Abingdon - Martha Washington Inn - The ghost of a
young woman haunts the inn believed looking for her lover. Sightings are so
common/reliable that they at one time charged extra for her
"favorite" room. The workers are very helpful and acknowledged the
sightings. no matter how many times they put down new carpet, blood stains
reappear from old soldiers who were wounded during the war.
Alexandria - Brown House - Revolutionary War
soldiers have been seen here.
Alexandria - Gadsby's Tavern - Known to be haunted
by a young women in period clothing.
Alexandria - Ramsey House - The first house in the
city (King and N. Fairfax) has had people see figures in period costume in the
Amelia - Haw Branch Plantation - There is a picture
of a young lady that is said to blush at times when you look at her, also the
smell of oranges sometimes in the parlor. Frequently you can hear people
talking and laughing in the parlor, and it stops when you enter the room.
Footsteps on the stairway are heard. There is also a screaming woman outside on
a certain nights.
Amherst - Winton Country Club - People have
reported seeing things, hearing strange noises. And a few people have reported
coming down the steps and seeing a woman's reflection in the window.
Annandale - Annandale High School – Boy’s Restroom
- Believed to be haunted by a student that committed Suicide. Reports of seeing
the dead boy in a mirror in the bathroom.
Annandale - Round Tree Park - Known to many
residents in Annandale and Arlington. Many sightings of a lady holding her baby
who torments many people who happen to wonder in the park at night. It is said
that when the fog rises then that is when she is most seen.
Ashland - Randolph-Macon College - Mary Branch
girl's dormitory has had doors opening and closing by themselves, items
disappearing/reappearing, etc. Washington-Franklin Hall has at least two ghosts
that have appeared to teachers on several occasions.
Ashland - Randolph-Macon College - SAE Fraternity
House - Strange noises are also present, noises other than those normally found
in a frat house. Some of the soldiers are only visible from the midsection up,
presumably walking on the old house floor.
Ashland - Randolph-Macon College - Wash Frank Hall
-two ghosts were seen by a student in Wash Frank Hall. Wash Frank Hall had
recently been renovated and was kept locked after classes. The history
department was housed in that building. A guy named Buzzy found the door
unlocked, went in and played the piano (he has just lost a football player
friend that evening who died in the library). He looked up sensing a presence
in the room and there was a man dressed in turn of the century clothes sitting
across the room. The man gestured for him to continue playing but Buzzy got
freaked out and ran out of the place.
Barhamsville - Makemie Woods - This place is
haunted by the ghost of a Civil War nurse who can be heard playing the piano at
night. She has also been spotted walking the fields at night, still looking for
wounded soldiers to help.
Bassett - Junkyard - At night when you are riding
down the road you can see headlights flashing on and off in the field. If you
go out there at night you hear doors shut all by themselves and you hear radios
playing. At the very bottom of the field you can hear motors from the cars like
they are being drove around. They say this happens from the ghost that were
killed in car wrecks and come back to haunt the junkyard.
Bedford - Avenel House - Reports of seeing “The
White Lady walking around the property, sometimes accompanied with a gentleman
(also in white). An apparition of a black man has been reported to be looking
out an upstairs window.
Bethel Manor - Langley Air force Base - Bethel
Reservoir - What is now covered by Bethel reservoir was once a Revolutionary
War and Civil War battlefield with many casualties buried there. Supposedly
before the Revolutionary War it was sacred ground to the PaMounkie Indians.
Several drownings have occurred there over the years, along with some alleged
kidnappings and rapes. One of the more famous drownings happened the summer of
'88. The aptly named Dewy Banks fell out of a canoe and drown. No one
actually witnessed the event but his body was found
several weeks later. Strange occurrences have been reported there for years
including hearing your voice called; strange fogs, ball lightening, etc.
Blacksburg - A women walks through the walls of the
tunnel and then vanishes during the day.
Boissevain - Boissevain road - Reports of hearing
footsteps following along side in the fields.
Bowling Green - Civil war soldiers can be heard
calling out commands and then firing, also confederate soldiers have been seen
walking through the graveyard behind the church. The church has also been said
to be haunted.
Bowling Green - Old Mansion Inn - the ghost of
Colonel John Waller Hoomes haunts his home.
Bridgewater - Bridgewater College Campus - Is a
very beautiful campus, but it has many secrets. Founded in 1880, it is built on
Native American hunting grounds. is said to be haunted by the ghost of it's
namesake, Mr. Cole. His ghost has been sighted many times by members of the
drama club, musicians, and audience members. Usually seated on the balcony, the
ghost appears when he is particularly pleased with a performance. Once, at the
end of a play, the lights overhead began to flicker rapidly, and a cold spot
was felt near a particular seat on the balcony. Once again, Mr. Cole was
Bristol - Virginia Intermont College - Every time
the room has been remodeled, it has suffered an electrical fire and a ghostly
Buena Vista - Southern Virginia College - This
college is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a young boy who died here. He is
said to haunt the fourth floor, which is one of the women’s dormitories. The
ghost can sometimes be heard riding his bicycle up and down the hallway. There
has also been an unusual death every year since the college was built.
Bullrun Manasses - Cobblestone Bridge - Civil War
soldiers have been seen crossing the bridge at night.
Chantilly - Walney Road - It is said that many
years ago before the windy road was paved a man was killed while hitchhiking.
On Wednesday or Thursday nights at 11:30 if you drive down Walney and you
see a hitchhiker, it is recommended that you stop.
He appears up to three times to give you the chance to pick him up. If you
still don't pick him up by the third time, a car will come out of nowhere and
Charlottesville - Castle Hill Manor - Castle Hill
Manor was built before the Revolutionary War in 1765, by a Dr. Thomas Walker.
Many guests who have stayed at the manor have been aroused and really
frightened in the middle of the night by uncanny noises or footsteps. Some
guests over the years have seen a female and described her as a young pretty
woman who is sometimes playful and whose main goal is to disturb the people
that she doesn't like sleeping in her room. However other guests who she does
like have slept in peace in her room. In the early 1800's a prince and princes
lived in the house and had many festive parties. Guest are also woken by sounds
of chairs moving across the floor, glasses clinking, and footsteps walking
swiftly across the floor. Possibly the ghosts are reliving the parties they had
hundreds of years ago.
Charlottesville - Monticello - home Thomas
Jefferson - Monticello employees have often heard him whistling on the grounds,
as he was know to do during his living days. Apparitions of a 10 year old boy
wearing a uniform and a tri-cornered hat peering out a 2nd floor window. During
the house tour the tour guide said that no one was allowed upstairs because of
the fire codes. They knew nothing of the boy.
Charlottesville - Tandem Friends School - The
"Old Building" of the school was supposed to be a civil war hospital.
It is located about 2 miles from Monticello. There have been numerous reports
of a confederate soldier that walks in the upstairs hall.
Chester - Parker's Battery - Civil war bunkers are
still occupied by spirits, some of which seem to be very sad and confused.
