Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties by Susan Schwartz Genre: Ghost Stories
Charlottesville, Virginia, and its 12 surrounding counties are filled with history and charm. They also hold spirits who aren’t ready to leave their beloved homes or families behind. Visit more than 75 haunting locations with this experiential and historical guide. Shiver your way through haunted graveyards, mansions, parks, private residences, and other locations as you discover the past and learn of current lingering ghosts and the havoc they continue to instigate. Have you ever pondered about the spiritual implications from murders of olde? Think you might like to be pinched by a ghost or have your name called when no one is there? Interested in what a paranormal investigative group might find? Then make plans to explore these strange and frightening locations. Contact information is provided for those places allowing visitations. But when you visit, be ready for a haunting good time! Add to GoodreadsAmazon * B&N * Google * Schiffer Books
Susan Schwartz RN, MSN, MSHA has been an avid writer for around 10 years doing everything from writing freelance articles to editing manuscripts for other authors. She loves to write horror stories that have a twist at the end. Her alter ego is a former Operating Room Nurse, current Nurse Educator who loves creating tales from the interesting and weird things she has seen. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Virginia Writers Club where she has served as President of the Richmond Chapter in the past. She also has two novels in the works, a paranormal romance and a medical thriller. In her spare time, she loves to read, crochet, and travel to such places as Italy, Spain, Australia, and Korea.
I’m a sucker for good ghost stories, especially if they’re supposed to be true. If you really want to draw me in then you know who the ghosts are supposed to be and their back story.
Living in Pennsylvania, myself, I’ve heard plenty of stories about the haunted battlefields at Gettysburg. There are even local ghost stories that were supposed to be real people in my little town. Look up “Becky’s Grave” sometime. There’s all kinds of stories. It seems the Becky they are references is a real person but there is a lot of discrepancies in stories about why she haunts the graveyard, what happened to her, and even where her grave actually is.
I truly enjoyed reading Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties. Even though I’ve not been to the areas talked about in the book I can understand the idea of the sitings. Many with Civil War era roots. I found myself reading this book at night before bed and getting chills as I read it. I particularly liked the stories that came out of Castalia Manor. When you have to bring in a psychic to help a ghost cross over and they do it just really adds to the story.
The pictures included in the book really help to show the history and where the hauntings might take place. There’s part of me that really wants to go and visit some of these places while another part asks “Are you crazy woman?” So perhaps I’ll just live vicariously through the stories Susan Schwartz has so kindly put together.