Don’t Drive On These 8 Haunted Streets In Virginia…Or You’ll Regret It

Should you be brave enough to venture to a house or building rumored to be haunted…well, the results are on your head, so to speak. After all, you sought it out, made the effort to go, and actually walked in. You kind of know what you’re in for, right? But when the road that takes you where you need to go is haunted…well that’s another story. We’ve looked around and here are a few places we’ve found that you might just want to avoid, or save for an especially dark night. Here are the 8 most haunted streets in Virginia.

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You don’t have to believe in ghosts to need to sleep with the lights on after reading some of these tales about the most haunted streets in Virginia. I won’t judge you…in fact, I’ll be doing the same thing tonight. But regardless of how you feel about the spirit world, there is something creepy about these stories. And we would love to hear some more! Have you had experiences on these roads? Are there any great stories about other haunted streets in Virginia that we’ve missed? We would love to hear them, so please share them in the comments below!

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September 30, 2020

What are the most haunted places in Virginia?

Virginia is loaded with history and, as you may have guessed from reading the above legends, plenty of haunted places. Some of Virginia’s most historic places are also the most haunted. That’s certainly the case of the Exchange Hotel in Gordonsville, Virginia. The Hotel was constructed in 1860 as a place of rest for those traveling on the nearby railroad. However, in just two years, the hotel was converted into a receiving hospital for those wounded from the Civil War. In less than a year, over 23,000 sick and wounded soldiers passed through. Today, visiting this landmark, you might hear the sound of soldiers is despair whose spirits have never left.

Does Virginia have any haunted lighthouses?

The beautiful Assateague Lighthouse, located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, is a famous landmark for anyone passing through the area. Yet few people realize that the lighthouse is also rumored to be haunted. Standing 142 feet tall, the lighthouse is an impressive structure in its own right. The notion of paranormal activity certainly adds to the intrigue. Many folks believe that the ghost of Mr. Watson, who was once the lightkeeper, continues to linger nearby. Mr. Watson allegedly died inside the lighthouse, though no one knows why or how that happened. Curious to learn more? Check out our previous article about this beautiful yet haunted Virginia lighthouse.

Are there any ghost towns in Virginia?

There’s something about ghost towns that captivates the imagination. Seeing crumpled structures in disrepair, one can only imagine what life must have been like in these places. Virginia is home to a handful of ghost towns, and each of them has an alluring and intriguing past. Some of the most abandoned ghost towns in Virginia include Matildaville in Great Falls National Park, Wash Woods at False Cape State Park, Pocosin Mission in Shenandoah National Forest, the Renaissance Fair in Fredericksburg, and Elko Tract in Henrico County. Curious to learn more about these abandoned ghost towns? Check out this article that outlines their haunting past.

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