Chilhowie - CHS Hauntings - This school is buried
on an Indian burial ground from Many years ago!!! There are Indians that appear
and walk the halls mostly late at night! There is one that likes to appear in
the gym very often!
Christiansburg - Christiansburg Middle School -
Reports of lights coming on at night and go off before the light switch is
touched, witnesses see shadows of 3 women, and in the cellar baby’s cries are
Clifford Winton Country Club - This is a haunting
concerning the periodic return of Sarah Henry (Patrick Henrys Mother) to
Winton, the home they once lived in. Sarah Henry died on Christmas Day 1784.
Her footsteps & the swish of her petticoat heard, & her presence felt.
Clifton - Bunnyman bridge - a man who escaped from
a mental institution hid in a tunnel under a bridge where he hung people. It is
called Bunnyman because when searchers looked for the man they found the
carcass of rabbits. His ghost still haunts the bridge and sightings of people
seen hanging from the bridge are common.
Covington - Panther Rock - Back in the 1960's there
was a woman riding along on her horse. A slick black panther came out of the
woods with the taste for blood. The panther startled the horse. The horse throw
the woman off and she hit her head on a jaggit rock and was sreaming for help.
If you go up there at night when it is raining and get out of your car. You can
hear the woman screaming for help and the panthers bone chilling cries. The
rain on the rock will turn red from where the panther slatured her and all goes
Crockett - Crockett Post office - There was a woman
checking her mail late one night, and was killed by a murder on the loose. She
is said to be standing at the mail box at which she had owned with her back
toward the entrance and when she turns around you can see the knife marks where
the guy slit her throat. And on the anniversary of that night it is said that
when you go near the building you can hear the woman calling for help and
Cumberland - Small Abandoned Graveyard - There are
four or five graves that are abandoned in the woods. It is said that slaves
were buried here in the 1800's. It is also said that they cross the street at
night looking for a way to the north.
Danville - The Danville Museum - Danville Museum,
aka. The Sutherlin Mansion. This was the last capitol of the confederacy.
Jefferson Davis spent hours staring out the window of the parlor, after he
heard the news of the surrender of the confederacy. To this day, you can take
tours through the mansion, but the real tour is at night. You can hear foot
steps, hear a young girl moan, see a young woman in mirrors, and smell cigar
Danville - Lanier House - Owned by the first mayor
of Danville who then sold it to the seventh mayor. It is the oldest building in
Danville. At one point, during or close to the Civil War it served as a
children’s clinic. Footsteps can be heard as well as voices. Several people
have actually seen apparitions. It now serves as a Law Office and is at 770
Danville - Oak Hill cemetery - A report of a
headless man walking around the cemetery at night. He might me looking for his
Eastern Henrico - Pocahontas Parkway Rt. 895 -
Pocahontas Parkway was built where Indians once lived, hunted, and fished. Now
there is a huge road there instead and they aren’t happy. Nightly you can hear
them, drumming, chanting, whooping, and talking in foreign tongue. And
occasionally you can see them.
Emory - Emory & Henry College - Music Hall was
at one time a debate/courtroom building. It is said that a heated discussion
became too much for one of the men, therefore he left the room to get some air.
As he was leaning on the windowsill, his opponent pushed him out. The man
caught the hanging lamp outside, but fell to his death from a third story
window. To this day, that hanging lamp will constantly swing even when the
weather is not windy. Also, some nights, mysterious walking and piano playing
can be heard when no one is at the piano. The third floor of "MaWa"
Hall is also haunted! It is said that a young woman who lived there was stood
up for the fall formal dance. She hanged herself from the middle shower stall
in the community bathroom. Sometimes that showerhead will squirt water out of
control from the hardware connected to the wall. And also the sound of high
heels has been heard going up and down the hall late in the evening hours.
Fairfax - George Mason University - Gazebo - A
small gazebo bordering the campus lake is said to be frequented by the spirit
of a young man. He apparently drowned in the lake one evening. His body was
found sitting in the gazebo by two females the next morning. Since that time,
the man’s figure has been seen standing at the edge of the lake, or sitting in
the gazebo. He has been known to beckon young women to come sit with him, and
quickly disappearing when accommodated.
Falls Church - Haycock Elementary - Reported to be
haunted by an ex-Vice Principal. The following year, on the same day of her
firing, strange events occurred. People were shoved against walls; papers were
thrown around, doors slamming, desks being toppled over, but all when no one
else was around. That week, the head custodian reported that he saw a strange
figures beckoning him to come closer, after school hours, when everyone had
Falls Church - Longfellow Middle School - Back in
the 1960's, the principal of Longfellow suffered a massive heart attack and
died in his office at the school. After hours, custodians and other faculty
report seeing him walk around the halls, apparently looking for troublemakers -
as he would do normally as principal. They also have reported doors shutting,
lights turning off, voices, and other noises, all of which have no
explanations. This school, reportedly, is one of the most haunted in all of
northern Virginia. In 1995, a teacher even reported hearing a moaning and
screaming down the hallways, with no one else
Farmville - Longwood College - Curry Hall - A
three-year-old boy rode his bicycle into the elevator shaft and died, falling
to his death. It is reported that if one rides the elevator to the tenth floor
and then to the basement, the boy's ghost will be seen when the doors open.
Fishersville - Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center -
Reports of dorm rooms opening by themselves as one was entering, feelings of
being watched, radios changed stations, footsteps, and feeling a presence.
Fort Belvior - Abandoned Sewage Plant - Went there
a few times as a kid...abandoned in a hurry, books, TV, cloths etc were left in
the watchman's house. Underground Tunnels. A lot of dead animals and skeletons
around it and inside of it. Located in Jadwin Village, down the road that says
do not enter, if you go along the sides you can get under the fence in a few
areas...the MPs sometimes go down there if someone calls them....Strange
feeling when you look at the tunnel...or get close to it.
Fort Myer - Old Post Chapel - This is a military
chapel used for funeral services since the 1930's at Arlington National
Cemetery. Soldiers have reported hearing voices, footsteps and also previously
locked doors opening and closing by themselves. Also there have been reports of
soldiers finding all the cabinets and drawers in certain rooms being found open
to perfect ninety-degree angels, when it was impossible for anyone to have been
in those rooms. Finally, there have been sightings of a figure sitting in the
bridal room, previously used as a mourning room for grieving families.
Fort Monroe - The Chamberlain - George Washington
has been seen here, among others. It is said that the top floor of the hotel is
haunted by several apparitions and was closed for this reason.- February 2005
Update: Has been sold and is reopening as a veterans hospital.
Fort Story - Coast Artillery Rd. - On the coldest,
wettest nights There has been at least two sightings by soldiers who regularly
patrol the base of a mysterious ghostly being who allegedly disappears into the
wetlands of this area. It has been said that this may be the ghost of a soldier
who was stationed here who committed suicide by hanging himself about 5 years
Fredericksburg - Aquia Church - the ghost of a
woman killed there has been seen in the belfry.
Fredericksburg - Chatham Manor - The apparition of
a white lady walks a path on these grounds that has become known as Ghost Walk.
