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Real Haunted House

Main St.

Salem, Virginia

During the rush to buy Christmas presents, the mother of the house dashed out, and forgot her son. When she realized what she had done, she quickly turned around and headed back to the house. She expected that her son would be in tears, for he was claustrophobic, but instead, he was in the kitchen drinking a glass of chocolate milk. When asked about how he got the milk, the son explained that a nice old lady said that his mommy would be home soon, and she prepared a glass of milk for him. He also told the police that he could see through the lady, and she looked exactly like a woman on a picture in the attic–a woman who lived in the home during the 1920s.

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Naomi says:

October 10, 2005, 3:37 pm

That story was pretty scary if I were the little boy I would of had a heart attack.

Druidess says:

October 15, 2005, 7:58 pm

Seems like a very nice old lady in my opinion, somewhat the same thing happend to my daughter, but it was an old man with a cat.

Naim says:

October 15, 2005, 9:29 pm

I would tell that nice old lady thank you and to give me cookies with that glass of milk if I was that little boy.

jacinta says:

October 29, 2005, 1:50 am

yeh, but i would of eaten the cookies and THEN had the heart atack if i was the little boy.

Mystery hah! says:

November 4, 2005, 7:04 pm

STOP IT….. cookies arnt the main part of the story
and this is not a joke. my mision in life is to so a ghost i know that might sound looney but would you like to see a ghost ?

DinkSpeciaL says:

November 26, 2005, 12:08 am

I would love to see a ghost that you know. I know a few around my house/outside area, but I’ve never had the chance to take a picture of any of them, and I would never impose such a thing without consulting alout with them first. Please show me what you have. you can email it to me if you want…

if that messed it up, just type it in as

Jessica says:

November 30, 2005, 10:47 am

This is so cute. we used to have a ghost in our house. i think we have on in this house too. its actually scary if you think about it because most ghost don’t know they are dead. but i think it is facinattuing. of course i wouldn’t want to see one of anything for myself. i see the shadows in the hall way here and i think it talked to me yesterday and i cried but.. never really SEEN his face. my boyfriend is into ghost and he likes to go ghost hunting. i don’t know.

thayet59 says:

December 9, 2005, 12:12 pm

This story is one example where someone doesn’t die, or freak out. Well done!

Sarah says:

January 12, 2006, 3:47 pm

This reminds me of an incident when I was a kid, maybe 6 or 7 years old. I was hanging out with my cousin at her grandma’s house and we decided to take ourselves for a little walk. Not smart, as they lived on a very busy road, but that’s beside the point…

Up the road maybe 1/10 of a mile was this really old house; it has since been demolished but I’d place it to be around 150 years old at that time. Well as we were walking past the house, this little old lady was on the porch and asked us to come inside for milk and cookies…being little kids, we jumped right to it. Had quite a nice time with her too, as I recall.

When we finally got back to my cousin’s grandma’s house (who of course was beside herself worrying about where we’d disappeared to) and told her where we had been, she called us outright liars because that old lady had died several years prior to this incident.

Over the next several years I started to think I just didn’t remember what had happened correctly; childhood memories often get mixed up over time. One day I finally thought to ask my cousin’s grandma if she remembered that day…which she definitely did and retold to me exactly the way I had remembered it. She was even still ticked off about us wandering down the road by ourselves and “lying” to her! LOL

After this I started asking around about the house and the old lady and heard quite a few stories about people needing to go into the house for one reason or another and having strange things happen. Some of the older people in town remembered the lady quite well and told me how nice she was, loved children, etc. I would have loved to visit with her again; unfortunately by the time I was old enough to go back on my own the house had already been torn down.

Max says:

January 16, 2006, 12:06 pm

Wonderful story, miz Sarah, I thank thee for that.

I have expirienced same kind of phenomenon in my life too. It was an older lady too, who had a farm in the middle of the forrest. I visited her few times and when I last time visited there, she said it was nice of me to come. It was nice, that someone remebered her. next time I went there, I found only the skeleton of an old house. The old lady was there no more. And the truth is, that nobody really did not remember her when I asked about her. They knew that there had lived a woman in the forrest, but they did not knew who she was. I too never got her name, but nowday’s I call her Lemmikki, as the name of a flower. In english it is the same as Forget-me-not. I was some how a little bit scared, but still, sometimes I still go there to give my greetings to her. Not very often, but when I am nearby the place. Just for that she would not be forgotten.

penny says:

January 19, 2006, 12:55 pm

this just goes to prove ghosts are not all bad

that is a very sweet old lady

Mindy says:

