Mill Creek Bridge – Smithfield, NC

Dancing lights have been seen on this bridge, mostly in the 1950’s.  Stories say the lights are that of the ghost of an old black man know as “Old Squire” who was being beaten by his cruel master.  Apparently the master went too far with his lashings one day and the slave fought back, killing his master.  He buried the body under the bridge and shortly thereafter strange things began happening there.  As people walked over the bridge, their lanterns would go out and strange sounds came from under the bridge.  This bridge is located outside Smithfield in Johnson County.