Driving down Walnut Street, you come to a stop sign and glance in your rearview mirror. You spy a young girl - she may be skipping rope or chasing your car - for the briefest moment.
Then she disappears. Did you imagine it? Was she really there?
According to Davidson lore, she's a ghost - the specter of a child killed by a car there in the 1930s.
Apparently there are many stories like this one. Just ask Ginny Grezch, who takes eager folks on her Ghost Walk through town each night.
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Grezch, a lifelong Mecklenburg County resident who lives in Mooresville, has had a long-standing fascination with both the paranormal and history.
After her grandfather died when she was a young girl, her grandmother used to tell her that he would come back and visit her. One night, when she was 12, she and her grandmother were sitting in the living room.
"My grandma told me to go into the closet and hang up a sweater that had fallen off it's hanger. Grandpa had told her to hang it up."
She went in the closet, saw the sweater on the floor and became a believer.
As an adult, she joined the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society and began going on ghost walks around the country. Along the way, she heard many tales about the Davidson area.
Grezch began researching stories two years ago, putting them together in a notebook.
Though she'd never led tours, she had spent years in front of groups, substitute teaching.
"To get the kids quiet, I'd bargain with them. I'd promise to tell them a ghost story if they'd listen," she said.
She began the tour in July, starting the two-hour, one-mile jaunt in front of the Soda Shop. Grezch said her favorite is about Peter Stewart, the man who drew the Davidson seal.
"This was back in 1840, and he claimed he was someone else. Even now, we don't know his true identity."
Not all the stories are set in Davidson, nor are they all ghost stories. There are mysteries a la Peter Stewart, as well as a lot of history.
The tours have attracted folks from all over the state, and Grezch has also met people from as far away as Ireland.