Haunted Places in Stanaford, West Virginia



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    Soldiers Memorial Theatre

    Beckley, West Virginia

    3.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Built 1931-32, the theater is believed to lie near a Civil War-era cemetery, although this fact doesn't seem to have to do with the hauntings here. Witnesses say they've seen an apparition of a man in his 60s wearing 1930s clothes. Also, ghosts and sounds of children playing have been ...


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    Hawks Nest State Park

    Ansted, West Virginia

    21.1 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The site of the famouse cliff Lovers' Leap, this park has a long history of being haunted. Its legend tells of 1800s lovers who leapt off the cliff. Some say the pair were Native Americans, others say they were pioneers. In some tales the girl became dizzy and fell, and ...


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    Glen Ferris Inn

    Glen Ferris, West Virginia

    23.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The 1839 inn is thought to be haunted by a ghost of a Confederate soldier with a long beard, nicknamed The Colonel. He is a friendly and playful ghost, known to close doors behind people, make the birdbath water bubbly and frothy, and walk around with audible footsteps. His apparition ...


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    Historic General Lewis Inn

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    38.8 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The 1929 inn is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. The most well known is a Lady in White who haunts Room 208. Her identity is unknown, a portrait of her hangs in the room. Also residing here is the ghost of a slave named Reuben, rumored ...


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    West Virginia State Capitol

    Charleston, West Virginia

    43.8 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The 1930s Capitol building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman as well as the spirit of a maintenance man who perished of a heart attack on the job. Some believe the 2 ghosts actually died in a 1921 fire; others dispute that claim.


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    Empty Glass Cafe

    Charleston, West Virginia

    44.2 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The café and bar is haunted by a former bartender who died in a car crash. He has been known to change the jukebox music and has been seen walking through the bar area by patrons before vanishing. Staff have also encountered another entity on the second floor who slams ...


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    The Empty Glass

    Charleston, West Virginia

    44.2 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The haunt at this bar is rumored to be a former bartender who was killed in a car accident. Witnesses say the ghost plays pranks on both employees and bar patrons, such as playing his favorite songs on the jukebox. One report says that when the jukebox came on by ...


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    Capitol Plaza Theatre

    Charleston, West Virginia

    45.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The ghost of John Welch and his daughter Molly are said to haunt the theater. Welch was the owner of a mansion that stood on the property in the 1830s to 1860s, before it was torn down to build the theater. Molly died of pneumonia at age 8, and her ...


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    Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Stanaford, West Virginia

    52.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The Droop Mountain Battlefield was the site of an 1863 battle. Folks have reported soldiers' apparitions, some headless, in the fog that comes rolling over the mountain.


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    Holiday Inn - University / Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    56.5 miles from Stanaford, WV

    This hotel lies on the site of a former plantation called Jacob's Lantern. At Attitudes, the hotel bar and nightclub, laughter and voices can be heard after hours when the place is closed and empty. Guests often ask the hotel manager to turn the music down when no music is ...


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  • Haunted Roanoke
    L.B. Taylor Jr.
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    Lyric Theatre

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    57.1 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The historic theater opened in 1930, and at least some the weird occurrences here, some say, may stem from a workman who was killed during its construction. Employees have described footsteps on stairways, phantom muttering, cold breezes, and a woman shrieking, sometimes saying over and over "Let me out!"


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    Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    Dublin, Virginia

    57.2 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Wilderness Road Regional Museum is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young woman who walks the ground or stands in the window. The lights are known to flicker here as well.


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    Major Graham Mansion

    Max Meadows, Virginia

    64.1 miles from Stanaford, WV

    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 ...


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    Hurricane Creek Rd

    Hurricane, West Virginia

    66.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    A woman and a small child in out of style clothes have been seen, before vanishing. Not much is known about them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Aspenvale Cemetery

    Marion, Virginia

    74.2 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Aspenvale Cemetery is the burial site of several Revolutionary War heroes such as Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, and his wife Elizabeth, sister of Patrick Henry. Witnesses say the strange anomalies happen here along with an odd feeling that there is something unseen around. Orbs ...


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    Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

    Marion, Virginia

    75.5 miles from Stanaford, WV

    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 ...


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    The Patrick Henry Hotel

    Roanoke, Virginia

    76.4 miles from Stanaford, WV

    At this 1925 hotel, not only living guests can be found. Three ghostly men are said to stand around in the ballroom, keeping an eye on things. On the second floor, there is a man's apparition who smokes a pipe and sits at one of the tables. Those with sharp ...


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    Jenkins Plantation Museum

    Glenwood, West Virginia

    79.9 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The plantation, now a museum, was originally built in 1835 and was named after Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins of the Confederacy. The general is believed to haunt the house. Witnesses have seen his apparition and heard the sound of his boots walking in the building.


