Sunday, January 25, 2009

Revisiting an old haunt

Most of you who have read this blog for any length of time know that I adore anything to do with ghost and hauntings. Especially Civil War Ghost. I have mostly put my ghost hunting/visting of old places on hold for the winter months, but I have a trip planned on Monday to revisit two of the local homes in my area that are reported to be haunted. The first of these is Endview Plantation.

I stopped in here last summer but did not get any impressions of anything out of the ordinary. However I only visited the house and small cemetary that is on the property. Since then I have learned the following information and will be taking a walk back to that side if the property.

Civil War re-enactors who would stay in the cabins near Endview Plantation in Newport News would report ghostly happenings. Doors open and close on their own, cold spots appear even in the summer, and many of them felt a presence when they were alone and heard disembodied voices.

The second home on my list is Lee Hall Mansion.

During my first visit there, I asked if there were any ghost stories. I was told there was one of a woman, but they didn't seem to want to talk about the story.
I do know of one person who lived in the townhomes that have been built on the adjoing land next to the mansion (this all belonged to the family at one time) and she told me strange mist has been seen on the grounds of the mansion, and also she along with others have reported strange things happening in there apartment/townhome.
It should be interesting to see if my visit next week shows me anything "strange"

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Blogger hippymummy said...

Sounds a bit spooky to me! I sometimes think that i'd like to go on a ghost hunt but i don;t have anyone to go with! You'll have to let me know how you get on when you go back! xXx

January 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Betsy from Tennessee said...

Woooooo Patty..I may visit those hunted mansions, but don't think I'd want to spend the night in one. I'm sure it's fun to visit that old history. My hubby is really into Civil War stuff--especially Robert E. Lee.


January 25, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger MuseSwings said...

The top one is definitely haunted - I don't feel as though the second one is. I've not been to nor seen either place before - that's just the impression I get from the pictures.

January 25, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I just love old houses and the stories that go along with them....even if they are sometimes haunted. Blessings, Kathleen

January 25, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

I've said it before but I'm saying it again...wish we lived near each other so that we could go to these type of places together!!! You know how much I love visiting places like that...I think it freaks Steve out when I bring him! lol Looking forward to hearing if anything happened while you were visiting those houses!! xoxo

January 26, 2009 at 5:18 PM  

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