Chatham was built in 1771 by William Fitzhugh. He named it after a close
friend, William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham. Another English friend of Fitzhugh
brought his daughter to live at Chatham in an effort to break up her romance
with a commoner. But the man followed her to America, and the two planned to
elope from Chatham Manor. He gave her a rope ladder and waited in a small boat
in a nearby river. Unfortunately, none other than George Washington, another
close friend of Fitzhugh, was staying there at the same time. He learned of
their plans from a maid and had his men arrest the suitor. The girl returned to
England with her father and later married. But she vowed to return to Chatham
Manor to look for her lover. Her ghost was first sighted there on the day she
died, June 21, 1790, and returns every seven years on the anniversary of her
death to wander along the path to the river, looking for her lost love.
Fredericksburg - Fall Hill Plantation - Reports of
electrical problems, cabinets opening and closing, ghostly figures circling
one’s bed, cold spots, strange odors, and disembodied voices.
Fredericksburg - There is a ghost of a small black
child, perhaps three or four years old. He sleeps curled in the fetal position
about two feet off of the ground in one of the Civil War battlefields.
Front Royal - Frederick Avenue - There have been
many sightings of a child walking in the graveyard behind Frederick Avenue.
Also, some of the people in these houses on the avenue have sighted ghosts
within their own premises such as children crying out to them.
George Washington National Forest - Braley's Pond
area - go to the picnic area. from time to time a spirit hovers over the small
run that flows next to the campsites. also if you hike around the pond and stay
on the rugged trail that leads up the mountain, about a half mile or so up the
trail i heard the sound of a horse walking and neighing also children's voices
Gloucester - Rosewell Plantation - The Page Family
Mansion built in the early 1600's. Several generations lived in the mansion
before it burned down. Several walls are still standing from the 4-story
building. The graveyard for the family is off to the side of the house, as part
of the extensive grounds. Many occurrences have been reported; the drop in air
temperature by a good 15 degrees or more, apparitions, strange noises, the
sound of slaves coming from the fields, reportedly a young woman walks down the
front steps every night.
Grahm's Forge - Major Grahm's Mansion - Owned by a
slave owner, he tortured and killed many of his slaves. He burned down a slave
house with over 100 men, women, and children inside. Coming close to the house,
you get the sensation of pain and anger. Lights turn on and off, even though
there are no electrical cables. Curtains move. You can here someone going up
and down the stairs. Bloody handprints sometimes stain the basement, which is
where cages are and where slaves were kept and tortured. There is a guillotine
there also. If you stay too long, you will start to here voices, screaming,
babies crying, and lots of yelling. Be careful. Many who enter this house say
they always bring out something with them.
Grundy - Vansant Elementary School - Along the old
hall ways, lights flicker without electricity, foot steps are heard by people
living around it, and a friendly ghost walks the girls bathroom at night.
Hampton - Blackbeard Point - Blackbeard Point was
named after the famous pirate Blackbeard. His head was cut off and stuck on a
pole to warn off other pirates. It is said to this day that the decapitated
pirate searches for his head in the Chesapeake Bay. People have seen him many
times and say you would be stupid to go looking for this hideous pirate.
Hampton - Chamberland Hotel - This hotel is on Fort
Monroe. Apparently, when the original hotel burnt down, a young teenage girl
went with it by accident. She was looking for her father (who evacuated
already). Employees on the seventh floor on where she died claim that they can
still hear her banging on the walls, or catch her looking out the window.
Hampton - Fort Monroe - Reports of apparitions of
young soldiers walking the top of the fort and around the many rusting offices.
Witnesses have felt a cold breeze on a warm sunny day around the turrets and
heard voices just out of understanding around these areas.
Hampton - South Hampton - A woman walking in the
hallway and then goes away. Lights come on by themselves.
Hampton - Virginia beach - Dam Neck Naval Base -
December of 1999, on the Dam Neck Naval Base in the "finger barracks"
off of the galley. On the bottom floor of the women’s wing in the open bay
showers at around 5 am. There was a sighting of a transparent naked slender
woman with dark black straight hair who appeared to have come from a wall and
exited through the hallway door. She walked right past the shower stall where
an unsuspecting sailor was showering to go on leave.
Harrisonburg - Deer Run- Building A - They have
even been herd walking up the steps late at night yelling there death chant.
Harrisonburg - Kiester School - behind the school
is a wooded area that is haunted by at least two ghosts the spirits seem to be
evil if you go into the woods you get the sensation that you are being watched
and at times being followed there is a nature trail built in to the woods and
there are two parts where there the trail was being made but never finished. There
is a rumor that in the 1960's a man went into the woods (before the nature
trail was erected) and was never seen again and no body was ever found!
Harrisonburg - Port Republic Road - Just off Port
Republic Road sets General Turner Ashby's grave across the road from Deer Run
Apartments, a misty foggy after 12am has been reported.
Haymarket - Haymarket (Beverly) Mill - It is said
that a farmer believed his daughter was responsible for giving her mother
spoiled meat that killed her so he hung his daughter from a meat hook on the
fourth floor of their mill. Her image on the meat hook has been seen
frequently. The mill was more recently burnt down and I haven't heard what
happens since that.
Haymarket - Logmill - A lil. White church off
Logmill road has said to be haunted. There have been white *blobs* floating are
there at night.
Haywood - Angus Mountain - It is said that late at
night you can see shadows carrying lamps walking through the woods. It is
believed that it is the spirits of Indians from years gone by.
Henry County - Martinsville - Leatherwood - On a
particular rd, Barrow's mill rd, in Henry co. there was a house called the
"pink house". This house was a rental property some time or another
where many families grew up and moved on. The house however has been demolished
and there was an incident of a child being hit and run in a blind curve at this
site. the child appears in the middle of the curve with no warning and has been
seen by numerous people
Hiawassee - Blue Ridge Scout Reservation - Old
Civil War Generals, and soldiers have been seen and heard on the southern side
of the reservation. Also the sprits and voices of George Washington and his men
have been seen walking through one camp, where in the 1700's a old railroad
route used to be.
Hiawassee - Pulaski County Virginia - Old Paint
Factory - One night a hunter was walking through the woods with his dogs near
the factory. Suddenly a man appeared in front of him. He knew if he let the
dogs go they would tear the man to pieces but they were hurting his hand so he
had to let them go. He caught up with the dogs after they ran off to find them
sniffing the ground as if no one was there. He told a relative of the incident
and described the man. He was wearing an old paint factory uniform. There are
many apparitions in the hills of Hiwassee.
Honaker - Big A Mountain - A helicopter crash left
large chunks of metal from the aircraft and bones in the trees on big a
mountain. Local people from the area were first on the scene and one man found
a dying victim moaning but he was too late to save the person's life. He
returned to the spot years later and said he could still hear the person
moaning and felt a cold chill and the smell of death still fills the air around
the area where the helicopter crashed
Honaker - Hoanker High School - Old principal
walking down the stairs gym basement. People have smelt smoke, and report
Honaker - Honaker Hollow - 1.Woman with washboard
and tub. The closer you get the more she fades away until she's gone.
