Virginia Ghost Stories & Haunted Places

On the evening of January 8, 1959 a tragedy occurred on Holston Mountain on The edge of the Virginia and Tennessee border. A plane carrying ten people crashed into the mountain killing all on board. But the question remains: If everyone on board was dead, who was shining the light that brought the rescuers?

Westover Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia is a shining example of the architecture of the 1700s. But as lovely as the house is, the grounds are walked by a ghost with a broken heart. Evelyn Byrd still haunts the plantation grounds hoping to heal the sorrow she bore in life.

Ghostly sounds of children at play and a vault lock that never rusted nor stayed locked for more than a day or so are at the heart of this story which takes place at Colross, one of the largest and most beautiful houses ever built in Alexadria, Virginia.

Grace Sherwood lived around the turn of the 18th century is known for being the first (if not only) woman charged with being a witch in the state of Virginia. Most historians claim that her trial was the result of a less enlightened age, but there are some claims that support the charge of Grace Sherwood being a witch. Was an innocent woman convicted of witchcraft? Or did the powers she possess protect her from death?

Love is a peculiar thing. It does not come easy and when it leaves, it can take a persons heart with it. Sometimes it causes an otherwise rational person to do the most unrational things. Take, for example, the story of the ghost of a sea captains wife and the tragedy that took place in what is now Alexandria, Virginia...

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Near the southern tip of Pasquotank County close the coast of the Albemarle Sound is a now abandoned house now considered one of the most haunted houses in North Carolina. In the early part of the 1800's Thomas Lynch Shannonhouse and his wife built the once beautiful house in the middle of the swamp hoping to raise a happy family. What the house became was a spot of heartache, death and horror....

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The Biltmore estate is one of the jewels in the crown of North Carolina tourism. The largest privately owned house in the country, it brings in over a million visitors each year from all over the world. Some of those who come get more than just a tour though the old house, they get to come face to face with ghostly spirits who call the Biltmore home....

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The area known as "The Devil's Stairs" has more than its share of ghosts. In this weeks story, I tell the tale of a few ghosts that seem to want to get away from the stairs.. Or maybe they want to keep you there......

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For the most of men who've seen battle, a piece of the conflict is taken home with them as a sort of unwanted souvenir. The ordeal they experienced is something that those of us who've never seen battle could never understand. And yet, on at least one occasion, they come back to protect and warn the living. Columbia, South Carolina was the place for one of the most odd of ghost sightings......