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The Hammock House

Beaufort, North Carolina

This house is said to have been owned by Black Beard the Pirate. Once, Black Beard saw one of his crew members dancing with his girlfriend and consequently beheaded the man on the stairs. It is said that now, more than two hundred years later, blood stains eventually become visible again though the stairs have been sanded, painted, and carpeted.

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Sydney Henkle says:

June 21, 2006, 2:48 pm

You no what Blackbeard ia a myth\legend. Come on now like anyone is going to believe this fake stuff. If you are going to lie about a ghost story at least make it logical. My little five year old V.B.S STUDENTS CAN COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAN THAT. I dont think any of us are stupid enough to believe that!!!!!!!!

This is Bullcrap

Sydney Henkle says:

June 21, 2006, 2:50 pm

You no what Blackbeard ia a myth\legend. Come on now like anyone is going to believe this fake stuff. If you are going to lie about a ghost story at least make it logical. My little five year old V.B.S STUDENTS CAN COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAN THAT. I dont think any of us are stupid enough to believe that!!!!!!!!

This is Bullcrap

Sydney Henkle says:

June 21, 2006, 2:50 pm

You no what?, Blackbeard ia a myth\legend. Come on now like anyone is going to believe this fake stuff. If you are going to lie about a ghost story at least make it logical. My little five year old V.B.S STUDENTS CAN COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAN THAT. I dont think any of us are stupid enough to believe that!!!!!!!!

This is Bullcrap

Holly says:

June 21, 2006, 8:37 pm

I live in Beaufort and have been on a Ghost walk tour 2 where u go to Blackbeards house and u will here some crazy things about him and how mean he was. And u might happen to here the cries of his wife who he hung in the back yard. It so scary

Marco Méjan says:

August 14, 2006, 7:02 pm

Well, any of the past people who leave a comment here, say trha Edwuard Teach (Blackbeard is a myth\legend), let me tell to you something, i was in the surfase of the Queens Annes Revenge rescue by the maritim museun of NOrth Carolina, and what i feel there and what i saw there really was real.

also, Calico Jack is a fascination to me, andnne bonye and Mary Read, and after 20 years of loking, i recover a manuscirip when tell a story abouth the new Pirate who cant get the Corso’ Patent (Edward Teach)(balck Beard) and the history museun of maritim facts in Veracruz México, have a 12 pages writen by many sea mens relating historuies of this 2 pirates who was real no a mith not a bullcrap, as some many of you say

remmember “Death Men Tell No Tales” and they get no prisoneirs

Chase Smith says:

August 20, 2006, 6:15 pm

Im a young man from a town near Beaufort, NC. Please be aware that Everything about the Hammock House on this website is true, but isnt accurate. Backbeard is not a legend at all, he is as much of a part of the history of North Carolina as the cival war. I have been to the Hammock House, heard the ghost of his dead wife screaming on multiple occaisons, and seen where his flagship the Queen Annes Revenge is wrecked.

Lynn says:

August 31, 2006, 7:46 am

A myth/legend huh? Not hardly. Just this summer they pulled up one of the cannons that was on his ship wrecked on our coast. I saw it and took pictures of it before it was cleaned up. If you wish to learn, there is a book called “Blackbeard, A tale of Villainy and Murder in Colonial America” written by Margaret Hoffman. An excellent read! I suggest you learn a bit more before opening your mouth about something you obviously know next to nothing about.

Elizabeth says:

October 16, 2006, 3:28 pm

I live close to this place and have never heard of it. I love learning about any kind of history that I can. So if anyone knows place email me and let me know more about this house. What really happened here? Also where is it located? Thanks so much… email–>

chris says:

October 31, 2006, 10:19 am

Chase, I don’t know if you you’re just plain stupid or if you actually beleive that ****. You say you heard screams, Well, If you read the story you don’t hear of any screams. Has it ever accured to you that you have been the only one to hear the screams. And heck if I Could say they were probally you girly screams you heard. If any one has comments on this comment E-mial me at

eddie says:

November 1, 2006, 7:56 pm

Read a book. You might learn that black beard was a real person. I have been on the ghost walk but nothing happened.That doesn’t prove that the stories aren’t true. But your lack of respect does prove your an idiot.

chris says:

November 2, 2006, 9:44 am

eddie, I just want to know one thing who are you talking to??????? If you are talking to me I just hope that I don’t meet you one of these days. I read books, but most books are just like you full of ****.

Jessica says:

December 20, 2006, 4:38 pm

um, Blackbeard was real. He was a pirate. duh. IF he is so fake and a legend then why is he in history books as a real person???

