Ghosts in Big Bull Tunnel

Big Bull Tunnel is a utilitarian fixture in Southwest Virginia. It’s never been an actual attraction, simply another train tunnel in Wise County. It’s difficult to believe the arched throughway has such a dark and mysterious history. Construction was so problematic, and so many mishaps followed, that many suspected the structure was cursed. Rumors claim […]

The Nocturnal Wayfarer

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Haunted Hotels

Col. John Murphy was a Civil War veteran when he became one of most notable hotel magnates in Richmond, Virginia. Few people knew the successful businessman was involved in a ghostly tale of his own. A well-dressed young man named Jones visited the Murphy Hotel in 1893. He had worked as a missionary among the […]

The Mine’s Vengeful Wraith

An old southwest Virginia mine operator visited a historic tavern in Richmond. He loved the hustle and modern life in the city. It was the 1890s and he was well into his golden years. He ordered a drink and soon curious regulars directed the conversation to life in the mines. The story he told brought […]

The Featherbed Ghost

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Haunted Houses

Dances were a common fixture of Appalachian life well into the early Dances were a common fixture of Appalachian life well into the early Twentieth Century. They were a form of entertainment, as well as a public forum to discuss community events and efforts. Everyone danced, feasted, and sang until well after midnight. Entire families […]

Spirited Tuckahoe

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Haunted Houses

This home, near Jamestown, Virginia, is also known as the “Randolph family mansion.” Most of the world, however, knows it as “Tuckahoe.” This home has a lengthy history of legend and haunting. The legend and lore behind it has been discussed for centuries. The house’s origins remain debatable because of its early age. Some records […]

Waverley Hills Sanatorium

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Haunted Hospitals

Does it really have a “body chute?” Did 100,000 people die in this hospital? Questions are plentiful when it comes to the Waverley Hills Sanatorium, but the urban legends are more colorful than the history. Many paranormal shows on television have covered the infamous Waverly Hills. It has been featured 3 times on Syfy’s Ghost […]

The Bunny Man

The Bunny Man legend has made its way through many states in the nation, but most people still don’t know how it started. Who was the “Bunny Man?” This staple of urban myth is a common tale in my state of Virginia. As a matter of fact, the Bunny Man originated in Fairfax County, Virginia, […]

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