With over four hundred years of history, Richmond abounds with ghostly tales and ghastly deeds from the past.
Step into the shadows and take a tour of thirteen of Richmond’s most haunted sites. Visit Church Hill, home of the famous St. John’s Church, and discover the events that led to the tragic tunnel collapse of 1925. Discover the long-forgotten Civil War hospitals of Shockoe Bottom, where hundreds of wounded soldiers met their end. Feel the icy chill at the bottom of a staircase where a young apprentice was murdered in cold blood by his jealous master in 1826. These stories and more await as you discover the mysterious, tragic and terrifying events of Richmond’s dark past.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Scott and Sandi Bergman own and operate the Haunted Richmond Ghost Tour & Haunted attraction, which combines walking ghost tours and a haunted theatre. Both Scott and Sandi are members of the Virginia Historical Society and the International Association of Haunted Attractions and have a close working relationship with the Poe Museum. In the past, Scott and Sandi worked together to adapt several of Poe’s stories for a presentation in the Haunts of Richmond attraction and the Poe Museum.
Table of Contents
The Permanent Guests of the YMCA 13
Ladies and Locks 19
Richmond's Haunted Capitol 23
The Ghost of the Governor's Mansion 35
Monumental Church 43
The Church Hill Tunnel Tragedy 53
Virtuous Daniel Is, Alas, No More 65
Lasers and Blood Spots 73
Ghosts of the Second Alabama Hospital 81
Crazy Bet's Stomping Grounds 87
The Children of the Old Stone House 99
Mystery on Main Street 111
Unfinished Business at the Glasgow House 121
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Written by the people in town that used to do the Haunted Richmond tours, this book is thin on haunts and big on retelling some of the same stories from other books. Still, it is a readable book for those wanting to dabble a bit into the local tales. They tell the "history" of certain buildings and areas and then, almost as if added in, they will say that someone saw a figure in the hall, or heard moans or someone call their name. Yeah, not so scary, but maybe if I were on the tour at night...Some are interesting and quite enjoyable like the Church Hill Tunnel Collapse, some are kind of forced like the YMCA (City Bar) building and others are just poorly told like the Elizabeth Van Lew story. A quick read, but a mixed bag.
These authors have outdone themselves on 'Haunted Richmond' and I highly recommend the book for history and ghost story buffs.