2.When a certain old house is stayed in, you can hear something land on the
roof or somewhere close-by and without opening doors or windows comes into the
house. There can actually be communication with whatever it is.
3.Also hear tales of when my great uncle rode out of the hollow on a horse he
felt someone get on behind him and when he tried to feel behind him there was
Hopewell - Appomatix Manor - This old house on the
river front in Hopewell is known to have been a hold out for Confederate and
sometimes Union soldiers during the Civil War, especially the assault on
Petersburg nearby. One legend surrounding the house is where a nurse hid a
Union soldier in the wall of the basement when the Confederates came to inspect
the house. When they found Union paraphernalia in the storage room they
arrested the woman and took her away. The Union soldier ,unable to help himself
escape, died and today can be heard scratching at the walls for someone to be
let out. This is a story told by the caretakers of the house. In 1953, when
they were rebuilding the basement of the house they found a body of a Union
solder behind the walls.
Horsepen - Old Pocahontas Fuel Building - This
building is built almost directly over an old mine. The mine below was the site
of one of the largest water inundations(they broke through a rock wall into an
underground river) killing many by drowning. Their voices call for help at
night and sometimes during the day if someone is alone.
Independence - Lover’s Leap - It is said that
anyone who passes over this bridge will see the ghost figure of a young girl
crying, saying "I love you" or a strapping young man jumping off the
bridge. The story goes that the two were romantically involved and their
families were at odds. The two would rather die than be kept apart so they
jumped off the bridge holding hands and whispering, "I love you".
Jamestown - Amblers' Colonial Mansion - a very
angry ghost named Lydia Ambler haunts her former home.
King George County - Lambs Creek Church - off of
U.S. route 301 on Lambs creek church road (R.R. 4) there is Lamb's Creek church
where two civil war soldiers can be seen resting on a rainy night. This usually
happens on rainy nights. Also the church's windows glow from the inside around
the 27th of October. There is also a ghost of a young girl who died of
pneumonia, a strange blue light and an apparition of the girl running and
Lancaster - Lancaster Tavern- It was established in
the 1700's, not sure exactly when, it says on the sign hanging above the door,
but there is a very friendly ghost there who every morning makes breakfast.
Very early in the morning you can smell bacon cooking when no-one is awake or
in the kitchen.
Leesburg - Balls Bluff Battlefield - Around the
time of the battle at night, soldiers have been seen still trying to climb the
bluffs and get across the Potomac river.
Leesburg - Graydon Manor - There is a mental
hospital called Graydon Manor. Back in the early 1900's a young woman was sent
there for various reasons by her parents. She was forced to leave her lover.
She would escape occasionally and meet up with her boyfriend at this gazebo out
in the woods. Soon it became too much, she escaped on night in her prettiest
dress, met up with her boyfriend and the two of them hung themselves in the
gazebo. The girl is said to haunt the woods, the dirt road, and the gazebo
occasionally. The gazebo can still be seen off an old dirt road, although it
recently got hit from a falling tree.
Lexington - Poor House Road Tunnel - The tunnel was
part of an old railroad system that ran from
Lexington to Staunton in the early 1900s. Inside
the tunnel at night, voices of children are heard whispering "Come on,
come on." Misty dark fog gathers around you when standing in the middle of
Lexington - Virginia Military Institute - A
painting over the alter has been said to bleed, noises in VMI's catacombs, old
cellars under barracks, and sounds of cannon fire near the Jackson Memorial
Louisa - Owens Creek Rd. Mineral - Historical Red
House - The "Mistress of Red House" is said to roams the grounds of
this revolutionary war house. A woman in a tan dress, She sometimes stands
peering out the windows or up near the driveway entrance. Usually appearing
early in the dark morning around 4 am. The house still standing which was
redone in the 19th century. It is a small house will a large yard and a
forgotten unkept graveyard is nearby.
Lynchburg - Randolph - Macon Woman's College- A
girl was murdered on campus 25 years ago and it is said that some nights you
can hear her running and screaming. Also, is said that the Smith Banquet Hall
is haunted by the headless ghost of a Washington and Lee U. student who was on
his way here for a dance and got decapitated in a wreck.
Lynchburg - William Bass Elementary School - voices
and doors opening and closing a some of the events here.
Manassas - Manassas Battlefield - Unfinished
Railroad - During the Civil war, Robert E. Lee ordered the construction of a
railroad that he could use to more efficiently transport supplies to Bull Run
for his army. The workers were massacred and the railroad was never finished.
Strange noises including banshee yells and voices have been heard in the woods
bordering the paths. There are two intersecting trails through the woods; take
the one to the far right.
Manassas - Old Town Inn - There is a ghost named
miss Lucy who hunts rooms 51 to 54 . She sometime holds people in the air and
is seen in the city tavern.
Manassas - Signal Hill - Signal Hill Hospital -
Once used as a hospital for Confederate wounded during the Civil War, this
building has been the site of many strange occurrences; large floating balls of
light in the second building of the house, doors slamming shut, and a feeling
of presence in the basement. The Signal Hill hospital is located opposite the
fork in Signal Hill Rd.
Marion - Octagonal House - Abijah Thomas built the
Octagon house in 1850. Thomas built the house with 8 sides to protect it from
wind damage. He kept slaves to help him work the fields. It is said that in an
upstairs room you can still see fresh blood dripping and seeping down one of
the walls. You can also hear many strange noises through out the entire
Mathews - Old House Woods - These stories have been
passed down for a good 200 years. These instances have been recognized as the
most bizarre psychic phenomena ever recorded. Anywhere from swash buckling
pirates burring stolen gold; A ghost ship hovering over the woods; British
soldiers hiding colonial treasure during the revolutionary war; A full Spanish
galleon which vanishes in thin air; Skeletons in knight’s armor wielding
threatening swords; Mysterious groups of shovelers digging furiously late at
night; to ghost horses and cows appearing and disappearing before your eyes.
All of these and more have been seen at different times of the year. There has
also been a rumor going around of a witch that lets off a green light flying
through the trees. - February 2004 addition: 4 Eye-witnesses have vowed never
to return to this area of land. The woods got their name from an old house that
was in the center of them. The story behind the house is unknow at this time.
The house caught on fire and then put its self out. Then a few years later it
caught fire again and burned to the foundation. There is one spirit that comes
up out of the water and walks along the beach towards the road. At first glance
it is a rather grey glowing figure dressed in worn pirate style clothing if you
are able to catch the face it is that of a skeleton. The Spanish Galleon that
comes in from the water hovering over the beach and then above the woods. If
you are on the beach and face the woods you can see the grove in the tree line
as to where the ship docks. You can watch the ship hover there above the trees
and watch as figures of men get off the ship. The whole wooded area lights up
and you can hear digging and clanking of shovels.. There are 2 black headless
dogs that will come out of the woods and chase you. As well as jump onto your
vehicle or in the bed of your truck. The green light is truly astonishing. It
is more like a ball of light. That is so intense it lights up everything it
flashes 3 times for brief periods of time. but doesn't distort your night
vision when it passes.. Usually when you see that light it is time to go. You
have worn out your welcome on the beach. If you remain things will start to
attack your vehicle. There are also accounts of people vanishing in those
woods. They say that if you get too close to the treasure you never return.
