Haunted Erwin High School (Asheville, NC)

This Native American statue stands outside Erwin High School in Asheville, NC. He looks like if you peel off his gold paint, there mig...


This Native American statue stands outside Erwin High School in Asheville, NC.



He looks like if you peel off his gold paint, there might be chocolate inside.

There isn't.

After Erwin High School's football program endured separate losing streaks of twenty-two and thirty-three games, some wondered if their culturally insensitive mascot was to blame.

He wasn't.

Ghosts were.

As stated in Joshua P. Warren's Haunted Asheville, the Buncombe County School Board decided to build a new Erwin High School in 1973. One problem: the site they picked was Potter's Field, a paupers' cemetery of unmarked graves, final home to criminals, orphans, tuberculosis patients, homeless people, and others that had slipped through society's cracks. A Southern Pines contractor was hired to unearth the graves and move them. The school board had estimated as many as 200 people had been buried there, but by the time the process was completed, over a thousand bodies were found.

It gets worse. According to Warren,
"The grounds were a confusing mass of jumbled and nameless remains. Many anonymous observers claimed there was very little care taken in the excavation, and bodies were laid in rows in the open, despite potential health hazards to the teachers and students who were occasionally allowed to visit the site."

"Some bones were so carelessly strewn around that there were several incidents where students played practical jokes with the human remains. One morning, residents of the area awoke to find skulls mounted on various fence posts around the community."
The Mountain Xpress reports that this carelessness led to the school being haunted. Custodians and teachers have reported elevators changing floors by themselves late at night, items being moved, the sound of boots plodding through the hall, pictures falling off the wall, VCRs ejecting tapes, and more.

True, this isn't the stuff horror movies are made of, but it does demonstrate one thing: The dead do not like to have their final resting places disturbed. Don't move them, don't build over them, and don't spit on their graves.

What To Know Before You Go

GPS Coordinates: (35.618610, -82.626551)
Location: Clyde A. Erwin High, 60 Lees Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Rating



[next]
[next]
[next]

