Haunted Watauga County by Tim Bullard
The History Press
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Just as the Blue Ridge Mountains dot the landscape of this famed North Carolina county, so do the spirits of the residents who have long since passed. At the Hickory Ridge Museum, one cabin fills with the scent of pipe tobacco just before its otherworldly resident appears, and the ghost of a hanged Tory captain rides his steed along Riddle's Knob every misty midnight. From the story of the haunted spring near the Watauga River frequented by the ghost of a headless dog to the distant buzz of a phantom airplane flying high above Howard's Knob mountain in Boone, these tales are bound to chill even the bravest of readers. Noted journalist Tim Bullard delves into the eerie past of Watauga County as he recounts the stories of the souls doomed to forever roam the pine-covered hills.
Tim Bullard is a Laurinburg native, born in 1955, and he is married to Diane Bullard. They have a son, Conor, a senior high-school student.
Bullard has been a journalist since 1981, when he worked at the Watauga Democrat newspaper in Boone. His website is www.timbullard.com. He has worked at the Hickory Daily Record, the Myrtle Beach Herald, the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise, the Florence Morning News and the North Myrtle Beach Times.
He has written about technology since his days at the North Myrtle Beach Times, where he had a column. Bullard is an Eagle Scout and has received commendations from the South Carolina Senate and the South Carolina House of Representatives for investigative reporting. The Village Voice published an article on him and his work in the “Press Clips” column.
He is a new member of the North Carolina Writers' Network.