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Driving Down This Haunted North Carolina Road May Give You Nightmares

If you grew up near the Rural Hall area, from childhood you’ve heard the legend of Payne Road. Once you turn 16, or have older friends to drive, you even decide to test the infamous legend and take a night drive to see just how scary the area is. I’ve done the drive, and I will tell you, it’s not for the faint. The road is long, dark, and in the middle of the country. Decayed buildings, winding curves, and a certain presence in the air will stay with you long after you’ve put the car in park, safely at home. Some even have their own ghostly encounters on the road, while others swear to never drive down it again.

If you need more reason to believe Payne Road is the scariest place ever, listen to this live EVP recording below.

Alright, I officially have goosebumps, and might be sleeping with the lights on! Have you driven down Payne Road before, or plan to now?

Why stop at one haunted road, when there are six other, equally creepy and terrifying roads to drive down in North Carolina? Read about them here.

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 emoryrakestraw.com