Most Haunted Places in North Carolina

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    Bentonville Battlefield

    Four Oaks, North Carolina
    Phantom gunfire and shouts have been heard on the battlefield at night, and the ghost of a girl who died of tuberculosis is believed to haunt an upstairs room in the plantation...
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    EHP Rating: 92.6

    Appalachian State University - East Hall

    Boone, North Carolina
    At Appalachian State University's East Hall dorm, students will tell of strange footsteps, whispers, lights that suddenly turn off, and a feeling of something unseen brushing against you. The third-floor girls' bathroom is haunted by a male ghost, and the apparition of a girl in white has been seen...
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    EHP Rating: 89.7

    Blakeney House

    Monroe, North Carolina
    The 1903 Blakeney House has been a private home, several restaurants and now is used for bible and mission training for the company Youth With a Mission. Although the company maintains that the house is not haunted, it is in fact said to be haunted by three ghosts: William Blakeney himself, a lady...
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    EHP Rating: 88.6

    Queens University of Charlotte

    Charlotte, North Carolina
    At Albright, student lore says the ghost of a girl who committed suicide here makes knocking sounds and opens and closes doors. She was said to be distraught over the fact that her parents found out about her relationship with another woman. In the Courtyard area, some say you can see the...
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    EHP Rating: 87.2

    The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa

    Lake Lure, North Carolina
    The historic inn has been visited by such celebrities as novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and presidents Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt. In the 1940s it was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers. It is now rumored to be the home of many haunts. Staff members report hearing a man's...
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    EHP Rating: 86.8

    Old Ashe County Hospital

    Jefferson, North Carolina
    The 1939 building was a hospital until 1969 when it turned into a county office building. Reports say it is currently up for sale. Paranormal investigators have heard unexplained shouts and the elevator dinging, even though there was no electricity in the...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    First Presbyterian Church

    Asheville, North Carolina
    First Presbyterian Church was built in 1841 but was burned in 1865, during the Civil War. The churce was rebuilt in its present Gothic style in 1884. Although author Thomas Wolfe's funeral was held here, it is not his spirit who walks the halls. She is called Black Abbey, an apparition of a woman...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Caroleen Broad River Bridge

    Ellenboro, North Carolina
    Some locals say if you drive past the bridge on rainy nights, you may see the apparitions of two elderly ladies walking. They are believed to be the spirits of two sisters who were killed when they drove off the side of the bridge. Some say if you give them a ride, they'll disappear from the back...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Grove Park Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina
    At this 1913 inn, you may come across a ghostly lady in pink. She is the wife of renowned writer Fitzgerals, and is known to tickle guests' toes at night. She has been spotted by both guests and employees. Room 545 is said to be particularly haunted with slamming doors, laughter, voices, and cold...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Nell Cropsey House

    Elizabeth City, North Carolina
    The Nell Cropsey House is a private home that is known for its namesake ghost, the beautiful Nell Cropsey. She moved here with her parents in 1898. She became engaged to the sheriff's son Jim Wilcox, but in 1901, she vanished from the house. Jim was arrested on suspicion of murder; Nell's body was...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Carolina Inn

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    As many as 20 ghosts are said to haunt this 1924 hotel building. The most well-known is that of Dr. William Jacocks, a frequent guest who made the hotel his home after he retired -- and still resides here, folks say. He lived in Room 256, and he makes himself known by locking guests out of his...
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    EHP Rating: 84.2

    Green Park Inn

    Lenoir, North Carolina
    This 1880s inn is said to have a haunt on its third floor. Witnesses say the ghost of a woman who died here in recent years has been seen walking through the third-floor...
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    EHP Rating: 84.0

    Lees-McRae College - Tate Dorm

    Banner Elk, North Carolina
    Lees-McRae College, specifically Tate Dorm, has a ghost called Emily. According to reports, 12-year-old Emily Draughn died of tuberculosis in the 1930s inside Tate Dorm, which was then Grace Memorial Hospital. Witnesses say Emily plays pranks like turning electrical things on and off or causing...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Smith-McDowell House

