by Charly Mann
Chapel Hill is home of several legends and mysteries including a crashed airplane that lies in the woods near Finley Golf Course, a haunted mansion deep in the woods near the Dean Smith Center, and most incredible the ghost car that is often seen cruising late at night on Morgan Creek Road without a driver. I have heard about this from more than a dozen witnesses who say they have seen a silver car resembling the shape of a Checker Cab cruising down this road at night. In two separate incidents the car drove slowly behind them as they were walking along the road near dawn, and then suddenly picked up speed and passed them by. To their astonishment there was no one behind the wheel.
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What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls. or the crisp October nights. No, our love for this place is based upon the fact that it is as it was meant to be, The University of the People.