Do you believe in ghosts? In ASHEVILLE?
Posted On Monday, October 26, 2009
In the spirit of Halloween, I decided to take a dive into the rich (and spooky) history of paranormal activity in Asheville, NC.
Now, grab a hold of your wits because things get scarier from here.
"The Pink Lady" is one of the most famous ghost stories around Asheville and located at the Grove Park Inn. Supposedly a young woman was pushed from a balcony and fell to her death, and now haunts room 545 at the inn. People to this day report seeing her or the lights turning on and off sporadically. I haven't ever seen her, but I've grown up hearing the story!
George W. Vanderbilt, owner of the Biltmore House is said to be seen at the mansion after his 1914 death from surgery complications. Workers say sometimes they hear laughter from the drain of the pool or footsteps on the second floor. If I were them, I would get out my Western NC map and get out of dodge!
Even better? If you stay at one of our rental homes, you can get one FREE adult admission to a REGULAR Asheville Historic Trolley Tour! After you take a scary tour, you will be sure to want to see the city in the day time!
There is MORE!? Did you know: When you stay at one of our luxurious North Carolina cabin rentals, you can purchase Biltmore tickets through US and get a second day FREE to tour the Estate?! You can try to see George W. Vanderbilt's ghost yourself! AND the tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days! If you don't see him the first day, try, try again! AND you can get a ticket upgrade to the Candle Light evening tour for only $12.
Just LAST YEAR, there was a supposed sighting of a ghost at Asheville High School! Spooky!
There are ghost tours ALL OVER Asheville, willing to take you around and show you where these paranormal spirits were once seen. One of our favorites?
The Asheville Historic Trolley Ghost Tours will give you a spook on your trip around Asheville. Again, more value here with a Carolina Mornings vacation rental: one free admission on Asheville Historic Trolley Tours (all part of of MDP pass). You even get an expert as your guide Joshua P. Warren (who has been seen all over TV on the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, History Channel... and Sci-Fi!) As you sit on the trolley, you will be guided through the stories of the largest mass murder in Asheville history, phantoms of Church Street and the Civil War Battle of Asheville. Just reading about it gives me the chills!