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Aquia Church

Stafford County, Virginia

This church is the site of a locally well known apparition. According to legend, a woman was murdered many years ago in the church’s belfry. It is said that she may still be seen from time to time peering through the window.

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zac says:

January 13, 2009, 5:28 pm

i believe in gost and have had expieriences before i know feer in mi eyes iv seen things that most people will never see

RAY says:

February 6, 2009, 2:08 am

I LIVE 5 MILES FROM THIS CHURCH. I HAVE LIVED HERE ALL MY LIFE 50 YEARS. I WENT TO CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL HERE AS A CHILD. BOTH MY SISTERS AND MYSELF WERE MARRIED IN THIS CHURCH.I HAVE SEVERAL RELATIVES BURIED THERE INCLUDIND GRAND PARENTS. THIS PLACE IS SO SCARY MY PARENTS GAVE ME THIER CEMETARY PLOTS AND THEY DECIDED TO BE BURIED AT QUANTICO. LIKE I WANT THEM, NO THANKS, I DONT WANT TO BE THERE EVEN DEAD.THERE ARE SO MANY STORIES WHO KNOWS WHAT TO BELIEVE, ALL I CAN SAY IS YOU GET VERY UNEASY AROUND AND IN IT, SOMETHING JUST IS NOT RIGHT. YOU EXPECT TO SEE SOMETHING AT ANY TIME. A 1/2 MILE AWAY ON RT 1 IS A CRUCIFIXTION OF CHRIST. WHY IS IT THERE? JUST TO THE RIGHT BACK OFF THE ROAD IS WITCHES CREEK BACK IN THE WOODS. THERE IS AN OLD STONE TABLE THERE BELIEVED TO BE A SACRIFICIAL TABLE AND THATS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.THIS IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE THE 1600`S WHEN STAFFORD WAS FIRST SETTLED. WITH ALL THE SUFFERING OF THAT ERA PLUS THE STORIES OF WAR AROUND THE CHURCH THERE WAS A LOT OF EVIL IN THAT STRETCH OF AREA. ALL ON THE CHURCH AND GROUNDS WERE NAMES ETCHED IN STONE OF SOLDIERS FROM THE WAR. THERE HAD TO BE ALOT OF THINGS GOING ON, WHAT A GOOD PLACE TO PUT UP A STATUE OF JESUS ON THE CROSS TO BLESS THIS AREA OF TERRIBLE THINGS. I KNOW AS KIDS WE DID A LOT OF CRAZY THINGS, DARING EACH OTHER TO SPEND NIGHTS SLEEPING IN GRAVEYARDS OR RUNNING IN A DARK CHURCH AT NIGHT WHILE OTHERS WAITED OUTSIDE. NO ONE HOWEVER WOULD EVER STAY IN AQUIA CHURCH OR SLEEP AT WITCHES CREEK NO WAY.

TootrifullenEvonda says:

February 17, 2009, 5:06 pm

I too have been to the church back in the 70’s when I was a teen, my friends and I did see the ghostly figure in the window, scared the daylights out of us. But not enough to keep us away the following week, we came back to check out the cemetary where our great grandparents were buried. Has anyone been to witches pond and old Brents Cementary? And sat in the Witches Circle? It’s fascinating!

Anna says:

March 7, 2009, 9:51 pm

Anyone know where the hell silverthorn creek is??? all these haunting websites say its in stafford but noone knows where it is and i cant find anything online or in maps!!

Yeeeep says:

March 13, 2009, 8:05 pm

My dad used to live in Aquia Harbour, I’m not sure exactly where that river is, but we lived on Dewey St. and I always felt uneasy in that house, something about it just gave my the creeps. And that church always looked weird to me… I’d believe that its haunted.

Haha says:

April 21, 2009, 8:36 pm

I was baptised in that church.
And I still go there.
I’ve been there at night.
I go every Sunday.
I asked one of the guys that work with the church like 24/7, he told me that the stories aren’t true. I dnt believe him but whatever.
I think she’s a nice spirit.
I dnt feel any negative moods up there.

And for the person saying that the woman murdered up there was his great great grandma. that’s bull. she was an orphan. who got hung. or at least that’s what stories say.

Moe Bigsley says:

April 26, 2009, 7:09 pm

I’m dead and I like to rape young girls in the ****

Ex Resident says:

June 29, 2009, 9:13 pm

I used to live in the area many years ago and was an acolyte at the church as well as involved with the local youth group. I can attest that the belfry is haunted, by what exactly I am not sure. I have stayed in the belfry on a dare and will admit to seeing a white figure that moved from the window to the stairs. We did not stay long and I never did go back at night!

Sky says:

July 24, 2009, 7:20 am

Whats up you racists? Im a teen and I still hate hitler. yea, im white, but that doesn’t meet im aryan. What’s wrong with being black or latino? What did Dr King say: being equal has it’s goods. Africans American are good in tons of sports so whats wrong with being equal?

Aquia Ghost says:

September 9, 2009, 11:56 pm

BOO

RHill says:

October 12, 2009, 5:26 pm

When I was in high school my choir had to sing at the church for Christmas after the performance was over the bell started to go off and we had a lady scream, we all had no idea that the church was haunted until someone had told us about the haunting of the church which gave everyone goose bumps.

michele says:

December 10, 2009, 12:43 am

i have lived in stafford my whole life and have been to that church on many diffrent occassions but i went there on halloween years ago and saw a black shadow go down the staircase my friend droped me and ran. its a great place but its well guarded on halloween now.

giselle says:

August 13, 2010, 4:21 pm

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william says:

October 11, 2010, 9:43 pm

okay so yes this place is haunted i drove up there with friends in my car trying to scare them when i stoped the cars trunk opend the lights on the dash where spazing out and the head lights keeped turning on and of and top that off the car moved with alot of force like it would if i floored it but the car was in park… also for the rest of the night the car was still flashing lights and the trunk randomly opening

Jes says:

July 3, 2011, 1:57 am

Me and one of my friends went there ghost hunting one night and we walked around the whole cemetary and didn’t see anything. That’s not to say its not haunted though. Would have really liked to see something. Some pretty cool headstones.