    Asheville, North Carolina
    The Smith-McDowell House, built in 1840, is said to be haunted by two little girls who died in the building, named Carrie and Sarah, as well as a specter called the Dark One, who is believed to be the spirit of a slave owner. Witnesses have captured photos of a dark misty entity and have heard...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    USS North Carolina

    Wilmington, North Carolina
    The World War II battleship is believed to be haunted by a blond sailor who shows up in passageways and another sailor who peeks out from portholes. Witnesses say hatch doors slam, cold spots are felt and footsteps are...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Reed House - Biltmore Village Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina
    The inn was originally built as the Reed House in 1892. There have been many spooky occurrences here, such as one night in thw 1970s when heavy footsteps were heard climbing the back stairs late at night, but no one was there. Another time, after folks were laughing and scoffing at the rumors of...
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    EHP Rating: 83.0

    Carolina Theatre

    Greensboro, North Carolina
    In 1981 a fire broke out in the Carolina Theatre while it was closed and killed a woman. As the woman was not supposed to have been there at the time, it is believed she deliberately set the fire that killed her. People now claim that her ghost continues to haunt the building and expresses itself...
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    EHP Rating: 82.5

    Brown Mountain Lights

    Lenoir, North Carolina
    It is said that the ghostly orbs that come out of the mountains are the spirits of Cherokee Indian maidens searching for their lost loves. The ghost lights are reported to date back to the 1200, when a big battle claimed the lives of many Indian warriors. The area also has been thought to be a...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Helen's Bridge - Zealandia Bridge

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Zealandia Bridge, aka Helen’s Bridge, was built in 1909 as a carriageway for the Zealandia Estate. It was mentioned in a passage of Thomas Wolf's "Look Homeward, Angel," as the novelist used to frequently walk under the bridge. Its ghost, Helen, is believed to have been a woman who lived nearby...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Alston House - Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum

    Littleton, North Carolina
    The Alston House is home to many disembodied voices. Items in the house have moved, reappeared and disappeared again. Contractor had to stop working and leave the house because he felt there was a presence with him. (Submitted by Stephen...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Calvary Episcopal Church

    Fletcher, North Carolina
    The grounds near Calvary Episcopal Church are known for being a favorite "haunt" of the Phantom Rider of the Confederacy. This ghost is a woman with long blonde hair on a palomino seen near the road, then she gallops away quickly. She wears a Confederate cape and a filmy dress, and is believed to...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Elizabeth Inn - Sabiston House

    Beaufort, North Carolina
    Built by Capt. Sabiston in the 1850s, it is believed he still haunts the place to this day. The Elizabeth Inn is unfortunately now...
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    EHP Rating: 81.5

    Devil's Tramping Ground

    Bennett, North Carolina
    According to local lore, this area near Bennett is a 40-foot circle in the middle of a forest in which nothing will grow. Legend has maintained, for over a century, that it is the site where the devil himself rises to the surface to wreak havoc on mankind. Reports say that a geological survey team...
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    EHP Rating: 81.4

    Radisson Prince Charles Hotel

    Fayetteville, North Carolina
    Reports say that this hotel may be closed for business, but the building is said to be haunted by the ghost of Charlotte, a young woman who committed suicide here in the early 1900s. It seems that Charlotte was distraught after finding her new husband in bed with a bridesmaid on the 7th floor, in...
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    EHP Rating: 81.3

    Fort Fisher

    Kure Beach, North Carolina
    At Fort Fisher, Civil War ghosts and Fort Fisher hermit Robert E. Harrill, who died under suspicious circumstances, are believed to reside. Civil War General William Whitting, who was injured in the final battle at Fort Fisher and died as a prisoner in 1865 at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, is...
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    EHP Rating: 81.3

    Lydia's Bridge

    Jamestown, North Carolina
    This bridge outside of Greensboro is said to be haunted by a phantom hitchhiker. Lydia was headed home from a dance in the early 1920s, and as her story goes, her date lost control of the car. He was kileld instantly, but she, badly injured, died on the roadside while trying to flag down help. Now...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Asheville Seasons Bed and Breakfast

