A look at some popular ghost stories from haunted Asheville, North Carolina, along with a strange F. Scott Fitzgerald conspiracy theory.

Highlights include:
• Haunted bridges
• Gruesome disinterments at a potter’s field
• A haunted high school
• Two dead women named Helen
• A bookseller’s memories of hanging out with F. Scott Fitzgerald
• An old tombstone shop
• The Brown Mountain Lights

Note: This episode contains mentions of murder, police brutality, suicide, drowning, and disrespectful disinterment of corpses.

 

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Sources consulted RE: Haunted Asheville, North Carolina

Websites RE: Haunted Asheville, North Carolina

  • The Crack Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald: https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a4310/the-crack-up/

  • Tony Buttitta’s memoir of his time with F. Scott Fitzgerald: http://fitzgerald.narod.ru/bio/buttitta-lostsummer01.html

  • https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/

  • https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/ghost-chicken-alley/

  • https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/pink-lady-grove-park-inn/

  • https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/naked-ghost-craven-street-bridge/

  • https://www.romanticasheville.com/brown_mountain_lights.htm

  • http://brownmountainlights.com/

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Omni_Grove_Park_Inn

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Wiley_Grove

  • https://traveltips.usatoday.com/history-grove-park-inn-asheville-22468.html

  • https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/history/elimination_us.html

  • https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/asheville-grove-park/property-details/history

  • https://www.hauntedrooms.com/north-carolina/asheville/haunted-places

  • https://www.hauntedrooms.com/north-carolina/haunted-places/haunted-hotels/grove-park-inn-asheville

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony_glass

  • https://www.npr.org/2013/09/03/216164420/for-f-scott-and-zelda-fitzgerald-a-dark-chapter-in-asheville-n-c

  • https://blueridgecountry.com/archive/favorites/fitzgeralds-asheville-days/

  • https://blueridgecountry.com/newsstand/magazine/the-tragic-death-of-zelda-fitzgerald/

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._Scott_Fitzgerald

  • https://ashevilleterrors.com/grove-park-inn/

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_Japanese_Americans

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_the_Philippines

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_in_exile_of_the_Commonwealth_of_the_Philippines

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_occupation_of_the_Philippines

  • https://northcarolinaghosts.com/mountains/pink-lady-grove-park-inn/

  • https://the-line-up.com/the-pink-lady

  • https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pink-lady-grove-park-inn

  • https://ghosthuntersofasheville.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-pink-lady-of-ghost-park-inn.html

  • https://avltoday.6amcity.com/asheville-ghosts/
  • https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/helens-bridge-asheville-nc/

  • https://mountainx.com/news/community-news/0703erwin-php/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zealandia_(Asheville,_North_Carolina)

  • Murder at the Battery Park

  • http://library.uncg.edu/dp/nclitmap/tours/details/Fitzgerald/index.aspx?pid=1683

  • Life, death and drama in the Battery Park Apartments

  • https://sites.google.com/a/clevelandcountyschools.org/asheville-intensive/battery-park-hotel

  • https://wcudigitalcollection.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16232coll3/id/76#_ga=1.199196139.531283170.1399304231

  • https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/asheville/bat.htm

  • https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/asheville/resort.htm

  • Episode 51 Murder At The Battery Park Hotel

  • https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/nyu-student-killer-rushed-execution-5-months-1936-article-1.3368737

  • https://swords-pens.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-haunting-of-battery-park-hotel.html

  • https://wncmagazine.com/feature/queen_hill

  • Gatsby’s Asheville

  • http://library.uncg.edu/dp/nclitmap/tours/details/Fitzgerald/index.aspx

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_Park_Hotel

  • Murder at the Battery Park

  • Historic (Haunted) Inns of Asheville

  • Let’s Be Honest about these Celebrated Asheville Writer’s

  • https://www.strangecarolinas.com/2016/09/the-jackson-building-ghost-asheville-nc.html

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