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Alexandria, Virginia

At the boarding school in Alexandria, there is a section in the rear portion of the campus reserved as woods. During the Civil War, however, these woods were actually a trench that connected Union forts through Virginia and Maryland. Overtime, however, foliage has grown up where the trench once was. It has been reported that in the woods the sounds of soldiers and horses may be heard. No actual sightings of ghosts have been reported. The school itself was once a Union hospital and it has been said that one can hear the sound of screaming victims of the war�s atrocities.

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Destiny says:

June 7, 2006, 9:24 pm

This is really sad. I mean, so many young lives were lost during the civil war. I think that every where there is a Civil War haunting, a seance should be held. Just to put these poor souls at rest.

Sarah says:

July 10, 2006, 5:22 pm

I think that the story is scary,sad,and cool.It is scary because you can hear screams,sad because many people died,and cool because even though it was bad it was one of the biggest wars in history!

unspoken says:

September 29, 2006, 8:34 pm

to me that sounds creapy if i would have known that i would have stopped myself from asking to go to a boarding school.My oppinion would be to shut the place down as a school and make it a museum where the building can be observed for ancient artifacts and if something goes wrong with one of the students messes up anything in that building it could mess up something in history and they would regret it for the rest of their lives because they know that they messed up a part of history and the school would regret it forever because they know that they should have clossed down the place and made it a museum because it could cost them thousands beyond millions of dollars!!!!

rod says:

February 7, 2008, 6:17 pm

i would say the same thing, i mean AMEARICA HAVING A CIVIL WAR IS HARSH, YET ITS HISTORY, I MEAN, i really feel sad and all of this happened,people having war and all this, should stop harming the good people is a bad influence and yet jesus created us because were his creations, not war machines, how would you feel if innocent people which did nothing, have wars,
i mean come on, thats, thats, harsh and completly wrong
innocents losing there lives : *( thats wrong 🙁

Anon says:

March 13, 2008, 4:09 pm

I went to that school, and at one point it was a hospital for civil war soldiers. In my 4 years there, I have never seen a ghost or felt a paranormal vibe, especially in that section of woods. Though apparently the Pendleton Hall building is haunted.

Being alone in the basement of that building late at night, is certainly an experience. It may have been rats, but I definitely heard something down there, like a screwdriver or something being dropped.

JLV1960 says:

March 6, 2009, 10:07 am

Living in Belgium, and as a regular visitor of the worldwar 1 battlefields (near Ypres) … I only can state that when visiting “Sanctuary Wood” trenches (can still be seen today as it s a open air museum) there is a certain feel and smell … (some can even smell the burned powder and the decomposing corpses) … the most impressive part is the small communication tunnel on the far side

Lisa says:

November 16, 2009, 2:36 am


I just got back from Antwerp and saw an amazing old WWII fortress built into a hill in Wilrijk! It definitely was a bit creepy! Sadly it was closed off.

pam says:

August 24, 2010, 10:18 am

A seance will not lay to rest a spirit

Scott says:

September 5, 2011, 12:03 pm

I went to a rival high school across Seminary Road from this school and graduated in 1978. While in high school, there had been whispers of this story, and there were a few people who went to that school that talked about this story, claiming he heard some of these sounds. When I went to a football game at that school, I never experienced what this article described but others say they did. There was a former coach at the school that once told a few people that during a winter storm, a light like a lantern was seen from those woods. The woods are in the back section of the school close to Braddock Road.

Jordan says:

June 22, 2013, 8:13 am

My grandmother ran the boarding house at a particular girls school that backs up to Braddock. Are we talking St Agnes….another post mentions across Seminary Rd… I grew up at the seminary …. My other guess is Episcopal but its not on Seminary. Please share!!

Zumi says:

June 15, 2016, 4:43 pm

Nice lady at school take me inside and give me lemon cake once but when I try to eat it my hand pass right through it. I left feeling very sad and no one on street see me.

Ty says:

June 17, 2016, 2:28 pm

I was no at this school but I’m posting under this location due to the name above my comment. Who is this Zumi! I was alone in my trailer a few weeks ago and was reading an article on my laptop when all of the power went out and the only thing on was my laptop. The screen went dark and then a notepad screen opened and the name Zumi typed (on its own) hundreds of times on my screen. It sat like that for about a minute then went blank and the words “where is it” typed just once but in huge font on the screen. It flickered a few times and then went black just before the lights came back on. The laptop hasn’t worked at all since then, completely fried out and I haven’t slept one night without the lights on!! What the hell is going on?

Mary says:

June 28, 2016, 4:51 pm

Zumi!! We want to help you but you have to answer us. Can you see these words???

Zumi says:

June 30, 2016, 3:05 pm


Zumi says:

July 15, 2016, 3:56 pm

gray man say he will feed me if I go with him but light came and he melt into ground

Zumi says:

July 27, 2016, 4:25 pm

I start to go with him but opi bit him and barked until I sit with him and gray man went away

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