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Grace is the ghost who haunts this early-20th-century establishment. She is the relative of a former resident here, and she is most active in her own room. Grace's dog has been seen here as well. Some guests have reported that Grace climbed into bed with them and hugged them....
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Elon University

    Elon, North Carolina
    Elon University is said to be haunted by Mary, who resides in the West Dormitory and is known for talking to students while they're sleeping. Mary also is blamed for swinging light fixtures, footsteps, electrical anomalies, apparitions, and shattering mirrors. According to campus legend, Mary died...
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    Church of the Redeemer

    Woodfin, North Carolina
    Church of the Redeemer, built in 1888 with two Tiffany windows, was originally the family chapel for a nearby mansion. The mansion has since burned down. According to witnesses, a female apparition has been spotted coming down the stairs of the sloped cemetery in back. She then crosses Riverside...
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    Salem College

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    Salem College began in 1772 as a primary school, then a high school and now a college. It is the oldest women's college in the Southern U.S., and it has the abundance of haunts fitting to such an old institution. For example, the Clewell Dorm is haunted by a little girl who fell down an elevator...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Foscue Plantation House

    Pollocksville, North Carolina
    Foscue Plantation House was constructed in 1824 and is said to be haunted by the ghosts of slaves from the 1800s. According to reports, slaves were chained in the attic and their cries and moans are said to ring out at night. A legend about the staircase says that slaves' blood appears on the...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Heartbeat Bridge

    Nakina, North Carolina
    Shadowy figures can be seen. Lights in the woods sounds of a heart beat can be heard. (Submitted by...
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    EHP Rating: 79.0

    Thomas Divide Overlook

    Cherokee, North Carolina
    Night-time visitors to this overlook area off the Blue Ridge Parkway (near mile marker 464) often claim to see strange, glowing lights in the sky. No one has yet been able to definitively explain the source or reason for these...
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    EHP Rating: 78.3

    Mordecai House

    Raleigh, North Carolina
    The oldest part of Mordecai House, part of a public park, dates to around 1785 and was constructed by Joel Lane for his son Henry. The name of the house changed when Moses Mordecai married Margaret Lane in 1817. It is said to be haunted by family member Mary Willis Mordecai Turk (1858-1937), whose...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Battery Park Hotel

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Although it was a hotel from the early- to mid-1900s, this building now has been renovated into apartments. Apparitions have been reported here; it is said that a man was murdered on the hotel premises and liked to materialize for the hotel...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill

    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill is housed in a former farmhouse that's reported to be haunted by ghosts who open and close doors, tinker with the radio, or even show up in the restrooms after the bar is...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Pond Road

    Asheville, North Carolina
    The locals may tell you that Pond Road has a ghost dog, seen near the quarry. First, you hear the phantom black hound howl, and then he appears, trotting. Next he starts to run, leaps, and...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Jackson Building

    Asheville, North Carolina
    The 15-story Jackson Building is a tourist attraction and the first skyscraper in western North Carolina. It's ghostly inhabitant is said to be a man who committed suicide during the Depression. The man's face appears in one of the upper windows, and reports say there is a bulls-eye on the sidewalk...
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    EHP Rating: 77.4

    Latta Plantation

    Huntersville, North Carolina
    The Latta family, the former owners of the plantation, are said to still live here in their afterlife. The historic site is the setting for strange occurrences, like the sound of ghostly children playing in the empty attic or slamming doors. A shadowy figure is seen from time to time. It is said...
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    EHP Rating: 77.4

    Balsam Mountain Inn

    Sylva, North Carolina
    This early-1900s inn has two haunted rooms: 205 and 207. There are logs in the room where guests can write about anything strange that occurs during their stay. Folks have reported footsteps, jiggling doorknobs, unexplained noises, and other sounds of someone making a racket in the hallway....
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    The Biltmore Estate

    Asheville, North Carolina
    The famous Biltmore Estate was owned by George W. Vanderbilt, died from complications of appendicitis in 1914. Afterward, his wife would sit in front of the marble fireplace in the library and talk to George's spirit. Now, witnesses say you can still hear her voice talking, and both spirits are...
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    Guilford College