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    Nickerson Snead Haunted Mansion

    Glade Spring, Virginia

    80.2 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Welcome to The Haunted Mansion VA. We are a seasonal haunted house attraction presented by The Nickerson Snead House Museum in Glade Spring, VA. This haunted house attraction is unique because it is set up in an authentic haunted house. There are over 200 years of spirits haunting the the ...


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    Emory and Henry College

    Meadowview, Virginia

    81.1 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Founded in 1836, the historic Emory and Henry College is believed to be haunted. A hanging lamp outside the Music Hall is said to swing by itself, stemming from a heated debate in which a man was pushed out the third story window. He grabbed the lamp and hung from ...


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  • A Ghostly Guide To West Virginia
    James Foster Robinson
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    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery

    Vinton, Virginia

    81.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery, according to reports, is haunted by a man in a white robe who floats near the center of the cemetery.


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    Keith-Albee Theatre

    Huntington, West Virginia

    81.7 miles from Stanaford, WV

    This 1920s rococo theater building is said to be one of the area's most haunted places. Deaths that have occurred here include two electricians electrocuted in the basement, a maintenance man who died in the projection room, and a homeless man who froze to death below the stage area. Witnesses ...


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    Colonial Lanes

    Huntington, West Virginia

    82.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The 1959 bowling alley, in particular its tavern, is rumored to be haunted by Mr. Frankel, a former owner. Witnesses describe a smell of cherry pipe tobacco, heavy footsteps coming from the stockroom, their names being whispered or called out, the kitchen door opening and then slamming shut, and other ...


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    Z. D. Ramsdell House

    Kenova, West Virginia

    86.1 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Businessman Z.D. Ramsdell's home was completed in 1858, and rumor has it it was built on the site of an Adena Indian burial mound. It was said to have contained a hidden basement used in the Underground Railroad. Ramsdell died of tuberculosis in 1886, and although the restored house is ...


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    The Tavern

    Abingdon, Virginia

    88.5 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The Tavern restaurant was originally built in 1779. Is is said to be the a hot spot for the spirit set, including a ghost nicknamed "The Tavern Tart," reported to be a prostitute who was murdered a client. Witnesses say she is known to pinch or grab men on the ...


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    Barter Theatre

    Abingdon, Virginia

    88.8 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Built in 1831 as Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church, the building has also been used as a town hall and a fire hall, which meant that even when it became Barter Theatre, the fire alarm remained on the building, and when the sirens went off during a performance, the actors had ...


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    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    88.8 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Opened in the early 1900s, the historic hotel is believed to be haunted by many ghosts. The most well known may be the apparition of a beautiful and disheveled young woman seen dancing on the mezzanine between floors 1 and 2. There are also rumored to be many other ghosts ...


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    Martha Washington Inn

    Abingdon, Virginia

    88.8 miles from Stanaford, WV

    At this 1832 inn built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston as a home for his family of nine children, a ghostly young woman roams the place. She is reportedly looking for her lover. Also, witnesses say that no matter how many times the carpets are replaced, blood ...


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    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia

    88.9 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Built in 1898 by Eugene Elihu Hutton, the Queen Anne-style Victorian home is now an inn, and is believed to be haunted. Folks say that at 5 a.m. the unexplained smell of baking bread wafts through the inn, although the kitchen is closed and the ovens are cold.


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    Our House Museum

    Gallipolis, Ohio

    89.1 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Our House Museum is housed in a former 1819 tavern, rumored to be haunted. Footsteps have been heard in the front hall, and a woman has been heard singing in the second-floor ballroom.


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    Alleghany County Courthouse

    Sparta, North Carolina

    90.5 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Built in 1933, the historic courthouse was constructed to replace the original edifice which was destroyed by the 'Big Fire of 1932'. Visitors to the building nowadays have reported hearing disembodied footsteps on the staircase and the unexplained sound of whistling near the decommissioned prison cells. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    92.2 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Once the Weston State Hospital, the asylum is said to be haunted by former patients who passed away there. The plentitude of paranormal phenomena heard, seen, and felt here has prompted its appearance on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.


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    Bluegrass Inn

    Ashland, Kentucky

    92.7 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Its room 129 and 127. Very light blue orbs about the size of a softball feeling of dread and hair stay raised up whole time in the rooms and I was scratched 3 finger nail scratches down my back that were not deep but very bright red and burned a ...


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    Paramount Joe - Paramount Arts Center

    Ashland, Kentucky

    93.1 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Originally called the Paramount Theatre and opened in 1931, the Paramount Arts Center is said to be haunted by a ghost locals call Paramount Joe. According to Joe's legend, as the theater was being built, four workmen were in the auditorium. Three went to lunch, and when they came back, ...


