There is something about us as humans that enjoys being frightened and scared.From going to scary movies and jumping out of our seats to adrenaline-fueled visits to haunted houses, we love to shiver with fear and experience the eerie things in life.
And seeing as most cities or towns have some really freaky spots, most of us can reminiscence about various childhood excursions to these creepy places, they may have even been haunted. And if you happen to live in or around Sanford, North Carolina, you are likely familiar with the topic of this article.
Now, these creepy locations can be a number of different things. Some towns have an old swingset that might move on its own, some might have an old building that still sounds like people are inside or anything in between. But the creepy location I will be taking a closer look at today is the Carbonton Dam (or at least the powerhouse associated with) along the Deep River in Sanford.
Now, the Deep River has been dammed since the 1800s, but in 1921, the Carbonton Dam was created. It stood 17 ft tall and stretched well over 200 ft and helped to bring power to the area. And while this dam has been gone for quite some time, the powerhouse that was built in unison with it still remains.
The dam was closed because it was found to have contaminated water that damaged the ecosystem and also prevented certain animals from coming upstream. The powerhouse stopped generating electricity in 2004 and the dam itself was finally completely shut down and demolished in 2005.
And despite it having absolutely no use anymore, for some reason, the dam’s powerhouse still stands to this day but is a shell of its former self. It has been stripped down and abandoned, and looks about as creepy as any building we have ever seen, especially with its location right on the water. And over the years, this location has become famous for its creepiness. During the day it may not seem too bad, but at night (with no lights and the running water alongside you), things definitely change.
The funny thing is, this uber-creepy powerhouse actually now resides in what has become a public park, despite the area being off limits for decades prior. There is even a cozy little picnic table alongside the powerhouse. While this may seem to some as a welcome mat to go and explore and walk around inside the powerhouse, you should do so at your own risk.
This is because the structure is no longer in a great condition and is slowly crumbling away. And while the cute little picnic, nice trees, and beautiful waterfront location may seem harmless, there is no denying there is a chilling and haunting presence within the powerhouse and the park itself.
Have you ever visited this location or one like it? And now that you know about it, do you think you would be brave enough to take a trip to this location and see it for yourself?