Gimghoul Castle shrouded in mystery

By Charlie Shelton

Tucked away beyond UNC’s campus down a gravel road lies a hidden secret. It’s a secret that’s 125 years old and is guarded by a stone castle. (Photo by Charlie Shelton)

While thousands of people are expected to crowd Franklin St. in costume Halloween night, a mile away looms one of Chapel Hill’s eeriest legends.

Order of Gimghoul is a secret society that’s been on UNC’s campus since the late 1800s.

The only evidence of the group is a few old documents and a castle in the woods, but what goes on behind Gimghoul’s doors?


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