Haunted Places in Virginia Beach

Updated on January 6, 2017
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Kitty has had paranormal experiences her entire life. These experiences have fueled her passion to write about all things supernatural.

Cavalier Hotel's Ballroom
Cavalier Hotel's Ballroom

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!

The Haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach
The Haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach

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.

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      H C Palting 4 years ago from East Coast

      Good post. I use Elbow Road when going to the feed and tack and other ares nearby. I find it hauntingly beautiful particularly when going through certain areas during the day and the sunlight filters through the trees. It reminds me of the title sequence to "Tales From The Darkside." There can be beauty even in things that creep others out. Elbow Road runs through Chesapeake and VA Beach and while there are lots of accidents from impatient and silly drivers, there aren't any ghosts. The Cavalier is getting revamped, and again I can find beauty in places that creep others out.

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

      Oh, nice! I love EVPs. :)

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      Haunted Places 6 years ago from Virginia

      Not many inside, tried to stay low key :). Did a few audio sessions but didn't get anything solid. Going to go back and spend the weekend again, pretty sure I can get something.

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

      Haunted Places - Very cool! Some places aren't too keen on being known for hauntings over their amenities...so you can't blame 'em. Did you take a lot of pictures?

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      Haunted Places 6 years ago from Virginia

      I don't live too far from the Cavalier, a couple hours. Place looks the part of haunted as well. Last time I was there, they were not to outgoing about there hauntings but would let me roam around at night as long as I was not being disruptive. Get some of the employees alone and they will share a story or two as well.

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

      4201 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23451

      (757) 425-8555

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      melanietretola 6 years ago

      were is the cavalier hotel

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

      Haylie & Becky - Thanks for sharing and reading. :)

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      Becky 6 years ago

      I live off of elbow road & I do try to avoid driving down that street because it is soo creepy. When I first moved to the area, i had made a wrong turn and got lost down elbow road. It was soo dark and i had no clue where i was. My phone lost signal and I couldn't see past my headlights && it started to get foggy .... Its soo dangerous driving through there at night .. those who do live on this side be carefull... especially if you drive a HUGE truck.

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      Haylie Carroll 6 years ago

      I might try the elbow road i mean think of meeting a real life ghost and i got to see the hunted house yesterday and it look so cool

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

      I love the look of that Hotel...specifically the checker-board floors. I can picture Al Capone smoking a cigar in the parlor and Bette Davis lounging in her bedroom! Thanks for reading. :)

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      Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      Great stuff, Kitty! The hotel looks marvelous! A real period piece, complete with ghosts!

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from Summerland

      I concur, lucy! Thanks. :)

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      Bonny OBrien 6 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      I would not want to take a chance on stopping on that road. I would also be a little scared of staying at the hotel knowing it is haunted.


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