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Myths - Legends | Hauntedstories.net Grace Sherwood lived around the turn of the 18th century is known for being the first (if not only) woman charged with being a witch in the state of Virginia. Most historians claim that her trial was the result of a less enlightened age, but there are some claims that support the charge of Grace Sherwood being a ...

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Mysteries Ghost Stories & Haunted Places On the evening of January 8, 1959 a tragedy occurred on Holston Mountain on The edge of the Virginia and Tennessee border. A plane carrying ten people crashed into the mountain killing all on board. But the question remains: If everyone on board was dead, who was shining the light that brought the rescuer...

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Ghost Stories Ghost Stories & Haunted Places Westover Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia is a shining example of the architecture of the 1700s. But as lovely as the house is, the grounds are walked by a ghost with a broken heart. Evelyn Byrd still haunts the plantation grounds hoping to heal the sorrow she bore in life.Ghostly sounds of...

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The Haunted Baynard Crypt As with many ghost stories, South Carolina's tragic tale of the Baynard Crypt is about love lost. An incurable disease, a broken heart lasting a lifetime and a warning those who would desecrate the dead. But all in all, this tale has a ghostly happy ending.On the highest bluff of Hilton Head once stood a magnificent house. ...

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Stories of buried treasure and ghosts go hand in hand. In this tale we have a lust for treasure, murder, and a guard from beyond the grave, All on Folly Island in South Carolina. How far would you go to grab a share of the booty? Would you fight the ghost of a pirate?...

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On Buncombe Road between the Ebenezer Church in Newberry County and Goshen Hill in Union County in South Carolina, there lurks a strange beast. Know as "The Ghost Hound of Goshen", it has been witnessed by many reputable people. Some say it's the dog of a peddler falsely accused of murder and hanged. Whatever the case, the dog is known to chase those who trespass in its territory. But don't worry,...

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In the 1800s Brookgreen Plantation was the largest rice plantation of its kind in the Georgetown area. Owned by Josh and Bess Ward it was a very successful business for them mainly because of the overseer Fraser. Fraser was an especially cruel man who delighted in punishing the slaves. He would go so far as to punish the family of a slave who, in his eyes had done wrong. His favorite punishment wa...

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The Warlock of Pee Dee River Most people believe in evil in some form or another. Whether it be a supernatural "Devil" they hear about in church, or a serial killer they read about in the paper or watch on TV most people know in their hearts that evil exists. The people who lived around the Pee Dee River in Richmond County many years ago didn't ques...

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Flaming Ship of Ocracoke Ocracoke Island is overflowing with myths and legends. After all, it was the home of the infamous Blackbeard the pirate. Part of the Outer Banks, the island is also part of an area known for being one of the most dangerous places on earth for ships, The Graveyard of the Atlantic.While there are other ghosts associated with T...

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Ghost of the Evil Hunter Not all ghosts are evil and not all haunted places are eerie. But the ghost that inhabits the woods near the North Carolina Zoo is there to do harm to those that come near his area. It's the ghost of a hunter that doesn't hunt animals, it hunts people.Purgatory Mountain in Randolph county is now home to the North Carolina Zo...

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Located in Montgomery County, there once was a small milling community which was known as Tuckertown. Though the town was destroyed by flood, it was said that an old witch resided in the town, wreaking havoc on the residents whenever they crossed her.Ann Blackhand, or Old Ann, became known as the witch of Tuckertown, was known to cast spells on people and animals alike. If a beloved pet or a farm ...

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During the days of the Revolutionary War, the famed British military commander Lord Cornwallis was chasing the American General Nathanial Greene across North Carolina. In order to catch his elusive prey, Lord Cornwallis ordered that all expendable supplies be burned in an attempt to lighten their load and make their movements faster. Only salt, medicine, silver and gold, and ammunition survived....

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I dislike telling stories in the 'first person'. Especially when they didn't happen to me and the person I'm telling it to knows that it didn't happen to me. So, that being said, I'm going to try and retell a story in the third person that was told in the first person. This story comes from both a reliable source and a source who, by his own admission, liked to exaggerate the things he's heard. A ...

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Near the Granite Quarry in Rowan County stands a house made of native stone built by Michael Braun in 1766. Although Michael did in 1808, his family stayed in the house until 1904 when it was sold. In 1966 the house was sold to The Rowan Museum. As museum workers studied the house, they found old diaries from the Brauns. What lay inside shocked them, for the diaries mention a ghost....

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There are some communities, especially in the mountains of North Carolina, that are wary of law enforcement. They believe in taking care of things themselves. Mountain justice, as it were. Sometimes justice comes in the form of brutality such as lynchings, other times it's more subtle. This is a tale of justice wherein the implement of destruction was a human skull.....

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There was a man, who, in the early 1800's lived a wretched life in Loudoun County, Virginia and made those around him miserable. When he was cleared for taking the life of a slave, the slave came back to make sure he received his punishment....

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Some people are unreliable and will break promises. Others will do what they can to keep them, but still falter. Others, however, will go to great lengths to keep their promises. Even if it means coming back from the grave. This is the story of a ghost who keeps coming back to her lover long after he left this world. She can still be found on bright nights in Pittsboro, North Carolina....

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On Highway 64 in Martin County between the county seat of Williamston and the nearby town of Jamesville is a stretch of swampland known as The Haunted Woods. It is said that from almost the earliest times to the present, strange things happen in those woods...Usually in hauntings you have one ghost or phenomena in a given area. The Haunted Woods is blessed (or cursed) with several....

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The area known as "The Devils Stairs" is on NC 194 about six miles north of West Jefferson in Ashe County. Near the junction of SR 1507 (or Stanley road) is a bridge that spans Buffalo Creek. To the left of the bridge is a rock formation of four near perfect stairs, each nearly twelve feet high. The formation was man made in the early 1900's for a railway. But the number of hauntings in the area g...