February 21, 2006, 11:21 pm

Well we all know how little kids can come up with **** or how they all say dat they seen this or they seen that, but I am 14 years old and I miself have experienced some spiritual things happen to me and my family! I really do believe in ghosts but noone really knows if it is just our imagination or if we just conjure these things up in our minds and beleive what we want too! But this story was pretty good! It made me wanna keep reading! and just to let everyone know, “ghosts CANNOT hurt you themselves, but they can make u hurt yourself! They can drive u insane or make u run and fall but I just don’t think that a ghost will come back just to kill you or choke u or any of this nonsense u dumb Asses come up wid! and if u truley believe they can hurt you, then PROVE IT!

Darra says:

February 26, 2006, 11:40 pm

I live, gosh, 2 mins. from main street in salem, Virginia. I have never heard of that story; about the lil boy and cookies and all. I am not saying I dont believe it . . . I have just never heard it before.

It sounds interesting . . .

Prissy says:

April 5, 2006, 12:31 am

I Would glad to have the Cookies and Milk
Whats important is that We suppose to treat each other
with Courtesy and respect even Living or among the dead..

Practical says:

April 23, 2006, 3:31 pm


Patrick says:

April 29, 2006, 4:41 pm

Hey I live in Salem Va, if anyone knows the address of this place please let me know, I’d love to check it out.

Victoria says:

May 6, 2006, 7:41 am

well yah i do belive in ghost…duh!! its scray..hehe

Pat says:

June 1, 2006, 7:03 pm

I also live in Salem VA. I first heard about this story when reading a book-Ghost in Virgina. I’m not sure if this was the complete title of the book and I am not sure who the author is,however I got the book when I took a ghost tour in Williamsburg VA during the early 1990. I lost the book. HOwever it did have the address listed as Union ST. The house number was also listed however I am I don’t recall the house number. If you find out please let me know.

monica says:

June 12, 2006, 9:00 pm

well to tell you the truth about all of you, this is your fact of your ways to say you have experience yourselves inwhat you have seen. I do believe in ghosts myself since I see them quite often. I have the sense to see this spirits and some are good and some are not they can also harm you in any different way they can possible get your attention, since they think they are not dead. The bottom line is for experience here, one is don’t film the dead. they don’t like that, I experienced it myself since i thought i could catch the dead in film, I for myself had a broken hand, fractured leg and i had a deep cut from my thigh all to the way to the top. so i advise you don’t try it yourselves you’ll get seriasly hurt or killed for going beyond.

Timmy says:

June 29, 2006, 2:56 pm

‘Come on, Marta,’ I thought. ‘Eat the goddamn cornbread.’ She only had a few bites left, and if she didn’t finish those last few crumbs, her mother wouldn’t let us dance in the rain.

jackie says:

June 29, 2006, 4:47 pm

holy **** that most have been scary omg i would have been freaked out well even though it seems like a nice old lady and boy o boy if i was that kid i would want some cookies with that milk

John says:

August 26, 2006, 9:59 pm

Whoa! I didn’t know this story was known nationwide! I am the boy who had the experience with the lady from the twenties! Yes, I have severe claustorphobia, and love chocolate milk. I do not remember the old lady, for I am no longer a child, but I do remember my mother’s reaction to the story. Geez. . .I told only one other person about this experience (my next door neighbor at the time), and it’s all over the Internet! That just goes to show how powerful the media is today.

alejandra says:

August 30, 2006, 2:57 am

That was creepy, but i would’ve liked to be that lil boy for the milk and cookies.

Savannah says:

October 7, 2006, 1:51 pm

ok first of all they aint ghost all there is is jesus christ and the only thing there is is demons so think about it after this life you either go to heavin or hell you dont stay here but there is demons from the pits of hell dont be foolish and allways remember jesus is all you need!

Sean says:

October 11, 2006, 12:28 pm

You guys are crazy. By the way, I like milk. Anywho, I have done scarier, like stood with my brother in front of our mirror while he says Demon and I say Bloody mary 3 times.

I'm not telling u my name says:

October 13, 2006, 8:20 pm

I think it was nice of the old lady to give him cookies , but if I were that boy , I would of been really , really , really , really , really scared . Also , because I would not know where my mom was . And there was a freakish old lady feeding me . You never know what she/he is feeding you.

Jackie says:

October 14, 2006, 9:53 am

OK………….so where exactally is the house???