    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Guilford College is said to have haunts in its 1961 Dana Auditorium. The building is said to stand on the site of a makeshift Civil War hospital where many soldiers died. The oldest ghost in residence is Lucas, a soldier who tends to appear at 2 a.m. in the Moon Room or the Choir Room. He plays...
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    Albemarle Opera House

    Albemarle, North Carolina
    The early-1900s opera house is rumored to be haunted by ghosts whose footsteps are heard around the theater. Shadow figures also have been seen, and a band has been playing ragtime and other music every fall for more than 80 years....
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    Northside Grill and Bar

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Northside Grill and Bar, which reports say now operates as Appalachian Tavern, used to have apartments on the second floor where a tenant committed suicide. Now, folks say, patrons have reported uneasy vibes and at times have spotted a shadowy figure that walks across the...
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    Beaver Lake

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Beaver Lake is home to the spirit of a young man who drowned here in the 1970s, according to local lore. His ghost is seen on the lakeshore. A female apparition also has been spotted standing on the dam and looking down into the water. She is thought to be one of the many folks who have committed...
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    Riverside Cemetery

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Riverside Cemetery has more than 13,000 graves, including authors Thomas Wolfe and William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) and influential politician Zebulon Baird Vance. Witnesses have heard gunfire and seen a phantom Confederate army marching here, perhaps toward the site of the 1865 Battle of...
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    Theodosia's

    Bald Head Island, North Carolina
    Although reports say it is no longer open, this b&b was said to be haunted by the ghost of Theodosia Burr Alston. Thoedosia was the daughter of Aaron Burr and the wife of South Carolina governor Joseph Alston. Mysteriously, the ship she was on disappeared in 1812. She had been sailing from...
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    Somerset Place

    Creswell, North Carolina
    The Somerset Plantation house and its grounds are believed to be haunted by the former lady of the house, who screams and cries. Folks in the know say she is mourning the death of her son, who drowned in an irrigation...
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    Highland Hospital Site

    Asheville, North Carolina
    A mental asylum used to stand on these grounds, but in 1948, a fire destroyed the property; nine died including the former wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda. It is believed that the casualties could have been zero, but the patients were drugged and locked in their rooms awaiting further treatment....
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    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage

    Asheville, North Carolina
    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage is said to be haunted by Marion Bridgette, or Miss B., the nurse who bought the house in 1928. Her room was what is now the Robert Frost Room. Floating orbs have been photographed, footsteps have been heard on the stairs, lights click off and on, doors slam shut, and...
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    EHP Rating: 74.4

    Sandford House

    Fayetteville, North Carolina
    This house boasts a haunted stairway where the ghost of a young woman is often seen. Reports of sightings date back for over a hundred years and continue to this day. People claim to see a young woman descending or ascending the stairs, who then vanishes. ...
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    EHP Rating: 73.7

    Louisburg College

    Louisburg, North Carolina
    Louisburg College, founded in 1787, is a private Methodist institution with many suspected ghosts. Its Main Building, used as a hospital during the Civil War, is haunted by a little boy with no face. Voices and sounds abound here, and other ghosts are suspected to call the building home. In the...
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    EHP Rating: 72.7

    Harvey Mansion Historic Inn

    New Bern, North Carolina
    Established in the early part of the 1800's it is one of the last remaining original buildings in the town. People claim that a woman in period dress glides through the dining room and through walls of the restaurant located in this Inn. Some people also say that they hear what sounds like a...
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    EHP Rating: 72.7

    Patterson-Noble-Baker House

    Louisburg, North Carolina
    The circa-1820 Patterson-Noble-Baker House was a plantation home originally, but now serves as a private home. Reports say it is a hot spot for paranormal activity, and ghost hunters have recorded EVPs...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Piney Grove Church

    Concord, North Carolina
    Piney Grove Church was established around the turn of the twentieth century and has four ghosts, according to reports. Witnesses have described strange lights, mists, shadows, and photographic...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - Horace Williams House

