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by Michael J. Varhola

Virginia and the District of Columbia are fertile ground for serious and casual ghosthunters alike and have no shortage of venues for paranormal investigation -- if visitors know where to look. Author Michael J. Varhola has spared no efforts to make Ghosthunting Virginia as useful a resource as possible for those interested in visiting haunted sites as he leads readers on a guided tour of the most haunted sites in the Old Dominion and the nation's capital. A great many of these sites have some connection to the Colonial era or to the Civil War, two defining elements in the history of the region. Battlefields, cemeteries, tunnels, caves, bridges, haunted highways, inns and taverns, lighthouses, theatres, haunted cities like historic Winchester, Colonial Williamsburg, and Washington, D.C., and all manner of other eerie locales can be found in this novel and informative travel guide! It's also perfect late-night reading for anyone who loves a good ghost story.
Download Ghosthunting Virginia (America's Haunted Road Trip) epub
ISBN: 1578603277
ISBN13: 978-1578603275
Category: Travel
Subcategory: United States
Author: Michael J. Varhola
Language: English
Publisher: Clerisy Press (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1667 kb
FB2 size: 1722 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 528
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I was excited to get my copy of Ghosthunting Virginia and dig right into it. My wife, children and I have been to some of the places named in the book, and it was to receive some details of where we have went that I did not previously know about. I read the book over the course of 4 days, and was interested comparing the author's experiences with mine. It is very helpful in actually finding the places covered. My wife and I went to The Old Poor House Road bridge tunnel two days ago on the way back from my parent's house, and we would probably not have found the bridge without the information Varhola gave about it. The old poor house road bridge was creepy and recounted in the book, and we look forward to visiting it and other places covered in the book.
This book is very readable,style flows well. I could hardly put it down once I started reading it. I only have a couple of points to mention that disappointed me. There are other places in both Fairfax and Prince William county that could have been covered. There have been other places ghosts have been sighted in Occoquan beside the Occoquan Inn. I live about 3 miles from Occoquan. My other disappointment was no chapter about the Fredericksburg, Northern Neck area of Va. Fredericksburg is considered the most haunted city in Va with spirits from the colonial, revolutionary war and civil war eras. Northern neck could be a book of its own just on the Civil war haunted sites.
If you are looking for a book to provide you with stories and back round information on some very interesting haunted sites in Virginia, this is a good book. While it misses some places of interest in this state, what it does cover will help me and my family continue to explore and experience on our own haunted sites in Virginia.
I am looking forward to planning a road trip using this book for possible pit stops. Time to explore the haunted side of VA.
Interesting and informative.
Enjoyed the read
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Good read!
Don’t be fooled by the title.....there was “ghost hunting” done, but no actual ghosts or even proof of them. I liked the writing style for about the first half of the book and then I came to the realization that the second half was filled more with long pages of the history of the places he was visiting than with actual ghost stories or paranormal investigations. I love history and learned new things from this book, but that’s not why I got it. The author has the same storyline for almost every chapter. Stating tha this wife waited in the car, his hair stood up on the back of his neck, the place seemed creepy, etc. He did say a few photos showed “orbs” which he even states in the opening that most paranormal investigators write off as lighting issues. A lot of the places he visited were closed due to holidays or’s a pro tip-investigate before you go so you don’t waste your reader’s time. The places he couldn’t go inside of, he still included in his book. He merely stated that it seemed it could be haunted based on the history and the feeling he got from the places. He also visited most during the days that were sunny and stated that if you were to visit at night or on a gloomy day, you may have a better chance of encountering a spirit. I know he’s a small time writer with probably a small budget and short on time, but this was not well thought out. My own house seems like it could be haunted under the right circumstances.
I ultimately gave 3 stars for the history lessons, but again, I didn’t get the book for history lessons. I would check out an L.B. Taylor book if you want to hear real accounts of hauntings in Virginia.
As a paranormal investigator and researcher, I found Ghosthunting Virginia to be a very enjoyable read, not just another ghost story. Author Michael J. Varhola provided the perfect balance between the histories and legends reported at each of the featured locations along with his own experiences and accounts while there. What makes this book great? First, it's an ideal paranormal travel guide. As paranormal investigators, we all want to get out to the places we have heard about, but finding the time to do the work to research their histories, legends and claims of paranormal activity is difficult when you have full time job(s). Michael's done all that work for you, leaving you to plan your next adventure.

I met Michael at Gabriel's Inn in Ijamesville, MD,where he was actually doing research on his next book in the series, Ghosthunting Maryland. At some point it struck me that this book was much like one of the many of the fine French dinners I have enjoyed at Gabriel's Inn. It was well thought out, all the ingredients fresh, perfectly balanced, artfully presented; and left you looking forward to the next chapter! See you out there Ghosthunting Virginia!