These 10 Chilling Urban Legends In North Carolina May Terrify You

Urban legends certainly ignite the storyteller in all of us. We hear these tales, we tell them to our friends and family, and soon they become stories passed down through generations. While North Carolina is full of the haunted, the weird, and the scary, we also have some pretty interesting urban legends that add to the mystery and allure of our state. Which of these urban legends in North Carolina have you heard before?

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Well, that was a wild, spooky ride! Which urban legends in North Carolina had you heard about? Are there any of these chilling tales you tell around the campfire?

For more creepy tales from North Carolina, be sure to check out these local legends… if you dare!

Address: Lake Norman, North Carolina, USA
Address: Capitol Building, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
Address: Bladenboro, NC 28320, USA
Address: Brown Mountain Ridge, Upper Creek, NC 28655, USA
Address: 835-, 159 Richfield Rd, Richfield, NC 28137, USA
Address: 4005 Devils Tramping Ground Rd, Bear Creek, NC 27207, USA
Address: Pactolus, NC 27834, USA
Address: 201 Beaucatcher Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, USA
Address: Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC 28803, USA
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Urban Legends In North Carolina

February 19, 2021

What are the most haunted places in North Carolina?

One of the most haunted places in the state is the Great Dismal Swamp. Just by walking around this swamp and its surrounding woods you can feel an eerie spirit. Visit for a beautiful sunset, but don’t stay too long after dark or you might encounter strange sounds, lights, and spirits. The Grove Park Inn is the most haunted hotel in the Tarheel State. The “Pink Lady” fell to her death from the fifth floor and has been returning to visit guests ever since. People report seeing her in a pink ball gown or with a pink halo around her figure. Despite being, well, a ghost, she’s kind-hearted and good-natured. Many guests claim she plays with their children while they’re at the Inn. Another eerie spot, Payne Road is a long country road in Rural Hall, and if you ask around, you’ll find many locals have tales of horrible happenings along this stretch of street.

Can I visit any abandoned places in North Carolina?

North Wilkesboro Speedway is one abandoned place that tugs at the hearts of many here in North Carolina – this one popular NASCAR track is now sitting, overshadowed by its replacement. Do you remember the Rowland tornado? It destroyed much of the Family Inn of America, which still partially stands to this day, but nature does seem to be in the process of reclaiming the building. Two spooky former institutions, the Davis Hospital in Statesville and the Stonewell Jackson Reform School, still stand as a testament to their terrible pasts. Of course, nobody can overlook Henry River Mill – or as movie buffs know it, District 12.

What are the creepiest cemeteries in North Carolina?

‘The Weeping Arch’ at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Burn was built in 1854, and to this day, it’s been known to “bleed” on people by dripping red, rusty water on those who walk by. Riverside Cemetery was established in 1885 and is the final resting spot for 13,000 people. This enormous cemetery is close to the battlefield of Asheville, and you can hear shouting troops and phantom gunfire if the wind blows just right.

Address: Lake Norman, North Carolina, USA
Address: Capitol Building, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
Address: Bladenboro, NC 28320, USA
Address: Brown Mountain Ridge, Upper Creek, NC 28655, USA
Address: 835-, 159 Richfield Rd, Richfield, NC 28137, USA
Address: 4005 Devils Tramping Ground Rd, Bear Creek, NC 27207, USA
Address: Pactolus, NC 27834, USA
Address: 201 Beaucatcher Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, USA
Address: Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC 28803, USA