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Tabb Residence Hall

Farmville, Virginia

On the top floor of Tabb Residence Hall, there is another set of ascending stairs. Supposedly, these stairs lead to an abandoned abortion clinic that was the site of a murder. Allegedly, the murdered man still walks around the room.

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Kristen says:

October 14, 2005, 12:42 pm

I went into South Tabb with a group of paranormal investigators and we found the room. Unfortunately it was locked, but there was a handprint (the legend is that there is a bloody handprint) that was very faint. We will more than likely go back when we can get a key to the attic, but we didn’t see anything with our eyes or cameras. We did get a couple of EVPs, though, and in one of them there is a distinct voice telling us to “Come Forward.” We need to go back and investigate more.

Sarah says:

November 3, 2005, 4:44 pm

Tabb Hall is bullshit I have lived in farmville all my life and have been to tabb hall dozens of times and i have been in the room!! there is no handprint and there is no blood its all a dumb joke! but if you really want to see some weird **** hit up sailors creek at 1:42 in the morning go up to the little white house and knock on the door!!!!! I only know of three people who have done this, myself included, and the reality and the horror is unreal!! you will run away screaming!!! The story behind Sailors Creek starts back during the civil war, an entire family was locked in there cellar while their home was used as a hospital for the wounded soilders! once you knock on the door you will see a faint light shine through the cellar windows, a strong breeze will blow and you began to get freezing cold! It’s just something you have to experiance yourself to understand! But, you have to be there at one forty two in the morning! it has to be a half moon and no noise (cars,talking) have fun but be ready to run

Josh says:

November 12, 2005, 2:32 am

Where’s This Sailors Creek At? I’ve been to tons of places in Tennessee, Kentucky, And Virginia and still have no evidence that ghosts exist.. I have a few creepy pics but no real evidence and have never seen or heard anything that can’t be explained… All of this ghost **** is starting to sound like a bunch of BS everyone blows it out of proportion and makes up lies… If anyone can tell me a place that is REALLY haunted e-mail me…. and no bullshit..

Brittney says:

December 9, 2005, 12:28 pm

I’ve been in the attic of South Tabb. It’s nothing up there. The scary story of Longwood is the story of the little boy that died in Frasier Hall. The story is the little boy was riding his tricycle around when it was being built. He was on the top floor with his father. The elevators weren’t in yet, but the little boy didn’t know that. He rode his bike into the shaft and fell all 30 ft. If you get in the elevator, you may feel it drop down really fast, hear the kid scream, and then it go slow like it normally does.

Brittney says:

December 9, 2005, 12:35 pm

Did anyone ever hear about the girl that was killed in the bell? When Longwood was an all girls school, they moved the bell from one building to the one it’s at now. While they were moving it, the bell fell off the cart and rolled down the big hill, rolling over top of a girl and killing her. Sometimes if you listen, you can hear the bell skip a ring. That’s when she is in there. Or how about the kid that hanged himself in Cunnungham? The kid who painted the thick red stripe around the whole room and then hanged himself? Sometimes at night the red line will appear and you will see him.

Chad says:

February 13, 2006, 12:48 am

where is sailors creek I wonna do that **** and sarah you can come with me and my boys, IM me at xx393xx

Victoria Victor says:

June 9, 2006, 11:34 am

We LOOOVE Exsising ghosts!!!!!!!!!!!

D says:

July 28, 2006, 1:16 pm

I have never seen any ghost. I have never felt ghost around me so if anyone knows of some things that I can do to experience this one time event let me know. The only reason why I say once is because I think if I come across anything real I will most likely leave all this alone. Email me at

megan says:

September 13, 2006, 2:39 pm

hey my name is megan and i live in cumberland which is like 15 mins from farmville i know wear u are talkin about thats really cool i think…… i would like to got there.. ( like inside all my life i have just passed it….. ( i dont believe anythin tell isee it thought peace

Kittycat Bigpaws says:

October 10, 2006, 1:40 pm

I had sex with the Tabb hall ghost, it did me in the a n u s

joan d'arc says:

