on the lot where East McDowell Jr.High sits now it burned to the ground and some of the children who lived at the orphanage died in the fire. At night now you are supposed to be able to hear the children crying in the back parking lot, and the library is haunted by the supervisor of the orphanage who also died in the fire you can see her on the upstairs balcony of the library .

Marion - Pleasant Gardens Baptist church - A women is supposed to haunt Pleasant Gardens Baptist church. Students who attended Pleasant Gardens Elementary school have reported a women dressed in pink walking down the road with a knife the following day after someone put pink flowers on her grave.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:44 AM
Location: Western NC
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Default Thank You!!!

Thanks for the reading. I just love the old ghost stories from western NC. It really brought back memories. I've heard some of these but some were new.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:15 PM
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Okay, some of that is downright creepy!!!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:37 AM
Location: The 12th State
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Hang on Hallows night is nearing ....hehe or should it be bowah ha ha

Asheville - The Biltmore Estate -
Back in 1914, George W. Vanderbilt died from complications from a surgery he had for appendicitis. His wife was extremely upset. So late at nights, in the Library, she would sit in front of the large marble fireplace, and talk with George. Though he was never really there. Her servants started to think she was losing her mind.

To this day late at night you can still hear her voice very softly talking with George. Also, You can feel George's presence in the Billiard Room, and the 2nd floor Oak Sitting room. One of his favorite rooms in the mansion. During rainy late nights, George would sit and read. Workers report feelings of being watched, apparitions, voices, laughing, & screams. A headless orange cat has been seen by numerous visitors roaming the area between the Gardens and the Bass pond.

The Pool Room is also a focal point of unexplainable events. The sound of people swimming echoes throughout the entire lower floor in the dead of night. Insane laughter can be heard coming from the drain at the bottom of the pool. It is said to be haunted by a lady in black. Employees report hearing footsteps on the second floor

Asheville - Chicken Alley -
The legendary ghost of Dr. Jamie Smith, who lived at this infamous Asheville locale known as "Chicken Alley" over a century ago. For decades, countless sightings of his ghost have been reported. Dr. Smith was killed in a bar-room confrontation in 1902 at the old historic "Broadway's Tavern" The tavern was destroyed by fire the following year. The close vicinity known as Chicken Alley has been victim to his ghost for over one hundred years!

Asheville - Erwin High school -
Potter’s Field - In the nineteen-seventies when the new Clyde Erwin High school was built just outside Asheville, the remnants of what was called the Old County Home Graveyard was dug up to make room for the new building.

Numerous transients & casualties of sickness who were buried here were moved across the street and planted below unmarked wooden crosses. It's said that the restless spirits of those buried here still haunt the school, and many janitors who have worked the night shift there refuse to recount the things they've experienced while inside. Unmarked graves are said to still lie beneath the potter's field, overlooking the school.

Asheville - The Grove Park Inn -
There is a lady dressed in pink that haunts this Inn. You can see her and hear her late at night. Several guests and employees have had several encounters with her. She is known to tickle toes at night while visitors are attempting to sleep. She is said to be the wife of the famous writer Fitzgerald. When you get close to room 545, it seems to get cold. You can usually here doors slamming, laughter, and talking from rooms that are not used.

Asheville - Helens' Bridge -
recently torn down and rebuilt - When the Zalandia Castle caught fire; a woman named Helen lost her only child. A daughter. Helen was so crushed by the loss she hung herself from the bridge right down the road from the castle. On Halloween night go to the bridge and try to conjure Helen. If she is successfully called, you car will mess up in some way that you can't get down the mountain.

Asheville - home to Channel 13 WLOS -
It is said to be haunted by a servant when the building was home to Dr. Samuel Westray Battle. The ghost's name is Alice and is said to walk around the building and play with the TV equipment. She is said to be also the Pink Lady, because The Battle mansion is next to the Grove Park Inn, and she has been seen walking over to the Inn.

Asheville - Jackson Building -
You can see a face in one of the top windows, thought to be the face of a man who committed suicide after loosing everything during the great depression.

Asheville - Old Battery Park Hotel -
It's said that in a private apartment building in downtown Asheville which used to be known as the Battery Park Hotel in the early to mid 1900's, apparitions can be seen very early in the morning. Individuals who worked the morning shift in the pantry refused to go in alone because a man who was murdered there was known to reveal himself in spirit form to employees.

Asheville - Reed House -
the sounds of pool being played can be heard.

Asheville - Shiloh - Abandoned Forestry Compound -
There is a building in the compound which has all the windows boarded up. The downstairs consists of a long dark hallway with doors alternating on either side. In one downstairs bathroom there is a toilet filled with blood. Upstairs there is a room used by a now dead prostitute.