Jessica says:

December 20, 2006, 4:40 pm

Last summer i went on the Gohjst walk to blackbeard house and the cemetary and i didn’t see anything or hear anything. These stories are just to intertain people so i can’t believe people still believe them.

jacque says:

December 28, 2006, 6:09 pm

anyone who reads this and wants to talk more about the paranormal NC. please contact me!

kassidy and briana says:

January 1, 2007, 12:45 am

yeah right blackbeard hahahahahahahahhahahahahah lmao

susan says:

January 8, 2007, 2:37 pm

I use to clean this house every two weeks about 2 years ago. The people who live there now only come down in the summer. When we would go clean there the kitchen would be dirty like someone had been there cooking. Once I thought I saw a dog out of the corner of my eye then heard him running across the floor in the dining room. I have also seen the blood spots on the stairs that lead into the bathroom but the bathroom is new with tile now.

believer says:

February 7, 2007, 4:29 pm

This Chris sounds like a kid who gets his kicks trying to be disruptive. If he doesn’t believe why would he waste his time on this website, so he can’t be a mature person to be behaving in this manner. I’d ignore his posts and go on to someone who is being more constructive if I were everyone else who is serious about this phenomenom. Don’t feed the little troll folks, he just looking for attention.

stephanie says:

March 21, 2007, 7:20 pm

I’ve been on the ghost walks also.Sometimes nothing happens, but other times they do. It’s not fake at all.I know the couple that previously lived there and what they saw and heard is not a joke.I wish that this Chris kid would go to the house so Blackbeard himself can scare the living **** out of him.Little punk.

mitzi says:

June 29, 2007, 7:37 pm

I have been to the Hammock house at Night and have not witnessed any of the screams,etc. Blackbeard was a real person and hogtown is just trying to make money off of a fairy tale about blood stains. PS: If you are going to leave comments-proofread for spelling.

Angela says:

July 1, 2007, 4:09 pm

Hello there!
I live in Beaufort and own the Anchorage House B&B on Turner Street. When my husband and I first moved into the house I thought it was my imagination but I would hear someone running upstairs, little shadows out of the corner of my eyes, and then I saw a women standing in my living room dressed in 1880 clothing and smiling at me! Not only have I seen things but several of our guests hear and see things. I have been on the ghost tour and I can tell you that Beaufort has had 300 years of people and history living here. There is no doubt that we have ghosts here. Just wish everyone would understand they show themselves to some people and others they don’t. I have never embraced seeing them but I don’t think anyone knows what is truely out there.

sara says:

September 20, 2007, 3:53 pm

I went to Emerald Isle with some friends and their family this summer. We went to visit beaufort and saw this ticket booth. They were selling tickets for a ghost walk. Well the guy we went on the tour with told us all about blackbeard and the stories behind him. We went past the house that Blackbeard supposedly lived in. Honestly i think the whole thing is bogus. The house wasnt remotley scary nor seemed haunted. The tour was a joke and our tour guide was sorry. So i dont believe any of it. Biggest waste of $20 in my life!

jocelyn says:

September 27, 2007, 4:11 pm

wow this really sounds interesting, um.. iâ??ve really never been looking for ghost stories really never believed in them, but iâ??m in game designing class and i want to make a game that has to do with real live ghost stories so plz tell me if there true so email me at thanks so much have a wonderful say =) sincerly yours Jaws =)

Sean says:

October 8, 2007, 2:34 am

I have seen that myself and it is some scary ****!!!!

Amanda says:

October 14, 2007, 4:57 pm

These comments make me laugh.
They also make me realize that the general population of North Carolina is as ignorant as I thought.
If you’re typing online, at least use spell check.
And Blackbeard was a real person.

Sheri says:

October 25, 2007, 9:51 am

Amanda, I have one question for you. Where are you from? I happen to live in NC. You are sadly mistaken
if you fell that people in NC are ignorant. There is
alot of rich history in Beaufort, as well as other parts of NC.

Sheri says:

October 25, 2007, 9:53 am

Sorry for th typo….Feel.

Kaitlen says:

October 29, 2007, 3:12 pm

ok first off,BLACKBEARD i meen c’mon yea right this 1 is a fake stroy u can tell it by the first sentance!!!!!