Mr. Gingles says:

October 18, 2006, 4:13 pm

This is a great web-site and the stories are interesting too. Ghost are exciting and mysterious.
Everyone should believe in ghost because they are all around us everyday. And if I would of been that
little boy I would of thanked the old lady and gave her a hug. Also, why do some of you ask for the address to this house? If you were reading everything you would of known that the house isn’t there anymore.

FLE says:

October 29, 2006, 2:51 pm

This house was surrounded by thick tall hedges, creating a mysterious atmosphere. There have been stories surrounding the house since the early 50’s. Now it has been replace by The United States Post Office. It faced Main Street and the back was on Union Street.

Lindsey says:

November 2, 2006, 1:23 am

I have lived in Salem for 18 years and I have met the owners of the house. They do not like to talk about the old lady, and they will not let anyone come in to search for her. She has been a protective spirit for their children, acting almost like a nanny. She appears in some of their family pictures – always near the kids – she looks like a ball of light. They don’t want to upset her by having people all over the house trying to see if they “feel” her. I don’t blame them, she has been good to them so they are just returning the favor.

Anna says:

November 18, 2006, 3:15 pm

wow, if i was the kid, i probably would have asked how the heck the lady got in my house!lol

jenna says:

November 24, 2006, 11:42 am

Wow this story was not that scary until I started reading the comments about other storie. If I were the boy I would be ver y scared and I would not eat from the woman. She might be nice but i wouldn’t have known her that well to eat from her. I think it was vey smart for the family not to have any1 in the house because they didn’t want to upset the ghost because she has been so nice. But if the ghost was mean I would sertinly want some1 to get the ghost out of my house or I would really move away from it.Expecially if I had kids. But I am way to young I am only a child.

i LOVE plain white t's says:

December 1, 2006, 10:03 am

whoa that is kool some old lady ghost being nice i would be a little scared if i could see right thru her but watever

Kimmy says:

December 13, 2006, 5:49 pm

You all need to remember that children are more apt to seeing spirits and ghosts because their imaginations are so active that they don’t scare as easily as grown-ups. When I had my oldest daughter, I still lived at home and we lived in an old Civil War house that was haunted. My three year old would stand in the middle of the living room and talk to someone that wasn’t even there and I could tell that whatever she was talking to was taller than her and tell them that ‘mommy was going to be very mad because she’s not supossed to talk to strangers’ and then she would tell them ‘bye’ and walk away. If I hadn’t seen the ghost with my own eyes and heard another one, I would have thought my daughter was insane.

Kimmy says:

December 13, 2006, 5:50 pm

You all need to remember that children are more apt to seeing spirits and ghosts because their imaginations are so active that they don’t scare as easily as grown-ups. When I had my oldest daughter, I still lived at home and we lived in an old Civil War house that was haunted. My three year old would stand in the middle of the living room and talk to someone that wasn’t even there and I could tell that whatever she was talking to was taller than her and tell them that ‘mommy was going to be very mad because she’s not supossed to talk to strangers’ and then she would tell them ‘bye’ and walk away. When I would ask her about it she would just say that the woman wanted to play and that she was really pretty.

If I hadn’t seen the ghost with my own eyes and heard another one, I would have thought my daughter was insane.

Elanore says:

December 28, 2006, 9:10 pm

So Scary!

josh says:

February 7, 2007, 3:54 am

little kids lie

roxy says:

February 12, 2007, 4:45 pm

I will check out main street sometime. I live in Roanoke it is only a 15 min. drive to main street.

Jessy Houston says:

February 15, 2007, 2:20 pm

Im 25 yrs old I bought a house in 03′ I was so happy that I went to speak with the previous owner before she moved.And I aked her things about the house she told me the story on why she was moving:Her Husband and her built the house(First Owners)and they were going to sell so they could move to Canada where they had a cabin they were going to retier.Well he had a heart attack and dyed on the way to the hospital.He never said goodbye.(Here she is telling me the story ans almost in tears) she said he was a nice guy and ahandyman. My house has wood allover like a cabin He made all the edges and cabinets whith his hands.Well the house wows everybody when they come in its cosy and wellcoming.N-E-Ways. We started to do some remodoling in the kitchen and thats when things started to happen.First My husband and I where about to go to sleep I heard a lady crying and I thought it was my neighbor(long stroy)well I like ghost storys but my hair stud up and I thought my husband was asleep He told me to take a look at this point we could hear it in our hallway.well as I stood up to check it stoped.The other thing was my mother in law was her from PuertoRico she was in the first room aseelp.Everybody was asleep and the I heard a slam on the kitchen window I thought someone was breaking in and My husband got his gun.As I was getting up to check on the kids a cup fell right in the middle of the Kitchen floor and shattered.Like it was thrown with force.And I told my husband someone is in the house.when we both went to check I called out to see if it was one of the kids and they were all asleep.and my mother in law as snoring well we saw the glass allover and we check all the door and windows.And nothing.Also the lights sometime flicker,
Two days ago we where getting ready for bed well I was already in bed and my husband was in the restroom he came out and as he was about to lay in bed the fouset truned on by itself I told him it was Mr Day (that was the mans name) I told he was telling him to wash his hands.we joke around but it kinda scary. Id like to know what u guys think and what can I do?

