A hauntingly good time at Blandwood Mansion

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GREENSBORO, NC -- It's a historic, old mansion downtown that for years has been said to be haunted. Do ghosts really roam through Blandwood Mansion?

Storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown believes so.

"I feel like they really want to keep a connection to the people here now and miss the people who were here then," Brown said.

North Carolina's 29th Governor, John Motley Morehead, lived in the mansion with his wife and eight children in the early 1800s.

Moore Brown says, "Letitia was the oldest. She used to stand in the tower, watching and waiting for her husband who had gone to war. Sometimes you can walk down the driveway here, see a flicking light, like a candle. And there isn't a light there."

She says the ghosts are friendly, but have still spooked many a staff member over the years.

Moore Brown has written about Blandwood in her book, “Folktales and Ghost Stories of the Piedmont.”

She will share her ghost stories with visitors in what has become a bit of a Halloween tradition at the mansion.

Her storytelling this year will be this Saturday, Oct. 18 and next Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and you can buy your tickets at the door.

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