Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, & Other Haunted Locations

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Take a step back into ghostly history as you tour Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown in the Historic Triangle. Visit Jamestown Island where Captain John Smith and the first English colonists settled. Stroll around Yorktown and follow the same footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as they walked along Duke of Gloucester Street. Hear odd noises and see apparitions at the Peyton Randolph House, Cornwallis's Cave, Wells's Corner, Sherwood Forest, the Rosewell Plantation, and many, many other places. ...
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Overview

Take a step back into ghostly history as you tour Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown in the Historic Triangle. Visit Jamestown Island where Captain John Smith and the first English colonists settled. Stroll around Yorktown and follow the same footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as they walked along Duke of Gloucester Street. Hear odd noises and see apparitions at the Peyton Randolph House, Cornwallis's Cave, Wells's Corner, Sherwood Forest, the Rosewell Plantation, and many, many other places. Be prepared to get to know the ghosts of this Historic Triangle and its surrounding areas. They're dying for you to read their stories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764337468
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 943,149
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela K. Kinney is an author of horror, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and two nonfiction paranormal books, Haunted Richmond, Virginia and Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths, and True Tales, both published by Schiffer Publishing.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Introduction 6

Section 1 Haunted Historic Triangle 8

Chapter 1 Williamsburg 9

Haunted Roads 11

Civil War Battlefield 13

More than Rest at this Williamsburg Hotel 14

College of William and Mary 15

Two Williamsburg Hauntings 22

Chapter 2 Colonial Williamsburg 24

Governor's Palace 26

The Robert Carter House 28

George Wythe House 30

Public Hospital 32

The Coke-Barrett House 35

The Ludwell-Paradise House 36

Chowning's Tavern 37

Shields Tavern 39

Party on at Raleigh Tavern 43

Forced to Move 44

The Palmer House 45

From Secretary's Office to the House 47

Bassett Hall 49

The Haunted Gaol and Hangman's Road 51

The Peyton Randolph House 53

Brick House 59

Market Square Tavern 61

Carter's Grove 63

Other Ghostly Tales of Colonial Williamsburg 64

Chapter 3 York County 69

Creepy Crawford Road 70

A House Called "Verandah" 75

Civil War Still Being Fought 77

Surrender Field 79

U.S. Naval Weapons Station 80

Cornwallis's Cave 80

Nelson House 83

The Moore House 85

Other Yorktown Hauntings 87

Chapter 4 Jamestown Island 91

Ambler Plantation House 94

Neither Tree nor Family Can Separate True Love 96

Phantom Car at Well's Corner 99

Section 2 Other Haunts in the Historic Triangle Area 100

Chapter 5 Charles City 101

Berkeley Plantation 103

Shirley Plantation 108

Sherwood Forest 113

North Bend Plantation 116

Edgewood Plantation 118

Westover Plantation 127

Dancing With the Devil 132

Jeb Stuart Rides Again 132

Chapter 6 Gloucester 134

Rosewell Plantation 134

From Tears to Flowers 140

Other Hauntings of Gloucester County 141

Chapter 7 Poquoson 143

Legend of Dolly Mammy 143

Chapter 8 Newport News 145

Boxwood Inn 146

Lee Hall Plantation 154

Endview Plantation 156

Sharing a Hotel Room with the Unseen 159

Chapter 9 Hampton 161

Fort Monroe 162

Bluebird Gap Farm 168

Other Ghostly Encounters 170

Chapter 10 The Powhatan and Pocahontas 173

Pocahontas 173

Section 3 Other Phenomena in the Historic Triangle 176

Chapter 11 The Cohoke Light 177

Chapter 12 Bigfoot Encounters 182

Chapter 13 UFOs Among Us 184

Conclusion 187

Bibliography 188

Index 189

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Great ghost stories

    Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle by Pamela K. Kinney reminded me of fun nights sitting around a campfire telling ghost stories. I read until the wee hours, the hairs on the back of my neck tingling. Then I lay awake for hours listening for unusual sounds and wondering who might be wandering my attic. From hotels with unregistered guests to lonely battlefields where the spirits of fallen confederate soldiers still fight or search for their way home, Ms. Kinney takes the reader on a fascinating tour of one of Virginia's most history-rich areas. As in the previous books of her Haunted series, she tells us where spirits roam, who they are presumed to be, and sometimes, why they can't rest. Virginia's Historic Triangle was home to some of America's first settlers. Life in Jamestown in 1607 was difficult, and the colonists had to fight both Indians and starvation. Either means of death would have been cruel, and may explain why spectral figures are seen there today. Many of the old plantations in Charles City County are haunted. Ms. Kinney relates the history and stories surrounding these fascinating homes and her own experiences when she visited each location. The College of William and Mary is the second oldest college in the U.S. Its long history is rich, and stories of sighting apparitions have been passed down from student to student. Whether you're a history buff or ghost chaser, Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle is a must read. Plan to bring it with you when you visit Virginia. Follow Ms. Kinney's trail through Colonial Williamsburg, visit Revolutionary War and Civil War battle sites in Yorktown and hear the sounds of drums and fifes, meet the ghosts of Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester. Or if you can't visit the haunted locations yourself, see them through the author's eyes. You'll enjoy your trip immensely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2011

    Colored Pictures and Ghostly Hijinks in Historic Triangle in Virginia!

    Many ghost stories, with legends and myths and Bigfoot and UFOs too, plus the history makes this book show why the paranormal can be behind history! A good book. And unlike Ms. Kinney's first two, this time all the photos are in color!

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