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 for a fee.
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- 2115 Major Grahams Rd
Max Meadows, VA 24360
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- 36.9153222159592, -80.87225702403884
- Wythe County, Virginia
- Nearest Towns:
- Fort Chiswell, VA (4.4 mi.)
Max Meadows, VA (5.7 mi.)
Ivanhoe, VA (7.4 mi.)
Allisonia, VA (7.7 mi.)
Draper, VA (9.3 mi.)
Hiwassee, VA (9.5 mi.)
Pulaski, VA (10.5 mi.)
Wytheville, VA (12.0 mi.)
Hillsville, VA (13.0 mi.)
Woodlawn, VA (13.6 mi.)
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I am a resident of Wytheville, I have always heard stories of Major Graham Mansion.I have had two seperate expierences here. When I was 17, my ex girlfriends mother liked to tell us ghost stories. She was telling us about Major Graham Mansion. We wanted to go see for ourselves. When we got there it was about 1:30 pm on a Sunday the sky was blue and had a few clouds. We stopped on the road to look at the mansion because at that time you were not allowed to go up there. We was there about 10 minutes and all of a sudden there was a black shadow in the top window. It moved from right to left then it came back left to right. A few seconds later we seen a woman on the second story balcony. You could see right through her, she had black hair and was wearing a dress. My ex girlfriend snapped a photo on her flip phone and which we can see her hair and a little of her torso. My second experience, I took a tour in August during the Graham’s fest jamboree. The mansion is beautiful, it needed work but you can sense something is there. I found what to me looked like old stained blood on the staircase. As the tour continued outoutside we went through the slave house, after that we was walking past the front part of the mansion. I seen a broken window and I put my face in the window. I could see my breath it was cold in that window. Mind you this is in August. I became very sick, I was dizzy and felt as if I was going to pass out. My family had to help me walk it off for about 15 minutes. I have never been back there. I was not a believer until both of those experiences. Now I believe in spirits.
I have heard of similar experiences at the old cottage in Wytheville. Legend has it that a double murder unsolved in the 1800s left behind angry spirits that leave visitors with bruises and markings
I’m about to incriminate myself here but back in 2005 me and a ex was out scenic riding back roads we had passed that house many times just out riding around and every time we drove by its like the house would call to me to come explore lol I know sounds crazy but its like the windows where the eyes of the house and would watch cars passing by. Well that one day we decided to stop off the side of the road an walk to it an look around. Well halfway up the yard my ex gets freaked out an wants to go back to the truck so I told him to go on I was gonna have a peek. The energy from that place is so strong and me being a sensitive and empath I could really feel it! When I got to the celler looking part around to the left side I felt a overwhelming sadness. As soon as I stepped inside the celler there was a imidiate temp change and it was a hot june day out. I know underground cellars an stuff are normally cooler but this was different it was like a cold charge in the air. I saw chains with cuffs on them hanging along the walls an small root celler like rooms. I had a sense of slaves being held there for punishment I felt such pain an sorrow I had to get out! I went up the back balcony part an there was a small window that was out I was tiny enough to crawl through and yes I went in. I was immediately entranced by the beauty of this place I could see flashes in my mind of servants rushing to clean and prepare meals getting the place ready for a party then I could see flashes of everyday normal life the good an the bad. When I came to the bay window style rooms I got flashes of a beautiful young woman sitting in a old Victorian chase lounge reading books looking out the window at the creek I loved those tiny nook rooms like that with the bay rounded windows. So I get done upstairs an go down to the first floor I instantly felt like I was being watched by a man with a stern scruitinizing glare because I was trespassing in his house. I loved the room with the checkered flooring an that huge fire place! The architecture of that house is amazing! I could hear foot steps upstairs sounded like someone coming down the steps so I hurried to see an to apologize for being in there encase it was the owner or catetaker but no one was there I stood there looking around an all the sudden the light came on then flickered off I had a bad vibe come over me I actually tried to go out the main entrance but it was pad locked I was kinda freaking out a min lol I heard a whisper telling me to get out it was a mans tone I yelled I’m trying to get out I apoligized for entering their home uninvited told the spirits what a beautiful mansion it was an that I was leaving an I had came in peace lol the energy changed from negative to a more cheerful one. I made my way out the way I came in and when I was near the creek I looked back an seen an man and a lady figure in the upstairs windows I smiled an waved an they vanished just like that. My ex asked what the hell took you so long I was worried about to come after you he said I was in there almost 2 hours I said no way I was only about 30 mins people can call me crazy or whatever I don’t care if you don’t believe me! But I think this house I had admired so much gave me a glimpse of the past and if I had the opportunity to stay the night an do a ghost hunting investigation I would in a heart beat! If anyone ever rides by look in your rear view mirror you can see the house watching you as you leave out of sight almost like its calling you back for a visit