Haunted Places in Danville, Virginia



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    Lanier House

    Danville, Virginia

    The Lanier House, the oldest documented residence in the city, was built in 1830 by Danville's first mayor, Captain James Lanier. Although the structure now holds law offices, it has been the office of the city's first pediatrician as well as a private residence. It is said to be haunted; ...


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    Danville Museum - Sutherlin Mansion

    Danville, Virginia

    The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, located inside the Sutherlin Mansion (originally built for William T. Sutherlin in 1859), has been called the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy." It was here that Jefferson Davis spent long hours staring out the parlor window after he heard the news of ...


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    Elon University

    Elon, North Carolina

    34 miles from Danville, VA

    Elon University is said to be haunted by Mary, who resides in the West Dormitory and is known for talking to students while they're sleeping. Mary also is blamed for swinging light fixtures, footsteps, electrical anomalies, apparitions, and shattering mirrors. According to campus legend, Mary died in the Jan. 18, ...


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    Carolina Theatre

    Greensboro, North Carolina

    42 miles from Danville, VA

    In 1981 a fire broke out in the Carolina Theatre while it was closed and killed a woman. As the woman was not supposed to have been there at the time, it is believed she deliberately set the fire that killed her. People now claim that her ghost ...


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    Guilford College

    Greensboro, North Carolina

    43.7 miles from Danville, VA

    Guilford College is said to have haunts in its 1961 Dana Auditorium. The building is said to stand on the site of a makeshift Civil War hospital where many soldiers died. The oldest ghost in residence is Lucas, a soldier who tends to appear at 2 a.m. in the Moon ...


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    Horace Williams House

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    50.1 miles from Danville, VA

    The 1840s Horace Williams House was the home of University of North Carolina's Philosophy Department chairman and taught future renowned author Thomas Wolfe. Williams is said to haunt his former home, moving objects around, rocking a rocking chair and flushing toilets.


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    Lydia's Bridge

    Jamestown, North Carolina

    50.3 miles from Danville, VA

    This bridge outside of Greensboro is said to be haunted by a phantom hitchhiker. Lydia was headed home from a dance in the early 1920s, and as her story goes, her date lost control of the car. He was kileld instantly, but she, badly injured, died on the roadside while ...


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    Carolina Inn

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    50.4 miles from Danville, VA

    As many as 20 ghosts are said to haunt this 1924 hotel building. The most well-known is that of Dr. William Jacocks, a frequent guest who made the hotel his home after he retired -- and still resides here, folks say. He lived in Room 256, and he makes himself ...


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    Gimghoul Castle - Dromgoole's Castle

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    50.7 miles from Danville, VA

    Ghimghoul Castle near the University of North Carolina campus is a ruin with many legends attached. One says that 18-year-old Peter Dromgoole was buried here in 1833 after he lost a duel for the hand of his beloved Miss Fanny. Another tale says that Fanny loved Peter and didn't know ...


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    Avenel Plantation

    Bedford, Virginia

    52.5 miles from Danville, VA

    Built around 1838 by William M. Burwell and his wife Frances Steptoe, the historic home eventually, in 1985, was purchased by the Avenel Foundation, a non-profit organization known to restore and preserve historic Avenel. A ghostly Lady in White has been seen walking on the grounds and in the halls, ...


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    High Point City Hall

    High Point, North Carolina

    55.2 miles from Danville, VA

    During "active hours" in city hall, there is not much activity that is reported. But at night, shift workers inside the building, which is secured, have experienced multiple occasions of paranormal activity. The various types of accounts have been listed below and further investigation is on going by ...


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    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery

    Vinton, Virginia

    55.3 miles from Danville, VA

    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery, according to reports, is haunted by a man in a white robe who floats near the center of the cemetery.


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    The Patrick Henry Hotel

    Roanoke, Virginia

    56 miles from Danville, VA

    At this 1925 hotel, not only living guests can be found. Three ghostly men are said to stand around in the ballroom, keeping an eye on things. On the second floor, there is a man's apparition who smokes a pipe and sits at one of the tables. Those with sharp ...


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    Salem College

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    58.3 miles from Danville, VA

    Salem College began in 1772 as a primary school, then a high school and now a college. It is the oldest women's college in the Southern U.S., and it has the abundance of haunts fitting to such an old institution. For example, the Clewell Dorm is haunted by a little ...


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    Brookstown Inn

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    58.4 miles from Danville, VA

    It is said that for the past two or three decades, guests in many of the rooms here have been awakened by the sound of a female voice calling their name repeatedly or saying "Mercy!" over and over again.


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    Randolph College

    Lynchburg, Virginia

    60.1 miles from Danville, VA

    Randolph College, founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon's Woman's College, is said to be haunted. One haunted spot is Mary's Garden, named after Mary Stokes. Student legend says if you stray from the path and cross the garden, you will never graduate or never marry. Another story tells of a student ...


