Telling ghost stories around the campfire is one of our favorite Family activities (in addition to making S’ mores). Whether your stories are funny or suspenseful, great campfire stories can entertain your group for hours on end. Here are some of our favorite campfire stories to tell on your next camping excursion.
The Yosemite Camping Nightcrawlers
Yosemite is one of America’s most gorgeous National Parks. It’s also one of the country’s most haunted locations. Ghosts, malicious spirits, and curses should be the least of your worries on a camping trip. Area legend talks about multiple sightings of creatures that are all legs and not much else. They seriously look like a walking pair of pants. Local Indigenous Peoples believe these cryptids to be a species of alien that are visiting from a swampy planet. We don’t know much detail about these creatures, but we do have video footage. What are your thoughts? Watch this video
Want to explore Yosemite National Park and all that it has to offer? Think about staying in Coarsegold, CA at Yosemite RV Resort! We have options for all camping styles: Cottages, Yurts, RV and tent sites are available year-round.
The Spirits of Biltmore Estate
Biltmore is one of the most haunted houses in America. The home was built between 1889-1895, as a ‘modest’ summer home by William Henry Vanderbilt II (Aka George Vanderbilt). This home was the location for many glamorous parties over the years. (not all of which ended on a happy note.)
The house attracts over a million visitors each year. Many of whom have reported a variety of paranormal experiences. Ranging from apparitions, cold spots, sensations of being pushed, and unexplained smells (among other things).
William Henry Vanderbilt II
In 1914, George died of complications from having Appendicitis. Edith, his wife, spent many of her days after his passing, talking to George in the library and other rooms throughout the house. After her death, it was reported that Edith’s voice could be heard calling for him.
The Pink Lady
Reportedly, she met her demise unexpectedly by falling (or being pushed) from her 5th-floor balcony. The exact details of her passing remain undisclosed. She can be seen walking in her beautiful pink gown throughout the beautiful gardens at Biltmore.
The Maid and the Butler
There are stories of a maid appearing with a tray full of champagne glasses. Others have also seen a butler holding a platter of food. Both are eager to serve you if you don’t mind the lights flickering in the room.
The Indoor Swimming Pool
This indoor pool, located in the basement of Biltmore, was once a focal point of entertainment for the Vanderbilt’s and their friends. Today, the indoor pool stands empty. Many people have said that they feel an unexplained uneasiness inside the room. Others have reported hearing a voice coming from the drain in the pool.
The Orange Cat
For years, this apparition continues to be seen on the property by various groups of guests. The cat is an unusual apparition in that, and it is completely missing its head. We can only imagine that this is the object for which it is looking.
If paranormal spirits aren’t your thing… you can always visit the Biltmore winery!! If you are searching for a cozy escape, consider Mountain Springs Cabins, which is located just minutes from Asheville, North Carolina.
Haunted Happenings in Hot Springs, Arkansas
In Arkansas folklore, the Fouke/Boggy Creek Monster had been accused of attacking a local family in the early 1970s. Initial sightings were in the Boggy Creek area. The monster is also blamed for the destruction of livestock in the area. The first reported sighting was in 1953 when a 14-year-old boy spotted it. The beast is described as being either bear-like or ape-like, having red hair and three toes on each paw. Several (unsuccessful) attempts have been made by locals and law enforcement officials to track down the monster.
The Arlington Hotel, one of the most notable hotels in the area, has been host to many very noteworthy guests such as Babe Ruth, Al Capone, and multiple US Presidents. A couple decided to stay at the Arlington for their honeymoon. On their wedding night, the sheets kept being pulled from their bed. Naturally, the woman blamed her new husband. He, understandably, denied any wrongdoing. Reasonably unnerved, they both laid awake in their bed. The sheets began to slide down again before they were abruptly ripped off the bed. Both parties then bolted from the room somewhat undressed as the story goes. (I honestly think that I would have done the same).
Keep your sheets to yourself. Are you looking for a great escape? Check out Catherine’s Landing RV Resort. These cozy camping cottages are located only 10 minutes from downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.
We can neither confirm nor deny that any of these stories or experiences are true. They are simply based on local folklore!! Happy Halloween.