National Ghost Hunting Day is an annual event that takes place on the last Saturday of September. So how are you going to celebrate here in North Carolina? By visiting the most haunted places in the state of course.
It was created to celebrate the thrill of investigating haunted locations, the unexplained, and searching for evidence of the afterlife. Kind of like when you are cleaning your teenager’s bedroom. Believe it or not, the first National Ghost Hunting Day was celebrated in 2016! On National Ghost Hunting Day, paranormal teams from around the world come together to embark on the world’s largest ghost hunt. The event is an annual international investigation of the paranormal.
Ghost hunting stirs up images of abandoned buildings, dark corners, and things that go bump in the night. It embraces history while breaking open the supernatural and seeking to solve the mystery of the unknown.
To celebrate National Ghost Hunting Day, many people visit haunted locations and participate in ghost hunts. Some popular places to visit include the Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca, New York
and the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, North Carolina is no slouch when it comes to haunted happenings! National Ghost Hunting Day sounds like the perfect opportunity for a teambuilding fieldtrip or ghostly ghouls night out!
North Carolina is known for its mysterious mountains and eerie marshes, which set the perfect stage for spine-tingling tales of the paranormal.
Now, before you set off on this ghostly adventure, you might want some gear to track what you experience. No, I’m not talking about proton packs, young Egon (as cool as that would be!) Our friends over on TikTok have some great recommendations on what you may want to have in your arsenal of ghost hunting fun:
There you have it! Mark your calendars for September 30th, gather up some friends, steady your nerves and have some ghost-hunting good times!
Here are some of the most haunted places in North Carolina: