These Haunted Hotels In Virginia Will Make Your Stay A Nightmare
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It’s been said that Virginia is one of the most haunted places in the United States – and given our history, including the Revolutionary War and Civil War, it’s not too much of a surprise that a few spirits might be hanging around. I don’t know much about ghosts, but from what I understand, they don’t always appear on command. Which is fine with me, but if ghost hunting is your kind of thing, what could be better than actually staying for the whole night at a place that is said to be haunted? These haunted hotels in Virginia, many of them historic, have all been the site of reported paranormal activity – from things that go bump in the night to full-on hauntings of the Scooby-Doo variety.
Fortunately, it would seem that most of our haunted hotel ghosts are the friendly types. But that’s not to say that if I saw or heard any of them during my stay, I wouldn’t be spending a very sleepless night — most likely locked in the bathroom. But for those of you with less sensitive dispositions, I would love to know about any experiences you may have had — at these haunted hotels in Virginia or any others. Tell me your stories in the comments below!
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Haunted hotels in Virginia
August 27, 2022
What’s the most haunted house in Virginia?
If you're looking for a real-life haunted house that's sure to give you thrills *and* chills, definitely visit the most haunted house in Virginia: the Peyton Randolph House. Peyton Randolph was the elected president of the First and Second Continental Congress. He passed away shortly before the Declaration of Independence, but otherwise would have been remembered as a prominent forefather. Constructed in 1715, the striking, Colonial-era Peyton Randolph House still stands. The home saw many different residents over the course of its history, and even served as a military hospital during the Civil War — and some, it seems, never left. Reports of hauntings began as early as 1824, when the noteworthy French general Marquis de Lafayette stayed the night and reported a mysterious phantom placing a hand on his shoulder, much to his terror. And that’s only the beginning of the haunted legends and ghost stories about this Virginia haunted house, which is also wildly considered to be the most haunted place in America!
Are there any haunted campgrounds in Virginia?
The camping in Virginia is second-to-none, and if you're looking for some real life ghost stories (and encounters) as you gather 'round the campfire, definitely pitch a tent at Braley Pond. This is not the only site within George Washington National Forest that is claimed to be haunted, but it seems to have the most terrifying stories associated with it. It can be found just outside of West Augusta, Virginia. Tragic events have happened here, leaving, it seems, many unsettled spirits.
In terms of haunted Virginia State Parks, First Landing State Park is among the most haunted parks in Virginia, with ties to Blackbeard, pirates, and even buried treasure!
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