Fuquay Varina NC hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Fuquay Varina North Carolina United States of America. North Carolina hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. North Carolina attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
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Scary Stories, Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore and Legends in North Carolina
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 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; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; 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); the well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; the ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco; the angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven; the two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington; the duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington; and the fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
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 headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; the Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; the mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; the pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; 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 spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington; and the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, National Forests and Refuges in North Carolina
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, alligators and endangered red wolves; Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into Virginia and home to black bears, beavers and other wildlife; Carolina Beach State Park with Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants; Croatan National Forest with bears, alligators, bald eagles and carnivorous plants; Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge; Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, deer and waterfowl; Grandfather Mountain State Park; Stone Mountain State Park; Currituck National Wildlife Refuge; Lumber River State Park; South Mountains State Park; Hanging Rock State Park; Pisgah National Forest, containing Looking Glass Rock; 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; Nantahala National Forest, the largest in the state, with its gorges and waterfalls; Chimney Rock State Park, allegedly the scene of a battle of the War in Heaven; Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge with its waterfowl and alligators; the new Dismal Swamp State Park; Jockey’s Ridge State Park; William B Umstead State Park; Uwharrie National Forest; 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); Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge; and Gorges State Park with its numerous waterfalls, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of North Carolina.
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