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Abingdon VA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Abingdon Virginia USA. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Virginia. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. Virginia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.

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    Ghosts, Monsters, Legends, Myths, Folklore and Scary Stories in Virginia

    Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; 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); card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; 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; the hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; and the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.

    The phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; 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; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; 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 Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; 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; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.

    Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Virginia

    The Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark; historic Lexington; the scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains; Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington; the Richmond Canal Walk; Colonial Williamsburg; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; Arlington National Cemetery; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; Manassas National Battlefield Park; Busch Gardens amusement park; Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive; and Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, are among the attractions of Virginia.


    The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Fairbanks, Sacramento, Corpus Christi, Savannah, Houston, Skagway, Phoenix, Washington DC, Atlanta, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Chicago, Atlantic City, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Miami, Kansas City, New York, Detroit, Anchorage, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Seattle, Juneau, New Orleans, San Francisco, St Louis, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City and Sitka. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Disney resorts, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, rodeos, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, the Grand Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Appalachians, Route 66, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Florida Keys and Mount Rushmore are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.

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