Norfolk Virginia Beach Area VA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Norfolk Virginia Beach Area Virginia United States of America. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Virginia. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Virginia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Norfolk Virginia Beach Area Virginia hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Savoy Hotel in London, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Mandarin Oriental Macau and the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Virginia
Douthat State Park; the "Grand Canyon of the South", Breaks Interstate 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; Powhatan State Park; Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with beautiful scenery (take the renowned Skyline Drive) and wildlife such as bears and deer; Natural Tunnel State Park; Lake Anna State Park; Shenandoah River State Park; Grayson Highlands State Park; Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Wilderness Road State Park; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into North Carolina, with wildlife such as bears and otters; False Cape State Park; Kiptopeke State Park; and Pocahontas State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Virginia.
Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Myths and Folklore in 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; 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 magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; 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 hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
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; 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 Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; 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.
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