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From Jackie Flake,
Some friends of mine went to Rosewell Plantation last
of my friends which were sitting in the car waiting on the group to
back reported a person seen behind their car. 10 mintues later the
approached the car and as one member turned around saw a figure that
clearly a person running towards them. They have not been back to the
My friend and her boyfriend a many other people i know went to Crawford Road. They saw more than the girl hanging from the bridge. A ghostly car road their bumper for almost the whole road and disappeared, a muddy boot hit her car but left no mark, they heard screams in the woods, and when they got home there where hand prints on the wondows right after she cleaned the car. Another friend of mine walked down the road with his sister. He noticed the more noise he made the more noise there was in the woods. Also he says that when you go under the bridge you can hear the girl being hung and the screams of something that cant be human. He wont tell me anything else, but now he refuses to go down the road unless he has a knife, bat or something to protect himself with.
My sister has also heard of alot of phenomenon on this road. Cars passing under the bridge that have stalled out, it's said the first person out of the car usually they will see their full name written around the area of the bridge. It has been known that some who have gone back have experienced other car problems. Some resulting in accidents. I know of one accident that drove the steering wheel through the chest of someone.
At one time there was an accident on the road. That truck is seen often, trying to play games with other cars.
Sometime after 11 PM if a car is speeding with their front headlights out usually you will see the truck. If the truck passes you a second time your car will stall. The truck can come from both directions.
When it rains if you drive down the road with your lights on you will see a thick mist cover your car. But if you look back you wont see them after coming through them.
My friends and I always heard stories about this road called Elbow Road, how its a drive through darkness with no street lights and the road is narrow with various sharp turns.
One story we always heard was about a guy in his 20's who had been jogging with his dog alongside the road when he was hit by a truck. His dog had gotten away and survived the accident. They say you could sometimes see him at night jogging around calling for his dog.
So one night my friend and her boyfriend decided to take a little trip to Elbow Road. She asked my boyfriend Brandon and I to come along. So we agreed. We wanted to see it for ourselves.
As we got closer to the road I began to get a bad feeling like something was going to go wrong. I told Brandon and he said not to worry nothing is going to happen.
We finally came to the road. As we were told there were no street lights and the road was narrow. As we came around the corner the tire on the car blew which caused us to have to pull over. We didn't worry about it to much since we all had cell phones. When Kira tired to call someone on her phone she couldn't get any service, same for Jayson, Brandon and I. We were stuck.
We all got out of the car just to watch and make sure nothing would happened to Jayson as he changed the tire. We were surrounded by woods which made it more intense.
Kira who was sitting on the back of the car made a gasping noise and was pointing off into the distance. We all turned to see what see was pointing at. Shocked and scared we saw the man jogging toward us! We couldn't move. Frozen, like our feet were glued to the ground. We all watched him jog by calling for his dog. Jayson then got it together to hurry and finish changing the tire. We all could still see him. Then suddenly he vanished into the night. We all then got into the car and drove away looking to see if we could see him along the road again and no we didn't.
Finally, we reached one our friends house and told them about it. Sure enough they didn't believe us. No one believes us. But we all knew what we saw and heard and no one could ever tell us that we didn't!!!
