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East McDowell Jr. High

Marion, North Carolina

Presently the site of East McDowell Jr. High, an orphanage once stood on these grounds. One night, the orphanage was set ablaze. Everyone escaped safely, but six small children returned to the inferno to save their pets. Only three of the six survived. It is said that if one stands on the tennis courts of the school around midnight, the screeching of burning animals and children may be heard.

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Ben says:

March 15, 2016, 9:30 am

I would play ball with friends on the weekends on the ballfields behind the School. On a couple of occasions we would hear band instruments being played in the Back building that housed the band department. My friends and I split up and checked the windows on both sides of the building to try and catch anyone who may have been inside, but we never had any luck and after we were back on the ballfields again we would hear the band instruments again.

Person says:

October 27, 2017, 7:24 am

It was burned down after it closed. Seriously the only part that burnt down when it was open was part of a dormitory.

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