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Lake Tahoma Dam

Marion, North Carolina

Not able to deal with her pregnancy, legend has it that, on prom night, a teenaged girl jumped from the dam to her death. Now, she haunts the damn. It is said that on prom night if one goes to the damn and places his keys on the hood of the car and then walks around it, when he returns, they keys will have disappeared.

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NIcky says:

April 1, 2006, 5:17 pm


Shannon says:

June 21, 2006, 6:35 pm

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Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!!

LOL says:

August 15, 2006, 8:34 pm


Josh says:

August 16, 2006, 10:43 am

Who in the hell would leave keys on the car only to find them gone!How in the world would you get going again if you cant even start your car!?

Josh says:

August 16, 2006, 10:46 am

So you put your keys on the car. Why in the hell would you do that anyway!? I mean, if they’re gone how are you going to get home, or what ever else you have to do. It is just plain stupid!

Laura says:

October 19, 2006, 1:11 pm

by the way, you spelled “dam” wrong in the context that you used it….maybe you should learn how to spell a DAMN word right. Laura

Ashley says:

October 24, 2006, 10:38 am

whoever posted the comment about dam being spelled wrong is a dumbass b/c that is how it should be spelled DAMN is the curse word!!!

sean says:

January 26, 2007, 8:22 pm

O…K right HOW THE **** DOES THE KEYS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE DUMB *****….THEY SO MADE THIS ONE LOL……..WOOOO HOW THE **** WOULD I GET HOME ” O WOW IT WORKED! OK MY KEYS R GONE, NOW WHAT DO I DO.O I know ill walk around it backwords andmaybe she will give them back …… THATS IT!!!!!

Logan says:

March 24, 2007, 5:35 pm

I don’t know why anyone would leave their keys on their hood to find them gone.

Ben says:

March 28, 2007, 10:13 am

I actually lived a mile below the damn on Lake Tahoma Rd. The legend was if you tape a rose to the bumper of your car and honk the horn, when you get out the rose would be taken off of your bumper. It didnt work and the warden who watches the property was close by and they will arrest you if they catch you on the dam.

Diana says:

August 17, 2007, 3:52 am

this is by far stupid key on your car on prom night? ok so she takes them? for what? it didnt have a point. i think its made up and not very good my i add.

Chraven says:

September 27, 2007, 11:55 am

This happened to me before, I left my keys on my hood then they disappeared. Next thing u know the ghost was driving off with my car….:P

jocelyn says:

September 27, 2007, 4:08 pm

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Tiffani says:

October 6, 2007, 10:03 am

thats stupid who would want to do that. THey would have no way of getting home. and that girl shouldnt of gotten pregnante in the first place.

Tori Burnette says:

January 19, 2008, 12:13 am

Are all of yall stupid u get a spair key and put it on the hood! yall are some dumb people lol haha.And im only 12 and i have better since than to leave my keys on my hood (my only keys)take a spair!!BURN

richard says:

June 20, 2008, 12:28 pm

fellers i don’t care what you say i’m here to tell you the legend’s true. if you don’t believe me i got the 50 dollar tow bill i can show you

Susan says:

September 9, 2008, 12:21 pm

Oh please, you all are bloody incompetant. Go find a life and stop typing in all caps. Bloody inbicile.

nina says:

October 29, 2008, 9:07 am

doesnt sound that “scary” i have turned the lights off and ran the water a billion times to find nothing of the legend bloody mary. so, taking a coupld steps around a car and losing your keys sounds like something that wouldnt really frigten me?! besides this has nothing to do with prom or anything of the sort. Where are the scary hauntings that happen in the movies?

karla says:

January 30, 2009, 7:21 pm

alright so my mom has been telling me this story since i was a kid, i grew up like 20min from lake tahoma and the story that i was told goes a little differently bc it did interest me more than this one, supposedly the girl found out she was pregnant a few nights b4 prom and then decided to tell her boyfriend about the pregnancy, he wasnt thrilled obviously, so on prom night he took her to the dam he told her it would be romantic place for them, back then supposedly u could walk out and look over the dam, so he took her to the middle where he had a rose waiting for her, as she reached for the rose he pushed her into the dam… supposedly ur supposed to go to the middle of the dam, dont think it has to be prom nite, take a rose and she will appear

Anon says:

May 11, 2009, 9:36 am

This is not what has been taught locally about this legend.
To my understanding it was something about a girl and her date and the prom yes, but it involved placing a rose on the hood of the car and honking the horn. Keep to the facts and don’t post nonsense even if the subject is a mystery. Soemone has even now posted the tale incorrectly on wiki. Jerks…

PerryG says:

August 16, 2009, 2:12 pm

And just HOW do YOU know that you’re the one who is telling it right? It’s an urban legend dumb***! I’m sure it has changed a little over time. So unless you were there when it happened, stop bitching and telling everybody they are telling it wrong. Who’s the jerk now Anon? And for the record a dam is to hold water, and damn is a curse word. Thank You

JV says:

September 30, 2009, 11:29 pm

The story is very true about the girl jumping from the dam. I have heard about the keys story as well. 1st thing it is only on here prom date, 2nd there was a full moon on that night so it has to be a full moon on that same date, and 3rd you don’t leave your real keys on the top of the car. You use an old set of keys that are useless to anyone. Now start looking into the Carson House Haunting!

thompson says:

January 6, 2010, 1:05 pm

LOOK into the history of Marion N>C> and you will find out that a young woman did die in the lake in the early 1920’s! Her father worked at Marion Manufacturing Company and her boyfriends father owned the Coca Cloa Plant in Marion. Her father hated her boyfriends family and forbade her in seeing him. That did not stop them from seeing each other while her father was at work. One day her father was told she was riding around town with this boy. He flew into a rage got into his car found them. He demanded her to get out of the car, but instead, her boyfriend floored his car. A chase pursued and the father chased them from Marion to the road leading to Lake Tahoma. In the winding curves, the boy lost control of his car and it plunged into the lake, killing both teens! This is all documented history of the town! Their obituarys are in the old newspaper archives at the library Thats what really occured

Hobo says:

February 10, 2010, 6:39 pm

You spelled “dam” wrong :p

Kev says:

July 16, 2011, 10:31 am

the legend is true i use to live like 20 minutes from this place & im here to tell yall its true

Madison says:

January 31, 2012, 9:13 am

wow. thats really all i have to say. Just wow. are all of you that dumb? Take a fake set of keys and put them on ur car or a spare! NEH! im 13 and i have more since than yall. thats just sad. haha

Madison says:

January 31, 2012, 9:16 am

Haha thats still funny. I even live that road.

michael says:

January 31, 2012, 9:31 am

hi i am black

Anita says:

March 15, 2016, 12:03 am

Her name was Laura Virginia Parker – died May 13, 1940 (age 18). Cause: Intentional Drowning.

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