Few states have the history Virginia does, between the colonies set up by English settlers in places like Jamestown and the various battles fought in the Revolutionary War, as well as the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
Needless to say, that history goes hand-in-hand with some spooky stuff, as various hamlets across Virginia have had their fair share of run ins with the supernatural — leading the state to be one of the best in the county for spotting a ghost.
BetVirginia.com took a break from Virginia sports betting and utilized GhostsofAmerica.com to compile the amount of ghost sightings across the state. After determining the number of sightings per city, we developed the Top 10 cities for ghost sightings.
Most Haunted Places In Virginia Broken Down By Cities
Virginia’s History Makes It a Spooky State
Based on ghost sighting counts alone, it would be a safe bet at Virginia betting apps that anyone looking for a ghoulish getaway in the Commonwealth should head to a town made famous by being one of the central comeback points in the country’s war for Independence.
Yorktown has seen its fair share of ghosts over the years, with a record-high total of 45 sightings, beating out Roanoke (40 sightings), Gloucester and nearby Virginia Beach (35 sightings apiece).
The No. 5 locale for ghost sightings in Virginia is King William County’s West Point, which has seen 28 ghost sightings reported in a town with a Census population of just over 3,200. Regardless of where in Virginia you travel, you’re almost sure to run into a spooky destination, thanks to the mixture of antebellum history and Southern gothic lore that is widespread in the Old Dominion.
Haunted Virginia Cities FAQs
According to the data, the most haunted city in Virginia is Yorktown. Yorktown, VA is located on the York Rivers just north of Norfolk. There's been 45 reported sightings of ghosts in Yorktown over the years.