Daniel says:

October 31, 2007, 6:08 pm

Amanda, if North Carolinians are so “ignorant” why do we have some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, UNC, etc.? Duke hospital and UNC are probably the finest medical facilities in the nation. By the way, Blackbeard was very real and quite treacherous as a pirate in the Caribbean and off the coast of North Carolina. His original homestead, and place of his wifes demise, were in Bath, NC, not Beaufort. One should be very careful when referring to others as “ignorant”! When Blackbeard was finally caught by the British navy somewhere near Beaufort it is said he was decapitated and his head placed on a stake near Beaufort inlet for aspiring pilots to see.

Karylan says:

October 31, 2007, 8:59 pm

I would just like to let everyone know that Blackbeard was a very real person. He was as real as you and I. The Hammock House does not look Haunted or spooky due to the renovations that the owners have done to it.
North carolinians are not ignorant just because many of us believe in the paranormal. We happen to live in a very old part of the country that is full of history. There are many stories and legends around here. Many of which may not be true. However for every one that is not true there are atleast 3 more that are. In order to help those of you who have decided that we are ignorant just becasue we live in North Carolina, there are many signs and plaques around North Carolina. These signs give a little bit of history to those of you who would care to learn about our history. I live near a very small town called Swansboro. I just took my daughter trick or treating there and there are houses there that i know for a fact are haunted. If you think about the history that alot of these houses have, it is not too far fetched that something paranormal is going on.

Amanda Nicole says:

January 11, 2008, 9:59 am

I would have to agree with all the ppl that have said “NC ppl are not ignorant”. There are many ppl in NC that are very smart and intelligent. I also happen to live in NC but just not in an historical part like Beaufort, but I wish I did. Also many ppl use NC as a setting in book, or even movies. So there must be something about NC that they like. Im sorry you dont like NC but thats your opinion. I happen to love it and couldnt see myself moving away from it.

Rachel says:

March 4, 2008, 4:07 pm

Haha, well i have a funny story about thiss…

One night we were on a tour of historic downtown wilmington with my cousins, and we were about in the middle of the tour and it is true by the wayy. There has been 7 families in there and they have all moved out because of the sounds in the backyard they used to hang people in the tree in the backyard. The families kept hearing screaming comng from the tree and talking and yelling on the staircase.

Well anyways back to what happened that was halariouss i had to pee so bad!!

There was a couple of bushes in the front yard. I was walking over to them and i was about to step on the yard until i had a bad feeling so i ran back and cought up with my group.
And after that as we kept walking the people said if you step on the yard somthing bad wll happen to you, plus there are cameras everywere in every spot around the house. Everywere you step people can see you. And youcan get aressted for being on the property. Aha so they could have see me pee’ed (:

But yeahh!! This story is truee!! Check it outt, very freakky!!

Greg says:

March 5, 2008, 9:19 pm

Unfortunately the facts have been somewhat distorted over the years. “Blackbeard” was in fact real. He was killed in a battle with royal forces off of Ocracoke Island,where incidently earlier in the day the royal naval forces had run their ships aground and had to wait for high tide to continue the chase. The popular idea is that Lieutenant Robert Maynard was the one responsible for delivering the killing blow, when in fact one of his crew, a Scottish highlander who’s name is unfortunately lost to history was the man responsible for delivering the blow that took Blackbeard’s head. Maynard to his credit did in fact shoot Teach before he was decapitated.
I appreciate everyone wanting to post their opinion but please have your facts before arbitrarily typing a post.

sethro says:

March 6, 2008, 12:35 am

I have been to the hammock house, We caught orange orbs flying around the porch, blinds in the upstairs windows moving up and down. My brothers digital camera/recorder came on without him touching it. It went straight to video record. Normally, he has to go through three menus to get to video record on this camera.

brittany says:

April 9, 2008, 3:30 pm

who would believe that shitmean like i could make a up a better story then that .

matthew says:

April 12, 2008, 12:50 pm

I’ve been there to see it and its real. If you’re in the area check out the old court house.

coca says:

May 14, 2008, 8:48 pm

We loved the Beaufort Ghost Walk!!

The Hammock House is definitely a spooky place, and the Old Burying Ground is even worse.

We have been back to both later at night, and had experiences that would curl your hair.

We do the ghost walk in Beaufort every year – just check out the pictures on their webstie

Nichole says:

May 22, 2008, 1:56 pm

Yes he was a real person thats true. and i once a man got shot in my moms house and everytime they would paint over the blood stain it would bleed back through. IKD WHY. but it did so the part about the blood stains bleeding back through could also be true.

