Myths, Legends, And Folklore

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  • 1. 
    Folks worldwide have reported seeing hairy, humanlike creatures such as Sasquatch and the Yeti. North Carolina has had reports of a malodorous creature of this nature that goes by what nickname?
    • A. 

      Skunk Ape

    • B. 

      Polecat Pete

    • C. 

      Swamp Stinker

  • 2. 
    Since the early 1900s, Cape Hatteras residents have reported seeing an apparition on the beach who warns of impending storms. Who is this ghost, whose name is like the color of an angry sea?
    • A. 

      Blue Man

    • B. 

      Green Man

    • C. 

      Gray Man

  • 3. 
    In 1921, the schooner Carroll A. Deering was discovered beached on the Outer Banks. Its crew was missing, but dinner was laid out on the galley table. Near what location, with its black-and-white lighthouse, did this event take place?
    • A. 

      Ocracoke Island

    • B. 

      Cape Hatteras

    • C. 

      Manteo

  • 4. 
    There are several peaks named Brown Mountain in our state, but the one with the eerie Brown Mountain Lights is located on the line between which two counties?
    • A. 

      Ashe and Buncombe

    • B. 

      Burke and Caldwell

    • C. 

      Jackson and Swain

  • 5. 
    In Chatham County, about 10 miles south of Siler City, there’s a circular place in the ground that locals declare is the spot where Satan strolls. What’s the name of this peculiar path?
    • A. 

      Devil's Tramping Ground

    • B. 

      Satan's Circle

    • C. 

      Beelzebub's Beating Ground

  • 6. 
    A Greensboro ghost story tells of a young lady who died in a 1923 car accident, whose spirit has been seen hitchhiking to High Point near the U.S. Highway 70 underpass. What is this apparition’s name?
    • A. 

      Sophia

    • B. 

      Susie

    • C. 

      Lydia

  • 7. 
    According to legend, a gigantic ghost dog with glowing eyes has paid visits to Valle Crucis. The town, whose name means “Vale of the Cross,” is located in what county?
    • A. 

      Buncombe

    • B. 

      Watauga

    • C. 

      Cherokee

  • 8. 
    In Cherokee mythology, Asheville’s French Broad River is home to a female spirit whose singing lures travelers into the rapid, chilly water. What is this creature?
    • A. 

      Siren

    • B. 

      Harpy

    • C. 

      Succubus

  • 9. 
    For many years after the 1867 train wreck that killed conductor Joe Baldwin in Brunswick County, witnesses claimed to see the ghostly light from Joe’s lantern, which goes by what name?
    • A. 

      Waco Light

    • B. 

      Maco Light

    • C. 

      Baldwin's Beacon

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