Historic Charlotte home haunted?

Historic Charlotte home haunted?

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by RAD BERKY / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 11:39 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One of Charlotte's most historic homes -- the Rosedale Plantation -- is thought by some to be haunted.

On Halloween night, a ghost walk was held at the home -- led by the Rosedale Executive Director, Deborah Hunter.

"We've had so many reports of people that come and either experience an aroma, a fragrance or have their shoulder tapped," Hunter said.

She is talking about ghosts.

"There is just no explanation for it. No logical explanation," she said.

The Charlotte Area Paranormal Society has conducted several investigations of Rosedale over the past couple of years.

"I have seen things that I can't explain," said Society Director, Tina McSwain.

She points to a thermal imaging picture taken of a rear window of the house where there appears to be a woman looking out.

"Could be one of the still lingering residents of the home that was looking out the back window to see what we were doing," said McSwain.

Taking the ghost tour out into the garden, Hunter told the group that once, "Someone actually saw a full body apparition of a woman in a white dress in the master bedroom."

Taking the group down into the dark cellar of the house, Hunter showed the them what had once been the kitchen of the home that was first built in 1815.

She pointed to some dried herbs that were hanging from the beamed ceiling. The herbs appeared to some to be turning around on their cords -- even though the room was air-tight.

Hunter and McSwain know there will be skeptics of the ghost stories but Hunter said it has to be the right place and time for spirits.

"They don't perform on command. I wish they did," McSwain said.

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