Lees-McRae College - Tate Dorm

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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 phones to ring. She has moved furniture, scribbled on dorm walls, created electrical power surges and operated the elevator. All accounts say Emily is a friendly ghost.

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Geographic Information

Lees-McRae Drive
Banner Elk, NC
United States

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36.161578954542236, -81.87552773939393
Avery County, North Carolina
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