Haunted Places in Romney, West Virginia



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    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia

    Built in the late 1700s, the old jail has a legend attached. It seems that in the late 1800s a sheriff was shot to death by a gang of bandits on the staircase leading between the jail and the attached brick building, which was the jailer's family home. He was ...


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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia

    32.9 miles from Romney, WV

    Belle Grove Plantation, built between 1794 and 1797, was once the home of Revolutionary War veteran Major Isaac Hite, Jr. (President James Madison’s brother-in-law) and was the headquarters of General Philip Sheridan during the Battle of Cedar Creek. It is believed to be haunted by an apparition of a woman ...


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    Cork Street Tavern

    Winchester, Virginia

    33.4 miles from Romney, WV

    The restaurant building here dates back to 1827, and Cork Street Tavern by name to 1985. Two ghosts are said to reside here, John and Emily. John Mann's spirit wears a long black frock coat, and Emily's voice is often heard calling John's name. The ghosts play tricks by moving ...


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    Wayside Theatre

    Middletown, Virginia

    33.5 miles from Romney, WV

    Wayside Theatre is believed to be the forever home to a ghost of a former caretaker who perished in a fire. His activity centers on the back-porch costume storage, the basement, and the balcony. Seat CC1 is often found to be mysteriously lowered.


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    Wayside Inn

    Middletown, Virginia

    33.5 miles from Romney, WV

    Wayside Inn is reported to be the oldest inn in the U.S. that is still in operation. Room 14 is rumored to be haunted and is the source of the most unusual happenings in the inn. However, witnesses have seen and heard strange things all over the inn.


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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia

    34 miles from Romney, WV

    Abram's Delight was the residence of five generations of the Hollingsworth family, beginning with Abraham Hollingsworth in the mid-1700s. It is now a historic museum complex and is rumored to be haunted by Mary, the daughter of David Hollingsworth, and perhaps one other gentleman ghost. The gentleman appears as a ...


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    Poor House Farm Park

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    39.2 miles from Romney, WV

    The original stone house in the historic park is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say they have felt a heavy presence inside, during which it is difficult to breathe. Also, a soldier's apparition has been spotted on the park grounds.


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    Apollo Theatre

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    43.2 miles from Romney, WV

    The vaudeville venue built in 1913 is the home of a ghostly former manager. He has been seen standing outside the building smoking a cigar. His cigar smoke has been smelled by witnesses as well.


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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    44.2 miles from Romney, WV

    A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the ...


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    Omni Bedford Springs Resort

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    47.1 miles from Romney, WV

    Folks say that the ghosts at this 1800s resort want to be in pictures. They show up as oddities on the photographic images taken all over the hotel.


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  • Bucks County Ghost Stories
    Charles J., III Adams
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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    49.5 miles from Romney, WV

    This tavern building was a French outpost in the 1740s and a war headquarters in the 1750s. It became a tavern in the 1760s, and was also used as a courtroom. Several people were hanged here, and it is said that their spirits walk restlessly throughout the place. Witnesses have ...


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    TWA Flight 514 Crash Site

    Bluemont, Virginia

    50.2 miles from Romney, WV

    Paranormal investigators were called to the forested area by passer-by's who reported hearing screams and seeing glowing apparitions moving around the forest at the crash site. Visitors have reported weird activity associated with a large limestone rock located at the site, and people have reported been pushed by unseen entities. (Submitted ...


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    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia

    50.6 miles from Romney, WV

    The circa-1966 library is said to be haunted. Witnesses report noises and footsteps, objects that move on their own, doors that open and close by themselves, and books that jump off the shelves. A jail that once stood on the site is believed by some to be the source of ...


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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    52.9 miles from Romney, WV

    Ghosts said to hang out here include former employee "Bus" Seymore, who is heard typing upstairs, and a little girl who sits in the conference room and has a "thing" for flashlights. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well. A spooky annual Halloween ghost walk concludes here.


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    Haunted Cottage - Booth House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    53.1 miles from Romney, WV

    Paranormal researcher Vince Wilson operates this cottage and attraction that offers ghost tours, paranormal research training, and seances. The school is said to educate pupils on the history of ghosts starting with the first known hauntings in ancient Babylonia. It is called the Booth House because John Wilkes Booth is ...


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    Harpers Ferry Guest House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    54.3 miles from Romney, WV

    There are believed to be at least five apparitions that haunt this historic bed and breakfast. Guests have reported seeing the apparition of a hostile man in a brocade vest, who has been known to push guests around. Other apparitions seen include a woman in a grey dress, often accompanied ...