Deb says:

July 12, 2011, 12:16 pm

I live down the street from the church where me and all 3 of my kids were Baptized. It’s a beautiful church with alot of history! I would love to think it is haunted and I will be going there soon to check out the graveyard and take some pictures. I will post anything and everything I capture, if perhaps I do capture something.

jon says:

October 20, 2011, 7:56 am

I grew up there, me and a few friends went there just after the church had been moved too its new location I saw a ghost, supposed to be a woman waiting for her husband or boyfriend to come back from the civil war, went back a bunch of times never again did i see any thing.

Fredvegas Chick says:

October 27, 2011, 12:00 pm

Come now. I live there and I never even heard of that. I’m surprised though that no one has mentioned anything that goes on in Fredericksburg lol

brittnay parks fb me says:

December 26, 2011, 3:16 pm

I lived really close to it and it is haunted ok. U are allowed to v isit the place durring daytime but at night there are at least two police cars outside of the church making sure nooone enters the place bc they would b responsible if anything happened not only was the woman killing people but two crazy *** teens went there years ago and the first one got out but the second one was found up on the wall with nails in his hands they say it was to make fun of christ but idk

M.Patrick Burke says:

January 15, 2012, 10:35 pm

In response to “Anna” The story of Silverthorn Creek is that of mysterious winds that blow really hard in and around this creek. There is a housing development now on Silverthorn Court, located off of Eustace RD near the HH Poole Middle School, The story of “Witches Pond” is located off of Telegraph Rd almost directly in back of Taylor’s Grocery. The road to it is gated and the landowner has a big gun, so don’t go there. Look it up on Google Earth

Brian says:

May 11, 2013, 6:57 pm

Moved to Garrisonville in 88 when I was 10. We use to go to Aquia Towncenter almost every weekend, we all heard the stories, but other than being VERY CREEPY at night, also with the cementary right tnext to it, Its more of an Stafford county urban legend.

Kacie says:

August 28, 2013, 12:54 am

The Moose Lodge in Stafford VA is said to be haunted by many spirits. My Uncle Toby helps out there and spent the night one night to help get ready for a party the next day. All night he said he saw men talking to him and trying to help him. At the party the next day he was so scared he didn’t want to even talk about it. My father who also helps out there (my Mom is also their former bartender) saw the bar stools there keep getting moved and fall over. By day it is a good resturaunt/ bar that allows members only to buy things, but by night it is riveting with the spirits that have not yet passed.

DEEZ says:

October 25, 2013, 4:59 am

While in High-school in Stafford Co.,
My friends & I could not help but be subjected to rumors & legends. And, hearsay, if you will.
Why wouldn’t you be curious about a ‘real’ ghost?
So,
at midnight, on Halloween,
we crept up there, to that church.
It was perfect. Dark and misty. We began to recognize the dates on the tombstones-
some as early as the late 1700’s.
We began to feel like we shouldn’t go on, but none of us would quit! Then,
suddenly-
(As we were giggling to each other comforted),
we tripped over a freshly dug grave.
Frozen for a brief moment, all our eyes locked.
Only to chuckle again, until-
That familiar sound!!! SIRENS!!! The police!!!! We scattered, our night was cut short.
We got away with a story, but the Ghost …
She was more illusive. :

Damon says:

June 15, 2016, 4:30 pm

Have any of you heard of the lemon cake ghost? I know it sounds silly but sightings of this male ghost eating his lemon cake in the strangest, already known to be haunted places have gone through the roof. He is reported to have been murdered while eating his cake and died in a rage over not finishing it.

Julie says:

June 15, 2016, 8:34 pm

Damon – Omg I can’t believe your post. A friend of mine told me it was here and I didn’t believe him. We’ve been watching this section since our encounter and you’re talking about Zumi!!! People are calling him the lemon cake ghost. We looked into it and sure enough there is record of a mentally challenged young man being murdered by his older brother Lemont while he was eating lemon cake. This is so sad, wonder how old he was and what caused the act. He is either angry or very confused about never finishing that cake- can you imagine going through eternity with only one thing consuming you… Lemon cake??? We all hope poor Zumi finds his peace some day soon!! RIP Zumi!

Zumi says:

June 17, 2016, 4:08 pm

I sit by bush to eat cake after the man cuts grass. I like to smell cut grass. I ask lady to sit with me but she don’t look at me. I miss talk to people

Zumi says:

June 27, 2016, 3:49 pm

Church full other day good to see people but no one would talk to me so kind of sad. I even offer some of my cake to little girl but she must be scared of me she say nothing or even look at me.

Mary says:

June 29, 2016, 3:29 pm

Zumi!! Was that you last night? I am trying to help you so I hope you are not being malicious with me! Something happened last night and I sensed a presence.

Mary says:

July 1, 2016, 4:42 pm

So tender.

Zumi says:

July 15, 2016, 3:26 pm

Light is so bright, hurt my head and singing coming from it.

Zumi says:

July 25, 2016, 1:47 pm

not seen people and no sound in days. Nothing moves anymore

Mary says:

January 5, 2018, 4:34 pm

I squirt ectoplasm now baby! Don’t you want me?

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