Strange but true story for Halloween!
North Carolina's Gimhoul Castle in Chapel Hill was featured in The Best of Ghost Tales by Terrance Zepke. According to legend, Peter Dromgoole was distraught about having failed his admissions test at the University of NC in 1831. He was comforted by a woman named Fanny and they fell in love, often meeting at Piney Prospect; Peter's happiness, however, was challenged by a rival who also loved Fanny and Peter lost his life in a duel against him. Peter was buried secretively and covered with a large stone and the place was named Dromgoole's Tomb. Naturally, some believe the site is haunted by both a weeping woman and her lost lover. Even more fantastic is the fact that The Secret Order of the Gimhoul's, a University of NC fraternity, meet there to this day and no tours are ever given to the general public of the home, as the "Do Not Trespass and Private Property" signs nailed to the tree indicate. Membership is by legacy only.
Photo taken 10/2/2019
The JC Raulston Arboretum is a 10-acre arboretum and botanical garden administered by North Carolina State University, and located at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. It is open daily to the public without charge. Learn more: https://jcra.ncsu.edu/