Brad says:

February 21, 2007, 12:00 am

Cool story, I should check out Main St. sometime, I live like really close. I believe my house is haunted too. There was an old keyboard up in the attic when we moved in and whenever there’s only 1 or 2 people in the house you can take the keyboard downstairs and turn it on and after a few minutes the keys will start pressing down by themselves, creeps me the hell out…. Lol nice story though.

Brad says:

February 21, 2007, 12:01 am

ooooo posted at 12 exactly =p.

Jammie says:

February 28, 2007, 4:01 pm

I live in Roanoke, Va. just a few minutes away and have not heard this story, but it sounds like a place I’d like to investigate. If anyone reading these lives anywhere in Virginia, and you or someone you know have any paranormal activities going on, contact me. Virginia Appalachian Mountain Paranormal Investigations (V.A.M.P. Investigations).

Tree says:

March 1, 2007, 3:44 am


jordi says:

March 1, 2007, 7:38 am

i live in salem i no the house two and i have seen it my self. i can remember when they demolished the house it was a shame becos it hade so much history and storys wiv it if you live in salem let me no and we could chat more fm jordi

panfila says:

March 1, 2007, 5:44 pm

That is soooo cool I wish that happened to me I wan’t some hot chocolate!!!

charasquiada says:

March 1, 2007, 5:45 pm

That is soooo cool!!!

Princess L. says:

March 2, 2007, 7:06 pm

ya,i believe in ghosts. but all they really are is demons.its a cool story tho.

trailtroll says:

March 14, 2007, 5:12 pm

Has any other similar events occurred at this location? I would be skeptical if nothing else was evident.

B.J says:

March 24, 2007, 10:24 am

Everyone needs to read the story again, then tell me where is says the old lady gave the boy cookies.

coolio says:

March 29, 2007, 3:29 pm

ha that wasn’t scary god! cool but not scary! Oh yeah my cousin got to visit that because she was friends with the little boys mother

Jared says:

June 16, 2007, 7:25 pm

I,m with the 24th comment.Even though the time difference is crazy,still,it’s true.because all you need is God.

Lisa says:

July 6, 2007, 12:57 am

this story is sooooo freaky…if i were the little boy…i would ask for a next glass….lol and some cookies too!!!

Jason says:

July 29, 2007, 8:45 pm

Salem is a pretty weird town as it is. I used to drive from NoVA to Universities in middle VA all the time for parties while in college. Once we got turned around and stopped in Salem…

We entered the town over a bridge or overpass or something and it seemed pretty normal. You know, cars…people…errands being run…

We went into a Pizza Hut to use the bathroom and maybe get something to go, you know? (which actually may have been on Main St also) But the place was completely empty. I called out and even went into the kitchen and didn’t see anyone. I turned around and saw on one of the counters an open newspaper, half eaten donut, and a steaming coffee, still nobody around.

Then I noticed the clock on the wall was going backwards, fast. I was like, “Dude, eff this, let’s GTFO.” We got outside and looked around. The entire town was quiet. No cars moving, no people, no activity; nothing. I looked across the street at the gas station. There were cars at the pumps but nobody there or inside. The entire town had just frozen…or died. idk what so…

We freaked out and I drove the hell outta Salem and haven’t gone back since. I have no idea what’s up w/ that town and I don’t have any intention of ever finding out.

