North Carolina's Mountains are a rich source of ghost stories and legends. The fiercely independent Scotch-Irish who made their homes in the nooks and crannies of the Appalachians brought stories with them from their homeland, many of which were adapted for their new surroundings. The native Cherokee people have also left us a rich tradition of stories, tales and legends about the North Carolina Mountains.
Many states across the nation have stories about Bigfoot, the huge, shaggy ape-like creature that haunts the deep woods. North Carolina may have the only version of the story where a pretty young girl marries Bigfoot.
Brown Mountain is a low ridge in Burke County that is a showcase for one of the last, great unexplained phenomena in the world. During the night, usually in autumn, mysterious glowing orbs can be seen to rise up off the mountain, hover and wobble about fifteen feet up in the air, and then disappear.
In this quiet mountain town, natural hot springs which bubble up from the ground. The waters, renowned for their natural healing properties, brought tourists to Hot Springs to take the waters throughout the nineteenth century. The waters also may be guarded by the ghost of a Cherokee Indian.
The beautiful French Broad river flows through the mountains of western North Carolina. It's waters attract rafter, fishermen and those looking to spend a lazy Sunday strolling by its banks. But in the waters of this beautiful river lies a beautiful and deadly secret — a mysterious creature that takes the form of a young woman to lure unwary travelers to their doom