This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Virginia
Virginia has a countless number of haunted places, and they can be found in just about every area of the state. For the brave of heart who dare venture into some of these most haunted locations, we’ve mapped out a road trip that conveniently makes its way to seven of them. In just under six hours, you can make a circular route through the Eastern portion of the state, passing through Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, and other notoriously spooky towns. Venture to the most haunted places in Virginia. This road trip will certainly make your evening all the more memorable…for better or for worse! For the interactive Google Map, click here.
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What is the most famous ghost story from Virginia?
The most famous Virginia ghost story takes place at Ingles Castle in Radford. According to legend, the image of a woman is burned into one of the mirrors housed inside the castle. It’s believed to be Anne McClanahan Bass, a frequent houseguest of the Ingles family. One night, the building was struck by lightning. The drastic shock caused Anne’s image to become seared to the glass. She is thought to linger around the castle to this day.
What is the most haunted town in Virginia?
Staunton is considered to be the most haunted town in Virginia. Many of Staunton’s charming buildings have stood since the 18th century, and some of its early residents never wanted to leave. Visitors can take a 90-minute walking tour through the streets to learn about the spirits lingering at Mary Baldwin College and the Staunton Train Depot. Are you brave enough to embark on this spooky adventure? To learn more about Staunton, read our feature article here.
What is the creepiest abandoned place in Virginia?
Professor Cline’s Haunted Monster Museum, located Natural Bridge, is the creepiest abandoned place in Virginia. This building was once a popular Halloween attraction, but it burned down in 2012. Today, all that remains are remnants of the structure and debris. Even without the monsters inside, this building is a terrifying destination.
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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