Old Post Chapel

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Many Arlington National Cemetery burials started in this old military chapel, in use since the 1930s. Witnesses have reported unexplained voices and footsteps, locked doors have been known to open by themselves, and at least once, a soldier went into a room to find all the cabinets wide open. A ghostly apparition has been seen in the bridal room, which was formerly a private mourning room for families of the deceased.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Meigs Drive
Fort Myer, VA
United States

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GPS:
38.88069843461064, -77.07880568497785
County:
Arlington County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Arlington, VA (1.4 mi.)
Washington, D. C., DC (2.5 mi.)
Claremont, VA (2.9 mi.)
Baileys Crossroads, VA (3.4 mi.)
Seven Corners, VA (4.2 mi.)
Lake Barcroft, VA (4.7 mi.)
Brookmont, MD (4.8 mi.)
Falls Church, VA (5.0 mi.)
Alexandria, VA (5.5 mi.)
Lincolnia, VA (5.5 mi.)

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  1. I was stationed there from 2002 to 2004. There is defiantly a creepy feeling about the chapel. The doors do come open on their own. Some of the military working dogs have refused to go in there at night.

  2. Generations of ghost stories from this chapel. The rumor that fits most of our sittings is that a lady awaited the return of her soon to be husband and he never came back. She in her sadness committed suicide in the bell tower. Her figure in a white gown can be seen from the upper center window at times. In addition. The stair case door to the bell is locked at all times. At night if we “military Police” find the door of the building unlocked we must enter and make sure it’s empty and lock the doors. The bell tower door that is locked and illegibly has no key has been discovered open. Music will start playing in the middle of the night with nobody inside. K9 elements majority of the time won’t enter the building and we NEVER go in alone!

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