All I know is that I have a lot of ghost and other stories which I don’t readily tell, but I saw this story about a haunting in Salem and had to comment. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a lot more activity in Salem than just this and the keyboard story (which btw is poltergeist activity and would scare the sh*t outta me, I’d have to move immediately)

Trysta says:

September 11, 2007, 1:06 pm

Okay I live in salem and its not that weird that last messgage was not true..OMG i have lived here my whole life yeah maybe that house is haunted but the town is not ..lmao

loraina says:

October 16, 2007, 1:05 pm

HEello,I have know the people that lived on that street for many long years. My sister lived in one house that was torn down back in the 70’s. Then she moved next door to 300 w. Main. S.T. Next to her beside the post office lived Mr. perrine and his sister. Mr. perrine had owned that house a very long time. He was a lawyer and a very kind man. Mr. Perrine became ill and moved with his sister to Fla. in the 90’s. Where he passed away. My sister lived at 300 W. Main St. for many many years. She was a preacher and there was very weird happening at her home and many people saw things there. A great friend shot his wife and killed his self while he was renting a room from my sister. There are spirits, gghosts, some people don’t encounter them. Any way, my sister’s home was relocated and is now concited as a historical home in Salem. I know a lot about those homes on that block. And what i know is truth and people can believe or now. But I say, yes, all 5 houses that was there was haunted.. Blessings

abowles says:

October 25, 2007, 1:15 am

I live about 60 miles from salem and I was wondering if anyone knows how long ago the story was suppose to have taken place?

I live in Patrick County, virginia and my house was a small house about 75 years old when I bought it. It has been completely revamped and added onto. My house had always made funny noises, but I blamed it on it’s age and settling and such. I was telling some ladies from my church that sometimes my house gave me the “willies” at the noises it made, when one of the other ladies kinda laughed, I asked if she was laughing at my fright. She said there was no need to be scared because the noises in my house were probably her husbands grandfather. As fate would have it, her husbands grandfather fell dead in my kitchen many years ago, probably in the 40s or 50s. I asked if he was nice and she said he was a very nice man. This revelation caused my mother-in-law to by one of those psycic books by Sylvia Brown from Montel and she said that we were suppose to tell the guy he was dead and encourage him to “cross-over”, but my husband thinks he gives the house character and wants him to stay (if he’s really there). We’ve not had anything other than strange winds, and severe floor walking, a few weird lights and reflections in the mirror, and several quick seconds where we thought we may have seen something in a haze. Lastly, we’ve experienced items being hidden and returned, and I’ve passed that off as my own fault whenever possible, just to keep my sanity while living here. The guy that owned the house before me still lives in my neightborhood, but i’m afraid he’ll think I’m nuts if I mention this to him. My dad has had similar experiences in his house, but he built his house so how could it be haunted? His property has a graveyard, but not near the house. To my knowledge there wasn’t another structure on his land, so maybe he and I both have overactive imaginations. Any thoughts?

Loraina says:

October 26, 2007, 5:39 pm

Hello, I have had experiences with spirits,hauntings, psychic abilities all my life. I do know that my sister’s house that was located on Main St. in SALEM,VA. was haunted and many christain exorists went there. A very close family friend murdered his self there back in the 1990’s. Most things, my sister who was an ordained minister , would not tell me that went on. That house has been moved and is now a historial home in Salem. I lived with my family in a house at 3906 MAINE AVE. N.W in ROANOKE,VA back from 1972 until 16 yrs later. I had visits from two eldery ladies, they would come and stand by my bed and just watch me. I was never afraid of them but they appeared to be a little scared as one lady stood behind the other. My sister told me to never reach out to touch them. I was never afraid, I would just lay and look at them and tell them we were a good family and they were safe! When we moved I felt sad that we had to leave them and to this day i wonder if all the people that moved in the house ever saw them. I do know from my best friend that lives next door that the people that would move in would never stay long! We loved living there but moved to the lake. Yet we miss it back there. That was home.I do know that a teacher passed away there and her husband murdered his self . There was still a place in the wall. I have lived in several places that things like this have happened. Some things that wasn’t good. I know what I and my family have seen and witnessed. Back to my sister’s house at 300 W. MAIN ST. in SALEM, VA. A girl that came by with a family friend was terrified as she had never saw a pic. or saw my sister’s husband, but as she went into the kitchen, she was shocked to see him setting there talking to their yellow parakeet. She had no idea of what type cloths he wore or any thing yet she described him to a tee. And he just looked up at her and smiled. I don’t know if he is still there or if he went to HEAVEN as my sister left this world july 8th,2007 and we know she comes and visits. As too many things have been shown to us. Just think of all the deminsions that can be.. Blessings!!

