Haunted Places in Virginia Beach
Cavalier Hotel in Haunted Virginia Beach
The Cavalier Hotel located in Virginia Beach, Virginia is reportedly a very haunted place. Just what or who haunts this stately and historic Virginia Beach hotel? Built in the late 1920s, at the height of the Roaring '20s, the Cavalier Hotel attracted many famous and political persons including Woodrow Wilson, Al Capone, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, and even the establishing owner of Coors Beer...a man by the name of Adolph Coors.
Mr. Coors is said to be one of the many ghosts haunting this Virginia Beach hotel. The story goes that Mr. Coors jumped or possibly fell to his death from one of the Cavalier Hotel's windows in the year of 1929. Some people speculate that Mr. Coors was actually pushed to his death, but whatever the ulterior cause to his death, many guests and workers at the Cavalier Hotel claim that they feel an eerie presence on the sixth floor (the floor that was inhabited by Mr. Coors before his untimely death). Even creepy sounds of something heavy hitting the pavement have been heard by witnesses since the death of Adolph Coors.
In addition to the ghostly presence of Adolph Coors at the haunted Cavalier Hotel, there are many more ghosts taking up visitation rights or residence in the Cavalier Hotel. One particular ghost is the ghost of what is thought to be a cat, as the front desk of the Cavalier Hotel claims that it gets complaints of scratching and meowing noises from its guests on a regular basis. Is this truly the ghost of a cat or simply another ghost playing pranks on the Cavalier's guests?
It is said that the elevators and electricity will turn on and off and work by themselves, cold spots are felt, and of course there are a whole myriad of disembodied voices. There is supposedly a guest lady who has since passed but never left the hotel, as well as her little dog that trails behind her. Another quite popular and friendly ghost is the ghost of an African American male who is thought to have once been a bell-hop or waiter at the hotel. Many stories say that he warns guests of possible ghostly encounters, but yet...he is a ghost himself!
Haunted Elbow Road
Elbow Road in haunted Virginia Beach is said to be one spooky place...guaranteed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Locals warn to never stop your car on elbow road or you could be inviting a confrontation by one of two popular ghosts - an old lady who was supposedly murdered by the name of Mrs. Woble or the ghost of a little girl who is said to have drown in a the lake.
The urban legend surrounding Elbow Road in haunted Virginia Beach says that if you stop your car on Elbow Road and wait on the hood of your car, that you will indeed see a child's phantom footprints walking towards you and your car. Is this true? I have never been there to test this urban legend, but if I had the chance, I don't think I'd take that opportunity.
Haunted Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach
One of the other very notorious places in haunted Virginia Beach is the Princess Anne Country Club. Still bearing the name of the original county (Princess Anne County), this country club is more than it seems...much more. There are some quite frightening ghosts haunting the country club's premises, including a phantom man who will literally chase people away from the building. Particularly the workers claim that this phantom man is evil and wears a cape whenever seen.
Another ghost that haunts the Princess Anne Country Club is that of a woman who is thought to have once been a lovely bride. This ghost bride is usually accompanied or prequelled (so to speak) by an eerie old-fashioned music that emanates from the bar area of the Country Club. During renovation, people claimed that they could hear the dining room being set for dinner when absolutely no one was in the dining room area. It's like the ghosts at the haunted Princess Anne Country Club are continually going on with their daily work, including prepping the place for dinner guests.
It's no wonder there are so many paranormal experiences at the Princess Anne Country Club, as it was in fact established in the roaring 1920s, around the same time that the haunted Cavalier Hotel was built.
© 2012 Nicole Canfield