Haunted Virginia , Ghost Stories
Haunted Virginia , Ghost Stories
Virginia is supposed to be one of the most haunted states in the United States. Believe it or not but Virginia has all kinds of spooky paranormal things going on including a few ghosts and a vampire or two. If you take a few minutes to read the stories below you'll read all about the more famous ghost stories from all over the great state of Virginia.
Arlington Cemetery is supposed to be one of the most haunted locations in the state of Virginia. It is the Old Post Chapel at Arlington Cemetery that is supposed to be a hot bed of paranormal activity. Thousands of military men's funerals were held in the Old Post Chapel and it appears a few of them weren't quite ready for eternal rest. Soldiers on duty in and around the Old Post Chapel report that locked doors will be found open and open doors will be closed and locked. A woman crying loudly is often heard just inside the front of the chapel. A beautiful dark haired Spanish woman in black mourning clothes is often seen setting in the chapel but when she is approached she vanishes. Many soldiers on guard duty late at night have reported loud organ music coming from the locked Old Post Chapel. A small boy is quite often seen running through the chapel but he vanishes as quickly as he appears.
Over in Fairfax at the George Mason University there is a gazebo near the campus lake and a young man with water dripping off of him is quite often spotted in the gazebo. People who approach him say he is very sad looking and looks to be crying. There is said to also be water dripping off of him. It is reported that around 1920 that a young man did in fact leave a suicide note in the gazebo and then he drowned himself in the campus lake.
In Manassas Virginia there is a ghost called Lucy who is said to haunt the Old Town Inn and that she is both a playful spooky ghost and a ghoulish one also. It is said that she will appear to people at first as quite normal but then she will deteriorate right in front of people and look and smell like a rotting female corpse.
Colonial Williamsburg is supposedly a hot bed of paranormal activity with ghosts around every corner. Bacon's Castle is supposed to be Virginia's oldest home dating back to 1665 is home to several ghosts and plenty of mysteries. A ball of blue light is often spotted both inside and outside the house and it has been seen by many many people over the years. Some people have claimed the ball of blue light has been seen to roll across the yard , up the outside wall of the house and then it seems to perch at the highest point of the roof. A black woman's head is seen floating around the property with a white turban on. People quite often see it and freak slap out.
Items in the Bacon Castle are said to be quite often thrown around and books will be found thrown off shelf's and furniture over turned when the house is opened up in the morning. A ghost cat is said to live in the house. It is said to be a large yellow cat of around 20 pounds and its said that the cat will walk across the room , leap up on someones lap and vanish.
A horse and buggy is often heard riding up outside the house but no house and buggy is ever seen. The house has even been heard to neigh and its said you can hear the horses hooves on the ground.
Have You Ever Read About The Winchester Mystery House
Mrs Winchester kept building her house for 38 years to keep the ghosts entertained. Click the below link to read all about it.
The Richmond Vampire In Hollywood Cemetery
A railroad tunnel collapsed at near by Church Hill and buried several workers alive. However it was reported that a very scary being that had its clothes hanging from it and fangs in its mouth emerged from the cave in and ran towards the near by James River.
The creature raced into Hollywood Cemetery and disappeared into the mausoleum of W.W. Pool where it vanished and it could not be found. Two men were told to stand guard overnight at the door to the mausoleum and the next morning every casket in the mausoleum was opened and searched but no living being could be found.
A small hole about 5 inches across was found in the back of the mausoleum with cold air coming from it was discovered but even though they tried they could not open up the hole any bigger. But the men searching swore that no man or even a child could have went down that hole. The hole was filled over with cement and the patch can be seen to this day. And many many times over the years the wild strange looking vampire has been spotted and reported by many different people.
In case you're wondering Hollywood Cemetery got its name from the many Holly Trees that used to be all over the cemetery.
At the home of Revolutionary War General Thomas Nelson a young British soldier was killed and his ghost in a red coat uniform is spotted around the house. Quite often people report he is wearing a red coat uniform with a very large blood stain in the chest area.
You can enjoy a really great candle lit ghost walk most nights in Yorktown Virginia. If you're into history and ghosts then Yorktown Virginia is the perfect place for you.
Monticello Near Charlottesville Virginia
Monticello was the home of President Thomas Jefferson and its said that Jefferson has never left Monticello. Many people have claimed to hear Thomas Jefferson whistling as he wonders the grounds. Other people claim to see President Jefferson walking around and he has even walked up to some people and asked them what they are doing there.
The Richmond State Capital building is where part of the building collapsed and killed 60 people in 1870. And even though there is no sign left of the accident people often report hearing the sound of walls crashing down and people screaming and begging for mercy.
Here is where the historic Carroll County Courthouse is and on a dark day in 1912 five people were killed including the presiding judge and the county sheriff. Visitors to the Courthouse often report hearing gun shots and pleas for mercy. A woman dressed in a red dress is also reported here but no one knows who she is.
The Virginia Military Institute is located here and the Civil War played a big part in VMI's history. Many young cadets from Virginia Military Institute died fighting in the American Civil War. Many of the young V.M.I. cadets died during the Battle of New Market and are buried at V.M.I. In Jackson Memorial Hall many people have claimed to see the ghosts of the young cadets who died walking around as if they are lost.
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