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    North Carolina State University

    Raleigh, North Carolina

    68.2 miles from Danville, VA

    The ghostly campus legends at North Carolina State University include a haunting by a student who threw herself off the roof of the D.H. Hill Library in the 1980s (her silhouette is occasionally spotted on the roof) and a construction worker who haunts the Bell Tower.


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    Sweet Briar College

    Amherst, Virginia

    69.3 miles from Danville, VA

    Sweet Briar College was founded in 1901, and since then has accumulated several ghosts. The college was founded by Indiana Fletcher Williams in memory of her daughter Daisy, who died in 1884 at age 16. "Miss Indie" died in 1900, but her ghost is said to make itself known throughout ...


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    Mordecai House

    Raleigh, North Carolina

    69.3 miles from Danville, VA

    The oldest part of Mordecai House, part of a public park, dates to around 1785 and was constructed by Joel Lane for his son Henry. The name of the house changed when Moses Mordecai married Margaret Lane in 1817. It is said to be haunted by family member Mary Willis ...


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    Devil's Tramping Ground

    Bennett, North Carolina

    69.4 miles from Danville, VA

    According to local lore, this area near Bennett is a 40-foot circle in the middle of a forest in which nothing will grow. Legend has maintained, for over a century, that it is the site where the devil himself rises to the surface to wreak havoc on mankind. Reports say ...


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    Patterson-Noble-Baker House

    Louisburg, North Carolina

    69.4 miles from Danville, VA

    The circa-1820 Patterson-Noble-Baker House was a plantation home originally, but now serves as a private home. Reports say it is a hot spot for paranormal activity, and ghost hunters have recorded EVPs inside.


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    Louisburg College

    Louisburg, North Carolina

    69.5 miles from Danville, VA

    Louisburg College, founded in 1787, is a private Methodist institution with many suspected ghosts. Its Main Building, used as a hospital during the Civil War, is haunted by a little boy with no face. Voices and sounds abound here, and other ghosts are suspected to call the building home. In ...


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    Lyric Theatre

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    71.8 miles from Danville, VA

    The historic theater opened in 1930, and at least some the weird occurrences here, some say, may stem from a workman who was killed during its construction. Employees have described footsteps on stairways, phantom muttering, cold breezes, and a woman shrieking, sometimes saying over and over "Let me out!"


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    Holiday Inn - University / Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    72.6 miles from Danville, VA

    This hotel lies on the site of a former plantation called Jacob's Lantern. At Attitudes, the hotel bar and nightclub, laughter and voices can be heard after hours when the place is closed and empty. Guests often ask the hotel manager to turn the music down when no music is ...


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    The Natural Bridge Hotel

    Natural Bridge, Virginia

    72.6 miles from Danville, VA

    Legend has it that a former owner went mad and killed his wife and children in the hotel. Some say the apparitions of various members of the family have been seen around the grounds in the night.


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    Longwood University

    Farmville, Virginia

    74 miles from Danville, VA

    A spooky story surrounds the statue of the Confederate Hero, dedicated Oct. 11, 1900, on High Street. Legend has it that when you can see the statue’s shadow on the wall of the camupus' East Ruffner Building, all is well. When you cannot, the soldier's ghost is out protecting the ...


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    Winton Country Club

    Amherst, Virginia

    75.5 miles from Danville, VA

    Winton Country Club, constructed in 1769, was the home of Sarah Winston Syme Henry, mother of patriot Patrick Henry. Legend has it that when Patrick Henry visited during the American Revolution, he had to secrete himself from the enemy in a pile of hay here. Rumors also say that Sarah ...


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    Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    Dublin, Virginia

    79.2 miles from Danville, VA

    Wilderness Road Regional Museum is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young woman who walks the ground or stands in the window. The lights are known to flicker here as well.


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    Southern Virginia University

    Buena Vista, Virginia

    79.8 miles from Danville, VA

    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 ...


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    Alston House - Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum

    Littleton, North Carolina

    83 miles from Danville, VA

    The Alston House is home to many disembodied voices. Items in the house have moved, reappeared and disappeared again. Contractor had to stop working and leave the house because he felt there was a presence with him. (Submitted by Stephen Barcelo)


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    Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia

    83.2 miles from Danville, VA

    Virginia Military Institute, which originally opened in 1839 and has boasted famous professors of the likes of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including an apparition of a hanged man. Jackson’s possessions and the skeleton of his horse are displayed in the chapel. Students have ...


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    Major Graham Mansion

    Max Meadows, Virginia

    84.9 miles from Danville, VA

    The historic mansion is believed to be haunted by the spirits of folks from its past. Paranormalists have collected electric voice phenomna and seen apparitions. The property is reported to be open for history and ghost tours during some times of year, and is available for investigation by paranormalist groups ...


