These 15 Terrifying Things In North Carolina May Haunt Your Dreams

Since I was a young girl, I’ve been told the haunting stories, legends, and myths of North Carolina. It starts with grandparents or uncles trying to get a good spook in, but then, for me at least, it turned into me having to know the WHOLE story. While most children would shy away and say ‘that’s scary!’ I asked for books on the subject and read them front to back in one sitting. I have always been captivated by just HOW intriguing, mysterious, and haunted North Carolina is.

Maybe it’s our state’s backdrop of spooky, ever-expansive marshes to the east, and mysterious, enchanted mountains to the west. Maybe, North Carolina just has so much history, and mystery, the ghosts; the ‘monsters’, the sirens and the headless feel just at home here as we do.

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While some of these are spooky, some are silly, and some are terrifying, it’s amazing the rich legends we have here in our beloved, haunted state. Now it’s your turn. I want to hear your NC ghost stories, legends, and tales in the comments! You know I love a good ghost(or demon dog) story.