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The Creepiest Ghost Town In North Carolina Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Plenty of ghost towns in North Carolina are eerie and terrifying. Well, to be exact, all ghost towns are home to a sort of energy found nowhere else. Decay, loss, energy that once belonged to something that existed here and is now no longer. While some ghost towns are accessed by an easy drive, like Henry River Mill Village, or even Brunswick Town, others are more hidden and – rightly so – more ominous. One such ghost town is tucked deep into the woods and only entered by those brave enough to hike through rarely traveled woods to witness it.

Lost Cove is a hike that even trained solo hikers don’t like doing alone, and it’s easy to see why. It’s definitely an eerie place but at the same time, there’s a certain peace here too. Makes you wonder what other small towns are hiding amongst the Appalachian Mountains. Have you hiked here before?

For a different type of ghost town, did you know one in North Carolina is completely beneath water but can be seen when the water is low?

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