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    Tribble Farm

    Blackstone, Virginia

    91.6 miles from Danville, VA

    This old farm house is currently the home of both female and male spirits including a child who likes to peek around corners at you. There have been photos of a lady dressed in turn of the century (1800's) clothing as well as a man dressed in military clothing. ...


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    Haw Branch Plantation

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    94.9 miles from Danville, VA

    The circa-1735 Haw Branch Plantation, first settled by Colonel Thomas Tabb and wife Rebecca Booker, is the site of many strange occurrences such as footsteps, nighttime sounds of heavy objects falling, and an unexplained rose perfume scent. A loud scream regularly comes from the attic, at about 6-month intervals, and ...


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    Albemarle Opera House

    Albemarle, North Carolina

    96.5 miles from Danville, VA

    The early-1900s opera house is rumored to be haunted by ghosts whose footsteps are heard around the theater. Shadow figures also have been seen, and a band has been playing ragtime and other music every fall for more than 80 years.


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    Bremo Plantation

    Bremo Bluff, Virginia

    99 miles from Danville, VA

    One house here is said to be haunted by Anne Blaws Barraud Cocke, wife of John Hartwell Cocke, War of 1812 brigadier general and the builder of the plantation estate.


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    Historic General Lewis Inn

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    101.8 miles from Danville, VA

    The 1929 inn is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. The most well known is a Lady in White who haunts Room 208. Her identity is unknown, a portrait of her hangs in the room. Also residing here is the ghost of a slave named Reuben, rumored ...


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    Amelia Wildlife Management Area

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    102 miles from Danville, VA

    A ghostly "charred lady" is said to roam the wildlife reserve, but she has company, as other apparitions have been seen here as well. The spot has been a dumping place for murder victims as well as a party spot for teens.


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    Old Courthouse Theatre

    Concord, North Carolina

    104.9 miles from Danville, VA

    Old Courthouse Theatre, built in 1922, was originally a Baptist church and is rumored to be haunted. One of the ghosts has been nicknamed The Deacon, an apparition of a man in a dark suit who doesn't care for musicals. Footsteps, moving objects, lights going on and off and moving ...


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    Bentonville Battlefield

    Four Oaks, North Carolina

    106.8 miles from Danville, VA

    Phantom gunfire and shouts have been heard on the battlefield at night, and the ghost of a girl who died of tuberculosis is believed to haunt an upstairs room in the plantation house.


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    Piney Grove Church

    Concord, North Carolina

    107.4 miles from Danville, VA

    Piney Grove Church was established around the turn of the twentieth century and has four ghosts, according to reports. Witnesses have described strange lights, mists, shadows, and photographic anomalies.


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    Reed Gold Mine

    Midland, North Carolina

    108 miles from Danville, VA

    It all started in 1799 when Mr. Reed's son struck gold in Meadow Creek on the family homestead, and Reed Gold Mine was born. It is said to be haunted by Eleanor Mills, a neighbor od the Reeds in the 1800s. Eleanor and her husband Eugene were quarreling when she ...


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    Monticello

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    111.2 miles from Danville, VA

    People believe that Jefferson has never left his beloved Monticello and they claim to see Jefferson's ghost wandering the grounds and also to hear whistling, something that Jefferson was prone to doing as he toured the property.


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    Castle Hill Manor

    Keswick, Virginia

    119.9 miles from Danville, VA

    Castle Hill Manor is a privately owned historic mansion said to be haunted by a female ghost who wears perfume and sometimes appears in a room known as the pink bedroom. Former owner Amelie Rives is suspected to linger here in spirit as well.


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    Alexander Michael’s

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    123.6 miles from Danville, VA

    Alexander Michael’s restaurant, open since 1983, is said to be haunted, although reports are unclear as to the exact nature of the hauntings.


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    Dixie's Tavern

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    123.8 miles from Danville, VA

    Long said to be one of the most haunted spots in Charlotte but no one seems to know who haunts it or why. In 2013 it was announced that Dixie's would be closing and the land would be made into a park, so it seems it is slated for ...


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    McGlohon Theatre

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    123.8 miles from Danville, VA

    McGlohon Theatre was a church in its original incarnation, but was made into a theater later. The ghosts folks say reside here are from its church days, and can be heard walking or singing.


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    Cajun Queen

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    123.9 miles from Danville, VA

    Cajun Queen is a Cajun restaurant situated in one of the oldest houses in the area. Its ghost is said to have been a former owner who is annoyed that in her old bedroom now stands a bar. However, others say she shows up because she just wants a drink.


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    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    123.9 miles from Danville, VA

    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill is housed in a former farmhouse that's reported to be haunted by ghosts who open and close doors, tinker with the radio, or even show up in the restrooms after the bar is closed.


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    Queens University of Charlotte

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    125.7 miles from Danville, VA

    At Albright, student lore says the ghost of a girl who committed suicide here makes knocking sounds and opens and closes doors. She was said to be distraught over the fact that her parents found out about her relationship with another woman. In the Courtyard area, some say you can ...


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