Haunted Places in Independence, Virginia



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    Alleghany County Courthouse

    Sparta, North Carolina

    8.2 miles from Independence, VA

    Built in 1933, the historic courthouse was constructed to replace the original edifice which was destroyed by the 'Big Fire of 1932'. Visitors to the building nowadays have reported hearing disembodied footsteps on the staircase and the unexplained sound of whistling near the decommissioned prison cells. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Museum of Ashe County History

    Jefferson, North Carolina

    22.5 miles from Independence, VA

    It is reported that in 2010 a summer intern here witnessed a ghost. Working alone on the first floor, the intern heard a phone ring on the floor above, and then heard footsteps walking across the floor toward the sound, presumably to answer it.


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    Old Ashe County Hospital

    Jefferson, North Carolina

    23.1 miles from Independence, VA

    The 1939 building was a hospital until 1969 when it turned into a county office building. Reports say it is currently up for sale. Paranormal investigators have heard unexplained shouts and the elevator dinging, even though there was no electricity in the building.


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    Major Graham Mansion

    Max Meadows, Virginia

    25.4 miles from Independence, 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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    Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

    Marion, Virginia

    25.5 miles from Independence, VA

    The Abijah Thomas House, aka the Octagon House, is a historic octagon house and private residence originally built in 1856. Its outer walls are bricks made by slaves on the property. Witnesses say the house is haunted, especially in the "dark room" or storage room. Apparitions of shackled, abused slaves ...


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    Aspenvale Cemetery

    Marion, Virginia

    30.2 miles from Independence, VA

    Aspenvale Cemetery is the burial site of several Revolutionary War heroes such as Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, and his wife Elizabeth, sister of Patrick Henry. Witnesses say the strange anomalies happen here along with an odd feeling that there is something unseen around. Orbs ...


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    Nickerson Snead Haunted Mansion

    Glade Spring, Virginia

    36.4 miles from Independence, VA

    Welcome to The Haunted Mansion VA. We are a seasonal haunted house attraction presented by The Nickerson Snead House Museum in Glade Spring, VA. This haunted house attraction is unique because it is set up in an authentic haunted house. There are over 200 years of spirits haunting the the ...


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    Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Mountain City, Tennessee

    38.2 miles from Independence, VA

    This 1889 house-turned-inn may be home to a few ghosts, which manifest in odd ways. The owners have said the way to tell when a ghost is around is by phantom smells, usually of perfume or peanut butter cookies.


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    Emory and Henry College

    Meadowview, Virginia

    39 miles from Independence, VA

    Founded in 1836, the historic Emory and Henry College is believed to be haunted. A hanging lamp outside the Music Hall is said to swing by itself, stemming from a heated debate in which a man was pushed out the third story window. He grabbed the lamp and hung from ...


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    Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    Dublin, Virginia

    40.2 miles from Independence, 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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    Appalachian State University - East Hall

    Boone, North Carolina

    40.7 miles from Independence, VA

    At Appalachian State University's East Hall dorm, students will tell of strange footsteps, whispers, lights that suddenly turn off, and a feeling of something unseen brushing against you. The third-floor girls' bathroom is haunted by a male ghost, and the apparition of a girl in white has been seen in ...


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    Glidewells - Tijuana Flat's

    Blowing Rock, North Carolina

    44.9 miles from Independence, VA

    Glidewells was once a Tijuana Flat's. The Mexican eatery partially burned down, and a little girl perished in the blaze. Since the restaurant was rebuilt, the little girl's ghostly voice was occasionally heard in the building.


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    Green Park Inn

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    44.9 miles from Independence, VA

    This 1880s inn is said to have a haunt on its third floor. Witnesses say the ghost of a woman who died here in recent years has been seen walking through the third-floor hallways.


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    The Tavern

    Abingdon, Virginia

    45.8 miles from Independence, VA

    The Tavern restaurant was originally built in 1779. Is is said to be the a hot spot for the spirit set, including a ghost nicknamed "The Tavern Tart," reported to be a prostitute who was murdered a client. Witnesses say she is known to pinch or grab men on the ...


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    Barter Theatre

    Abingdon, Virginia

    46.1 miles from Independence, VA

    Built in 1831 as Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church, the building has also been used as a town hall and a fire hall, which meant that even when it became Barter Theatre, the fire alarm remained on the building, and when the sirens went off during a performance, the actors had ...


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    Martha Washington Inn

    Abingdon, Virginia

    46.1 miles from Independence, VA

    At this 1832 inn built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston as a home for his family of nine children, a ghostly young woman roams the place. She is reportedly looking for her lover. Also, witnesses say that no matter how many times the carpets are replaced, blood ...


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    Lees-McRae College - Tate Dorm

    Banner Elk, North Carolina

    51.4 miles from Independence, VA

    Lees-McRae College, specifically Tate Dorm, has a ghost called Emily. According to reports, 12-year-old Emily Draughn died of tuberculosis in the 1930s inside Tate Dorm, which was then Grace Memorial Hospital. Witnesses say Emily plays pranks like turning electrical things on and off or causing phones to ring. She has ...


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    Virginia Intermont College

    Bristol, Virginia

    56.9 miles from Independence, VA

    Reports say Virginia Intermont College may have ceased operations in May 2014, but if it truly is haunted, a ghost probably wouldn't mind. The historic college is rumored to be haunted by a former student named Vera who, as legend tells, became pregnant through an affair with a professor in ...


