This Creepy Asylum In North Carolina Is Still Standing And Still Disturbing
While one could easily be scared by ghosts, paranormal activity, witches…what have you, I’d like to believe that hands down, life is sometimes spookier than the unknown. Asylums in North Carolina have long been viewed in a negative light, and for the most part, would you really want to spend a night or weekend in one? While mental health is important, and many are able to benefit from treatment and even a temporary stay, some patients never leave. The story of Broughton Hospital in North Carolina is especially creepy.
From confining the mentally deranged and criminally insane to housing people who have committed some of the most horrific crimes…there’s a good reason asylums have such a scary and (crazy) bad rep. North Carolina is home to one that is considered extremely haunted, although no paranormal investigation has been done at this time. Wondering where?
While it can be hard to really research what truly goes on here, this YouTube video also gives you insights into the horror and history (plus some chills):
Pretty spooky if you ask me! Do you have any personal connections with Broughton Hospital in North Carolina or stories you want to share?
If a haunted, active asylum isn’t enough, the abandoned Stonewall Jackson Boys School is filled with a dark and eerie past. To see some creepy places up close, take a road trip to some of these abandoned places in North Carolina.
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Abandoned Places in North Carolina
What are the scariest places in North Carolina?
The scariest places in North Carolina include:
- Cry Baby Lane. There was once an orphanage nearby that burned down with children inside and their screams are said to still be heard here.
- The Devil’s Tramping Ground. There is a circular patch of ground 40 feet in diameter where nothing grows and the land is always bare.
- Payne Road. Now named Edward’s Road, this area was the site of several violent atrocities and locals have reported all kinds of paranormal activity.
- Brown Mountain. Travelers claim to see strange glowing shapes here with many rumors as to their origin, including aliens, spirits, and marsh gas.
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What are the most chilling abandoned places in North Carolina?
The most chilling abandoned places in North Carolina include:
- Stonewall Jackson Reform School in Concord. Most of the furniture here is still in place. This is where troubled teens were once abused.
- Family Inn of America in Rowland. A tornado swept through this place and the dilapidated rooms are exposed to the elements.
- Henry River Mill. This ghost town is so chilling that it was used as a backdrop in The Hunger Games.
- Coast Guard Station on Pea Island. This decaying ruin sits on the dunes and is a favorite for local urban explorers.
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What are the creepiest ghost towns in North Carolina?
The creepiest ghost towns in North Carolina include:
- Judson. When the Fontana Dam was built, this town became submerged and when the lake is low, the roofs of some buildings stick out of the water.
- Mortimer. This was a booming mill town but a massive flood forced everyone to abandon their homes, and the husks of buildings can be found here.
- Brunswick Town. This was the site of many battles during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War and the damaged remains can be explored.
- Cataloochee. There are decaying ruins all over this wilderness that were once part of pilgrim settlements.
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