Marion Area VA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Marion Area Virginia United States of America. Virginia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Virginia cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Marion Area Virginia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Savoy Hotel in London and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends and Folklore in Virginia
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; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; 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; and the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
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 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; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; 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; 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); 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); and the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Virginia
The Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; historic Lexington; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; Arlington National Cemetery; Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington; the scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains; Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive; Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond; Busch Gardens amusement park; the Richmond Canal Walk; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; Manassas National Battlefield Park; and Colonial Williamsburg, are among the attractions of Virginia.
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