Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Ghoul in School

I have read the most haunted buildings are churches and schools, the latter typically haunted by former students. One of Asheville's most famous spirits seems to reside in Asheville High School.

The Asheville High School building was constructed between 1927 and 1929 by one of Asheville's premier architects, Douglas Ellington. Ellington specialized in art deco design; he used art deco's colorful architectural elements in Asheville High School's design as well. The high school has been placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Old buildings usually have ghostly tales to tell. Asheville High School certainly does. One of their night motion detectors captured an active ghost in the school one evening -- a clip that was eventually elevated to CNN news schedule and seen nationwide.

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