The GHOST on HAUNTED HILL Eldorado – Saline County
There is a hill opposite the old city reservoir in Eldorado that is considered haunted by the locals. Legend has it that in the mid 1800’s a man was murdered on this hill and his ghost would often be seen by late night travelers.
One dark and lonely night, Old Judge Samuel Elder was returning home after conducting some business in Raleigh which was the county seat at the time. He had remained in town a little longer than expected due to his habit of tarring “over the cups.” Knowing that he had better square himself with his wife and daughters, he had purchased some domestic material which he tied to the saddle of his horse, Old Black Hawk.
The Judge was making good progress on his journey back home in Eldorado until he reached Haunted Hill. Old Black Hawk noticed something strange that made him snort and high tail it home at break-neck speed. The Judge held on to the reins like his life depended on it. Every now and then he would glance behind him. To his horror he saw that a ghostly white object trailed along behind him and his horse. The faster the horse trotted, the faster the ghost chased them. Every turn was mirrored by the eerie apparition. When the exhausted and terrified Judge and horse reached home the entire family rushed outside to see what the commotion was. They found one end of the domestic material tied to the saddle and the rest of it floating out toward Raleigh.