The Oldest Brick House In America, Bacon’s Castle, Is Hiding In Virginia And It’s Most Definitely Haunted
While it’s unlikely that every historic building in Virginia is haunted, there are several that have an undeniably eerie allure to them. One example that comes to mind is Bacon’s Castle in Virginia, the oldest brick house in the state. Constructed in the 1600s, this ancient building is filled with history, intrigue, and a healthy dose of hauntings. Here’s more about the mysterious Bacon’s Castle in Virginia:
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If you’re curious to learn more about the investigation performed on Bacon’s Castle in Virginia by the Center For Paranormal Research and Investigation, you can read the full project report here. What are your thoughts on these haunted discoveries at one of Virginia’s most fascinating historical landmarks? Be sure to share your thoughts with us!
Bacon’s Castle is located at 465 Bacons Castle Trl., Surry, VA 23883. For additional details regarding a visit, you can click here.
Virginia doesn’t technically have any haunted castles, although as you read earlier, the historic building nicknamed Bacon’s Castle may very well be haunted. That being said, Virginia is notorious for its haunted landmarks, many of which are buildings that date back hundreds of years. The scariest haunted houses in Virginia include the Fall Hill Mansion in Fredericksburg, Lanier House in Danville, the Glencoe Inn in Portsmouth, Carter’s Grove Plantation in Williamsburg, the Ferry Plantation House in Virginia Beach, Castle Hill Manor in Charlottesville, Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, and Edgewood Plantation in Charles City.
What is the most haunted place in Virginia?
There are so many haunted locations throughout the state of Virginia, and it’s difficult to assess which is the single most haunted. However, many paranormal investigators agree that Scotchtown in Beaverdam, Virginia tops the list. This historic home once belonged to Patrick Henry and his wife Sarah Shelton Henry from 1771 to 1778. In fact, Patrick Henry wrote his famous speech that included the line “Give me liberty or give me death” inside this house. After Sarah gave birth to their sixth child, she began to suffer from mental illness and was confined to a straight dress (an early form of a straight jacket). She died in the house, although many believe her spirit still lingers. In fact, it’s not unusual to see a figure in a long white dress walking outside or holding a candle in the upstairs window.
Can I visit any abandoned places in Virginia?
With so much history, the state of Virginia is home to many sites that have been abandoned over the years. It’s possible to visit some of these places and catch a glimpse of what life may have been like in decades past. You’ll find that seeing some of these landmarks in person can be a fascinating and chilling experience. In fact, we’ve designed an entire road trip around Virginia’s most abandoned places. If you’re curious to learn more about this thrilling adventure, be sure to check out the itinerary for exploring these haunted locations.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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