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    The 1840s Horace Williams House was the home of University of North Carolina's Philosophy Department chairman and taught future renowned author Thomas Wolfe. Williams is said to haunt his former home, moving objects around, rocking a rocking chair and flushing...
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    EHP Rating: 69.2

    Brunswick Inn

    Southport, North Carolina
    A ghost named Tony haunts the Brunswick Inn. He was a riverboat harpist who drowned in 1882 while on a visit here, and he likes to wander through the inn's halls and play tricks on the...
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    EHP Rating: 68.4

    Brookstown Inn

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    It is said that for the past two or three decades, guests in many of the rooms here have been awakened by the sound of a female voice calling their name repeatedly or saying "Mercy!" over and over...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Biltmore-Oteen Bank Building

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Biltmore-Oteen Bank Building, most recently used for The Melting Pot restaurant, stood abandoned since the flood of 2004. But a ghost from the early part of the 20th century is said to still linger here. The apparition of a man, witnesses say, seems to be looking for something that has been hidden...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Attmore-Oliver House

    New Bern, North Carolina
    Originally built in 1790, the Attmore-Oliver House is reported to be haunted by poltergeists, possibly stemming from the last private owner or from deaths during a long-ago smallpox epidemic. The large historic home, normally used for Society functions, is open for tours by...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Midnite Rodeo Club

    Asheville, North Carolina
    The building that used to house nightclubs Coolworld and the Midnite Rodeo Club (now closed) is a century-old warehouse complex that is said to have a ghost in residence. A blurry gray form has been spotted in a hallway on security cameras or walking across the dance floor toward a space that used...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, formerly Pastabilities Restaurant, is housed in the historic 1930s Isis Theater. One of the ghosts here is Susie, a former owner's little girl who passed away. One time, a restaurant patron's young daughter was having a lively chat with someone unseen, and when asked...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Vance Birthplace

    Weaverville, North Carolina
    The birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830–1894), a Confederate Civil War officer, governor, senator, and writer, is a five-room log house. Vance was a passionate speaker and leader, and a prominent figure in his time. Perhaps spirits of the deceased are still drawn to the charismatic Vance:...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Old Kentucky Home, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, was the home of the renowned writer and featured in his autobiographical novel "Look Homeward, Angel." The place has a couple of spirits in residence: those of a woman and a man. The woman's apparition has been spotted in the dining room; the man in a...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Lewis Memorial Park

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Lewis Memorial Park is a cemetery where eerie apparitions are said to roam. A ghost horse and rider and a phantom dog are seen here; the rider is thought to be a funeral director, Robert J. Lewis, who donated the land for the cemetery in...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    The Historic S & W Building

    Asheville, North Carolina
    The Historic S & W Building used to house Shotzy's Bar, where employees said a couple of ghosts hung out. A spectral girl appeared on the balcony, and a phantom waiter walked down the hall toward the kitchen. Coolers were known to open and close on their own as well. Reports say the place once...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Craven Street Bridge

    Asheville, North Carolina
    The ghost on the Craven Street Bridge is said to be a naked boy's apparition. Legend has it he drowned when he jumped off the bridge to take a swim in the river...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Pharr Mansion

    Lowell, North Carolina
    One afternoon I took my nephew by the mansion as he loved haunted things. I pulled in to the driveway at the end of the street and he got out and walked around the house (I remained in the car). When he got back he stated that he wanted to come back after dark. What he didn't realize was that I...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Lois Jane's Riverview Inn

    Southport, North Carolina
    The 1892 bed and breakfast inn is haunted by the daughter of a sea captain who once owned the place during the twentieth-century. Known as 'Lois Jane', the spirit has been heard laughing and singing on the upper floor of the mansion, and on one occasion shook the bed of a male guest and his wife...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    McGlohon Theatre

    Charlotte, North Carolina
    McGlohon Theatre was a church in its original incarnation, but was made into a theater later. The ghosts folks say reside here are from its church days, and can be heard walking or...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Glidewells - Tijuana Flat's