October 19, 2006, 8:50 pm

I lived downstairs from the room in Tabb. I never saw anything up there, but my roomie did move out and leave school b/c she kept seeing a shadow walking around in our room at night. Also, there is a window in South Ruffner (same building) that reopens every time it is closed b/c of a fire there. But if you REALLY want a scare in Farmville, go to Appomattox St. to the corner…you’ll see a BIG house that has been made into apts. It was a civil war hospital. The top floor is so scary. I almost rented an apt. there but I couldn’t stay b/c of the noises and things moving.

faeryangel says:

November 7, 2006, 11:05 pm

I also went to Longwood and every October one of the antho professor’s would give a ghost talk about all of the ghosts and other wierd things that have happened at the school and the land that they own. As for Salor’s Creek thing. The hospital is in Rice, VA. you can either take 460 east past Farmville, take the last left before you get to the 407 or 704 exit (the road that conects 460 to 360 kind of like a triangle) or you can be on the road 407 or 704 and about half way down the road you will see signs for the salior’s creek battlefield.
I went there two different nights. The first one scared the he-be-ge-bes out of me. one of my friends felt like a bulit hit him, I couldn’t even force myself to get out to the area the others were, and sounds were doing weird things too. We could not hear

faeryangel says:

November 7, 2006, 11:08 pm

what the others were saying. The sound was unusally muffled. Then later that night I felt like something had followed me home. This happened my freshman year and then on my last semester at the school two different friends came with me so I could see what was going on. I needed to get it out of my system before I graduated. Nothing happened.

amf says:

June 19, 2007, 4:28 pm

Ok I live in cumberland and went to longwood. The story of the boy falling down the elevator shaft is a lie do your homework. There has been speculation of a former abortion clinic in civil war times in tabb attic, but no murder. The kid who killed him self in cunningham is a lie. but there may have been an unmarked graveyard in the approx. area of the cunninghams. one kid did kill himself in frasier about 6 or 7 years ago over an ex girlfriend. There are also underground tunnels underneath longwood they are all sealed now but when i was in school they still had one open. There were stories that one collapsed and killed a girl but ive never found any evidence. you can still see some of the tunnels on campus. and a bell? longwood doesn’t have a bell. yes the house on the corner of appomattox and buffalo was a make shift civil war hospital. it isn’t haunted, it isn’t scary it’s just old several friends lived on 4th floor.

amf says:

June 19, 2007, 4:49 pm

just looked up more info and there is a bell at longwood ive been here for how many years and never seen or heard of a bell. but there it is in the library. hmmm.

D. Stokes says:

June 19, 2007, 6:24 pm

I went to Longwood in 1999. I got kicked out of college but thats another story. Anyhow, the bell is for real and I’ve heard it skip.

L.Hilt says:

August 31, 2007, 12:03 am

Yes, there is a bell at longwood. its been there since it opened. the orignal is in the library mow because its so old. and i heard the story of the girl who was crushed by the bell when it was delivered in the 1800’s. people who say there isn’t a bell need to walk into the longwood library and head straight, its in a glass case. longwood library is open to the public as far as i know.

Brittany says:

September 23, 2007, 10:35 pm

FYI, Longwood does have a bell! It’s the same bell that used to hang over the Collonades and is now on display in Greenwood Library on campus. Dr. Jordan (Anthropology Prof. who does the Halloween Ghost Lecture every year) is the one “in charge” of the bell and rings it at special ceremonies and graduation every year.

There is a story about a girl being crushed under the bell while moving it from the train station when the bell first arrived in town. Nobody from the school had picked up the bell from the station so the girls moved it on their own with a luggage cart, the same cart still used to move it today, and the bell fell and crushed her.

The story with the little boy is in Curry, not Frazer, and he fell from the 4th floor during construction.

In Jarman Auditorium, Dr. Jarman is said to still attend every opening night and a rose is left for him in a specific seat in the balcony and is always gone at the end of the night.

North Cunningham is built over an old cemetary, land that the school still doesn’t technically own but built on it anyway. The legless ghost as he’s called is the ghost of a man who is supposidly sitting up in his grave and you can only see his torso.

