Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Devil's Tramping Ground



With Halloween upon us, I wanted to tell the story of The Devil's Tramping Ground. This particular section of ground is in Bennett, North Carolina, south of Siler City near Harper's Crossroads in rural Chatham County. 

I have heard stories about this place since I was a little girl that would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Legend has it that nothing can grow in the circle, no one can last all night sleeping inside the circle and any object left inside the circle will not be there the next morning. It is also told that animals will not go near the circle either. It is said the devil tramples the ground there with his hoofs and that is why it is charred and nothing grows there. 

The stories range from seeing a shadowy figure with horns on his head to distant screams coming from the trees. It has also been told if you see the devil you will lose all sanity. With Halloween being Saturday, you know people will be going out there seeing what's up or if it is as scary as folklore has made it out to be.