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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    54.3 miles from Romney, WV

    A solitude woman is said to be seen staring out of the window of the master bedroom. She is believed to the first wife of Edgar Kaufmann, depressed by his unfaithfulness. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    54.4 miles from Romney, WV

    Known for its battles during the Civil War, the national historic park is believed to be haunted by ghosts of its past. Many apparitions have been seen here, including a well-dressed man in a brocade vest who glares in a hostile way. A woman and child believed to be the ...


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    Historic Hilltop House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    54.5 miles from Romney, WV

    Folks must have been shocked to witness apparitions of soldiers marching through the rooms at this 1888 hotel. Reports say it is now closed, and its renovation is currently on hold.


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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    54.8 miles from Romney, WV

    This historic Civil War National Park battlefield from 1862, where many lives were lost, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of soldiers and the sounds of phantom gunfire and shouts, drum beats and war songs. Some visitors have presumed to be looking at reenactors playing a part in ...


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  • A Ghostly Guide To West Virginia
    James Foster Robinson
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    St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    54.8 miles from Romney, WV

    The heritage listed church is believed to be haunted by a ghostly reverend, who has been seen praying at the church altar late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    58.5 miles from Romney, WV

    The 1739 house is thought to be haunted by 2 families: The Hammonds, who lived here in the 1840s, and the Civil War-era Downins. Voices and footsteps have been heard, and the Downin children are thought to be the ones who move around a corncob doll, turn off the lights, ...


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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    59 miles from Romney, WV

    The 1915 Maryland Theatre, once a vaudeville and movie house, operated until 1973. In 1974 it caught fire and was rebuilt, and to this day presents cultural offerings to the public. It is believed to be haunted. The daughter of an early manager encountered the ghost of her father here, ...


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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    59.1 miles from Romney, WV

    Story goes that a doctor was killed here in an accident around the middle of the 19th century. Between then and around the 1930s locals swore they would frequently see the headless apparition of the doctor around this area.


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    Spook Hill

    Burkittsville, Maryland

    60 miles from Romney, WV

    This stretch of road near the battle site of Antietam is known for a mysterious phenomenon. Folks say that if you put your vehicle in neutral at the base of the hill, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers will push it back up the incline. Rumor has it that the ghosts ...


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    Inn Boonsboro

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    60 miles from Romney, WV

    The historic inn dates back to 1790, and was recently restored after a catastrophic fire swept through the building in 2008. However, the resident ghost does not appear to left, as guests still report seeing a ghostly cat in their rooms at night, while others have heard the tinkling ...


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    Brunswick Heritage Museum

    Brunswick, Maryland

    60.4 miles from Romney, WV

    This 1904 building now houses a railroad museum, and is allegedly haunted. Staff and paranormal investigators have reportedly encountered the apparition of a woman in a white dress, a ghostly curator who modifies exhibits and a spook who likes to tamper with a model railway. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    61.4 miles from Romney, WV

    Legend has it that a ghost saved this 1730s historic inn from being destroyed by fire. It was the ghost of Madeline Dahlgren, owners say, who opened a door that normally remains shut, which allowed an employee to smell the smoke coming from a fire that had erupted in the ...


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    Conyers House

    Sperryville, Virginia

    61.9 miles from Romney, WV

    A man named Sim Wright lived here from 1924 to 1964, with his wife Martha. It is said that he still haunts the inn to this day.


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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    61.9 miles from Romney, WV

    This historic hotel has been in operation for over a century, but is now believed to be a private residence. The owners have been known to auction the rooms for a night, which is enough for some guests to leave the hotel in fear. Staff have reported a wild apparition ...


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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    62 miles from Romney, WV

    This historic b&b was built just a bit after the American Revolution, and it was used a Civil War hospital in 1864. It is said that when the area was burned by Union soldiers, the flame-retardant building just wouldn't catch fire, so it became a sort of haven during the ...


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    The Grey Horse Inn

    The Plains, Virginia

    62.1 miles from Romney, WV

    The Grey Horse Inn is no longer in operation; the owners of the historic inn retired and sold the property to private owners in 2011. Reports say that on the property a ghostly scene replays of a Confederate soldier being killed.


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    Virginia Quilt Museum

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    62.2 miles from Romney, WV

    This 1856 antebellum home was formerly known as the Warren-Sip House, and during the Civil War, it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Visitors to the current museum have reported sighting the apparition of a Confederate soldier on the second floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Oatlands Plantation

    Leesburg, Virginia

    64.5 miles from Romney, WV

    Oatlands Plantation was once a 3,500-acre wheat and wool producer with over seven dozen slaves. Now a historic site of only 260 acres, the 1804 manor house museum is rumored to be home to a few spirits. Doors are said to randomly lock on their own, and witnesses and paranormalists ...


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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    65.1 miles from Romney, WV

    This inn, restaurant and conference center is said to be haunted by several entities: a ghost named Grace, senator Henry Davis, and a former servant named Katie.


