A new horror movie “The Devil’s Stomping Ground” is hitting more than just movie theaters; it’s hitting close to home. The movie is based on a real place in North Carolina.
In the movie, a group of college film students visits the place in rural NC known as “The Devil’s Stomping Ground” to shoot their senior short project. Their footage is recovered the next day, but the students are nowhere to be found.
WCNC says moviegoers may not realize this Hollywood film is based on a real place. It’s known to North Carolinians as the Devil’s Tramping Ground.
It seems like the mystery of the Devil’s Tramping Ground has always been part of North Carolina’s mythology. However, all stories must have a beginning, and many would be surprised to discover written accounts of the tramping ground dating back to the 1700s – and oral accounts dating back to before the founding of the United States itself.
Just How Many Ghosts Reside North Carolina?
Do you believe in ghosts? If you do, you’ll possibly be delighted to know that one of the most haunted states is North Carolina. Halloween is just a week away and if you prefer to get your haunts a little more “real” than haunted trails and theme parks you’re in luck. A new report by SlotSource.com reveals the most haunted states in the US based on the number of ghostly sightings. These are just documented sightings in 2022 reported to GhostsOfAmerica.com. Something tells me the numbers that go unreported are way higher! So just how many ghosts are among the residents of North Carolina?
First, let’s start at the top. Texas comes in as the most haunted with just under 5,000 reported sightings in 2022. That is actually pretty wild when you think about it. That’s around 13 ghost sightings per day in Texas. But compared to the total population, you’re still not all that likely to actually encounter a spirit. I do enjoy the creepy tales on ghost tours when I visit new cities, however, I’m not sure how I would react (or if I’d believe it) if I actually encountered a ghost. Part of me does believe but I’m also skeptical. I am not one of the 726 people who have seen a ghost or ghosts in North Carolina this year (or ever).
If you have I’d love to hear the story though so make sure to reach out! Keep reading to see the Top 20 Most Haunted States, ranked by reported ghost sightings. And keep reading at the end of the article to see 13 places in the Carolinas that are said to have their own resident ghosts. You’ve probably visited one or two of them!