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The former Southern Virginia College, now Southern Virginia University, is said to be haunted by a young boy who rides his bicycle up and down the hallway of the fourth floor od a woman’s dormitory carrying a red balloon. Some also say his mother’s ghost haunts the third floor, looking for him, and calling for him in the bathrooms. And from the Tower Room, witnesses say strange noises can be heard behind its always-locked door.

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Geographic Information

1 University Hill Dr
Buena Vista, VA 24416
United States

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37.7401892, -79.35042450000003
Nearest Towns:
Buena Vista, VA (0.4 mi.)
East Lexington, VA (5.5 mi.)
Lexington, VA (5.9 mi.)
Glasgow, VA (9.1 mi.)
Big Island, VA (14.3 mi.)
Goshen, VA (18.9 mi.)
Amherst, VA (19.6 mi.)
Greenville, VA (21.1 mi.)
Middlebrook, VA (22.7 mi.)
Buchanan, VA (23.3 mi.)


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