There’s also a girl in Cunningham who is said to watch you sleep.

Room 333 in Main Cunningham is the room that’s said to have the red line around the wall near the ceiling.

The Stevens’ Building (Old Science Building) is haunted by Dr. Stevens. Her face can be seen in the top left window of the front of the building (from Wheeler Mall).

Then there’s the figure of the confederate soldier (the same as the statue on High St.) who is said to be standing guard over the school (or watching for Union Soldiers) from the Ruffner roof. During the fire of 2001 a student took a picture of the fire and the shilouette of the soldier can be seen in the flames.

There’s more but I can’t remember all the details…

RTS says:

September 30, 2007, 6:35 pm

If anyone wnats to try to investigate these things I’m game. Not a professional, but i’m very intrigued. Contact me at I’m local.

sarah b. says:

October 18, 2007, 10:25 am

omg… i live like right up the street from sailors creek and i never knew it was haunted. that stuff is crazy!!!i’m going up there on halloween. who wants to come?

RTS says:

October 18, 2007, 7:54 pm

sarah, im planning on going this year to sailors creek on the ghost tour on sat the 27th at 7 pm. Email me if you like.

shannon says:

December 12, 2007, 2:51 pm

my sister in law goes to longwood. so tonight when she goes were going to get to curry hall to see if the litte boy stories are real. so i’ll come back tonite and say whats happens!

pro says:

December 20, 2007, 10:13 pm

this story is long.that make me boring.but the story make me feel haunted and freeky.

Jon says:

February 4, 2008, 3:10 pm

Hey im heading up to farmvill in a month to see family, so hit me up if anyone wants to go to a huanted place. My Im is jrotcboy90

Shannon says:

February 7, 2008, 6:28 pm

Shoot!!! I was going to go to Longwood University and didn’t. I knew I should. I even went to orientation and stayed on campus overnight. That sucks for me. Anyone else know any ghost stories other than the ones listed? My mom and I want to go visiting. Contact me at

Allen says:

March 13, 2008, 9:10 am

The House that is mentioned in Sailer’s Creek is owned by a friend of mines dad. I have spent many nights in this house. Some weird things happen but not a whole lot. The bullet holes that are still in the wood siding don’t help much. They give you an even more eeirie feeling.

brad says:

April 18, 2008, 1:35 am

hey allen, im interested to know more about that house where you stayed the night as a child, and if its the one i think it is. please email me if you get this messege. also anyone interested in ghost research/exploration whos in the richmond/powhatan/amelia area, give me a shout at the email address above. i recently did some investigating at Longwood, including the old tunnel system id heard about. turns out theres not much of it left really, mostly the section under “joanie on the pony” area and not much of that can be seen today. id heard there was a remnant of a tunnel openning off main st in some park area but i never found it. i talked with some students about tabb and curry halls and didnt get much feedback.

Stacey says:

May 6, 2008, 12:51 am

I work in Farmville and have lived in this area all my life. Sailor’s Creek is extremely haunted! I use to participate in the civil war re-enactments there which required camping out there. I heard a musket being fired during the night while I was there. A couple with us went for a moonlight stroll near the creek & came running back in horror. When I ask my friend what was wrong she was so scared she could hardly speak. When she composed herself she told me that they were walking along talking & both of them saw a dark figure, kind of shadow like of what appeared to be a male. You could see through it and his eyes appeared to glow. Also, the re-enacters that are doctors actually sleep in the house there and they claim that they can hear the sound of bodies being dragged up the stairs, during the night. During the civil war battle the house was a make shift hospital and the bodies of the dead were stacked ontop one another upstairs until they could be later buried in a mass grave. But the sad part of all this is that you cant go poking around there at night anymore, because there is an alarm system that has been installed on the Hillsmans house. This was done after vandals damaged the porch of the house. You can however, go there during the day.