Ron says:

October 29, 2007, 1:09 pm

Three weeks after my birth in 1958, my Great Uncle passed away in his little house on Water St. in Ithaca, WI. He had seen me one time before he passed and apparently was so happy that my parents had another boy that he said he would watch over me throughout my lifetime. When I was seven years old, my family lived in a small three bedroom house in southern Wisconsin my father had built in 1962. Like other families of the time, all the boys (there were four of us) shared a king size bed in one bedroom and our little sister had her own room. One night, I awoke with the feeling of being watched. I looked toward the foot of the bed and saw an old man in a red flannel shirt and overalls with snow white hair just standing there looking at me. He had a very peaceful look on his face and although he said nothing, I knew he was telling me I was safe. I was so startled by what I saw, that I pulled the covers over my head. After a few seconds, I looked again and he was gone. Several years later in Flagstaff, AZ, I worked with a couple of architects in an office on the third floor of the old Weatherford Hotel on LeRoux St. One afternoon as I was finishing up my lunch, I spun around on my chair and caught a glimpse of the same old man in a french door leading to the hallway outside of the office. He looked the same as he did years before. Just as quickly, he was gone. I asked my dad if he had any idea who it could be after telling him of my two encounters with the old man. He told me from the description I gave him, that it was my Great Uncle Herman. I have not seen him since but would invite the opportunity to see him again.

joe says:

October 29, 2007, 10:38 pm

Is anyone posting comments here literate? I see so many misspelled words and poor grammar in each post, it makes me think that the people that believe in ghosts are morons… Is there a direct correlation between being an imbecile and seeing ghosts? One has to wonder.

Ron says:

October 31, 2007, 12:28 pm

Joe, it seems the only moron here is you. I’m sure your attitude and lack of personality is what keeps you from getting l**d and unless you change your critical ways, you never will. Judging by the time stamp on your posting, you took a minute out of your busy nightime activities online to post an imbecilic bunch of tripe. Grow up.

Alisandra says:

December 29, 2007, 7:46 pm

I believe that all these stories are true, and eveyone here is nice except Joe!


Katalina says:

January 8, 2008, 1:40 am

You know what Joe or Jose LOL
These is not a grammer website this is about the most coolest s*** you can look into and write about
SO GO F*** your self!!!
Thank you !!!

rod says:

February 7, 2008, 5:56 pm

ROFL, yet anyhow the old lady must seem nice,and it was nice for her to help the little boy out giving a hand for some help.
:} but yet,all you people want is food from a ghost,
i mean, if i ha that problem id ask for something else.
yet cookies, milk seem good, id ask her /him dont leave house, chill and relax ;]
lol next ask ”can you pass me the remote but the lamp”

jessica says:

February 8, 2008, 12:32 am

About 4 years ago I was asleep in bed, and I woke up with a woman (who looked like ma mother) walk past me. It was kinda blurry..maybe jus because I had jus woken up. And I said ma mothers name. And when she didnt answer I got out of ma bed. And she was no where. I looked outside to see if she had walked out the house, and she wasnt there. I looked at the clock and ma mom had been gone for about an hour by then, to go to work. I was scared but I jus went in the living room and ate ma breakfast.
Well Ill say about 2 years later I moved out and moved back in with ma mother, and ma grandmother was living there, and she had moved into ma room while I was gone. I was telling her this story about ma room (thinking I could scare her out of ma old room to get it back haha) and while I was telling her this..she turned a pale color, and I asked what was wrong, and she had said she seen the same woman. I had seen the woman walk past the closet, exacly where ma grandmother had seen her. She said the woman looked like mom.
Ma mother was also at the end of the hallway, and at the other end was the bathroom, the door was open, and there was a mirror on the you can stand at the end of the hall and see yourself in the mirror. Well ma mother was at the end of the hall so jus happened to glance in the mirror and saw a man standing behind her, she looked behind her and there was no one, and then the looked back into the mirror was he as still there, so needless to say she ran outside lol. But thats all the ghost experiences ive had. But I would love to have more.

michelle says:

May 9, 2008, 8:01 pm

i love ghost stuff but i work in salem and have never heard anything abotu any building or home on main st being haunted or have ever heard that story so im not sure about this one

Steve says:

July 3, 2008, 2:48 am

Hey, I do belive in ghosts i lived in a house for my junior and senior year of high school in Lynchburg, Va.And i had the basement as my room i would always feel like something was watching me and i used to have these all to real day dreams of a woman lookin into my face not just.Not staring at me but IDK looking into me… then i would come out of these day dreams scared and im not a guy who gets scared easily.
But then one night i was watching Spiderman 2 i remeber it like it was yesterday. I was sitting there dipping cause my parents would have killed me if they would have seen it. And then there was this figure jus floating across my room and fast and not extremly slow .It got to the door in the middle of my room turned around looked INTO me and went in the room. My mom said she felt weird and came down stairs seconds after and she says i didnt talk i was just staring at the door and white as a sheet so yes i do belive in ghosts. I never slept in my room downstairs after that i would jus go down there to dip and then up to my brothers room to sleep. Thank god he was in the marines and i had somewhere els to sleep.