This building is nicknamed the "Whorehouse" for that reason. Even when the temperature outside is 70 degrees, it barely reaches 40 degrees inside. Strange noises are heard by people who live in the Shiloh neighborhood, and lights have been seen as well. There are other buildings in the compound, and their doors are open and closed at random. There is a length of rope hanging from the rafters in one building.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:55 AM
Location: Western NC
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Default oooo...creepy

More, more, more....please!
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:28 PM
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Cullowhee - Western Carolina University - Harrill Residence Hall - 5th Floor -
It is said that a girl died of an asthma attack while her boyfriend was sleeping over. She suffocated in her sleep before she could be saved. It is now said that the 5th floor as well as the elevators are haunted by her ghost. The elevators open at the 5th floor, and then go down to the first floor, opening again. The elevators have been known to randomly open with no one in them on all floors. Strange occurrences and the feeling of being watched have been reported on the 5th floor

Cullowhee - Scott Residence Hall - 8th Floor -
In the early 1990's a young student hung herself in the East Wing. For many years the floor was shut off due to many occurrences with sightings of the young lady. Bathroom lights will turn on and off as well as doors opening and shutting. Water will run for no reason.

Cullowhee - Western Carolina University - The Moore Building -

The Moore Building has many rumors around it regarding the haunting. The actual story is this: A young woman enrolled in the teaching program was murdered in the mid-sixties by a local resident when she refused his romantic advances. The man was caught, however, due to his mental capacity and well-respected family connections, he served only a few years at Broughton Hospital in Morganton. The 3rd floor began experiencing a haunting shortly after the girls' death. It is true that students began refusing to live on the 3rd floor due to the sounds of crying, screaming and pacing. Moore was converted to classrooms in the 1980's, yet strange things continued to happen. The man convicted of the girl's murder died in 1997, and the paranormal activity seems to have stopped, although students on the 3rd floor often report getting "the creeps" or feeling like they are being watched.

Thurmond - Gravity Hill -
This is located one Hwy 21 North headed towards Sparta. At the base of the Mountain turn left and go up this road. About a 1/2 mile or so turn around. After you have turn around stop the car. Feel free to turn it off if you dare! Your car will start to roll and actually roll up the hill to the stop sign. Sometimes it will go beyond the stop sign but most of the time it will stop on the hill. Story has it that many years ago a mother was going to town to get some things. She had her three kids with her and the car stalled. She had to get up over the hill to get the car to run (Jump start I suppose) as she had the boys to get out and push it up the hill the oldest slipped and fell. As he did the other two couldn't keep the car going up the hill and the car backed back down and killed the all. Where they died is where the car stops on the hill.

Sylva - Dillsboro Road -
A shadow looking like a man and the feeling of not being alone and watched, voices and strange screams have been reported. There are also spots along the road that are warm at first then they become ice cold a few steps further. Years ago there was a murder of a woman and her husband. There have also been numerous accidents involving both humans as well as animals on this road. These accidents have been rumored to be caused by the man and woman that were murdered.

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Old 10-25-2007, 11:11 PM
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Good stuff. The Brown Mountain Lights are my favorite. I went to school at App, and know lots of people who say they've seen the lights. I never have.

I used to live in Coffey Hall, right over by East Hall. Coffey was supposed to be haunted, too. I know people who saw/felt things. And East? Levitating objects. Appearances on mirrors. Etc. Very creepy. Then again, East Hall also appeared in High Times one year as being one of the nation's highest dorms, so who knows....

Also, the Tijuana Fats one is pretty crazy. There's no liquor in Boone, so if you want to drink anything other than beer in bars (as many college kids do, and these were my college days) you have to grab a DD and go a few miles down the road to Blowing Rock. TF was a favorite spot for students. I celebrated my 21st there. Heard and saw lots of things, but that was mostly the ghost of Jose Cuervo.

One other in Blowing Rock:

The Green Park Inn. Supposedly the 3rd floor is haunted by a woman who died there.

Here's some more .

Haunted Places Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:48 PM
Location: Lenoir/Morganton, NC
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I lived in East Hall when I went to App, but never saw anything scary like that. Our roommate swore she'd see handprints on the windows and stuff, but I always blamed it on condensation over where we'd already touched. We had one of the rooms where there had supposedly been a suicide, so I think she was expecting to see something.

The house over on Perkinsville Rd was creepy, just gave you a weird feeling being there. I think it burned down though, and there's been stuff built in that are so the spot where it was may have a new house on it now [wonder if they know about the stories?]/
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:59 AM
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Asheville, NC Old Abandoned Forestry Compound
There is a building in the compound which has all the windows boarded up. The downstairs consists of a long dark hallway with doors alternating on either side. In one downstairs bathroom there is a toilet filled with blood. Upstairs there is a room used by a now dead prostitute. This building is nicknamed the "Whorehouse" for that reason. Even when the temperature outside is 70 degrees, it barely reaches 40 degrees inside. Strange noises are heard by people who live in the Shiloh neighborhood, and lights have been seen as well. There are other buildings in the compound, and their doors are open and closed at random. There is a length of rope hanging from the rafters in one building.

