Reed Gold Mine

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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, which killed her instantly, unbeknownst to Eugene, who had just left the house. When Eugene came home several hours later, he found her body, and as legend has it, it was still screaming at him. Frightened Eugene dumped her body down a mine shaft to quell the noise, and witnesses still heard the voices coming from the shaft for years after that.

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9621 Reed Mine Rd
Midland, NC 28107
United States

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35.285608033025, -80.46639379370117
Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Locust, NC (2.9 mi.)
Stanfield, NC (4.2 mi.)
Midland, NC (4.5 mi.)
Red Cross, NC (6.4 mi.)
Mount Pleasant, NC (8.0 mi.)
Oakboro, NC (8.8 mi.)
Concord, NC (10.6 mi.)
Fairview, NC (10.9 mi.)
Harrisburg, NC (11.0 mi.)
Millingport, NC (11.2 mi.)

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  1. I was once here on a school field trip and they told us this legend. Everybody was scared to death. I thought I saw something when we were walking in the mining cave

  2. Ashley Frederick  |  

    A few Summer’s ago I was walking through the mines with my mother. No one else was in the mines at the time. I am an impath, so whenever I got the feeling of energy nearby, I took a picture. Attached below is what I believe to be the apparition of a miner. This is some of the best evidence I’ve ever captured at any location

  3. I visited the mine today with my 7-year-old son who simply loves the historic site. When we went into the main tunnel today, I kept feeling like someone was behind us. I stopped and turned to look two times but no one was there. It was late afternoon — around 4:00PM and most visitors had left. We rounded the corner to begin the ascent out of the mine and I felt like someone was right on my heels. I quickly turned and snapped a picture. There was an odd, elongated white light in the photo. I took two more pictures of the same area and there is nothing in those photos. I think it is an orb.

  4. I visited Reed Gold Mine with my 5 year old daughter recently. We exited the mine and walked around to upper hill. Something didn’t feel right. I forget what the area is called at the top of the hill, but there was an old work area covered in gravel, with foundation stones encasing it. Right next to that was small grassy field clearing. In that clearing, I felt a very strong negative presence. It felt desperate, bitter, and angry — and it was overpowering. I felt really scared and wanted to leave right away. I convinced my daughter to “race me” to the stamp mill. I realize now that I should have taken a picture or video. Perhaps something could have been seen in it. But I wasn’t expecting to experience this, AT ALL. I was just now Googling to see if anyone else had experienced anything similar. I’ve visited many historical sites before — even supposedly haunted Gettysburg battlefields, but this is the first time I’ve ever experienced a feeling like this. I wasn’t looking for it. It just happened.

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