Brittanie says:

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Amy says:

August 28, 2008, 2:13 am

I’ve lived in salem va all my life. My grandmother lives on Elm St which is right off of Union and Main St. I believe I remember this house. That part of Salem is considered the historic district, just across the street in the West Salem area are some of the oldest houses in the area. A girl I know moved into a house on main st near the old Lake Spring Park (duck pond at burger king now) and her parents were restoring the house. There are secret passageways that you can get to through closets that were used at one point to hide runaway slaves. They always talked about their home being haunted but I was always a skeptic. I believe in ghosts but I also believe in psychological illness that causes people to see things and hear things that aren’t there. I’d rather go at the ghost hunting with a scientific theory and not have a psychic roaming around a house saying they “feel” spirits around them. Its just not proof enough for me to have someone say they see something yet there is no hard core evidence. The story was interesting, I never see much about Salem on the internet unless it has to do with Roanoke College or SHS football.

Erica says:

November 9, 2008, 10:57 am

very cool story I can relate to the boy I was about 5 when i first started to see them ! I now have a paranormal research group out of Stanley/Luray If you have and Questions e-mail me at

Jason says:

November 25, 2008, 4:33 am

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margaret says:

April 18, 2009, 11:15 pm

Hello, my name is Margaret i have read this story and lately many others about ghost and/or paranormal things in the Virginia area and some other states. I and a group of other people are investigating areas that might be haunted by paranormal and/or ghost things. we would like it if you have any places that you might like us to chaek out. we are just starting out so we do not have much yet. we have a wed site you can go to owe web and/or email me at yahoo thank you.

Odie says:

August 17, 2009, 9:08 pm

OK after reading that story im thinking back to what I would have done if I was a kid. Not saying it isn’t true, but out of the youngsters I know both growing up and present (including myself) would not be calm drinking a glass of chocolate milk after seeing a woman you can see through. That “see-through lady” would have had that glass of milk, the house and everything in it all to herself, cause i would have been runnin so fast my feet would b kickin my own a$$.

jonny five says:

August 24, 2009, 10:45 pm

right this story is bs. my main point is for Monica. human eyesight sees only a small range of light. if you notice, everything in nature is spherical, balanced. try fresh air, friends and laughs. see what happens. good things seem to bring good, bad seems to bring bad things.

Dulce says:

September 12, 2009, 2:56 pm

children dnt know and its good that ghost was nice to him..

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Patrick says:

October 22, 2009, 11:04 am

Ok so I read all the stories about the haunted house in Salem now I would like to know just where it is located

td says:

November 2, 2009, 9:49 pm

501 Texas Hollow road in salem, va is also haunted. There have been many different expierences there by my family and I

Nicki says:

December 4, 2009, 7:40 pm

I believe that demons irritate people because they hate them, I also believe that people who see ghosts see demons or are just plain crazy.
Demons do attack people. will show you how they sometimes do it

william says:

December 19, 2009, 3:15 pm

that story is a bit weird but this is another one my family use to life in galax va on a big hill one night i was out side on the porch and i was all alone when i was ready to go inside the door shut and locked and out of the corner of my eye i saw a figure with long claws making an noise like popping but when i turned around it was gone then i tried the door again and it opened there was the creature on my couch but it dissiperd

flamon damon says:

April 21, 2010, 2:16 pm

i seen this guy standind agianst a wall after i heard helpme go to the othe side i was freaked out so i was looking and i saw the 20 to 30 year old man agianst the wal,l

a person says:

April 26, 2010, 11:28 am

that sounds so cool

elizabeth says:

May 13, 2010, 3:11 pm

do you guys no which house this hapind in.

dakota says:

August 14, 2010, 6:21 pm

i am a new ghost hunter but am in for the ride i need to go after the danger of the ghost that want to hurt u i want to no what they did or what they want some one give a good story on that

carley says:

August 18, 2010, 12:10 am

if i was th lil bo i would freak out

oneofus says:

