Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

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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 and blood dripping down walls have been reported.

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Geographic Information

Octagon House Road
Marion, VA
United States

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36.774303902393456, -81.56987500184187
Smyth County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Adwolf, VA (1.2 mi.)
McMullin, VA (2.8 mi.)
Seven Mile Ford, VA (4.1 mi.)
Marion, VA (5.2 mi.)
Chilhowie, VA (6.4 mi.)
Sugar Grove, VA (8.7 mi.)
Trout Dale, VA (8.7 mi.)
Atkins, VA (10.3 mi.)
Glade Spring, VA (11.2 mi.)
Saltville, VA (13.0 mi.)


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  1. How can anyone have an experience if this is a private residence ? I am a case manager for a team in Virginia , Virginia Paranormal Investigations and we would love to investigate but how can we do that?

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