Hauntings in General
I take a skeptic’s view of haunted places. I think there is always an explanation for the creaks and moans and sounds that occur in old buildings. I sure don’t believe that it has anything to do with unfinished business.
That said, North Carolina is full of places that are said to be haunted. You’ve seen my theories about any explanations in a post about Beaufort, one about the Devil’s Tramping Ground, a post featuring The Moon-eyed People, and the story of Roan Mountain.
In Wilson, North Carolina, a small town just west of Greenville (the home of East Carolina University), there are a couple of places said to be haunted, other than the Whirligigs. One is Montrose Hanger Company. It’s an old building, in a rough part of town. The company itself still exists; they make clothing hangars, but they’ve long since moved out of the building. There are of course the usual account of noises and seeing people who aren’t there when you follow them and just basic spookiness. The building has also been used in the past for some geocaching. It’s creepy, that’s for sure.
Another is old Springfield Middle School, more accurately in Lucama NC. I actually know a group of kids who enjoy “ghost hunting,” as they call it. They’ve been to the haunted old Springfield in the past. There were creaks and noises and bumps. I have no idea if the old school is still there; they built a new one recently.
My personal opinion is that hauntings have nothing to do with the past or any sort of ghosts or unfinished business or what have you.
I think they noises are from people. I don’t know how, or why. But lately, in doing research for this site, I’ve encountered some pretty interesting information. Once I have enough that I feel comfortable with posting it completely, I will.
Until then, stay weird!