Submitted From: Belle, Virginia, USA
Elbow Road is known to be haunted by a Mrs. Woble. She once lived on this road and the story goes she was murdered and her body was never recovered. To this day, people have seen strange occurrences at night, including lights turning on and off in an imaginary house, believed to be Mrs. Woble's. there is a certain curve on elbow road that if you go there around midnight and sit on the hood of your car, and if your very quiet you can start to see small, childlike footprints start to walk toward your car. it is supposedly the ghost of a little girl who drowned in the lake one day when her and her father were fishing
Old House Woods
These stories have been passed down for a good 200 years. These instances have been recognized as the most bizarre psychic phenomena ever recorded. Anywhere from swash buckling pirates burring stolen gold; A ghost ship hovering over the woods; British soldiers hiding colonial treasure during the revolutionary war; A full Spanish galleon which vanishes in thin air; Skeletons in knight’s armor wielding threatening swords; Mysterious groups of shovelers digging furiously late at night; to ghost horses and cows appearing and disappearing before your eyes. All of these and more have been seen at different times of the year. There has also been a rumor going around of a witch that lets off a green light flying through the trees. - February 2004 addition: 4 Eye-witnesses have vowed never to return to this area of land. The woods got their name from an old house that was in the center of them. The story behind the house is unknow at this time. The house caught on fire and then put its self out. Then a few years later it caught fire again and burned to the foundation. There is one spirit that comes up out of the water and walks along the beach towards the road. At first glance it is a rather grey glowing figure dressed in worn pirate style clothing if you are able to catch the face it is that of a skeleton. The Spanish Galleon that comes in from the water hovering over the beach and then above the woods. If you are on the beach and face the woods you can see the grove in the tree line as to where the ship docks. You can watch the ship hover there above the trees and watch as figures of men get off the ship. The whole wooded area lights up and you can hear digging and clanking of shovels.. There are 2 black headless dogs that will come out of the woods and chase you. As well as jump onto your vehicle or in the bed of your truck. The green light is truly astonishing. It is more like a ball of light. That is so intense it lights up everything it flashes 3 times for brief periods of time. but doesn't distort your night vision when it passes.. Usually when you see that light it is time to go. You have worn out your welcome on the beach. If you remain things will start to attack your vehicle. There are also accounts of people vanishing in those woods. They say that if you get too close to the treasure you never return. Various people over the years have gone in searching and never made it back.
Stories of Williamsburg Hauntings.
Williamsburg - Carter's Grove Plantation - Ghosts of 17th century colonists killed in an Indian massacre roam the grounds. Fresh flowers wilt overnight in the 'refusal room', Pirates seen playing cards in the mansion at night.
Williamsburg - Governors Mansion - The maze behind the building is said to be haunted by soldiers from the civil war and revolutionary war. The wall in front of the mansion is said to be haunted by the ghost of a criminally insane escapee of Eastern State Mental Institution, who in the 1920s slit a woman's throat.
Williamsburg - Governerspalace Green - A young women haunts the govenerspalace and another house near the palace. She is the ghost of a girl named Elizabeth that was attending one of the governor’s balls. It is said that during the night Elizabeth became very upset and ran away from the ball. On her way back to the house that Elizabeth was staying at, she lost one of her shoes on the Govenerspalace's green. When she finally got home legend has it that she threw herself off the top step. But the truth is that Elizabeth died away from Williamsburg giving birth. Even so, Elizabeth still haunts the Govenerspalace Green. Some people still see her. Others hear the sound of someone running who is missing a shoe.
Williamsburg - Ironbound Road – Rec Center - the blinds go up and down in the second floors nurses office, a ghost is seen to play baseball late at night and a shadowy figure has been seen walking around the woods late at night
Williamsburg - Kings Arms Tavern - A woman named Irma haunts this place. She lived in the 1700s. People don't yet know how she died. Some people believe she died because of a candle. Others think she died because of another thing. Irma isn't seen very often, but she is heard speaking to staff and people have felt her presence. Irma blows out candles and helps the staff. She is not a poltergeist. She is very friendly.
Williamsburg - Magazine building - A soldier seems to still walk up the stairs to put his guns away.
Williamsburg - Matthew Whaley Elementary School (301 Scotland Street) - Haunted by the ghosts of two young African American boys killed in the 1960's by an unknown anti-desegregation assailant.
Williamsburg - Peyton Randolph House - Many ghost sightings over 20 stories associated with this old mansion.
Williamsburg - The Mill - Williamsburg's first serial killer stashed his young victim's bodies here, and it is said to be haunted by them.
Williamsburg - William and Mary - Quarterly House - Haunted by Indians kept in the house. You can hear beating of drums, crying, screaming, footsteps and you can see a boy run across the soccer field late at night.