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    Holiday Inn - University / Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    57.9 miles from Independence, 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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    Brown Mountain Lights

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    58.3 miles from Independence, VA

    It is said that the ghostly orbs that come out of the mountains are the spirits of Cherokee Indian maidens searching for their lost loves. The ghost lights are reported to date back to the 1200, when a big battle claimed the lives of many Indian warriors. The area also ...


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    Lyric Theatre

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    58.4 miles from Independence, 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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    Gwendolyn's House

    Elizabethton, Tennessee

    61.6 miles from Independence, VA

    The early 1900's building is haunted by the ghost of a woman in white, who has been standing at windows, looking out across the valley. The apparition of a black dog has also been seen running through the hallways and in the basement of the house. An aggressive entity has ...


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    Brookstown Inn

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    62.3 miles from Independence, 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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    1859 Cafe

    Hickory, North Carolina

    62.6 miles from Independence, VA

    The 1859 Cafe was believed to be haunted by the friendly ghost of a blonde woman in a long white dress. Actually built in 1859 as a home and a general store, the house was the setting for apparitions that appeared in the bathroom mirror or in photographs, and flickering ...


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    Salem College

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    62.7 miles from Independence, 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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    Hawley House Bed and Breakfast

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    76.8 miles from Independence, VA

    The inn has seen a lot of changes and additions over the years, but the original building is from 1793. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of "ladies of the night" who may have worked here in the past. Witnesses have heard their voices on the second ...


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    Historic Eureka Inn

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    77 miles from Independence, VA

    At this historic inn originally built in 1797 an used as a boardinghouse and sequester house for jurors, witnesses have reported seeing shadowy ghost figures and hearing unexplained footsteps and voices.


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    High Point City Hall

    High Point, North Carolina

    78.9 miles from Independence, 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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    Guilford College

    Greensboro, North Carolina

    79 miles from Independence, 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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    Soldiers Memorial Theatre

    Beckley, West Virginia

    79.8 miles from Independence, VA

    Built 1931-32, the theater is believed to lie near a Civil War-era cemetery, although this fact doesn't seem to have to do with the hauntings here. Witnesses say they've seen an apparition of a man in his 60s wearing 1930s clothes. Also, ghosts and sounds of children playing have been ...


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    The Patrick Henry Hotel

    Roanoke, Virginia

    80.3 miles from Independence, 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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    Lydia's Bridge

    Jamestown, North Carolina

    80.7 miles from Independence, 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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    Rotherwood Mansion

    Kingsport, Tennessee

    81.4 miles from Independence, VA

    This mansion built in 1818 by the Reverend Frederick A. Ross is said to be the home of a ghostly Lady in White. So the legend says, she is Ross's daughter Rowena, and she is looking for her love who was drowned in nearby Holston River. It is said that ...


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    The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

    Wise, Virginia

    81.5 miles from Independence, VA

    The University of Virginia's College at Wise is believed to be home to a ghost. According to legend, she is the spirit of a young girl whose apparition appears hanging from the pipes in Bowers-Sturgill Hall, where she committed suicide.


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    Laurel Grove Cemetery

    Norton, Virginia

    82.7 miles from Independence, VA

    Laurel Grove Cemetery, often referred to as Ramsey Cemetery or the Ramsey Family Cemetery, is said to be haunted by something that makes the temperature inside very cold after midnight. Shadowy figures, leaves that move without a breeze, and footsteps also have been reported.


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    The Inn at Wise

    Wise, Virginia

    82.8 miles from Independence, VA

    The 1910 historic inn was in a dilapidated condition for many years prior to being refurbished, and now encapsulates its colourful past through delightful guest rooms, fine dining and a whole trove of ghost stories. Reports range from ghostly voices and screams from empty rooms to curtains opening and ...


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    Carolina Theatre

    Greensboro, North Carolina

    84.7 miles from Independence, 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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    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery

    Vinton, Virginia

    88.2 miles from Independence, 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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    Latta Plantation

    Huntersville, North Carolina

    88.4 miles from Independence, VA

    The Latta family, the former owners of the plantation, are said to still live here in their afterlife. The historic site is the setting for strange occurrences, like the sound of ghostly children playing in the empty attic or slamming doors. A shadowy figure is seen from time to time. ...


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    Old Courthouse Theatre

    Concord, North Carolina

    89.5 miles from Independence, 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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    Historic General Lewis Inn

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    90.2 miles from Independence, 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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    Pharr Mansion

    Lowell, North Carolina

    90.9 miles from Independence, VA

    One afternoon I took my nephew by the mansion as he loved haunted things. I pulled in to the driveway at the end of the street and he got out and walked around the house (I remained in the car). When he got back he stated that he wanted ...


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    Piney Grove Church

    Concord, North Carolina

    93.7 miles from Independence, 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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    Alexander Michael’s

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    97.5 miles from Independence, 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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    McGlohon Theatre

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    97.8 miles from Independence, 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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    Dixie's Tavern

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    97.9 miles from Independence, 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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    Vance Birthplace

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    98.4 miles from Independence, VA

    The birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830–1894), a Confederate Civil War officer, governor, senator, and writer, is a five-room log house. Vance was a passionate speaker and leader, and a prominent figure in his time. Perhaps spirits of the deceased are still drawn to the charismatic Vance: Ghostly men and ...


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    Cajun Queen

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    99 miles from Independence, 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

    99.2 miles from Independence, 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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    Caroleen Broad River Bridge

    Ellenboro, North Carolina

    99.5 miles from Independence, VA

    Some locals say if you drive past the bridge on rainy nights, you may see the apparitions of two elderly ladies walking. They are believed to be the spirits of two sisters who were killed when they drove off the side of the bridge. Some say if you give them ...


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