October 16, 2010, 9:15 pm

I have heard there are many haunted houses in Salem.These hauntings are spoken in small conversations.Many people do not want to seem crazy so they speak in small circles and keep it quiet. I think Salem has many many hauntings. Go visit Salem and you just might see and hear much. Salem is a very nostalgic town and you feel as if you’re going back in time.Salem has much history and much hauntings.I would very much encourage anyone who is interested in hauntings or investigations to visit Salem. Find a friend or visit the shops on main st. and start a conversation or drive through the many neighborhoods and pull up a chair and you just might hear about the haunted places in Salem.Salem, Va is a beautiful place and has much “old fashion” charm. Go visit Salem yourself and you might encounter a haunting.

missBlair says:

October 16, 2010, 11:05 pm

Yes Yes Salem, Va. is a most haunted place. Many haunted places and houses around these parts. Yes there are many haunted stories that have been told by family and friend alike.The stories that would make your hair stand straight up or make you want to get under the guilt and stay there. Honey dear, where is TAPS when you need them? TAPS would have a field day in Salem, Va.Oh my, the ghosts,the shadows,the voices,the wispers are heard and seen in many a house in the darkest of night.Smalltown Salem is nestled in these mountains and many a story and haunting has stayed in these mountains in Va, The stories and hauntings are real just like the people and the mountains. Come for a visit and you will want to come back again and again.God bless your sweet heart and sleep tight because Salem hauntings are here at night. Good night dear…….

RJ says:

October 28, 2010, 9:40 am

i might do an investigation there but i need some members to join it sounds good enough but we will see

Troy says:

December 26, 2010, 10:35 pm

I have to say, This house is on Broad Street in Salem Virginia, not main street.. It is i believe the 3rd house on the left (if you turn off of main street) its a big big house and just looking at it is scary. People live in it now, I dont see how they could though.. Just looking at the house is very scary looking and looks as if the house would be haunted. I would hate to go in it!

Troy says:

December 26, 2010, 10:38 pm

I must say, this house is on Broad Street in Salem, Virginia not main street. Broad street is right off of main street. Its the 2end Big Big house on broad street on the left (if you turn off of Main street)
Its a huge house, the house next to it is kinda the same looking but this haunted house is scary looking.. Just by looking at it is scary.

kade says:

March 13, 2011, 4:39 pm

if it was me i would have put my hand trough her muhahahahahahahahahahahaha

Miss Lover lover says:

June 28, 2011, 3:07 am

yep thats definitely creepy.

haha says:

August 19, 2011, 4:19 pm

u ppl have a facinating obsession. incredibly stupid but facinating. i guarantee not a single story on here is true u all need to get a fricken job or find a hobby not based on myths and lies. that is all

Dark Angel says:

October 26, 2011, 11:51 am

So that is why that girl decided to kill me… I took her picture. I was about 3 or4 when i moved to a new house. I met this girl who lived next door…. or so I thought. Her brother thought I wss pretty, and for awhile we were good friends. Then I got a new camera for christmas and took the girls’s picture. THe next night I woke up and she was holding a knife to my throat. Her brother intervened and I never saw them again, theough my tv did go on and off without notice

lickk my cock says:

October 27, 2011, 9:47 am

diss sum oll bulsshit

tallenmobile says:

September 16, 2012, 6:31 am

The house is next door to my Grandfather’s. The boys name is Edgar. Even more weird, there were some apartments built behind their properties. During the excavation and prepatation for construction, an unmarked cemetary was discoverred. The caskets were removed and relocated elsewhere.

Katie says:

September 10, 2014, 10:22 am

I also live in Salem, Pat. It could be the pink house on the end of Union Street. My friend lives there and whenever I went to visit I always felt like there was someone constantly standing just a hair behind me. I always had the spooks when I visited her. Then again, just about all of the houses on Union Street are Victorian houses and are quite old. Could have been any of them. I just know that I have never seen a ghost, just had strange feelings when I was in that house.

Zumi says:

June 15, 2016, 4:26 pm

I eat lemon cake at this house before. The old lady is Fanny – she use to live there decades before and she is supposedly looking for her dog who died in a bumper car fire in 1958. Sometime I smell old lady breath in my mouth!

Zumi says:

June 27, 2016, 3:52 pm

When dark comes the gray men walk and they look like shadows. They’re only ones who look at me but never speak. Its so lonely here lately I don’t eat my cake

Zumi says:

July 15, 2016, 3:27 pm

Has anyone seen my cake? The light is all I see and hear anymore.

Zumi says:

July 25, 2016, 1:50 pm

Is lighthouse up the street now, can see the light flash.

Mary says:

July 28, 2016, 3:26 pm

The only flash you’re going to be getting Mr. Manly Mandingo is from me!! 😉

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