- The Mountain of Terror Haunts You Back! … Excerpt from Ghosthunting North Carolina by Kala Ambrose.
In 1848, gold was discovered in Randolph County, North Carolina. The Hoover Hill Gold Mining Company of London secured the mine and from its operation through 1959 the mine produced in current value, almost fifteen million dollars.
Near the vicinity of the mine in Asheboro, North Carolina is a haunted attraction called the Mountain of Terror. The attraction is designed to emulate the Hoover Hill Mine, as local legends speak of men who died in the mine and still haunt the closed mine today.
This attraction alone is a haunting experience, but what I’m about to share with you now brings a whole new spin on the tale.
The haunted attraction is truly haunted.
I spoke with Jimmy Hill, the owner of the Mountain of Terror about the history of the land where the attraction has been built. According to Hill, since they’ve owned the land, a variety of paranormal events have occurred. Native American tribes once lived here on the land and native artifacts have been found all around the property. Local lore states that one day all the natives living in this area disappeared. Reportedly, geologists studying the area at a later date found military shell casings in the area and it was theorized that the local tribe might have been slain by the military.
A road runs through Mr. Hill’s land where the attraction is located. The road once carried injured Civil War soldiers on their way to seek medical treatment at a hospital. The legend states that many men died en route to the hospital and that their ghosts still haunt this road and the surrounding woods.
Here’s where it gets interesting; Hill decided to build a house on the property, to be used as part of the haunted attraction. As construction began on the home the land was cleared to set the foundation. It was discovered during this process that there was a completely round circle of land containing a large amount of ash indicating its use as a fire pit/cooking area. Perhaps it was used by the native tribes, or by Civil War soldiers, or by early settlers in the area. It’s not clear who used it, but the evidence indicates that the area was used often for cooking.
Ironically, as the construction of the house proceeded, the kitchen area was placed on top of this area. Once the house was completed the paranormal activity began and not the type that Hill had designed to occur in the house for visitors to the attraction.
Workers described being touched and hit by unseen objects and the stories grew quickly of experiences in the home. According to Hill, a local newspaper reporter was at the house to cover this story while seven people were in the home at the time. During this investigation, several of the people in the room felt something or someone touch them as they stood in the home.
Paranormal researchers have investigated the home and most all have come away with EVP recordings of a little girl speaking, along with a little boy and a man. At first the children asked for their mommy and daddy. This could easily fall into the energy imprint/time loop ghost recordings category, but things soon changed. Hill reports that one of his employees, a nineteen-year old man, seemed to capture the interest of the little girl ghost. Paranormal activity would increase whenever he would enter the home. EVP recordings were taken where the little girl could be heard asking for this young man by name and when he would enter the room, she could be heard exclaiming his name and saying there he is.
The Mountain of Terror appears to deliver as its name implies. Whether you connect with the ghosts of Civil War soldiers, the ghost from the native tribes, the spirits of miners lingering in the area, or the young girl and boy ghost who live in the haunted house, the likelihood of seeing and experiencing something paranormal is very high.
Each week here in September on Kala’s Bohemian Blog, I’m sharing stories from my book, Ghosthunting North Carolina. If you are interested in more stories, please check out the Ghosthunting North Carolina book!
Noted wisdom teacher, author, intuitive, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose’s teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices, reporting on new discoveries in the scientific and spiritual arenas or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations.
Kala is the author of four books including the award-winning 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled, Ghosthunting North Carolina, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead.
A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Enrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce’s ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, and at her school, The Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.