The Historic Duke Mansion In North Carolina Is Notoriously Haunted And We Dare You To Spend The Night
Whether you love chasing paranormal activity around the globe, just love historical old inns, or want a get away to a fun place inside the city that still feels secluded, a visit to the grand old home known as Duke Mansion is the way to go.
The Duke Mansion was built in 1915 and is found on four and a half acres located only a couple of miles from the center of Charlotte in the neighborhood of Myers Park.
Although a grand-sized home from the get-go, the property was purchased in 1919 by James B. (Buck) Duke (yes, the Duke of Duke University and Duke Energy fame), and tripled in size with expansions fit for a queen... his wife.
Although the Dukes didn't remain in possession of the Duke Mansion for long, it retains the family name, since the property was the point of conception for so many of Buck Duke's legacies.
Over the years and decades after the Dukes sold the house, it changed hands over and over again.
By the late 1920s, it was purchased by Jon Avery. It's here that the paranormal accounts within the Duke Mansion were born.
And this epic tale of transcendental love is one you won't forget.
You see, Avery had moved here with his wife, who was not at all well. Some accounts say she had grave mental health issues that soon led to her being hospitalized, permanently.
Soon, Avery grew lonely and one account says he posted a 'room for rent' ad in the local paper. It didn't take more than a few days for a young writer named Maggie to respond.
Of course she fell in love with the opulence of the home and she moved in right away. She and Jon Avery would begin to spend much time together and, as the story goes, they quickly fell deeply in love.
But Maggie would soon realize that Jon would not leave his sick wife, so she decided to break it off with Jon.
Avery would meet her at the front door as she was leaving the home for the last time and plead with her to meet him at the home in exactly one year at 11:50 p.m. — dead or alive.
Avery must have felt their love would continue into the after life. But neither would have to put it to the test on their first reunion one year later. They reunited for just one night and then parted ways again, promising to return the next year, dead or alive.
As a child, Jon had been afflicted with polio and had lasting issues throughout his adult life. On their second reunion, Maggie showed up and waited until nearly the stroke of midnight.
Just as she was about to give up, she heard Jon's footsteps coming her way and she held her breath in anticipation. When he finally came into view, the two reached out their hands to touch and embrace one another...
But Maggie's hand went right through Jon's. He wasn't really there... or WAS HE?
This story of love that transcended even death leads both those who are paranormal fans as well as those who are fans of everlasting love to this historical home that's now a wonderful, luxurious inn just outside the heart of the Queen City in North Carolina.
Have you ever heard about this boundless love story of epic proportions that notoriously haunts the historic Duke Mansion outside of Charlotte, North Carolina?
Learn more about the Duke Mansion, or go ahead a book a room for you and the love of your life, by visiting the official
website. Maybe even go ahead and set a date the two of you should meet here year after year, dead or alive…
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The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA