Haunted Spencer Mountain Mansion (Spencer Mountain, NC)

UPDATE: 08.16.18 The Spencer Mountain Mansion was demolished today. 06.24.15 There are currently only two residents in Spencer Mountain, ...

UPDATE: 08.16.18

The Spencer Mountain Mansion was demolished today.


There are currently only two residents in Spencer Mountain, NC.

Two living residents, that is.

No one can seem to agree on the history of this abandoned mansion in Spencer Mountain. Heck, they can't even agree on the name as we have heard different people refer to it as the Spencer Mountain Mansion, the Pharr Yarns Mansion, and the Old Love House. But here's one thing everyone can agree on: it's haunted.

Yeah, we admit it doesn't really look that scary, just abandoned. Let's run it through the Strange Carolinas Scare-O-Vision™ filter:

There. Now you're scared, right?

Here's what the fine folks at SpencerMountain.com had to say about the mansion:
"The old mansion now sits abroad where the old Spencer Mountain Cemetery used to sit. In fact, the entire hillside from Pharr Blvd. all the way over to Ranlo/Spencer Mountain Road was once a final resting place for many unforgotten souls."

"Lights randomly turn on and off for no reason , batteries in equipment lasts for only minutes, voices talking when no one else is there, music playing when there is no power turned on, tools being moved from one place to another, someone walking around upstairs when no one else is there, children laughing, cold spots throughout the mansion {mostly upstairs and in the basement} and much more..."

After hearing about the mansion and finding ourselves in Gastonia one afternoon, we had to check things out. It wasn't until we made our way to the back of the mansion that we found something interesting.

You see it, right?

The back entrance had been boarded up, but it was clear that something had escaped from the mansion. Since it was only from the waist down, we quickly realized that the Spencer Mountain Mansion was not haunted at all. It was inhabited by leprechauns!

Please note: Strange Carolinas does not condone entering properties without the permission of the owners. However, when there is a hole in the door, we might just go up to the hole and snap a few pictures while remaining outside.

Apparently, the leprechauns are a sad lot:

Who don't really clean up after themselves:

Conclusion: no ghosts, only leprechauns! Another mystery solved by the Strange Carolinas team!

What To Know Before You Go

GPS Coordinates: (35.306885, -81.111026)
Location: Spencer Mountain Road, Spencer Mountain, NC



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  1. Great interesting story. Thanks for letting us look inside. Love the upstair oval porch. I bet it was beautiful in it"s day!

    1. I bet it was beautiful, too. Really wish someone would come in and save it.

  2. I was there this week and the back door still hasnt been fixed. Can you tell me when you took the pictures? Thanks

  3. I'm wantingto go there to see it. It looks so beautiful I want to be the one to save it because yeah its old but its beautiful and can still be saved and used

  4. I took a weird pic there a few years back. Still no clue what it was.

  5. It is my knowledge that my boyfriend will be purchasing this house for more info email me or my at kayceesmith661@yahoo.com or my cousin edwardsarmani@yahoo.com

    1. Did you purchase this property yet if not do you know who does own it

  6. It has been torn to the ground.... Makes me very sad

    1. No!! I was there just a couple of months ago!! Did you see it?

  7. I was there today the house still there is just cover by all the trees now

  8. The house actually really was haunted me and my friends parents who use to be the mayor of the town used it as a haunted house for Halloween and they had to shut it down because of several customers leaving with scratches around there neck and arms and also we had a firefighter working one year and nobody knows what happened but he ran out of the house and his face was very pale and did not want to go back in the house all of this is well documented and we have pictures and documents to prove so saying that I must say this info on this page is very wrong.

    1. I’d love to see the pictures & documents you mentioned! I visited the house last fall with my Dad & his girlfriend. Didn’t see anything unusual or hear any strange noises but when we walked into one of the back rooms, there was a fireplace that just as I noticed my name had been carved into the mantel I felt something touch my arm😳. I thought maybe it was a bug or spider web but there really weren’t a lot of cobwebs in the middle of the room. Come to think of it, there weren’t many cobwebs at all! Creeped me out to say the least!

  9. Its the old Spencer Mountain Community center maintained for years by Pharr Yarns for the benefit of the children and teenagers on the mill hill. They closed it as the decision came to demolish the homes in the mill hill and of course they eventually closed and demolished the mill. For years growing up we played pool there, music, and other few things...LOL and had a great time. We did feel it was haunted too.

  10. It was torn down today iI saw it happen so sad

  11. I have explored that house many times and can't believe they would tear it down... So disappointing!

  12. The rubbled brick remains are now in my backyard to be used for flower gardens among other things..

  13. It is gone. Torn down yesterday and hauled off today.



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