Pijanowski says:

September 22, 2008, 2:06 pm

Hey i’m up for whatever. I love the feeling of being scared. If anyone knows anything they would like to share from Longwood or the surrounding let me know! PLEASE! I’ve herd many stories and believe it or not i have met people who have had really weird experiences. (lancer park used to be named Stanley park) and He would drug girls and rape them. One of my roommates had an exsperience of someone holding her down on the bed and it was real. if you want more details let me know.

Liz says:

September 30, 2008, 3:58 pm

I go to Longwood and I’ve heard the story about the boy in curry, but al the others are new to me! I live in south cunningham and i know a kid did kill himself in main. haha I love this stuff but I know i wont be able to sleep tonight.

Pijanowski says:

October 3, 2008, 8:48 am

haha…. if you think weird things happen in Longwood you should hang out in some of the weird places in Appomattox Va.

yeah says:

October 13, 2008, 3:20 pm

ya know,I heard that in my small town of Jamestown,KY,a pregnate woman was murderd some more than 10 years ago,and now,if you go down there at night,you can hear the sreams and crys of a baby

Mansard says:

December 19, 2008, 9:03 pm

Regarding the large house at the corner of Appomattox and Buffalo in Farmville… I lived on the top floor for nearly a year and nothing scary ever happened in there. It was built in 1850 – 1860 or so and must have a lot of history, but it never felt unsettling in there. I also lived on Longwood’s campus in Main Cunningham for a while (on the first floor near the main entrance to the Cunninghams.) Now THAT was much scarier than the huge house on Appomattox.

I also had some spooky experiences while shutting down the student union building at Longwood in the 90s. Paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren gave a lecture there once and Lorraine, a psychic, saw a man in 1920s clothes walking down the hall and asked me who it was. While I couldn’t see him, I knew exactly who she was talking about–the man who turned lights on in the building at night behind locked doors, the main who took trash out of the trash can and plopped it on the floor when I turned my back, etc. Of course, it totally freaked me out to have a psychic grin and say, “So who’s your friend over there?” when I never told her the first thing about my experiences in the student union.

Hail haunted Longwood!

Alyssa G. says:

January 2, 2009, 4:31 pm

Hey I live in Clarksville and I would love to go there and see if these “stories” are true.

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March 15, 2009, 3:41 pm

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rockerchick9907 says:

March 23, 2009, 3:50 pm

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Chris says:

August 6, 2009, 11:30 am

Sailor’s Creek (aka Sayler’s Creek) is a large field where the deciding battle of the Civil War was fought in Amelia County bordering Prince Edward County.. It is because of the losses here that caused Lee’s retreat and surrender to Appomattox. There are yearly Civil War re-enactments here, and there is a small white house right on the main road that was used as a field hospital. Through the years many stories of the house being haunted have been passed on and a particular ghostly apparition in a Union uniform can sometimes be seen at the cannons out back at night.

vicki daniels says:

August 23, 2009, 5:09 pm

Can anybody give me the address and directions from the Hampton Roads area please. I would like to suggest this place to a paranormal grooup that I am a part of to investigate. Thanks

lisakaye says:

December 31, 2009, 8:29 pm

From Hampton Roads just take 460 West – go towards Petersburg and then continue on towards Blackstone. Then continue on towards Crewe. Take the exit towards Farmville and take the first Farmville exit off of 460 – this will take you straight into downtown Farmville. When you get to Main St., take a left and then a right at the next light – that will put you on High St. From there you will see Longwood University along your left and you can find Appomattox Street just off of High Street at the next stop light that turns to the right. Good luck and have fun!

Gail Shannon says:

February 12, 2011, 4:08 pm

I graduated from Longwood, the school that Tabb is a dorm at. I never heard such a story, tho there were many others. I, myself, experienced several hauntings in North Cunningham and Wheeler when I lived in them. I never experienced anything in Tabb even tho I visited friends there. Perhaps it only occurs to people who reside in Tabb.

Susan Palmer says:

April 14, 2011, 11:39 am

My family and I visited Sailor’s Creek, coincidentally on the exact day and time of the battle, but 100 years later. We definitely felt and heard the spirits of soldiers, heard snuffling of horses and the clink of metal equipment. None of us were looking to hear or feel anything, nor are we pre-disposed to looking for, seeing or hearing ghosts. We were simply doing a tour of the region, when the 100th anniversary of the Civil War was being marked. It was a long time ago, but we never forgot our visit to Sailor’s Creek, and still talk about it.