    Blowing Rock, North Carolina
    Glidewells was once a Tijuana Flat's. The Mexican eatery partially burned down, and a little girl perished in the blaze. Since the restaurant was rebuilt, the little girl's ghostly voice was occasionally heard in the...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Alexander Michael’s

    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Alexander Michael’s restaurant, open since 1983, is said to be haunted, although reports are unclear as to the exact nature of the...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Cairn Brae - Crooked Oak Mountain Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina
    "Cairn Brae" was listed in Sheila Turnage's "Haunted Inns of the Southeast", but it appears that a new B&B is on the premises now called "Crooked Oak Mountain Inn". We don't currently have any details on the nature of the haunt here, but if you know anything please share with us so we can update...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    High Point City Hall

    High Point, North Carolina
    During "active hours" in city hall, there is not much activity that is reported. But at night, shift workers inside the building, which is secured, have experienced multiple occasions of paranormal activity. The various types of accounts have been listed below and further investigation is on...
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    EHP Rating: 65.4

    Bellamy Mansion

    Wilmington, North Carolina
    Bellamy Mansion is believed to be haunted by members of the Bellamy family and their servants. Investigators have recorded several EVPs and witnessed slamming...
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    EHP Rating: 64.7

    Reed Gold Mine

    Midland, North Carolina
    It all started in 1799 when Mr. Reed's son struck gold in Meadow Creek on the family homestead, and Reed Gold Mine was born. It is said to be haunted by Eleanor Mills, a neighbor od the Reeds in the 1800s. Eleanor and her husband Eugene were quarreling when she tripped and fell down the stairs,...
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    EHP Rating: 64.3

    Western Carolina University - The Moore Building

    Cullowhee, North Carolina
    As rumor has it, in the mid-1960s a student was murdered after she refused a man's amorous advances. She now is said to haunt the third floor, crying, screaming and pacing. The man was caught and served a few years in a mental hospital, but then was released. He passed away in the 1980s, and folks...
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    EHP Rating: 64.3

    Cousin Martha's Bed and Breakfast

    Beaufort, North Carolina
    According to "Haunted Inns of the Southeast," guests and staff regularly hear "giggling and footsteps" in the upper floor of the house, when no one else is around. (Seems only to be expected at an inn that sells a trademarked line of spice products called "Satan's...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Museum of Ashe County History

    Jefferson, North Carolina
    It is reported that in 2010 a summer intern here witnessed a ghost. Working alone on the first floor, the intern heard a phone ring on the floor above, and then heard footsteps walking across the floor toward the sound, presumably to answer...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Tar River

    Tarboro, North Carolina
    In a Revolutionary War tale, a miller and patriot was drowned in the river by a group of British soldiers. Before he died, he threatened that if they killed him, they would be haunted by a banshee. According to the tale, the banshee appeared, killed the soldiers, and avenged the miller. Folks who...
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    EHP Rating: 61.9

    North Carolina State University

    Raleigh, North Carolina
    The ghostly campus legends at North Carolina State University include a haunting by a student who threw herself off the roof of the D.H. Hill Library in the 1980s (her silhouette is occasionally spotted on the roof) and a construction worker who haunts the Bell...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

    Buxton, North Carolina
    The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is said to be haunted by a ghost cat, a ship's vanished crew, and a man named Bob. The large black-and-white cat has come around for the past 100 years, rubbing on people and then vanishing. It is thought to have been a past light keeper's cat. It stayed with the...
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    EHP Rating: 58.8

    The Winds Resort Beach Club

    Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
    A ghost named Sam lingers in one of the cabins here. Sam was a guest here when he died of a heart attack, and many claim he never left the buidling. Witnesses, both guests and employees, have reported cold spots and window shades opening on their own, and some have even seen the ghost of Sam...
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    EHP Rating: 58.8

    Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria

    Asheville, North Carolina
    In the area where Barley's now stands, a massacre took place in 1906 when Will Harris shot and killed five people, including two policemen, and then killed himself. To add to the eerieness, the town gallows once stood nearby as well. Folks say the taproom is home to several spirits who make...
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    EHP Rating: 58.3