COMMENTS

Name

2018 In Review,3,2019 In Review,5,2021 In Review,1,2023 In Review,1,Aberdeen,1,Adam Ant,2,Adnate,1,Albemarle,2,Album Reviews,3,Alex DeLarge,6,Alli Good,1,Alx Dlrg,4,Andrews,3,Animals,30,Apex,1,Archdale,1,Architecture,41,Art/Murals/Statues,156,Asheville,31,Austen Mikulka,1,Automobiles,38,Avon,1,Battleboro,1,Bayside,1,Bear Creek,1,Beaufort,1,beer,11,Bella DiStefano,8,Belmont,2,Ben Folds,1,Best Of NC 2019,19,Best Of NC 2020,20,Best Of NC 2021,2,Best of NC 2022,2,Best Of SC 2019,1,Bicycle Face,1,Big Mouths,11,Bigfoot,3,Bishopville,5,Blacksburg,2,Blackville,1,Bladenboro,1,Blog,72,Blue October,1,Blue Sky,2,Bob Duato,6,Bolton,2,Bowman,1,Brandon Owen,1,Brevard,1,Brian Davis,2,Bryson City,3,Burger,15,Burger Bracket,14,Burlington,5,Bynum,1,Caitlin Russ,10,Cameron,1,Car Parts Sculpture,19,Carolina Beach,1,Carolina Music Fridays,9,Carolina Panthers,1,Carrboro,1,Carthage,1,Cary,1,Chapel Hill,8,Charleston,7,Charlotte,26,Cheerwine,1,Cherokee,12,Chocowinity,2,City Guide,1,Collettsville,1,Columbia,7,Concert Review,188,Concert Reviews,21,Concord,1,Contests,2,Conway,3,Cordova,1,Cullowhee,1,DAAS,2,David Ellis,1,Davidson,1,Denver,1,Diet Cig,1,Dinosaurs,9,Douglas Panzone,1,Doyle,1,Drat The Luck,1,Drew Drain,1,Durham,10,Dustin Spagnola,3,Eden,1,edih17,3,Edneyville,2,Ellerbe,1,Fayetteville,4,Ferguson,1,Festivals,6,Fiberglass Creations,10,Filming Locations,10,Flat Duo Jets,1,Florence,3,Food & Drink,20,Frisco,1,Gaffney,2,Georgetown,1,Giant,1,Giants/Big Things,81,Gibsonville,1,Glam Skanks,2,Goldsboro,2,Graham,1,Gravesites,22,Greensboro,39,Greenville,2,Gus Cutty,7,Hamer,3,Hamlet,1,Hampstead,2,Hardeeville,1,Hartsville,1,Hatteras,1,Haw River,1,Heavy Rebel Weekender,2,Henderson,2,Hendersonville,7,High Point,10,Hillsborough,4,Hoodie Allen,1,Hope Mills,1,Howard Jones,1,Hudson,1,Huntersville,1,Ian Bredice,1,Ian Brownlee,1,Ian Wilkinson,1,In Memoriam,46,Interviews,37,Jacksonville,2,Jamestown,4,Jeff Beck,1,JEKS,5,Jerkface,1,Jerms,1,Jerry Friend,6,Jessica Oddono,1,Jim MacKenzie,13,Johns Island,1,Jonathan Cohen,2,Kannapolis,1,Ked Woodley,1,Kendall Doub,1,Kendrick Lamar,1,Kernersville,1,Kill Devil Hills,1,King,2,Kitty Hawk,1,Knightdale,1,Lady Huns,2,Laurel Springs,1,Laurinburg,1,Lenoir,2,Lexington,1,Little River,1,Littleton,2,Lizard Lick,2,Loris,1,Lucama,2,Lumberton,1,Mac Sabbath,1,Madison,1,Maggie Valley,2,Maiden,1,Maps,3,Marion,2,Mark Dolejs,26,Marshall,1,Maui Cabral,4,Mayberry,4,McClellanville,1,Mebane,2,Megan Kelly,3,Meres One,1,Mermania,2,Meta,2,Metal Flake Mother,1,Milk Carton,6,Miniatures/Little Things,5,Missio,1,Mitch Cook,2,Mixtapes,2,Mocksville,2,Moncure,1,Moogfest,2,Mooresville,1,Morganton,2,Morrisville,1,Motels/Hotels,15,Mount Airy,14,Mount Pleasant,4,Mount Ulla,1,Muffler Men,13,Murals,61,Murphy,7,Murrells Inet,8,Music,267,Myrtle Beach,23,Nags Head,3,Nathan Nordstrom,1,New Bern,3,New Found Glory,1,North Carolina,398,North Myrtle Beach,11,Old Fort,1,On The Road With,26,Paranormal/Supernatural,43,Patch Whisky,6,Pawleys Island,1,Pelion,1,Peter Parpan,1,Philip Morris,1,Pigeon Forge,4,Pikeville,1,Pittsboro,1,Pixie Hocker,27,Podcast,3,Point Pleasant,1,Poplar Branch,1,Post Malone,1,Press,1,Project2020,1,Prospect Hill,1,Providence,1,Raleigh,17,Ranked!,4,Reidsville,3,Religion,1,Reretail Therapy,1,Retail Therapy,1,Reviews,4,Richfield,1,Richmond,2,Ridgeway,1,Road Eats,9,Road Trip Mixtapes,8,Roanoke Rapids,1,Rob Fogle,1,Robbinsville,3,Rockingham,1,Rocky Mount,5,Rodanthe,1,Rose Hill,1,Rougemont,2,Roxboro,1,Salisbury,5,Sanford,2,Scott Nurkin,1,Seeking Myrtle Beach's Grand Strange,10,Sergio Odeith,2,Sex Police,1,Shallotte,1,Sharks,22,Sheepman,1,Shelby,1,Sightings,557,Signage,78,Siobhan Shene,1,Smithfield,2,Sneads Ferry,2,Snow Camp,1,South Carolina,102,Southern Pines,1,Spencer Mountain,2,Star,1,Statesville,2,Steve Halaszi,1,Stokesdale,2,Strange Carolinas Must-See Attraction,5,Strange Tennessee,8,Strange Virginia,2,Strange West Virginia,12,Summerville,1,Supply,1,Surf City,1,Surfside Beach,1,Sylva,3,taco,12,tacos,12,Tennessee,8,The Art Of Chase,3,The Darkness,1,The Fabulous Knobs,1,They Might Be Giants,1,Thomasville,2,Tryon,1,Uncategorized,20,Valdese,1,Vans Warped Tour,7,Videos,4,Virginia,2,Walterboro,1,Wayback Wednesdays,4,Weeekend Road Trip Mixtapes,2,West Columbia,3,West Jefferson,1,West Virginia,12,Whirligigs,2,Whitsett,1,Whittier,5,Wilkesboro,1,Wilmington,10,Wilson,8,Winnsboro,3,Winston-Salem,12,Wrightsville Beach,1,Yogi Bear,3,York,1,Zebulon,2,
ltr
item
Strange Carolinas: The Travelogue Of The Offbeat: Haunted Erwin High School (Asheville, NC)
Haunted Erwin High School (Asheville, NC)
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiNSyE9RlUZ9hsolYOq00MVpzZcB9y7BNgFC1sZNuJl9CQq0bxHLb7hHszz-G4HNcGq3T0etvOEeNGtS1oN6pr1VUb9Scs_Ou8MhwncRxWvu0yJogxmjh0KhyphenhyphenC0tP-YFqRnTeIx2HlS4To/s1600/hs1.jpg
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiNSyE9RlUZ9hsolYOq00MVpzZcB9y7BNgFC1sZNuJl9CQq0bxHLb7hHszz-G4HNcGq3T0etvOEeNGtS1oN6pr1VUb9Scs_Ou8MhwncRxWvu0yJogxmjh0KhyphenhyphenC0tP-YFqRnTeIx2HlS4To/s72-c/hs1.jpg
Strange Carolinas: The Travelogue Of The Offbeat
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/2015/04/erwin-high-school-warrior-mascot.html
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/2015/04/erwin-high-school-warrior-mascot.html
true
2361839506313789098
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content