Various people over the years have gone in searching and never made it back.
Matoaca - Matoaca High School - At the old high
school it is known to be haunted in the theater. Lights move and cut off, doors
shake and you hear many noises. There is also a cold chill when you call upon
the ghosts. Also, banging noises on the door.
Max Meadows - Major Graham Mansion - If you drive
by the place late at night, there are lights on, and there is no electricity to
the house, and a figure that walks by the attic window, and the gates are
rusted shut, and there are no cars. There is one specific light that shines at
you, then the light turns into two lights, then three, then one again, and then
all of a sudden the lights go out, and then back on again. - September
Correction: formerly listed as being in Foster Falls. There is electricity run
to the house. There are "No Trespassing" signs on every other tree.
Mechanicsville - Cold Harbor - Battlefield Park -
In the front, battles are still going on. You can usually see or hear them
around 1am every night. Also, a path runs thru the park for visitors and if
you're lucky you can photo a ghost. Many of these pictures have been published
in the Richmond Times Dispatch and Mechanicsville Local.
Mechanicsville - Cold Harbor - Cemetery - The
cemetery beside the park is also haunted by a little girl. Legend is she fell
out of the window of the keeper's house and you can either see her in the
window or waking around the cemetery. That whole area is haunted.
Mechanicsville - Cold Harbor - Garthright House -
The across from the cemetery is extremely haunted. You can here people walking,
talking and feel breath on your neck.
Middlesex - Hartfield - This house has been here
since the 1600's and its a three story there are carvings on the outside of the
house of people how live in the house in the 1600's and 1700's there is a
there was a solider hanged and shot on the stair
way they buried him out in the field now people who visit there see the ghost.
Middlesex - Stormont Road - My Lady Bridge - Many
years ago in stormy night unknown lady who Going Home in stormy night Riding
with the horse buggy . suddenly the Bridge was flooding all of a lot water when
the lady was coming by the bridge she was fell off the bridge then she drown .
The morning the lady body is found at the Bridge at night time when you coming
the bridge you can heard the sound of the spirit of lady banging under the
Middletown - Belle Grove Plantation - A women
dressed in an all black dress with a vial over her head is known for standing
in the window of the highest room. It is said that she's either the plantation
owners wife or mistress. Many people have seen her standing there during the
day yet nobody is in the room when they go look. She is always wearing the same
clothing. This plantation is located next to Cedar Creek Battle Field. Many
houses in this area are haunted.
Middletown - Wayside Inn - Wayside is the oldest
still running in America. There is one specific room that is supposedly haunted
and that is room 14. Many guests comment on strange occurrences in that room.
There have been other sightings throughout the inn as well.
Middletown -The Wayside Theatre - The ghost of a
former caretaker, who died in a fire, is said to roam this theatre. Paranormal
activity seems to take place on the back porch costume storage, the basement,
and the theatre balcony. On the balcony itself, seat CC1 is often found lowered
after being raised the previous evening.
Mount Vernon - Woodlawn Plantation - A strong sweet
odor when you walk near the English boxwoods. It is believed to be Nelly
Custis, George Washington's granddaughter taking a walk. She seems to be a very
New Market - Some people have seen Civil War
soldiers on the battlefield near here. Some say their are nights in the month
of May that the cannons can still be heard in the far distance, and many people
have seen the charge of the cadets replayed in front of them.
Norfolk - City Jail - Many people have reported
seeing a man walk the halls on various floors of this jail. The sightings are
usually seen by the night shift, and are attributed to the natural death of a
Norfolk - Craney Island Fuel Depot - Reports of a
Civil War soldier, the sound of a horse.
Norfolk - Gresham Dorms - About 2 years ago a
couple was murdered in the parking lot between Gresham Main and East. The
killer(s) were never found and the couple's souls were never put to rest. It is
said the woman can be fould walking around bleeding from gun shots, trying to
find help for her dead husband. This usually happens towards the end of the
month, and many nights in November, the month they were killed.
Norfolk - USS Caron - In the forward 5" Gun
Mount, below the decks, a large man in a khaki uniform is seen by sailors out
of the corner of their eye or, in some instances, plain as day. The story goes
that he was a Gunner's Mate Chief and he went up in the mount to perform
maintenance one day without utilizing a safety mechanism and was crushed to
death inside the mount when the loader activated. Now he is seen mainly at
night inside the mount near the control panels by sailors passing their duty
days inside the mount.- February 2005 Update: It has been decommissioned and
Norfolk - USS Cole - In the Engineering space where
the ship was hit if you are working alone your tools will be moved on you and
you can feel a presence of someone watching you. In the Hall of Heroes by the
mess decks you can hear your name being called by an unseen woman. The ghosts
just want to let people know that they are watching us
Norfolk - USS George Washington - As strange as it
sounds for a U.S. Navy ship to be haunted with a little girl, that appears to
be what is happening. One of the few things on the GW. Multiple people have
said that they have seen her in the lower levels of the Engineering spaces. One
saw her in a pink and white dress. Another saw her in a blue dress and when he
tried to get closer she was gone. Another sailor said that he had seen a guard dog
on one of his tours, but the dog disappeared as soon as he got closer to it.
There have been reports of strange noises, like the sound of someone jingling
their keys as they walk down the stairs but there is no one on the stairs. One
time a man walked halfway down the stairs but never made it to the bottom. Two
gentlemen standing near watched him start his journey before he disappeared.
Another group of men have seen a man walking through equipment before going out
of sight. Once they investigated they found no one in the space. Other strange
things happen as well, shoulder tapping, strange sounds, shadows, tools moving
in the middle of the night. And most of all, the overwhelming sensation of
being watched from every nook and cranny of the space.
Norfolk - Weslyn - A girl haunts the women’s
residency. She sits in a chair at night and follows anyone who comes in late or
who gets up and walks to the bathroom where she supposedly had died. She is a
mean ghost and has frightened many women at this college with her wicked stare
as she follows them.
Norton - Ramsey Cemetery - In the cemetery late at
night, like midnight or later, no matter what the temperature, it gets cold as
soon as you walk through the gates. And you hear noises in the bushes around
you and the leaves are moving and there is no wind. It sounds like people are
talking and whispering to one another, but you really can't understand what
they are saying. Every once in a while, you see a shadowy figure ahead of you,
and if you get closer it disappears. The whole time you are walking you can
hear footsteps behind you. Some times you hear a train approaching, and you
would probably say "well that's normal since it is right by an active rail
road track", well let me tell you this: my mom is a conductor on the
trains that go through there and she says they rarely ever go through there at
that hour. Plus you can stand and listen to that sound for almost 10 to 15
minutes and the train never comes. Around dawn every thing seems to go back to
being normal, no noises, no footsteps from unseen followers, nothing.