Elaine says:

April 25, 2011, 3:43 pm

Anybody remember haunted military housing in Norfolk / Virginia Beach area of Virginia ?? Robert Hall or Robinhood apartments? This is a true story and military wives complained so much about activity in these apartments that the buildings were eventually torn down.I have googled everything I can think of and can’t find a thing about it. My mom used to talk about these apartments back in the 70’s and years later, my friends dad brought this subject up at dinner. This guy was straight-faced /high ranking military and not the jokey kind. He actually took some of the calls from the frightened military wives back when this happened.

Brandon L Murray says:

May 4, 2011, 2:18 am

I dont remember where the campus is that my story happend at but here it is. Several years ago a young gurl died in her dorm room. The autopsy show no reasons as to why she died it was just a freak accident. Two days later on her door a demons face could be seen in the grain of the wood. The school replaced the door but every time they did the demons face returned. Eventually the school replaced the door with a steel one and the demon was never seen again. The campus still has the two doors locked away in their basement.

Bob says:

May 26, 2011, 10:25 am

I did some tree work at the old church there at sailors creek and ALL day I was there me and the other guy I was helping.We heard and felt we were being watch all day we were there. This is real.

Krysten says:

January 31, 2012, 12:16 pm

Kristen, I was with that paranormal investigation group! I still have the “Come forward” EVP recording on my laptop. Did you also hear the woman screaming on the EVP from the cemetery? That one is really scary.

Matt says:

February 2, 2012, 12:22 pm

An ex girlfriend of mine lived in tabb and everynow and then i would stay over and we heard stuff moving around above her room. One night in particular it was getting louder and louder so i said out loud ‘shut up already’ and it got so loud we had to cover our ears. then it randomly stopped.

Elise Renee Gingerich says:

April 24, 2012, 8:55 pm

Instead Of Everybody Arguing Back And Forth (And Forth And Back!) About This Being Haunted Or That Being Haunted, Or This Not Being Haunted, Or That Not Being Haunted, Why Not Just Say That Hauntings Are Unknown Space Time Or Time Space Events, Or Whatever, And That There Are No Certain Answers, Either Way. I Believe That There Are Paranormal Events All Around Us, Whatever The Heck Paranormal Events May Or May Not Be (May Be, May Not Be, Whatever!) I Believe! Maybe Hauntings And Imprints (Imprints And Hauntings) Go Together, Whatever. Maybe Hauntings Are Like Invisibility In The Hollow Man Movie?? (Hauntings Are Kind Of Like Being Invisible, Like In The Movie Hollow Man, I Think. The Two Events Seem Similar, Don’t The Two Events Seem Almost Strangely Similar To You All??)

jean b says:

June 12, 2012, 1:02 am

i used to live on saylers creek. at night i could sit on my hill and look out towards the hospital and it looked liht cannon flashes and i did hear the muffled voices. i saw this on a cple occasions and lived there about 5 years. it is an interesting place to visit and don’t forget to check out the grave site there.

Zumi says:

June 15, 2016, 4:54 pm

The lemon cake her bad, worst I ever tasted. And no one see me!

Zumi says:

June 28, 2016, 12:13 pm

The lady screaming is not mean she is scared of the other one but she nice and helped me find my way out once and back to my cake

Mary says:

July 1, 2016, 4:37 pm

You’re so good to me!

Zumi says:

July 15, 2016, 3:35 pm

screaming lady disappeared into light. Now I am by myself and sad and scared

Zumi says:

July 25, 2016, 1:57 pm

My old dog Opi come last night I so happy. He went away when Zumi 5 so many years ago.

George says:

August 1, 2016, 3:36 pm

Why don’t you get off the board Mary! You are undermining this whole site and you’re taking away from the value of Zumi’s story for your own selfish gain. Although what you are gaining from these ridiculous posts is beyond me.

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