Virginia Intermont College

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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 the 1800s. The distraught girl hanged herself after the professor left her on her own, and in doing so, she knocked over a lamp and started a fire. Witnesses say that although the building was fully restored, at times the room she then occupied appears to revert back to its past charred state.

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1013 Moore St
Bristol, VA 24201
United States

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36.605124439604175, -82.17610880104979
Nearest Towns:
Bristol, VA (0.9 mi.)
Bristol, TN (1.0 mi.)
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Blountville, TN (9.7 mi.)
Bluff City, TN (10.2 mi.)
Tri-Cities, TN (11.6 mi.)
Abingdon, VA (13.2 mi.)
Hunter, TN (16.2 mi.)
Nickelsville, VA (16.7 mi.)


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  1. So crazy my friend who i went to school with back in 2004 we were just talking about the breezeway being haunted. We would always feel uneasy about being nearthat area. Her room was close to the breezeway area. There was for sure paranormal activty going on.

  2. Went here to see my grandma graduate, the last graduating class there was. As I was sitting there listening to all the speeches, I started having panic attacks. I don’t know why. It felt like someone or something was holding my chest. Like someone was hovering over top of me. I couldn’t get myself together so I walked outside to get some fresh air. As soon as I hit the outside it was instant relieve. Then when I went back to sit down it happend again. But it got worse. Its like I could feel someone pressing down on my shoulders. By that point I was completely freaked out and I had my mom come pick me up. That night my mom ended up taking me to the hospital and all they could say was it was a panic attack.

  3. I went to school here in the early/mid eighties and when I visited the college to audition in 1983, I was wandering around exploring and found this room. The door was ajar and I walked in. It was very big… gutted, ladders around etc… and sure enough, there were charred marks all over the walls. I had no idea what the legend of the room was and when I went back to my friend’s room to ask, they seemed very surprised that I got in as the door was always locked. I went there for two years and that door was never once unlocked. Very odd.

  4. I also went to school at VI in the mid-eighties. I remember you Preston, I was in dance. My first year my room was on the 2nd floor of Main facing the mountains. I thought it was a beautiful old historic bldg. with the tall windows. I hung my life-sized posters of all my favorite rock bands Led Zepp, Jimmy Hendrix etc, but by far my favorite was of Jim Morrison. My girlfriend and I were obsessed with JM and The Doors. One evening, shortly before Halloween, I went to bed and fell asleep. I awoke with the distinct feeling of heavy pressure on my chest-It was if someone was laying on top of me. The terrifying sensation turned strangely pleasurable as I experienced my first sexual encounter with -I can honestly say- the ghost of Jim Morrison. Laugh if you want but it so unnerved me that I finally said something about it and a psychology major calmly explained it as an incubus nightmare-very matter of fact. Looked it up and it was exactly as I had experienced it! My room kinda creeped me out after that. Getting through Halloween was unnerving. The breezeway was especially unsettling. I never experienced anything in my third floor room. It was that room on 2nd floor Main. Bridget Flaherty

  5. I attended in ’92 as a freshman and moved from Intermont Hall to a private room in Main Hall after a few weeks because of roommate issues. I always got an eerie feeling walking that breezeway and the door to that room was always locked, though it was possible to peer in. There were indeed, blackened looking walls, and a ladder among other things- but those two I remember distinctly. The wing on the other end of the building was also closed off, for reasons I can’t recal. There was also a story about the old original swimming pool in the basement of Main that a professor’s daughter or someone like that drowned in.

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