Williamsburg - William and Mary - Tucker Hall - In 1980, a girl committed suicide in this academic building, and her ghost is rumored to appear throughout the semesters.
Williamsburg - The Williamsburg Theatre - the ghost of a Union soldier in blue haunts this theatre. During the Civil War, the theatre belonged to the Wade family, a friendly and well-known family who open their home to poverty-stricken families in search of a home. One day a severely-wounded Confederate soldier was taken into the home in the attempt to heal him from his wounds and save his life. Unfgrtunately, the soldier later died. The next day, Union soldier entered the Wade home in search of Confederates taken refuge in Williamsburg. When the Confederate soldier was revealed to the soldiers, it turned the Confederate soldier was brother to one of the Union soldiers who had entered the Wade Home. Grief-stricken, the Union soldier sobbed uncontrollably. The soldier later died on the battle fields in Richmond. His ghost is said to be wandering the halls of the theatre, desperately searching for his fallen brother in order to make amends with him.
Williamsburg - Wren Building - Haunted by a French Soldier of the revolutionary war-he died in this building when it was a makeshift hospital for the wounded. Also, it was haunted by some unknown force, and one of the inhabitants discovered the body of a 13 year old girl buried in the walls.
The Jackson Road Light in Suffolk, VA
In Suffolk, Va. There is a ghost known as The Jackson Road Light. It has always been described as a green glowing orb about the size of a baseball. It will travel down the road until it comes to the T-section of Turlington Road and then disappears.
The story behind the light originates in the early 1900's. Where Jackson road resides, there used to be a railroad track. On one night in the month March, if memory serves me correctly, the caboose of a train bound for Norfolk, Va., became separated from the last car. The "brakeman" in the caboose, stopped the caboose and preceded to light his lantern as a signal to any oncoming train, that there was something on the track and they should stop. The brakeman heard a train and proceeded to wave the lantern. He didn't realize that the train he heard was the one he had become separated from and that the train was backing up towards him. He was struck by the last car and when he fell he was caught under the car and thus decapitated.
In the 1940's or 50's, the original track was closed down because it was sinking into soft ground on which it rested and a new track was laid parallel to the old one about 50 yards away. Jackson Road was then constructed over the old tracks. That's when the story of the "light" began to circulate. In the 1960's, a group of National Guardsmen camped out in the area near Jackson road to practice maneuvers. They mentioned to some of the locals that when they came close to Jackson road all their instrumentation(compass, radio, etc..) stopped working or behaved erratically.
I only know of two people that say that they had an actual encounter with the glowing orb, believed to be the ghost of the brakeman waving his lantern.
The one account that actually raised the hair on the back of my neck is as follows. Two couples had gone parking on the road. They had pulled off under some of the trees and waited for the light. After an hour they gave up and sat talking for a few more minutes before deciding to go home. At that moment the driver had seen a single light coming down the road towards them. As it came closer they realized it was a green color and was coming right at them. The driver tried to start the engine but it would turn over. The green orb came to the front of the car and hovered in plain view of all four passengers. It then floated over the top of the car. It's glow was actually coming through the top of the car. It then floated over the trunk and then quickly floated away towards Turlington Road. The car then started and the driver spun the car around to go in the same direction of the light. This direction was the quickest way home, since one of the passengers lived on Turlington Road. As they sped down Jackson Road, the driverside passenger screamed "There it is!". To everyone's horror and amazement, the light was floating outside the drivers window! The driver looked at his speedometer, they were traveling over 60 miles an hour and gaining speed fast. As the car reached the T-section of Jackson and Turlington, the driver powerbraked the car and turned onto Turlington Road. One passenger in the back seat looked back towards the T-section and saw the light hovering at the very end of Jackson Road were it met up with Turlington Road. It hovered for a few seconds and then quickly darted back down Jackson Road.
It is told that the light is best seen in the Spring, especially in the month of March, the month in which the brakeman died.