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Stops on the Ghost Tour

  • Historic Jordan Springs Event & Cultural Center
  • Abram's Delight
  • Shops in Winchester's Loudoun Street Mall
  • Winchester's Indian Alley
  • Old Frederick County Courthouse
  • Cork Street Tavern
  • Wayside Inn
  • Wayside Theatre
  • Cedar Creek Battlefield and the Heater house
  • Belle Grove
  • Hupp's Hill and the Crystal Caverns
  • Tom's Brook Fire Hall
  • Eight Private Residences (not on the tour - these are local ghost stories from the Daily's archives)

Do you believe in ghosts?

Apparitions. Odd noises. Whispers. Flying billiard balls. Cold spots.  

Some area residents swear they have seen or heard ghosts.  Read their stories and visit some of Northern Shenandoah Valley's haunted places to experience paranormal activity for yourself.   Take a tour of The Haunted Valley guided by your Android, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad!

The Haunted Valley mobile app offers a collection of more than 20 news features about paranormal activity in the city of Winchester and Virginia's Frederick and Shenandoah counties. You'll read about some of the spirits making their presence known in places that you can visit and experience the unexplained for yourself. 

Be sure to stop by our Haunted Valley Facebook page to learn about special paranormal-related events and lectures as well as to share your experiences. 

The Haunted Valley is available for download here in iTunes and in the Android Market.

Wayside Theatre

"I walked in and it was as if I was walking into a twister of energy,"

- Michael Brooker,

"Yes, it's haunted, but it's not haunted by the ghost we thought it was haunted by,"

- Thomasin Savaiano, actress,
Wayside Theatre

Paranormal Activity:
Apparition of a woman seen in the electrical booth in the balcony, switches and dials moved, eerie footsteps heard.
Historic Jordan Springs

"Supposedly ... the conversation in the paranormal community right now is that this is the most active property in the country,"

- Toni Wallace-Aitken, owner, CEO,
Historic Jordan Springs Event & Cultural Center

"When you drive up to the estate, the first question - after 'Is the pub open on a regular basis?' - is it haunted?

- Colt Nutter,
executive director and event producer,
Historic Jordan Springs Event & Cultural Center

Paranormal Activity:
Apparitions of Civil War soldiers, a Civil War nurse seen, photograph snapped of a shrouded lady, a spirit dog, a "mirage" or wormhole on the front porch.

Wayside Inn

"This place is haunted, I know it,"

- Lois Charon,
innkeeper, Wayside Inn

"I mean not a lilac ... a barrel of lilacs being poured over top of us ... it kind of raised me up off the ground a little bit,"

- Clay Smith,
Spirit Watch paranormal investigator

Paranormal Activity:
Apparition seen of a woman in a blue dress in the lobby, a strong smell of lilacs in the slave kitchen, coins being moved into the shape of a letter "L."
Abram's Delight

"...I think she knows that we're trying to take care of her house and her things, and she has never given us any trouble. She's never really scared anyone,"

- Cissy Shull, executive director,
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Paranormal Activity:
Apparitions of a "Quaker man" and a female have been seen, objects have been moved. Doorbells and phones ring. A lamp flew around a room.
Hupp's Hill Civil War Park

"The first thing that ever happened to me up there - sometime in late September - I started hearing this drum play by itself in the museum,"

- Rusty Edmondson,
paranormal investigator

Paranormal Activity:
Apparitions of Native American Indians, Civil War soldiers and children seen.
Cedar Creek Battlefield/Heater House

"There is no electricity, no power lines, nothing - we would have EMF-related phenomena that would simply be unexplainable,"

- John Rossi,
Shenandoah Shadows paranormal investigator

Paranormal Activity:
High EMF readings and temperature drops near the Heater House, women getting pinched on the battlefield.

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