If you’re a fan of the supernatural and enjoy a good horror story then you’ve come to the right place. Virginia is popular for its haunted locations and each year there are organized tours visiting any of them. In order to intrigue you even further, we will name some of the locations you can visit and explain the story behind them. Stick around, if you dare!
The number five on our list is Historic Jordan Springs.
This location dates back to 1800’s. There have been reports saying that ghost were wandering inside the building, but also on the grounds as well. The history behind this location is that it endured many civil war battles and that it also served as a hospital during that time. This location was also filmed for an episode of ghost hunters.
Number four goes to Henricus Historical Park. This reconstructed park is the second English settlement and it’s located just above the James river. The EVP’s ( Electronic Voice Phenomenon ) recorded that there are resident spirits of Civil war soldiers here but also the native Americans. This is a place where many soldiers died in an attempt to dig the Dutch Gap Canal. This canal was dug in order to allow the boats to bypass the confederate guns along the shores. The union soldiers received heavy casualties and they haunt the place to this day.
The third one is Ferry Plantation House located on Virginia Beach.
This one is the local favorite and the age behind this location is remarkable. The history of this property goes all the way back to 1642 even though the House was built in the 1830. The interesting thing about this location is that there are claims about multiple spirits but there is this one that’s particularly talkative and he also makes himself known on a regular basis. One more interesting detail about this place is that far back in the 1706 there was a witch called ” The witch of Pogo ”. She was one of the few women convicted of using witchcraft.
The second location on the list is Civil War Hospital Museum Exchange Hospital.
This is one of the favorite locations for many people who are trying to hunt ghosts. This former hotel served as a hospital for the Civil War soldiers in the 1860. It consists of three buildings, the main one house, train depot warehouse and also the kitchen quarters. Each of these buildings has its own residents who are making themselves known to investigators and also the unsuspecting tourists.
And for the first place on our list – Saint Albans Sanatorium.
This place is undeniably the most favorite place to all the ghost hunters throughout Virginia. It was originally a boys school before it became a mental institution. The claims about this place suggest that there are spirits of patients and even children, but also a particular ghost who actively dislikes women. To top it all off, the site upon which this institution was built was an artillery battery.