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Haunting happenings at Abram’s Delight

September 30th, 2009

One of the most active local ghosts in recent years is Mary, one of two spirits haunting Abram’s Delight in Winchester. Built in 1754, the limestone structure is the oldest house in Winchester and is home to the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. The house was built by Isaac Hollingsworth, a Quaker whose grandfather, Thomas, came to America from England with William Penn in 1682.

Little girl and monk-like man haunt Winchester home

September 30th, 2009

Linda Russell’s family has owned Thorn Hill at 407 N. Washington St. in Winchester, also known as the Byrd House, since the early 1950s. Although the house, originally built in 1787 by Judge Robert White, is said to have a number of ghosts. Mrs. Russell said she, her husband, and her parents have never witnessed anything odd.

Middletown farm has friendly ghosts

September 30th, 2009

Martha and Paul Dixon knew their house had a ghost when they purchased it in February 1983, but that didn’t matter to them. Mrs. Dixon said she likes the feeling she gets when she arrives home. “It’s a warm feeling,” she said. “It’s a happy house.”

Jenkins, the ghost, did it!

September 30th, 2009

Joy Costello doesn’t know if LaGrange Farm on U.S. Route 11 near Stephens City is haunted, but the stories suggest it is.

The ghost of Waveland makes nightly appearances

September 30th, 2009

Every night for the past 28 years, after James and JoEllen Huey have turned in for the night, the ghost of Waveland makes his presence known. About 20 minutes after the Hueys get into bed, the H-clasp latch on their closet door releases and the door stands open. The phenomenon doesn’t happen however, when Huey is away on business or during extremely bad weather, Mrs. Huey said.

Civil War soldier makes himself at home in Frederick County home

September 30th, 2009

One Frederick County resident doesn’t have to be convinced ghosts exist — his family spent decades in a home which he said is haunted by their Civil War soldier. The home’s current owner asked that the house not be identified, but the man whose family lived there for many years recalled a vivid memory recently.

Apparition balks at change

September 30th, 2009

People give her odd stares when she tells her story, but Susan Homan still believes.

Neighborhood notes: Winchester

September 30th, 2009

Berryville
Military news
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jacob D. Bixler graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force

Neighborhood notes: Shenandoah

September 30th, 2009

Strasburg
Daniel and Rachel Langlais of Strasburg have announced the birth of a son, Kaithn Scott, on Sept. 23 at

Neighborhood notes: Front Royal

September 30th, 2009

Front Royal
Jessica and Timothy Kirby of Front Royal have announced the birth of a daughter, Gabriella Makenna, on Sept.

Neighborhood notes: Winchester

September 29th, 2009

Winchester
Military news
Army Reserve Spc. Charity E. Mercer has graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson at Columbia, S.C.

Neighborhood notes: Shenandoah

September 29th, 2009

Edinburg
Class of ’59
Attending the reunion of the Edinburg High School class of 1959 on Sept. 19 at

Neighborhood notes: Front Royal

September 28th, 2009

Front Royal
Denise and Jason Schurtz of Front Royal have announced the birth of a daughter, Peyton Ryleigh, on Aug.

Neighborhood notes: Shenandoah

September 28th, 2009

Strasburg
Military news
Coast Guard Seaman Joshua A. Kump graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center at Cape

Neighborhood notes: Front Royal

September 26th, 2009

Mt. Morris Baptist
The Rev. Dr. Maxwell Washington will preach at the homecoming service on Sunday at 3 p.m. at