Orange - Wilderness Battlefield - People have
reported seeing a woman calling out for her lost husband "Jacob" at
the battlefield site, soldiers charging and laying in the remaining trenches,
and people driving on the road beside the battlefield have reported seeing
flashes of light described as "the flash from a gun or cannon barrel"
appearing just above the battlefield grounds.
Orange - Willow Grove Inn - Strange noises in
vacant rooms. Footsteps have been heard on many occasions that belong to an
unknown and invisible being. On occasion two confederate soldiers have been
seen sitting under the big tree out front talking.
Orange - Zachary Taylor House - Strange noises
coming from upstairs while no one is up there. Music has been heard in the
"main room". Described as violins. On a few occasions witness have
described a man and a woman descending the staircase.
Pearisburg - Pearis Cemetery - Apparitions in the
dark near the center of the cemetery, Strange sounds like someone having a
conversation, feeling of being followed.
Petersburg - Battery 9 station - It is said that
late at night you can hear loud voices and sounds of cannons going off. That is
also a ghostly figure that rides a black horse and can be seen on top of the
hill just behind the station.
Petersburg - Old Central State Mental Hospital - If
you walk in there you get a feeling that someone’s there. You can some times
hear noises and maybe see something. The hospital has been closed down for a
number of years and there’s no telling how many people have died in there. But
some Spirits still remain there.
Petersburg - Stratford Hall - This is the place
where Robert E Lee grew up and lived with his family. If you go in his wife's
old room and see the bed made and then walk out for five minutes the bed will
have a place where someone sat down. The places are different each time but it
is said to be his wife's ghost sitting on her bed to think. Sometimes you can
see a woman in a black dress come down the stairs. If you go into the sitting
room you can see a picture of the same woman.
the plains - Grey Horse Inn - Replay of a
confederate soldier being killed.
Poquoson - Old town Poquoson (Messick) - A woman by
the name of Dolly "Mammy" Messick once went out right before a winter
storm to bring in the cows (with no help from her 3 children) and drown in a
sink hole, and was said to have haunted her two daughters until their deaths.
Poquoson - Poquoson Ave - The Road to the right
near 'church street' is haunted. This is located near the old morgue, ghost
have been seen walking up and down the road, lost and confused. A woman in a
nightgown will talk to you, she will ask to use the phone so she can call her
husband, as your walking up to your house, she vanishes. I've had it happen, it
was more then just 'unnerving' to say the least.
Portsmouth - Olde Towne - Most of Olde Towne is
haunted. There are lots of stories and a book on the subject. Each Halloween,
there is a guaranteed, sold-out Ghost Walk where they tell you all of the
stories and show you the houses. One of the more famous stories/hauntings is of
The Lady in White of Court Street. Story goes, a young woman's husband either
drowned at sea, ran off, got killed or something tragic...became so depressed
herself, that to this day on nights of the full moon, she can be seen running
down the street to the water and jumping in. Yes, drowning was her ultimate
demise...but for those who've seen her, the experience is so real, big, grown men
have been known to jump in the water to save the drowning woman...only to find
there's nothing there once they're in the water.
Portsmouth - the old naval hospital - Bldg 1 -
built in 1827. Some people who have worked in the old x-ray film archive describe
especially at night sounds of a baby crying usually between the walls of the
now fathers waiting room and the x-ray developer room. The building is now
closed awaiting renovation to change it back to its former 827 design.
Powhatan - Powhatan Correctional Center - Where the
Chapel is located in the prison today, at one time was the inmates infirmary.
There are windows surrounding 3 sides of the room, which are visible from the
security towers outside. Many times officers have reported seeing a prisoner
standing at the windows looking out. When investigated by inside officers, the
area is found to be empty and secured, no way for anyone to get in or out! This
occurs several times a year at all hours of the day and night. One evening an
officer from a tower reported someone at the window. Again no one was found,
yet the officer reported she could still see the inmate at the window. The
inside officers searched the area with no inmate found. The Captain went to the
tower to see what the officer insisted she was seeing. When he looked to the
window she pointed to, he too could see the man.
Richmond - Church Hill Tunnel - In 1925 The church
Hill Train tunnel was being reopened after being closed do to deaths in 1877.
They needed more traffic area for trains the C&O train #231 and several
cars was near the entrance of the tunnel when it collapsed killing everyone
they tried to dig them out but only reached the conductor dead at the switch.
Most nights around the first part of October and some other nights you can hear
the train real faintly trying to get out the tunnel. Witnesses report seeing a
man trying to get in the tunnel to reach his train to save the trapped workers
and you can still hear them screaming.
Richmond - Governors Mansion - a friendly ghost of
a young women haunts the Governors Mansion to this day.
Richmond - Henrico County - Shirlydale
Ave.(apartments) - At the end of Shirlydale Ave after the cul-de-sac there was
a house about 50 yards up that was used as a civil war hospital it was tore down
in the 80'S the house was gray 2 story with a basement and to the left was a
barn with a drop door into a lower level that opened to the back. There is also
an old square shaped pond or was a man made one; over to the right several
graves was found by the apartments when they cleared the property. It was
rumored that the spiteful union solders removed the tombstones and killed the
patients in the hospital as they rested and the confederate soldiers still
scream and moan. You can also see soldiers walking up through the woods where
the house was to get help and sometimes you can here them talking in the woods
and a harmonica playing in the distance but don’t be alarmed when you see a
campfire in the background.
Richmond - Hollywood Cemetery - Besides the fact
that the cemetery is very old with many local "celebrities" (mostly
governors, senators, and a president or two) there is one tomb, Poole's, that
is known as the Vampire Tomb. Supposedly the man enclosed in the building was a
vampire and has been known to stalk visitors, and even attack a few, in the
cemetery late at night.
Richmond - Old Railway - There is a light seen down
the tracks that never seems to get any closer it seems to be the lantern the
man carried. There is also sightings of fireballs and orbs.
Richmond - Pocohantas Parkway - The new road was
constructed over an old Indian Grave. Spirits come out around midnight near the
tollbooth. There have been several reports of the spirits to the police. Toll
booth workers say they hear strange noises at night.
Richmond - Tuckahoe Plantation - This was the
childhood home of Thomas Jefferson. An Unhappy bride is said to walk the
grounds sobbing. It seems she was forced to marry against her will, and died of
a broken heart.
Richmond - Varina Road in Varina - Battlefield
Cemetery - There is a cemetery on the right that has a very strange ghost
lurking around the graves. He watches over the cemetery and rumor is, there was
a water fountain in the yard and if you drink from it he will make noises and sometimes
throw things at you. He is believed to be a confederate solder.
Richmond - Virginia Aviation Museum - The museum is
located on a Civil War battlefield; also the museum contains old planes and
artifacts from pilots beginning in WWII. There have been other occurrences
there such as footsteps to a particular plane, and a very old stopwatch
starting up and ticking.
