Is the Olde Towne Inn in Manassas Really Haunted?
There is a lot of history to explore around Manassas, Virginia, but the most interesting history lessons come with a paranormal twist. If you like ghost stories, the Olde Towne Inn has plenty. If you want to get your adrenaline pumping this Halloween, book one of the paranormal hot spots at this inn — rooms 50, 52 or 54.
According to guests, heavy amounts of paranormal activity happen in those rooms. One couple reported bizarre events in room 54 recently. At first, the couple heard something crash to the bathroom floor while they were trying to sleep. They investigated, and there was nothing broken on the floor. Shrugging it off, they tried to get some sleep. Shortly after falling asleep, the couple was awoken by a tugging on their mattress. They thought perhaps an animal was in their room, so they searched it thoroughly, only to come up empty-handed. Again, chocking up their experience to their imagination or a half-sleep dream state, the couple tried to ignore what was happening and get some rest. