Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland

The original, medieval tower house fortress stands in the center of the castle today, but renovations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have added wings and rooms around it. It has been the home of the Earls of Strathmore since 1372, when King Robert II of Scotland gave the castle to Sir John Lyon. GlamisContinue reading “Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland”

The Haunted Campus of Emory & Henry, Virginia

Emory & Henry is a historical college in Emory, Virginia. It was founded in 1836 and is the oldest school in southwestern Virginia. The college is named after John Emory, a Methodist bishop and Patrick Henry a patriot and Virginia’s first governor. It is a Methodist faith based school with a small student population. InContinue reading “The Haunted Campus of Emory & Henry, Virginia”

Experiences in Coaldale, Colorado

Coaldale, Colorado Coaldale is a little community along the Arkansas River, between Salida and Canon City. It seems to be a hotbed for paranormal activity. According to stories that I have been told, two Indian tribes killed each other off in wars. Spirits of Indians and animals are reported to be seen walking through theContinue reading “Experiences in Coaldale, Colorado”

The Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia

The Barter Theatre During the Great Depression, Robert Porterfield, an out-of-work actor, returned to southern Virginia with an interesting and innovative idea of opening a theater that took produce as payment for a ticket instead of cash. Actors needed to eat and people needed entertainment in those tough times. “With vegetables you cannot sell, youContinue reading “The Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia”

Ghosts of Abingdon, Virginia Part 2

Old Tavern The Tavern was built about 1777 and is one of the oldest taverns in Virginia. Throughout the centuries, it has been a bakery, bank, post office, private home, general store, as well as a tavern. During the Civil War, it is believed that the third floor attic was a used as a hospital.Continue reading “Ghosts of Abingdon, Virginia Part 2”