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25432
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All college campuses have ghost stories and East Carolina University is no exception. From residence halls to the McGinnis Theatre, it seems there is a ghost story for almost every building.
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30997
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According to paranormal investigators, just about every community across North Carolina has a stretch of railroad tracks haunted by a train accident victim carrying a lantern, looking for his head. Ghost hunters from the National Society of Paranormal Investigation and Research in Raleigh describe some of the most notable ghost sitings and haunted areas in the state.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 10, Oct 2008, p21, il
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36320
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A local adaptation of the vanishing hitchhiker ghost story from Guilford County, N.C. The ghost is named Lydia, and she haunts the road underneath Jamestown Bridge, trying to hitch a ride with passing motorists. Lydia’s origin story has several variations, all having to do with a car accident near the bridge: either she was on the way to a high school dance and her car wrecked, or she committed suicide at the bridge where her decreased boyfriend had been in an accident and died. The bridge underpass is now covered in various graffiti, some of which pertain to Lydia.
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3907
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Late October is the time of ghosts and goblins, of things that glow in the dark or go bump in the night, and a dog howling in the distance. Four creepy Tar Heel tales capture the spookiness of Halloween.
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3911
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The Uwharrie Mountains in the Piedmont region have produced their share of ghostly tales that are just perfect for the Halloween season.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 30 Issue 10, Oct 1998, p20-21, il
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3908
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Nancy Roberts is one of the South's foremost compilers of tales of ghosts and the supernatural. Over a period of almost forty years, she has recounted her tales in twenty-three books.
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36033
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Raised on hearing ghost stories and superstitions from her grandmother, the author believes the people of the South are haunted, if not from a particular ghost, then by the manifestation of guilt from the atrocities that took place in the past.
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36042
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Lincoln Academy, located in Gastonia, NC, was one of the first accredited African American high schools. The school closed in the 1950s and fell into disrepair and became a hub for teenagers. When the body of a teenage girl was found there, rumors and legends started up associated with the murder.
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35975
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For longtime inhabitants of an area, the landscape itself becomes more than a physical setting for action, becoming impregnated with memories, history, and values. With this in mind, an examination of Eldreth’s ghost stories can yield new insights to the relationship between narrative and place.
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35969
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While interviewing people about ghostly encounters or stories in Martin County, the author had a string of bad luck in recording the information, which she attributed to the ghost of Bear Grass, who she assumed did not want its story told.
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813
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North Carolina is rich in folklore and folktales, an area of which includes railroad ghost tales.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 5, Oct 1992, p14-17, il
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35936
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Since 1867 when Joe Baldwin was killed and decapitated by a train accident, multiple stories have been circulated about a strange light appearing, symbolizing Joe looking for his missing head. The accounts vary, but some aspects of the legend stay the same, such as the light, time of appearance, and location.
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Slippery Hill Cemetery in Avery County has been the site of a number of strange occurrences since the turn of the century. Local citizens who have reported seeing a hovering light over the cemetery have died shortly after or lost someone close to them. Two men have crashed and died while driving past the cemetery. In the early 1900s, men on horses reported feeling a presence jump on the back of their horses as they rode past the cemetery. To this day, people avoiding looking at the cemetery for fear of seeing the lights.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 11, Apr 1982, p15, 31, il
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The author tells the story of a ghost of a little girl in a flower garden. She was seen at a certain spot picking and smelling flowers. Later it was discovered proof of a murder and the spot where the little girl was seen in the garden was dug up and the skeleton of a small child was found.
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