Big Willow - Beaulah Baptist Church - In the forests near this Big Willow church lurks a menacing "watching" spirit that sometimes appears as a white cloud hovering low to the ground, relentlessly pursuing anyone alone in the woods at night.
Big Willow - Willow Road - A wizened, bent old woman dressed in black haunts a stretch of this road near Shaw's Creek Baptist Church. Supposedly she searches for her son, who went off to serve in the Civil War and never returned.

Chimney Rock Village - Chimney Rock Park - Early settlers of Hickory Nut Gorge reported bizarre sights on and around the giant granite monolith towering above them, including vast battles between angels and blinding white armies on horseback, roiling in the sky.

Edneyville - Appleola Road - Periodically, the ghost of a man with glowing red eyes rockets past the intersection of Appleola and World's Edge roads, driving a buckboard and whipping his horses into a frenzy.

Edneyville - Bearwallow Mountain - Those who live on the slopes of Henderson County's tallest mountain report sightings of demons, wolf spirits, and a ghostly maiden who resides in a waterfall.

Edneyville - Beau's Curve - In the 1800's a rock quarry was located beside this sharp curve on Gilliam Mountain Road in Edneyville, in Henderson County. Prisoners from local jails were forced to mine the quarry, under the watchful eyes of prison guards. "Beau" was such a guard, murdered in a prisoner revolt. The quarry has long since disappeared beneath thick forest, but Beau remains.

Flat Rock - St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church - Early parishioners, interred in the walls and floor, haunt this church, which was built in the early 1800's. In addition, a phantom soldier in the churchyard can sometimes be heard playing a dirge on a bugle on rainy nights.

Flat Rock - Woodfield Inn - The Morris Room at this Flat Rock landmark, the oldest continually operating hotel in North Carolina, is haunted by the ghost of Confederate Captain B.T. Morris, for whom it is named.

Fletcher - Calvary Episcopal Church - A female specter in a gray cloak, astride a pony, has haunted this historic church, once considered the "Westminster Abbey of the South," since long before the Civil War. During that conflict, however, she lured a small group of Union soldiers to their doom in a Confederate ambush when they mistook her for a citizen out past curfew and set out to detain her.

Henderson County/Rutherford County - Hickory Nut Gorge - According to Indian legend all of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to the villages of Gerton, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock Village, and Lake Lure, is claimed by a race of "little people" called the "Moon-Eyed People," who predate the Cherokee and are none too happy at having to share their chosen home with anyone.

Hendersonville - Bonclarken ARP Assembly Grounds - The historic home that serves as centerpiece at this Presbyterian conference center is haunted by the spirit of its original owner's wife. She starved herself to death in revenge for his infidelity. The house is also haunted by an unidentified male spirit.

Hendersonville - Comfort Inn and Suites - Decades ago a woman was murdered at this large hotel, constructed in the 1960's. In the room where she died, doors open and close on their own, and the bathroom faucet turns itself on.

Hendersonville - Henderson County Jail - The mysterious phantoms haunting Henderson County's jail, built in the 1990's, seem angry and also haunted the livery stable that occupied the site decades ago. The most notable sighting was captured on security videotape: a young black woman in an old-fashioned dress walked along the upstairs hall, vanishing as she suddenly plunged through the floor.

Hendersonville - Hendersonville City Hall - Hendersonville's historic city hall dates from the 1920's, and is so haunted that both the police and fire departments have vacated the building.

Hendersonville - Ramada Limited - The jacuzzi suite at this Hendersonville hotel is haunted by the ghost of a woman who checked in for a week of pampering before, for whatever reason, committing suicide. Sometimes, very late on the coldest nights of January she approaches the front desk, inquires about the continental breakfast served every day, and fades away.

Lake Lure - Bottomless Pools - No one has ever found the floor of these unusual geological formations in the town of Lake Lure, but they likely result from water filling lava tubes from long-extinct volcanoes. The spirits of the numerous people who have drowned here over the years lurk in the water.

Lake Lure - Clementine's Bridge - Clementine, a beautiful young woman, died while waterskiing on Lake Lure in the 1960's, when she lost her balance and hurtled into a bridge abutment, where her spirit still lingers.

Laurel Park - Jump Off Rock - The legend that gave this Laurel Park landmark its name also explains its ghost: that of a young Cherokee maiden who threw herself from the rock to her death when she learned that her beloved had perished in battle. She appears on moonlit nights, gazing wistfully out over the valley below.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:40 PM
Location: Western NC
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On Lake Lure, don't forget the one about the ghost that haunts the Lake Lure Inn...very creepy
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