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The Duke’s House

Raleigh, North Carolina

Built in the 1920’s for a wealthy tobacco executive, this house was once the site of extremely lavish parties. People would get very drunk and then drive home. One night in 1927, it is said that a car carrying three young women and their driver ran off the Ashe Bridge, crashing onto the train tracks below. The three women and their driver died instantly-the latter being decapitated. It is said that the three women can still be seen on the “Duke’s” front porch, waiting for him to answer the door. The driver is said to still wander the tracks in search of his head.

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jeffrey says:

February 28, 2011, 12:09 pm

that was some scary stuff lolz but that was scary

Elizabeth Stephenson says:

October 11, 2011, 7:44 pm

If y’all mean Ashe Avenue bridge (which runs over train tracks), I’ve been painting out there for years and years – never seen anything more fishy than some especially creepy crackheads. I live right near there, now, even.

sww1rb says:

October 23, 2011, 2:05 pm

Keep seeing stories about this online, but the truth is, if you look for an address for this in Raleigh, NC, you will find nothing, so I think it’s all a legend with no basis.

mempheel says:

October 31, 2011, 4:07 pm

I used to live on Bickett Blvd close to Whitaker Mill, and we had a ghost in the house. TV used to turn itself on at night, and we frequently a small child running down the hall when we were in bed.

Arlene says:

January 24, 2012, 9:04 pm

is this is the same as Duke family out of Durham NC yes the house is still standing, and is in durham nc i was there last year . Did not see any ghost but was day time trip

Doug says:

February 22, 2017, 11:33 pm

I grew up across the street at 206 Ashe. As a kid in the early ’60s, I knew the old ladies who owned this house and lived there. I played there all the time, even after they passed. I never saw any ghosts. The house was torn down years ago and replaced with a long, ugly one-story apartment complex.

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