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Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore and Legends in Virginia
The hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; spirits of the historic and very haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, including a phantom cat and a spectral former employee who tells people that there are ghosts on the higher floors; the hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; and the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
The creation, by the Great Spirit, of the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek, Rockbridge County, for the benefit of the Monacan tribe (their women and children escaped across the bridge while their menfolk were able to defend the narrow path from a larger number of Powhatan warriors); card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; spooky goings on in the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, Abingdon, including Civil War bloodstains appearing on new carpets and a phantom woman seeking her lover; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; spooky tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree; mysteries of the Great Dismal Swamp, including a spectral raft with two occupants, illuminated by a bottle of fireflies, on Lake Drummond (the occupants are the ghosts of a man who went mad with grief and that of his lover, whose spirit the man desperately sought in the swamp); and hauntings of Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, including the beautiful and fragrant ghost of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (near the boxwood trees) and the well in the gift shop that may be a portal to another world, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
Nature Reserves, State Parks, State Forests, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Virginia
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into North Carolina, with wildlife such as bears and otters; Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with beautiful scenery (take the renowned Skyline Drive) and wildlife such as bears and deer; Powhatan State Park; Natural Tunnel State Park; False Cape State Park; the "Grand Canyon of the South", Breaks Interstate Park; Kiptopeke State Park; Belle Isle State Park; the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in the Appalachian Mountains, extending into Kentucky and West Virginia and with wildlife such as black bears, white-tailed deer and bald eagles; Wilderness Road State Park; Shenandoah River State Park; Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Grayson Highlands State Park; Lake Anna State Park; Pocahontas State Park; and Douthat State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Virginia.
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