Cherokee Area NC hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Cherokee Area North Carolina USA. North Carolina attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of North Carolina. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers.
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Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks and Refuges in North Carolina
South Mountains State Park; Gorges State Park with its numerous waterfalls; William B Umstead State Park; Uwharrie National Forest; Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge; Currituck National Wildlife Refuge; the new Dismal Swamp State Park; Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge; Grandfather Mountain State Park; Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge; Chimney Rock State Park, allegedly the scene of a battle of the War in Heaven; Hanging Rock State Park; Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, deer and waterfowl; Stone Mountain State Park; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into Virginia and home to black bears, beavers and other wildlife; Jockey’s Ridge State Park; Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, alligators and endangered red wolves; the famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its scenery including many waterfalls and which extends into Tennessee (the National park is also the habitat of black bears and increasing numbers of elk); Pisgah National Forest, containing Looking Glass Rock; Nantahala National Forest, the largest in the state, with its gorges and waterfalls; Carolina Beach State Park with Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants; Croatan National Forest with bears, alligators, bald eagles and carnivorous plants; Lumber River State Park; Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge with its waterfowl and alligators; and Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, the largest in North Carolina, with black bears, red wolves, alligators and large flocks of snow geese in the winter, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of North Carolina.
Folklore, Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Legends and Monsters in North Carolina
The mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; the angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven; the musical water sprite in the pools of the French Broad River, east of Asheville, who dooms those it lures, not indifferently like the lorelei but with the deliberate malevolence of a siren; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House; Boojum of Eaglenest Mountain (Eagle Nest Mountain), a sasquatch said to guard a treasure of gemstones and presumably named after Lewis Carroll's snark; the pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; the well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; and the ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
The headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; the burning ghost ship seen near Ocracoke Island, a spectral reminder that a ship's crew murdered their passengers for gold and then destroyed the evidence; the duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington; the face that appears if you gaze into a spring of the Great Balsam Mountains, which may not be your own but the hideous visage of a Cherokee woman, cursed by a manitou because of her flirtatiousness; the two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington; the fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis; the Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; the spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington; the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro; and not Dracula but Jutaculla (Judaculla), a slant-eyed giant that dwells in the caves of Devil's Courthouse and/or Tanasee Bald (Tannasee Bald) in the appropriately named Transylvania County (Tanasee Bald extends into Haywood County, where the bigfoot-like Boojum prowls), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
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