North Carolina Ghosts

North Carolina Ghosts

Stories  -  Legends  -  Folklore

North Carolina Ghosts is a collection of ghost stories, legends, and folklore from the Tarheel state. We have stories from the North Carolina Mountains, the Central Piedmont, and from along the North Carolina Coast. These stories are Every story presented here has been thoroughly researched. Some of them are true. Some of them are a little less true. But every one of them is a good story that has something to tell us. So jump right to a region or scroll down and pick from our list of stories. Enjoy what you find here, and please continue to pass these stories along.

Stories From the North Carolina Mountains

North Carolina's mountains are full of phantoms, spooks, haunts, haints, weird creatures and crazy happenings. The hills are filled with classic ghost stories, and with places to go to seek out the unusual and paranormal. We've got demon dogs, haunted hot springs, mysterious lights, stories and songs to keep folk singers and storytellers busy forever. Enjoy some of these great stories from high up on the ridges and hills, and low down in the dark and deep valleys.

Stories From the North Carolina Piedmont

The central North Carolina Piedmont has more than its share of ghosts, hauntings, and legends. We have places where The Devil walks at night, and a rock where he left his footprint long ago. There's haunted houses, haunted woods, even a haunted highway. We have vampire beasts and little red men. If you're looking for a good scare, a good story, or somewhere to go and see if you can see a ghost, pick a ghost story from the NC Piedmont and enjoy.

Stories From the North Carolina Coast

North Carolina's coast is filled with ghost stories and legends. Along the Outer Banks, up every inlet, through the marshes and swamps, are stories of hauntings, curses, enchantments, and pirates that live beyond the grave. We have flaming ships that sail on the horizon, supernatural hurricane warning systems, and curses from fire and brimstone preachers on towns that hold lost pirate treasure. Let the smell of the salt air wash over you and imagine sitting around a campfire on the beach and sharing some of these ghost stories from the NC coast.

Folk Magic

In North Carolina, folk magic is mainly a blend of traditions that were derived from Africa, The British Isles, and Germany, all interacting with each other and all reshaped to fit the local environment. This blend of cultures has created a folk magic heritage unique to North Carolina.