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What You’ll Discover In These 7 Deserted North Carolina Towns Is Truly Grim

Nothing says ‘horror movie’ like a hike gone astray leading to a creepy, deserted town deep within the woods. The eerie remains of a life lived, and the spine-tingling feeling that maybe some of those residents haven’t left, some might even be watching you. For the thrill lover, North Carolina has quite a few abandoned towns that remain more than a figment of memory. The energy here is palpable, and if you’re looking for a different type of day trip, pay them a visit.

Although they look eerie in pictures – a little adventure (and thrill) is never a bad thing. These are also perfect places for a different kind of photoshoot! Have you visited any for yourself?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on