Roanoke - Patrick Henry Hotel - There are many
ghosts here. There are 3 men in the ballroom who stand and watch. An elderly
woman died here in one of the room and you can still feel her presence. There
is also a man sitting at one of the tables on the second floor, kicking the
tablecloth with his foot and smoking a pipe
Rockbridge - natural bridge old hotel - the
original owner of the old hotel in natural bridge supposedly went crazy and
killed his wife and kids in the hotel and some people have claimed to have seen
them wandering the grounds at night. But no one ever speaks of it because it
will make tourism fall.
Rustburg - Ivanhoe - The ghost in lavender, her
remains lie in an ivy covered grave in the old burying ground, is thought to be
the wife of the original owner. There is a story of a peddler murdered in one
of the upper rooms in the long ago. Guests occupying the room heard alarming
noises, had bedclothes removed in the night, or found them on the floor when
going to bed. Two young men saw a pillow fly across the room. In this same room,
there is a bloodstain on the floor. Attempts to remove the stain were
unavailing. Soon after re-staining the floor, the spot would reappear. Some
nights, near the house, you can hear the sound of heavy strokes of an axe
chopping a tree and the labored breathing of the chopper.
Smithfield - Smithfield Station - Employees of the
restaurant say that there is a ghost of a man who sits at the bar sometimes
late at night when the restaurant is closed. He is believed to have drowned in
the river behind the restaurant after leaving the bar one night. He just sits
there drinking and staring off into space, if approached, he will disappear.
Springfield - Bablat Afif - In the 1880s a
Palestinian immigrated to the US and was brutally tortured and then murdered in
some woods which are now known as Lake Accotink Park. It is said that on some
nights he is heard moaning, "Arrrrrghh". On rare occasions he is also
have said to appear in the form of have human half beast with an eye patch.
Stafford - Silverthorn Creek - Many Believe a curse
haunts this creek for its furious common winds. Holds an urban legend of a man
who haunts the creek with his slaves often heard singing from local children-
many fear. Local Carlstrom/Mackey children have heard often curse stories and many
don’t believe in it.
Stafford - Witches Pond - A trail off Telegraph
Road will lead to a place called Witches Pond. There is a sacrifice table there
that was used in the 1700's. There have been numerous sightings of a mysterious
woman on the lake near the table. The sacrifice table has letters written on it
Stanardsville - Bed and Breakfast - It is said that
there is a bloodstain in the foyer from a confederate soldier who killed
himself after learning of his wife being unfaithful with a Yankee soldier
during the battle of Stanardsville. Even though it has been scrubbed away at
night each morning it returns. It is also said that he still wanders the halls
with a pistol looking for the Yankee soldier.
Stewartsville - Jeters chapel - sightings of a man
in a white robe hovering over the middle of the cemetery.
Surry - Bacons Castle - A mysterious fireball
appears from a nearby cemetery and circles the castle then enters through one
of the chimneys and disappears in the basement kitchen
Sweet Briar - Sweet Biar College -Meta Glass
Dormitory - The founder's young daughter who died a sudden and sickly death at
the age of 16 makes her presence known throughout the attic of this dormitory.
It has also been said that her mother can often be seen in the quad near their
old plantation house...
Swords Creek - Long Branch - You can see Green eyes
starring in your window, see people with bloody faces, hear cabinate doors slam
in various homes. At the end of one of the roads there is a rock quary and you
can see men, men with bloody faces and things in their heads. You see and hear
cats all the time. There are reports of evil spirits around. Some even say you
can feel them.
Swords Creek - Railroad Tracks - Reports of an
apparition of a young girl with a bonnet on a little bit of hair came down in
her face. She had black circles under her eyes and she was really pale.
USS Siapan - USS Siapans V-decks - Witnesses report
being watched and felt very uncomfortable and scared. Flashes of light and
shadows as well.
Virginia Beach - Cavalier Hotel - A ritzy hotel
built in 1927 Many famous people stayed there. ( Al Capone, Woodrow
Wilson...etc.) Adolf Coors owner of Coors brewery fell to his death
mysteriously from the sixth floor window in the 40's. The hotels previous owner
shot himself inside the hotel. An old black gentleman in an old hotel uniform
is said stand watch at the top of the sixth floor stairwell warning people of
ghosts reportedly saying "you don't want to go up there, There's ghosts up
there". There is also a cat which roams the halls promoting calls to the
front desk from angry guests.
Virginia Beach - Chesapeake - Elbow Road - Elbow
Road is known to be haunted by a Mrs. Woble. She once lived on this road and
the story goes she was murdered and her body was never recovered. To this day,
people have seen strange occurrences at night, including lights turning on and
off in an imaginary house, believed to be Mrs. Woble's. there is a certain
curve on elbow road that if you go there around midnight and sit on the hood of
your car, and if your very quiet you can start to see small, childlike
footprints start to walk toward your car. it is supposedly the ghost of a
little girl who drowned in the lake one day when her and her father were
Virginia Beach - Chick's Beach Vol. Fire Squad -
The ghost of an ex-fireman has been spotted within the station. In some
situations sirens are turned on by themselves, doors are slammed on vehicles,
and fire alarms are raised for no reason.
West Point - Railroad tracks - Legend has it that a
conductor was walking down the tracks holding a lantern when a train passed by.
A chain was hanging off of the train and t decapitated the man. Supposedly you
can see the lantern swinging back and forth going up and down the tracks
searching for his head. Also, if you look up in the trees, you can see a white
light hiding in the trees. I've seen a black figure on the side of the tracks
that comes toward the car from the left and it will cross the tracks and you
can see it go toward to the other end of town. Sometimes the thing will follow
you to Churchville road and ten turn around. There has also been a sighting of
the old day train cars that took 2 people to move. The cars that look like they
have a seesaw, which moves the train car.
West Point/King William - Cohoke Railroad - Near
the small crossroads town of Cohoke in King William, a ghost train appears to
visitors more times than it doesn't. Looking down the tracks towards the west,
a light will come like a train, but with no noise. It will get closer and
closer and then just disappear. Also occasionally this light will be preceded
by the apparition of a confederate soldier holding a lantern.
Williamsburg - Carter's Grove Plantation - Ghosts
of 17th century colonists killed in an Indian massacre roam the grounds. Fresh
flowers wilt overnight in the 'refusal room', Pirates seen playing cards in the
mansion at night.
Williamsburg - Governors Mansion - The maze behind
the building is said to be haunted by soldiers from the civil war and
revolutionary war. The wall in front of the mansion is said to be haunted by
the ghost of a criminally insane escapee of Eastern State Mental Institution,
who in the 1920s slit a woman's throat.
Williamsburg - Governerspalace Green - A young
women haunts the govenerspalace and another house near the palace. She is the
ghost of a girl named Elizabeth that was attending one of the governor’s balls.
