“The A&B Building was made entirely from driftwood. Built in 1899, it’s builder, Nathaniel Charles Styron, was acclaimed by many as an architectural genius. He was rumored by many more to be a practitioner of the dark arts. The closest examination of the structure can not explain the apparent fusion of the driftwood that the strongest hurricanes have not damaged. Nor can anyone figure out how the roof does not leak, even though it has no thatch, tar or shingle. The current owners have invited studies from Duke, NC State and UNC, but modern science has yielded no acceptable explanation.
“Of course Mr. Styron’s personal affinities for keeping no less than three young female “assistants” on hand 24 hours a day did not quell rumors of dark magic and certain other… Improprieties. Neighbors have reported hearing a woman’s screams come from the second floor windows. Several eyewitnesses have claimed to see a scantily clad woman standing on the second floor balcony looking out towards the inlet. But no one can explain how the A&B house is still standing.
“Now, if you will follow me, we will travel down the block to the house where Blackbeard infamously hung his fourth wife and is said to have buried her body beneath the stairwell…”