Information on Carteret County haunted places and reported paranormal activity in NC. This article will focus on the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City, the Old Burying Ground cemetery in Beaufort, and Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach.
However, readers are encouraged to use the discussion form below to alert us to information in other communities as it relates to this topic, along with sharing this article on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter so that others can join the conversation and give their input.
Webb Memorial Library In Morehead City NC
Of all the documented places in Carteret County that is the subject of potential haunted and paranormal activity, the Webb Memorial Library is ground zero.
Built in 1926, this library has an extensive historical foothold on Morehead City. In the past, there has actually been researchers that have come to this area to study this old building and people who have worked at the library and visit it frequently say there is definitely a spirit that roams it’s grounds.
Local folklore says that the family who built and owned this building before it was a library lost a son in 1936 and there is definitely reported evidence that his spirit still occupies the building.
Additionally, this building is open to haunted tours for those 13 years of age and older.
Location: 812 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557 and their contact information is (252) 726-3012.
Old Burying Ground Cemetery in Beaufort NC
Built in 1724, these grounds serve as a historical reference to the early days of Beaufort NC. And, I will be honest with you, if there are any haunted places or paranormal activity in Carteret County, then the Old Burying Ground cemetery is going to be where it’s at.
In the past I have visited these grounds during the day and just walking through it made the hair on the back of my head stand up.
While these historical grounds are not open at night, those interested in experiencing this cemetery at night can stand at the fencing surrounding it and look in to do research. It is truly a unnerving place.
Location: 400 Ann St, Beaufort, NC 28516
While we are in Beaufort, it should be noted that this community is NC’s third oldest city and has an extensive history of homes and history going back to the early 1700s. With that, there are many ghost walk tours available in the community and the Old Burying Ground is one of the stops.
Fort Macon In Atlantic Beach NC
This historical attraction was built in 1826 and served as a fort to protect our community from Blackbeard the pirate and has it’s roots in the Civil War.
Because of Fort Macon’s war history, it would be a good place to investigate or research. Past employees of the park swear there are weird things that happen inside the fort’s walls, and there are books in the gift shop that can direct you to it’s history.
Unfortunately, these grounds are owned by the NC Parks service and is not open at night.
Location: East end of Atlantic Beach NC
Aside from the Webb Memorial Library, Fort Macon, and the Old Burying Ground Cemetery, what are some other places in Carteret County NC that you suspect is a haunted place or you have personally experienced paranormal activity at? What did you experience?
What are some historical building or cemeteries that you suspect activity might be present?
What is the latest research tools used in collecting data for these types of adventures?
Other than Beaufort, are there any other ghost walk tours in the county?