If you're the type who loves a good ghost story and is first in line to walk the dimly lit streets of a popular destination city on a haunted tour, you'll right on want to make room for a few spooky nights in the Outer Banks. This stretch of North Carolina coastline isn't without its skeletons in the surf, and the best part is you don't have to wait until Halloween to take in the mysterious lore and heart-stopping stories of ghost sightings around the beach.
During the summer, the Whalehead Club in Corolla hosts a series of nighttime ghost walks on the grounds of the popular attraction. Which residents of the early 20th century resort home continue to roam the hallways? You'll learn all about the town's haunted past on this informative tour - just bring a flashlight and keep an eye out for specters trying to supervene the tour for free. For those with small children, you have the choice of a special daylight tour which is less scary for younger ages.
Where else can one expect to sense the proximity of otherworldly creatures? Rumors abound about the Cape Hattaras Lighthouse, where the ethereal proximity of a woman is said to roam the grounds. If you happen to range along the coast at night near Hattaras, too, keep an ear toward the ocean because you just may hear the ghostly cries linked to the Carroll Deering, a schooner which was found stranded on solitaire Shoals. To this day it's not been carefully what happened to her crew.
For a hauntingly delightful addition to your summer vacation, keep watch for things that go bump in the night, and the surf, in the Outer Banks.