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    Woodland Cemetery

    Coal Grove, Ohio

    94.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Along the banks of the Ohio River in Ironton, Ohio is Woodland Cemetery, also known as the City of the Dead. Founded in 1871, it presently contains more than 8,000 graves. The cemetery entrance is beautifully gated and the cemetery itself is beautifully landscaped. Its departed residents include veterans from ...


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    Wildermuth Mansion

    Pomeroy, Ohio

    96.2 miles from Stanaford, WV

    My family has been restoring the old Wildermuth mansion for the last 18 years now, have had lots of interesting things happen there and sightings too. Hhave seen animals several times in the house as well as seeing Mothman twice flying over the house! Yes twice! In the process of putting ...


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    The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

    Wise, Virginia

    96.8 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The University of Virginia's College at Wise is believed to be home to a ghost. According to legend, she is the spirit of a young girl whose apparition appears hanging from the pipes in Bowers-Sturgill Hall, where she committed suicide.


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    The Inn at Wise

    Wise, Virginia

    97.5 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The 1910 historic inn was in a dilapidated condition for many years prior to being refurbished, and now encapsulates its colourful past through delightful guest rooms, fine dining and a whole trove of ghost stories. Reports range from ghostly voices and screams from empty rooms to curtains opening and ...


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    Museum of Ashe County History

    Jefferson, North Carolina

    97.9 miles from Stanaford, WV

    It is reported that in 2010 a summer intern here witnessed a ghost. Working alone on the first floor, the intern heard a phone ring on the floor above, and then heard footsteps walking across the floor toward the sound, presumably to answer it.


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    Old Ashe County Hospital

    Jefferson, North Carolina

    98.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The 1939 building was a hospital until 1969 when it turned into a county office building. Reports say it is currently up for sale. Paranormal investigators have heard unexplained shouts and the elevator dinging, even though there was no electricity in the building.


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  • Ghost Dogs of the South
    Randy Russell
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    Laurel Grove Cemetery

    Norton, Virginia

    99.3 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Laurel Grove Cemetery, often referred to as Ramsey Cemetery or the Ramsey Family Cemetery, is said to be haunted by something that makes the temperature inside very cold after midnight. Shadowy figures, leaves that move without a breeze, and footsteps also have been reported.


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    Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Mountain City, Tennessee

    99.5 miles from Stanaford, WV

    This 1889 house-turned-inn may be home to a few ghosts, which manifest in odd ways. The owners have said the way to tell when a ghost is around is by phantom smells, usually of perfume or peanut butter cookies.


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    Virginia Intermont College

    Bristol, Virginia

    100.9 miles from Stanaford, WV

    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 ...


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    Blennerhassett Hotel

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    102.5 miles from Stanaford, WV

    A wide variety of ghosts and haunted activity is claimed about this hotel with the hard to pronounce name. Allegedly there is a man in grey who haunts the second floor and this floor is also where the elevator makes frequent, unplanned and unasked for stops. Is the ...


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    Smoot Theater

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    102.6 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Built in 1926, the now-restored Smoot Theater is believed to be the site of some strange goings-on. Witnesses have reported strange sounds and shadows at night, cold spots, and unexplained electrical issues.


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    Parkersburg Art Center

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    102.7 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The ghosts here are transplants from the former haunted Camden Theater, which once stood on this site. The theater burned down in 1928, and its resident ghosts remained to haunt the land where the theater once stood. When the Parkersburg Art Center was built, the "homeless" ghosts moved right in. ...


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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    104.5 miles from Stanaford, 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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    Gwendolyn's House

    Elizabethton, Tennessee

    114.6 miles from Stanaford, WV

    The early 1900's building is haunted by the ghost of a woman in white, who has been standing at windows, looking out across the valley. The apparition of a black dog has also been seen running through the hallways and in the basement of the house. An aggressive entity has ...


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    Athens Lunatic Asylum - The Ridges

    Athens, Ohio

    115.5 miles from Stanaford, WV

    Featured on TV's The Scariest Places on Earth, the asylum has long been a place of mystery and hauntings. There are 1,930 graves at three cemeteries nearby, all marked with only a number. Research has shown that some of the mysterious dead mental health patients may have been veterans, victims ...


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    Harvey Wells House

    Wellston, Ohio

    117.2 miles from Stanaford, WV

    This historic house was a dark history, with a former owner jumping to his death from the upper floor after a combination of troubling equations and a drinking problem. The was refurbished as a nursing home, which closed down several decades ago. Staff working here claimed to see him ...


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