Greensboro’s central courthouse was part of the town’s original 1808 layout. The goal all along was for the new Courthouse and downtown area to replace the Guilford Courthouse as the primary administrative centre for the county.

The city has expanded greatly since then. At the moment, it is North Carolina’s third biggest city. What most visitors to this southern town don’t know is that many of the buildings and businesses there are very haunted.

The locations with the most documented paranormal activity are listed below.


5800 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410

The origins of Guilford College were humble. The New Garden Boarding School was operated in this building in 1837. As a liberal arts institution, it did not open its doors until 1888.

In 1961, the university began on an ambitious undertaking. A big auditorium was built on property it purchased near to the school. The rebuilt building was named the Dana Auditorium after a generous donation from a local businessman, Charles Dana.

Despite being the newest structure on campus, rumours have claimed that the Dana Auditorium is also the most haunted. The region was involved in the Revolutionary War in the late 1700s, and in 1781 there was a bloody combat at the Courthouse. The land on which the theatre now stands was originally used as a cemetery for war casualties. In the field, many guys met their deaths.

Soon after the auditorium opened, students started reporting seeing a ghost outside the building late at night. The ghost of a soldier may be seen wandering the streets often, as though he were unable to go on from the battlefield.

The choir chamber of the auditorium is reportedly frequented by the soul of a little girl who passed away there. It has also been reported that a guy in a brown suit has been roaming the theatre. One of these ghosts has a reputation for playing the piano. No one knows for sure what these ghosts desire.


801 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

Across the street from Guilford College is a cemetery with burials dating back to the 18th century. An American and British mass burial from the Revolutionary War may also be found there. It’s possible that some of the cemetery’s ghosts have made their way onto campus and settled there for good. However, it’s probable that their origin is not far away.

Even while no student thinks these ghosts are especially malicious, having an experience with one is nonetheless terrifying. When individuals are alone themselves, ghosts have the ability to make the hairs on the back of their neck stand on edge. The ghosts, students say, are watching them.

Hendricks Hall and the female dorm Mary Hobbs Hall are both said to be haunted buildings on campus. Longtime employee and student Charlie Hendricks is often seen in the hall that bears his name. Because he cared so much about the institution, the guy decided to remain there even after he passed away.

A fire broke out at Mary Hobbs Hall in the 1970s. Because of the damage, the attic had to be sealed up and reconstructed. It is said around campus that a young woman died in the blaze and may be seen walking the halls at night by students.


2332 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

This park, managed by the government, is named after the site where the Battle for the Courthouse occurred. It was customary practise to bury fallen troops close to where they collapsed and died after a particularly brutal fight had concluded. As a result, graves were excavated over the whole 1,000-acre plot.

Several mass graves have been reported at the location by historians, but thus far only two have been identified. When you consider how many people died and were buried here, it’s easy to see how this park may take on a haunting air.

Recently, the park has been plagued by the ghostly procession of dead warriors. The headless ghost that rides a horse is one of the most common sightings.

Some locals claim to have met a ghost they at first mistook for a person acting out a combat reenactment. The group of visitors approached the guy as he sat on a nearby bench and attempted to strike up a discussion. The actor stood up and started to leave after some uncomfortable silence.

As one of the sightseers turned to address the guy again, he saw him walk away. The party checked with the park’s administrative offices to make sure there were no planned combat reenactments for the day.

Others who have visited the area have experienced eerie occurrences, such as the smell of gunpowder or the sound of disembodied voices borne by the wind.


815 W Market St, Greensboro, NC 27401

The Methodist Church in the area funded the construction of a school specifically for the advancement of women in the area. In 1833, what is now a modest, four-year institution was founded as the Greensboro Female College. In the 1950s, the institution opened its doors to both sexes.

It is unknown when the hauntings at the institution originally started, but administrators there make no secret of the paranormal activity that some students have experienced there. The main building and James Addison Jones Library are said to be the most haunted spots on campus.

Several schoolgirls in Greensboro became sick with the terrible 1918 influenza epidemic. Some of the ghosts who are said to roam Greensboro College’s dorms perished there.

Some pupils have seen what seems to be the spirit of a little girl roaming the halls. Nonetheless, she is much less threatening than the intermittent appearances of a small number of Confederate troops. At odd hours of the night, when most students are sleeping, their disembodied voices may be heard.


111 W Washington St, Greensboro, NC 27401

The Cone Brothers constructed the Biltmore Greensboro, a boutique hotel in the heart of the city’s commercial centre, in 1903. After the brothers used it as an office, it was converted into flats that were used as a brothel.

Philip and Lydia, at least, are two of the hotel’s spectral guests. Philip, the Cones’ accountant, was killed in the alley behind the hotel by having a piano wire twisted around his neck. The reason, according to some, is that he uncovered financial irregularities in the Cone brothers’ business.

The hotel was unfortunately the scene of more than one murder, not only Philip’s. One of the prostitutes, Lydia, had an argument with a customer and was tossed from the balcony to her death. Where she formerly resided, in room 223, is now haunted by her ghost.

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