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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    65.9 miles from Romney, WV

    Legend has it that the 1930s Catholic Miller’s Church was taken over by devil worshippers, and practitioners sacrificed young girls inside its walls. And then, the church suddenly burned down. All that's left is a parking lot and a big oak. And so the story goes, a couple was parked ...


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    Ball's Bluff Battlefield

    Leesburg, Virginia

    67.3 miles from Romney, WV

    Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a 223-acre park that contains a Civil War battlefield and the third-smallest U.S. National Cemetery. The 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff took place here, and 54 soldiers are buried in the cemetery. The park, which offers tours and over 7 miles ...


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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia

    67.5 miles from Romney, WV

    Cole Hall at the est.-1880 Bridgewater College is rumored to be haunted by its namesake, Dr. Charles Knox Cole. Built in 1929 by Cole's daughter, Mrs. Virginia Garber Cole Strickler, the hall is an auditorium, and Mr. Cole's ghost is said to attend the plays shown there. The ghost sits ...


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    Hickory Grove Chapel

    Haymarket, Virginia

    67.8 miles from Romney, WV

    There are a lot of stories about this little white building that has been left to rot for the past 4-5 decades on Logmill Road in Haymarket, Virginia. Some call it the "Old White Chapel," others the "Hickory Grove Chapel". At least one person says it was never ...


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    Phillips' Rangers Monument

    Saxton, Pennsylvania

    68.6 miles from Romney, WV

    In 1780 during the Revolutionary war, a group of rangers were engaged in a battle against the Iroquois who were fighting on behalf of the British. The natives outnumbered the rangers some five to one and the Rangers eventually surrendered. After their surrender the Rangers were tied ...


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    Black Horse Inn

    Warrenton, Virginia

    69.5 miles from Romney, WV

    A variety of ghost stories surround this former Civil War hospital. From a laughing nurse, to a ghostly tapping that people say sounds like dancing, to a possible humbug of a ghost who delights in toppling Christmas trees; the Black Horse Inn has more than it's share of ...


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    Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

    Smock, Pennsylvania

    71.2 miles from Romney, WV

    Psychics say that the energy here is high because there an Indian burial ground beneath the land. This may be the source of the glowing white figures that are reported, or the strange light manifestations. The hayrides are year-round so visit freely! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    71.2 miles from Romney, WV

    The 1750s German Colonial house is now a museum, said to be haunted by original owners Joseph and Elias Brunner (or Bruner, by some reports). Witnesses have heard unexplained voices, speaking in the Brunners' native German, as well as footsteps walking throughout the house.


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    Barbara Fritchie House

    Frederick, Maryland

    71.8 miles from Romney, WV

    Barbara Fritchie, age 96, is the heroine of The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, written by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1864. During the Civil War, she was a Union sympathizer who dared to wave her Union flag in the face of the Confederates and Stonewall Jackson. Some historians say the event ...


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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    72.1 miles from Romney, WV

    Here, objects have been known to move by themselves or mysteriously disappear, and strange sounds abound. Folks say the distinct sound of a cat scratching on a scratching post come from the executive director's office. It's a mystery, since the place was formerly an undertaking business, and a cat doesn't ...


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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    73.2 miles from Romney, WV

    The land used to belong to Col. George Wiestling, a veteran of the Civil War who died in 1891. In 1903, the university was founded, but Wiestling is said to remain. A famous photograph taken in 1907 (one of the earliest ghost photos thought to be legitimate) shows a figure ...


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    The Lafayette Inn

    Stanardsville, Virginia

    74.2 miles from Romney, WV

    Rumor has it that a phantom bloodstain in the foyer returns daily from a Confederate soldier who long ago committed suicide after the stress of learning his wife had been unfaithful with a Yankee soldier. The soldier's ghost is said to wander the halls at night with a pistol, still ...


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    Cost Plus World Market

    Romney, Virginia

    74.8 miles from Romney, WV

    I use to work at this store years ago and can tell you (and I'm sure you can ask other people who have worked there) that this place is truly haunted. When I worked over night here or worked a closing shift there were many strange happenings. There was always ...


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    Manassas National Battlefield

    Manassas, Virginia

    74.9 miles from Romney, WV

    Historic Manassas National Battlefield Park contains an unfinished railroad ordered by Robert E. Lee. The Civil War-era railroad site is said to be popular with the spirit set, as several accounts of paranormal activity surrounding the area have been reported.


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    Landon House

    Frederick, Maryland

    75.3 miles from Romney, WV

    Built in 1754, this home was used as a Civil War makeshift hospital after a deadly battle nearby. Witnesses have heard phantom screams, cries, and prayers, or the sounds of soldiers begging for help. In the basement, where slaves once were kept and abused, folks have reported cold spots, taps ...


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  • Haunted America
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