It is said that during the night Elizabeth became very upset and ran away from
the ball. On her way back to the house that Elizabeth was staying at, she lost
one of her shoes on the Govenerspalace's green. When she finally got home
legend has it that she threw herself off the top step. But the truth is that
Elizabeth died away from Williamsburg giving birth. Even so, Elizabeth still
haunts the Govenerspalace Green. Some people still see her. Others hear the
sound of someone running who is missing a shoe.
Williamsburg - Ironbound Road – Rec Center - the
blinds go up and down in the second floors nurses office, a ghost is seen to
play baseball late at night and a shadowy figure has been seen walking around the
woods late at night
Williamsburg - Kings Arms Tavern - A woman named
Irma haunts this place. She lived in the 1700s. People don't yet know how she
died. Some people believe she died because of a candle. Others think she died
because of another thing. Irma isn't seen very often, but she is heard speaking
to staff and people have felt her presence. Irma blows out candles and helps
the staff. She is not a poltergeist. She is very friendly.
Williamsburg - Magazine building - A soldier seems
to still walk up the stairs to put his guns away.
Williamsburg - Matthew Whaley Elementary School
(301 Scotland Street) - Haunted by the ghosts of two young African American
boys killed in the 1960's by an unknown anti-desegregation assailant.
Williamsburg - Peyton Randolph House - Many ghost
sightings over 20 stories associated with this old mansion.
Williamsburg - The Mill - Williamsburg's first
serial killer stashed his young victim's bodies here, and it is said to be
haunted by them.
Williamsburg - William and Mary - Quarterly House -
Haunted by Indians kept in the house. You can hear beating of drums, crying,
screaming, footsteps and you can see a boy run across the soccer field late at
Williamsburg - William and Mary - Tucker Hall - In
1980, a girl committed suicide in this academic building, and her ghost is
rumored to appear throughout the semesters.
Williamsburg - The Williamsburg Theatre - the ghost
of a Union soldier in blue haunts this theatre. During the Civil War, the
theatre belonged to the Wade family, a friendly and well-known family who open
their home to poverty-stricken families in search of a home. One day a
severely-wounded Confederate soldier was taken into the home in the attempt to
heal him from his wounds and save his life. Unfgrtunately, the soldier later
died. The next day, Union soldier entered the Wade home in search of Confederates
taken refuge in Williamsburg. When the Confederate soldier was revealed to the
soldiers, it turned the Confederate soldier was brother to one of the Union
soldiers who had entered the Wade Home. Grief-stricken, the Union soldier
sobbed uncontrollably. The soldier later died on the battle fields in Richmond.
His ghost is said to be wandering the halls of the theatre, desperately
searching for his fallen brother in order to make amends with him.
Williamsburg - Wren Building - Haunted by a French
Soldier of the revolutionary war-he died in this building when it was a
makeshift hospital for the wounded. Also, it was haunted by some unknown force,
and one of the inhabitants discovered the body of a 13 year old girl buried in
Winchester - Cork Street Tavern - The tavern has a
ghost that likes to trip its guests that walk through the door.
Winchester - Fort Colier Battle Field - The cries
and ghostly figures of those wounded haunt the battle fields once every year.
When ghostly figures appear each year is unknown--it is always different!
Winchester - Orchardcrest Apartments - Late at
night, or early morning hours, odd things will occur, such as lights flickering
on and off, TV's coming on and off, doors slamming when everyone is asleep.
Rumor has it that around 100 years ago, there was a cemetery and that when they
built the apartments, they dug up most of the bodies, but some were forgotten.
Winchester - Stone Wall Park - About 50 years ago
there were some teens out at the park hanging out. Obviously there was a
murderer passing by and stopped to kill one of the teens. Now if you go on a
certain night, you can hear screaming of the teen. There have been no sightings
Wise - University of Virginia - Bowers-Sturgill - A
young girl that committed suicide in what is currently Bowers-Sturgill Hall is
said to be seen hanging from the pipes from which she hung herself.
Wise - Wise County Orphange - This place has
experieced many strange sightings threw the years. Many People have said they
can see a strange figure standing in a window lookin over the field. It has
also been said that children that have been terribly murdered can be heard
laughing and bouncing balls. Many peolpe have been heard screaming from the
house with sheer terror.
Woodbridge - Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre - The ghost
or ghosts who haunt the Lazy Susan have been known to rearrange the chairs
& place settings in the dining room. Several people have reported seeing
unexplained lights moving around backstage, and many people have reported
feeling a "presence" when alone in the theatre.
Woodbridge - Old haunted orphan houses - Many years
ago off of Route 1 in Woodbridge, Virginia were several houses that belonged to
old families who would adopt orphans as a way of life. The problem is that big
corporal companies came in to build over the houses and so the families were
evicted. Years later when the land had begin to furnish again, contractors
decided to build over the houses since the plan to construct when they had been
torn down had been shunned. When construction began several appearances had
been sighted of children running around and giggling in the woods. Machinery
started to malfunction and people started to disappear in the woods when bodies
of the children had been found in unmarked stone graves around the houses. The
area of land is located across from the junkyard that sits across the street
from the original orphan house all the way to the forest miles behind and next
to Potomac library. The only people who were able to survive in the area and
camp there were homeless people. It is said that the orphans take pity on their
misfortune and spare them the life they had previously lead. That goes to show
even the dead show sympathy.
Woodbridge - Skini Fatz Bar/Restaurant - Skini Fatz
theme has been changed a lot over the years. They have witnessed lights turning
on after they've closed for the night. An older man in what is used as the
waitress dressing area. also there have been reports from various people
stating they've seen a young man in the parking lot. This gentleman was hit by
a car about 10-15 years ago. Overall the place is eclectic both in looks and in
other fashions. It's an overall neat place to go and check out one night. The
manager there is a really nice guy. And the best part of all is you can look
around pretty much the entire place.
Woodlawn Plantation - There are several ghosts that
haunt Woodlawn Plantation, which used to be the home of George Washington's
daughter. The gift shop has a well in the floor that is kept closed. Apparently
it is a doorway for ghosts.
Yorktown - Camp Peary - A man killed his wife, and
later hung himself. The lights turn on when no one is around, also doors unlock
Yorktown - Crawford Road - A woman hung herself
from an overpass on her wedding day.Her spririt has been seen her spirit,
hanging in her wedding dress. Also, African Americans were hung down the road.
A lot of spirits dwell on this road. - Febuary 2005 Correction - Formerly
listed under - Poquoson - Crawford Rd - There have been other stories about the
part of the road where the Tour Road crosses over
Crawford Rd. There is a story that on some nights
that you can see a black lady in a white dress walk up on the bridge onto the
ledge, then she falls off and then she stops in mid air and swings like she was
hung. There have also been stories of your car cutting out and not starting. If
you drove down it at night you could see someone hanging from the bridge where
someone was hung years ago and that cars have shut off underneath the bridge
Yorktown - Yorktown Battlefields - Plenty of Civil
War Era ghosts wandering around. And legend is if you sit on a hill on the
battle fields at midnight and stare at the moon for a few seconds, then look at
the battle fields the soldiers are still there fighting.