Haunted Lincoln Academy Apr 8, 2018 21:16:28 GMT -5
Post by Admin on Apr 8, 2018 21:16:28 GMT -5
The old Lincoln Academy has been torn down for years now. All that is left of the school is the foundation, how ever the tree in question is still there,it has been cut down many times,but each time it grows back you can still smell rotten flesh when near it.
Here is an article about the true events involving the murder:
"According to historical Gaston Gazette newspaper accounts, the body of Kathleen Smiley was found tied to a tree near the abandoned Lincoln Academy, by a local citizen. The date was April 21, 1974 at approximately 7:00pm. Later after the body was removed Rural Police returned, (because of a report of a burning vehicle at the scene of the crime) and found Miss Smiley`s red Volkswagen burning 75 ft from where her body was found. I will not go into details of how Miss Smiley was killed because I believe that would somehow diminish her story.
The Gaston Rural Police reconstructed the events leading up to Miss Smiley`s death. They believe that after meeting with her father at a Denny`s Restaurant on I-85 in Atlanta she called her mother and reported being low on gas, but would be home soon. That was around 10:00am on April 21,1974. At approximately 10:30am they believe her car ran out of gas. This is where the two male suspects enter the picture. It is stated that they offered to help her, and here is where the story gets into gray areas. Police believe that the two men rode with Miss Smiley to Gastonia approximately 200 miles from Atlanta whether by force at this point or not no one seems to know (in a later account it is stated that they were charged with interstate kidnapping as well as first degree murder). What is known is that the red Volkswagen was seen in Bessemer City NC at 6:25pm driven by two men. The young girl was not seen in the vehicle at that time."The area is active with satanism and the two men were framed for her murder by the devil worshipers and died innocent men in prison and they used Kathleen Smileys body for a demonic ritual,this is true and evil still roams the graveyard just below where the school sat.
In 1884 Emily Prudden bought 50 acres of land from Dr. Francis Garret in an area known as Crowders Mountain / Gaston County. The first building to be opened on this site was Prudden Hall, Followed by Lincoln Academy in 1888. Lincoln Academy was a boarding school used to educate poor and underprivileged African American girls. Many girls that graduated from Lincoln Academy became doctors, lawyers, and many other professions. As the school grew and developed it began accepting boys. It was internationally recognized for its Christian education teachings and attracted students from as far away as Africa and France. It wasn't until 1923 that Lincoln Academy employed its all African American faculty. In 1955 Lincoln Academy was moved to Bessemer City where it became Lincoln High School. The original building at healing springs was closed. Twenty years later in the 1970’s Kathleen Smiley was brutally murdered on the school grounds. Kathleen was living in Georgia and it is not known how she came to North Carolina. Kathleen’s obituary states that Wallace Charles Landford and Pickney Thompson Mitchell were taken into custody and charged with Kathleen’s kidnapping and murder. They both served life sentences and died in prison. Kathleen’s body was found bound to a tree with wire; she was gagged with wires through her mouth and around her hands. She was also stabbed seven times and hit on the head. Her body was so disfigured that the only way to identify her was through her school books in her 1972 Volkswagen. Her Volkswagen was found burning in the same area shortly after her body was discovered. Today all that remains of Lincoln Academy is a cemetery. The road that Lincoln Academy was located on is now overgrown with vegetation.
There were many problems with Satan worshipers performing rituals and sacrifices through out Crowders Mountain. Crowders Mountain closed their camping grounds for ten years due to the dangers presented by the satanic worshipping’s. Many people believe there is a demonic presence that lingers on the property. There have been sightings of unexplained mists and smoke, sounds of children crying, shadow figures, drastic temperature changes, unexplained footsteps and voices, and in some cases people have been pushed or touched by unseen forces. So in conclusion, If you decide to check out Lincoln Academy for yourself don’t go alone and please be respectful of the site,We have investigated LA many times and we found some great evidence and we had County police there to supervise and help us out,so get permission or the police will be called out.