    Chowan University

    Murfreesboro, North Carolina
    Chowan University has a ghostly "Brown Lady" on the third floor of its Columns Building. Her footsteps have been heard, and security guards have chased her thinking she was a prankster. And at Belks Hall, the ghost of a little girl who fell down the stairs while riding a tricycle laughs or screams,...
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    EHP Rating: 58.3

    Old Tram Road Light

    Whiteville, North Carolina
    A light comes out of the swamp and chases you as you drive down Old Tram Road. (Submitted by...
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    EHP Rating: 57.1

    1859 Cafe

    Hickory, North Carolina
    The 1859 Cafe was believed to be haunted by the friendly ghost of a blonde woman in a long white dress. Actually built in 1859 as a home and a general store, the house was the setting for apparitions that appeared in the bathroom mirror or in photographs, and flickering lights. The business is no...
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    EHP Rating: 55.6

    Inn on Main Street

    Weaverville, North Carolina
    The Inn on Main Street is rumored to be haunted. Doors have been heard opening and closing on their own, pictures have been heard falling off walls, although the fallen pictures were never...
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    EHP Rating: 55.6

    Dixie's Tavern

    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Long said to be one of the most haunted spots in Charlotte but no one seems to know who haunts it or why. In 2013 it was announced that Dixie's would be closing and the land would be made into a park, so it seems it is slated for demolition sometime...
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    EHP Rating: 55.6

    New Berne House Inn

    New Bern, North Carolina
    Though no longer currently operating as an inn, this old brick home was said to have had two haunted rooms. The owners received multiple reports from guests of various "odd occurrences" that happened during different...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Old Courthouse Theatre

    Concord, North Carolina
    Old Courthouse Theatre, built in 1922, was originally a Baptist church and is rumored to be haunted. One of the ghosts has been nicknamed The Deacon, an apparition of a man in a dark suit who doesn't care for musicals. Footsteps, moving objects, lights going on and off and moving spotlights are...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Live Oak Cafe

    Southport, North Carolina
    There are alleged to be two resident ghosts here that constantly mess around with the staff and owners. (Submitted by Margo...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Fort Raleigh

    Manteo, North Carolina
    Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is known for its Roanoke Colony, the first English settlement in what is now the U.S., established in the 1580s. Roanoke is thought to have run out of supplies and failed sometime around 1590, and by the time ships arrived with supplies, the colony had...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina
    Warren Wilson College, a private liberal arts college, is part of the Work Colleges Consortium. Students must work for the college as part of their schooling, in order to graduate. Buildings rumored to be haunted here include Jensen Lecture Hall, where vacuum cleaners turn off, lights flicker,...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Scandals Nightclub

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Scandals Nightclub, which began in 1982, is a dance club for the LGBT community. It is haunted by an apparition of a Native American woman who is also blamed for unexplained lighting...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Fletcher School of Dance

    Woodfin, North Carolina
    Fletcher School of Dance is rumored to be haunted by shadowy figures who moved construction workers' tools during a renovation and made odd sounds throughout the...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    South Asheville Colored Cemetery

    Asheville, North Carolina
    South Asheville Colored Cemetery is where African Americans were buried for about a century, beginning in the 1840s. As few records were kept, it is uncertain how many people were buried here, but estimates guess from 1,500 to as many as 5,000. Witnesses here have reported dark, shadowy figures...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Mountain Brew Cafe

    Arden, North Carolina
    Mountain Brew Cafe is no longer in operation, reports say. But its building may still be haunted by many ghosts. One, according to local legend, is the spirit of a woman who was murdered on the second floor. Witnesses inside the restaurant often heard footsteps on the stairs when nobody was...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Church Street

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Church Street is said to have been built overtop old churchyard graves, causing a restless spirit or two to appear. One is a nun, and the other is a woman in old-fashioned garb who seems to be looking for...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Alleghany County Courthouse

    Sparta, North Carolina
    Built in 1933, the historic courthouse was constructed to replace the original edifice which was destroyed by the 'Big Fire of 1932'. Visitors to the building nowadays have reported hearing disembodied footsteps on the staircase and the unexplained sound of whistling near the decommissioned prison...