John says:

August 8, 2008, 3:07 pm

I took this tour two years ago and was disappointed! Our guide told us that Blackbeard chained his wife up in the basement of this house. A local delivery boy walked by the house, heard Mrs. Blackbeard screaming for help. He goes to help her, Daddy Blackbeard comes homes and kills the boy on the stairs. Supposedly the blood of Dudley Do-right is still seen on the stairs; even after sanding the wooden stairs, putting carpet over the stairs (blood comes through the carpet), etc. The house is privately owned now and I was told this story while standing in front of the house. Great story, but no one is allowed into the house in order to verify the blood stains! Why tell a story with supposedly tangible evidence but not allow anyone to see it.

b.s.hammac says:

September 1, 2008, 6:46 am

As you can see, my last name is Hammac buT spelled diffrently .What was blackbeard’s last name and why is it called the Hammock’s house? is that the name of who owns the house now? and by the way blackbeard was a real person i saw a documentry on discovery about him.

holly says:

September 5, 2008, 7:46 am

for the nonbelievers… do your homework… Blackbeard was real… his name was Edward Teach. He owned a home in Beaufort. His ship was found off the coast. I’ve been to the museum that houses some of his stuff, right there in Beaufort. Edward Teach IS the legend known as Blackbeard the Pirate.

Sean Dye says:

March 9, 2009, 3:15 pm

About a year ago, we opened an online store calld, “The Hammock House.” This store sells hammocks and all hammock accessories. We are currently doing everything we can, within our power, to get our website on all the search engines. We’re a friendly store with an enthusiastic and friendly team of website operators and store owners. We hope there will be no confusion with our store and your establishment in Beaufort, North Carolina since the names are the same.
Please let us know if you have any confusion or problems because of this.

Thank You,
The Hammock House

Hope says:

March 28, 2009, 1:04 am

I am going to have to disagree with the fact that blackbeard is a “myth”. One of my ancestor’s sailed with his crew. His name was Thomas Midgette. The spelling on his last name may not e right. I am not saying that Blackbeard still haunts places or anything and I grew up around Beaufort and Okracoke Island. It is said that if you drive by the house on main street in Bath at night you will see a shadow of a man hanging from a noose on the outside wall.. I’ve looked, even on Halloween night, lol.. but alas, I saw nothing. And of course there were the stories of how you can see Blackbeard’s head “swimming” off the coast of Okracoke Island, but that’s just nuts. Idk…

my house says:

May 7, 2009, 9:32 pm

Ok if you have any info on this house please tell me. I live in this house on Sycamore St in beaufort Sc 29902 and it is haunted as hell. I have fallen asleep with everything off and i wake up with the sink on and my tv on but its muted. The thing is i live alone, and all doors are locked…. the tv is always switched to the same channel, 9. On one night i left it on chanel 62, woke up, it was on nine….. Please tell me if you have any info on it, i have tried to sell it and no one will buy it. oh and you can also here cracks in the ground, in the middle of the night and my door will sometimes creek…..

Nicole says:

July 6, 2009, 12:59 am

Seriously. Have any of you taken North Carolina History? Or even ENGLISH! Everyones’ spelling sucks as worse as your History. Blackbeard WAS an actual person. I don’t know about the Hammock House. I’ll have to get back to you all on that one. Any comments, feel free to acknowledge me at

Taylor says:

November 24, 2009, 12:58 am

Black Beard himself was not a myth, he was a REAL person. However, some of the stories are a bit stretched. The story they are talking about here has incorrect details. First off the wife they are talking about was his last and youngest wife whom Black Beard captured off a spanish ship and forced her to marry him or be killed. So obviously, the young girl of 12 chose to marry him. After marrying her he left her in his house (aka the Hammock House) and would not let her out. He had a young boy (not a crew member) bring her food everyday. Obviously as teenagers have racing hormones the girl fell in love with the boy and soon word got around this small town and eventually back to Black Beard. So he came home just as the two were trying to escape. Black Beard severed the boy’s body in half and then took the girl out and hung her from a tree in the yard. This much is true. There have also been reports from all owners of the house of blood stains at the foot of the stairs that will not go away and mysteriously come back even after replacing the flooring, sanded etc. There have also been many reports throughout time of hearing his wife screaming. There are also many recent reports of this as well throughout the streets.

Beaufort is a wonderful town for history and has so many stories. The graveyard is a really great place to go and has a lot of stories behind the graves. I’ve been going to Beaufort my entire life and would like to live there once I’m done with college. But I really suggest it and the Ghost walk is quite fun as well.

J.J. Vad says:

January 6, 2010, 4:39 pm

Boy, do all of you people need to go to grammar school. If you are referring to someone using you’re, it is short for “you are”; as in, you’re stupid…try reading some books you people.

