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The Haunted Valley

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 at iTunes and in the Android Market.

  Paranormal activity

  • Historic Jordan Springs Event & Cultural Center: Civil War soldiers, a Civil War nurse, the shrouded lady, a spirit dog, the lady on the staircase, a "mirage" or wormhole on the front porch

  • Abram's Delight: A Quaker man and a female spirit 

  • Wayside Inn: Woman in a blue dress with a high collar in the lobby next to the fireplace, a strong smell of lilacs in the slave kitchen, coins being moved into the shape of a letter "L"

  • Wayside Theatre: The woman in the electrical booth, little girl spirit in the costume shop

  • Cedar Creek Battlefield/Heater House: High EMF readings and temperature drops near the Heater House, women getting pinched on the battlefield

  • Hupp's Hill: Spirits of Native American Indians, Civil War soldiers and children

  • Toms Brook Fire Hall:  George, who wears a floppy hat, little square glasses and a riding coat.  Also, flying billiard balls, mist, energy balls

  • Belle Grove: Spirit of Hetty Cooley, who was believed to have been murdered by a servant


The Haunted Valley

  • 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

Quotes from The Haunted Valley

Wayside Theatre:

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

- Michael Brooker, psychic medium

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

- Thomasin Savaiano, actress, Wayside Theatre

Historic Jordan Springs Event & Cultural Center

"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

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 of the  Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

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

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

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, VIPS  paranormal investigator

1 Comment

We all love a good ghost story! I'm especially interested in stories of true experiences and let's face it these unusual accounts have been recorded forever. I've heard there is a special room in the Strasburg Hotel that has had some ghostly activity: a few years ago a salesman (who stayed there one night) was scared out of his wits when he woke up to someone pulling the covers off and then seeing a dark shape hovering in the corner. He had not been a believer in such things as ghost before, but he didn't get much sleep that night! So check it out Ghost Busters - let us know, we'll wait here.

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