Smith-McDowell House

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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 their names called, felt a cold presence, and been touched by something unseen in the basement.

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283 Victoria Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina
United States

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35.57187338335127, -82.55501317978997
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Asheville, NC (2.0 mi.)
Biltmore Forest, NC (3.0 mi.)
Woodfin, NC (4.5 mi.)
Bent Creek, NC (5.3 mi.)
Royal Pines, NC (7.0 mi.)
Avery Creek, NC (7.7 mi.)
Weaverville, NC (8.7 mi.)
Swannanoa, NC (8.9 mi.)
Fairview, NC (9.8 mi.)
Fletcher, NC (10.2 mi.)

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