Biltmore Estate in Asheville
There are lots of stories about the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately-owned home in the United States, located in Asheville, NC. The mansion was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and boasts an enormous 178,926 square feet, featuring 250 rooms.
Now owned and operated as a tourist attraction by Vanderbilt’s grandson, William A.V. Cecil, Sr., the home remains a landmark ushering in about 1 million visitors per year.
During tour’s many express an uneasiness with the home. However the pool area seems to evoke the greatest response. The tour winds along a narrow passage to the side of the pool, which though empty, is incredibly deep. Some have reported a shadowy figure of a woman, gliding under where the water line would be, then rising from the pool.
- There wasn’t a ladder there, though she ascended the side of the pool as if there was. Around her was a shadowy grey blur, and she was very upset, crying, and trembling. I felt that she died there, and she stopped at the end of the line of guests, and spoke to me. Her mouth moved, though I couldn’t hear her.
Others have noted similar experiences in the pool, including feeling overwhelmed by the spirit of someone who drowned there, hearing voices, and empathetic past life recall. Biltmore makes for a great haunted URBEX at any time, but especially during the Christmas season.