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Woman videotapes apparent ghost at old gold mine in NC

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Sandy Harrington says she captured this image of the ghost at the Reed Gold Mine (Photo courtesy of Sandy Harrington). Sandy Harrington says she captured this image of the ghost at the Reed Gold Mine (Photo courtesy of Sandy Harrington).
Harrington says the ghost appeared to be peeking out at her in this image (Photo courtesy Sandy Harrington). Harrington says the ghost appeared to be peeking out at her in this image (Photo courtesy Sandy Harrington).
Harrington says this image shows only the head of a ghost (Photo courtesy of Sandy Harrington). Harrington says this image shows only the head of a ghost (Photo courtesy of Sandy Harrington).

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - A north Charlotte woman claims she captured images on her Flip Camcorder of a ghost at the Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County.

The Reed Gold Mine is a state park located at 9621 Reed Mine Road in Midland, NC, located about 40 miles east of Charlotte.

Sandy Harrington said she and a friend visited the mine on Sat., May 14. She used her Flip Camcorder to shoot video while inside the mine shaft.

"I literally saw the ghost jump out with my own eyes and thought it was a visitor who jumped down a mine shaft out of sight, no one never showed up though," Harrington said.

When she went home and reviewed the videotape, Harrington said she was amazed at what she captured.

"I was just amazed and tickled to death," she said. "There is just something about the paranormal that gives me an adrenaline rush."

Harrington said she was told by an employee at the gold mine about an unsolved murder which occurred there in 1895.

Harrington says she wonders if the image she captured is the ghost of the person who was murdered.

WBTV attempted to reach the Reed Gold Mine for a comment about this story, but their offices were closed on Monday.

The Reed Gold Mine was the first documented gold find in the United States. According to the park's website, North Carolina led the nation in gold production until 1848 when it was eclipsed by the great rush to California.

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