Ok, for all the unknowing, this settlement, long abandoned, is known for its overwhelmingly negative psychic energy. First settled in 1738, but farming didn't work out. Seems that the production of charcoal was the only profitable industry. Residents of the town were viewed with great suspicion. "Odd accidents", suicides, and insanity seemed to plague the residents of the town. To no one surprise, the town gained a rep. for being "cursed" and naturally enough, no one wanted to live there. It is not as place to go if you are "sensitive" and can feel what others, as well as myself, have described as "dark forces". BTW, modern "witches" hold ceremonies there. The area is technically a "dead zone", where you won't see much of any kind of animal. It has since been made "private", whatever that means, and if one is caught there uninvited, well I'll let your imagination go with that one...It is considered one of the most haunted locations in thhe U.S. and there have been over 300 reports of "paranormal activity" at the site. No I can't take all the credit, though I have been there, some info. came from Dennis Hauck's book, "HAUNTED PLACES".