GHOSTS OF THE PRAIRIE
American History & Hauntings

HAUNTED NORTH CAROLINA

The state of North Carolina is a strange mixture of a lot of different things, from civilized to rugged from cultured to crude. Many of the state’s ghost stories and legends are the same way. There is a weird assortment of tales here from all variety of sources, told from the experiences of many different witnesses and writers. I found myself fascinated in recounting these stories (many of them tried and true), and was a little surprised to find that besides ghostly tales, North Carolina also boasts three of the most bizarre unsolved mysteries in American strangeness... which you are just about to discover.
So, go ahead, read on... just make sure you leave the lights on.

THE BROWN MOUNTAIN LIGHTS

THE LEGEND OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

THE GHOSTS OF CHARLOTTE

GOLD HILL

Enjoy an article by guest columnist for Ghosts of the Prairie Michael D. Winkle called:

UP THESE HILLS & DOWN THESE HOLLOWS
A look at the some of the strange and bizarre anomalies of North Carolina, from the Little People to the Woollybooger and the Whangdoodle!

And also check out the new collection of North Carolina Haunts at
TARHEEL TALES
 

THE PHANTOM RIDER OF THE CONFEDERACY

THE GREENSBORO HITCHHIKER

THE MACO LIGHT

THE GHOSTS OF RALEIGH

THE DEVIL’S TRAMPING GROUND

THE GHOSTS OF SMITHFIELD

HAUNTED WILMINGTON


Sources and Select Bibliography:
Haunted Places: The National Directory by Dennis William Hauck (1996)
The Devil's Tramping Ground by John Harden (1949)
Tarheel Ghosts by John Harden (1954)
Ghosts and Hauntings by Dennis Bardens (1968)
Haunted Houses by Nancy Roberts (1988)
The Haunted South by Nancy Roberts (1997)
Haunted Southland by Nancy Roberts (1992)
Unexplained by Jerome Clark (1999)
Encyclopedia of Ghosts & Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (2000)
Ghost Tales of the Uwharries by Fred T. Morgan (1968)
Spirits of the Civil War by Troy Taylor (1999)
Coastal Ghosts by Nancy Rhyne (1989)
Haunted Wilmington by Brooks Newtown Preik (1995)
Personal Interviews and Correspondence

(C) Copyright 2001 by Troy Taylor. All Rights Reserved.

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