The Shannonhouse home in Pasquotank County is rumored to be cursed and given its history, this may be true. Thomas Shannonhouse built his home along the Albemarle Sound in 1816 and left it to his son, John. Ellanora, John's daughter, was given a pony by her father for her 16th birthday August 7, 1866. Six weeks later, Ellanora was thrown from the pony and sustained fatal injuries, dying in the home on September 20. Ellanora's death pained John dearly, and he cursed the home, wishing that anyone who inhabited it in the future know the pain he felt. Since then, at least one member of every family that has lived in the Shannonhouse home has died inside it. Many of these deaths have been mysterious, with un\r\nknown sounds coming from within the home and disappearing when an occupant died. Some occupants have seen a teenage girl, dressed in white, riding a horse by the house but later found out that no one was there. The last person to experience the home's curse died in 1969. Since then the empty house has fallen into ruin.