Gaffos House

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This late eighteenth century house is now a private residence, but the house is believed to be home to a single apparition. Visitors to the house have reported various sightings of the apparition of a sea captain on the stairs and in the attic of the house. People have heard doors opening and slamming shut, and heard loud footsteps on the stairs when there is no one around.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

218 Glasgow Street
Portsmouth, VA
United States

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36.837867, -76.298945
Nearest Towns:
Portsmouth, VA (0.2 mi.)
Norfolk, VA (1.0 mi.)
Chesapeake, VA (1.9 mi.)
Portsmouth Heights, VA (4.0 mi.)
Newport News, VA (12.1 mi.)
Hampton, VA (13.5 mi.)
East Hampton, VA (13.9 mi.)
Carrollton, VA (16.3 mi.)
Benns Church, VA (17.3 mi.)
Suffolk, VA (17.5 mi.)


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  1. Good morning I would like to take a little tour of the place if you don’t mind I have an interest in Paranormal Activity and I was like should just stay for a few hours just to investigate if that’s okay can you please contact me at 757 969 7767

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