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October 19, 2022 59 mins

"Burgwin-Wright Presents... Outlander in the Cape Fear" explores the history of Colonial North Carolina through its depiction in the book and TV series "Outlander."

For this special Halloween episode, host Hunter Ingram reads a compelling and chilling ghost story written in 1898 by noted Cape Fear historian James Sprunt entitled "A Colonial Apparition." Pulling from the true history of Scottish Highlanders who immigrated to North Carolina in the Colonial period, the story tells of the Steamer Wilmington's snowy encounter with the supposed ghosts of two Highlanders killed along the Cape Fear River during the Revolutionary War.

Initially read before The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina (NSCDA-NC) in 1898, this special reading was coordinated by the Burgwin-Wright House, which is owned and operated by the NSCDA-NC.

This podcast is produced by Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, Wilmington's largest and oldest historic site. For more information about the Burgwin-Wright House and to learn how to support the house, visit

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