Taylor says:

January 6, 2010, 8:12 pm

J.J., maybe you should try that as well seeing as your punctuation use is so horrible. Either way, this is to talk about the Hammock House, not someone’s grammar. Which as I said earlier, with no grammar mistakes I might add, is a wonderful place to go if you enjoy a good story and history mixed with some local legends. I for one love the stories, but if you are not the type of person to enjoy story telling then this might not be for you. (:

dukeomaniac says:

October 19, 2010, 8:51 pm

My grandfather’s brother owned the Hammock House years ago and during my childhood I went inside on numerous occasions with my grandfather in the late 1960’s. Yes, there were stains on the narrow staircase. It was very creepy inside and I remember being glad to leave. My grandfather owned the little cottage on the large lot beside the Hammock House. I stayed there many, many summers and never heard the first scream next door and believe me, I kept my eyes and ears on the place at night! I also remember when Sears did a commercial on the Hammock House for their “Weatherbeater”
paint. It was really cool to have been a part of the hammock Houseand and NC history. I recently visited Beaufort and rode by the old place. It has been nicely restored but still gave me that “creepy” feeling I had as a child, as though the house remembered me as well.

Amy Boyd says:

April 5, 2011, 12:54 pm

ive been to that house ive heard the noises and ive seen the blood i believe in ghost unlike disbelievers

Mark says:

May 25, 2011, 1:51 pm

I am planning on taking a trip to the emerald isle and was wondering if there are anyone in the area that would allow me to conduct an investigation at some of the haunted sites in Beaufort NC Please contact beore june 4th thanks

Brandi says:

June 12, 2011, 1:23 am

I live in NC and go to Beaufort every October for a month of vacation with my family. Black Beard is real (Edward Teach) He had a house here and in Bath NC. My family and I did one of the Ghost walks for fun at night and we actually got some really great pictures that actually show a man and a womans face in the windows of the house. They have also found his ship wrecked off of our coast. It is a very interesting place to visit. You may or may not see anything but nobody has to be rude to anybody over this. Respect everyone’s thoughts.

Heather says:

November 10, 2014, 11:27 pm

Okay, I’m not even gonna start on the drama some of these people are trying to create for their own entertainment but I will say that yes, Blackbeard was a real person just as all these fine people have said. My grandfather lived in Havelock, NC for a looooong time and every year that we went to visit him we made sure to spend at least one day walking around in Beaufort. It is a beautiful town! I also went on a ghost walk with my husband and my brother one of the times that we had visited. While I didn’t experience any kind of strange or paranormal activity around the Hammock House, I did hear many stories. The only personal experience that we had was actually standing beside the big fence outside of the old cemetery where the little girl was buried and supposedly haunts. We were standing directly in front of her grave on the outside of the fence and the tour guide was telling her story. The guy standing directly in front of us jumped very suddenly and turned to me with a crazy look in his eyes and said “Excuse me!” I was completely confused as to what had happened, obviously. He lifted his shirt and on his back, and I saw this with my own eyes, 3 long and painful looking scratches appeared from nothing down his back. His back was literally clear and untouched and as WE ALL watched, these dark scratches appeared, raised up and the skin was broken and actually bled a little. Needless to say, he thought that I had scratched the living daylights out of him for no reason. I’m still not sure if he believed that it wasn’t me. I do love Beaufort, it’s a beautiful and warm and friendly place! I can’t wait to go back!

lateeda says:

November 17, 2014, 9:22 am

You do realize blackbeard was definitely not a legend. He was quite real. I don’t know about this ghost stuff, but blackbeard was very much real. Look into Bath, NC. That’s where he was born

Jeanette says:

August 28, 2016, 10:11 am

Hi all…………I have the gift of the 6th sense………so I am atuned to some things that others aren’t….I’ve been to Beaufort twice and love it…and I’ve seen one ghost and felt another on the ghost tour. Two years ago the guide stopped us at the old abandoned home owned by the 2 brothers who can’t decide what to do with it…he was telling about the man who fell off the roof to his death and how the neighbors still hear hammering and I happened to look straight up into the clear night sky and there was the ghost – a milky whispy form silently floating over our heads and onto the roof – I didn’t say anything because it would have been on the roof by the time anyone else looked up so I kept it to myself……..Two weeks ago I was in Beaufort again, went on the ghost tour – The woman story teller was horrible and ought to be fired lol! But on the way to the same old house (I was at the back of the group) I slowed down because there was someone behind me and I figured they probably wanted to catch up with the rest of their party so I turned around and saw nothing but there was definitely someone trailing our group. I LOVE BEAUFORT (:

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