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Meet 11 Ghosts From Virginia And Hear Their Bone-Chilling Stories

Virginia is often called one of the most haunted states in the nation. As a stomping ground for ghosts and spirits, as well as ghost hunters and paranormal explorers, it leaves one to wonder why, exactly, there is so much so-called “activity” in the state. Speculation and belief in the paranormal aside, there’s no question that Virginia offers an old and complex history – and with that complexity comes tragedy, tribulation and many other interesting events that seem to be indicative of ghostly spirits that remain behind long after death. Below, we’ve collected a handful of stories from around the state about some of Virginia’s better-known ghosts and the backstories that left them in limbo.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there is something deliciously creepy about these stories – and it definitely gets you thinking about history and the events that make it so fascinating. What are some of your favorite ghost stories from Virginia? Have you ever had a personal encounter? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.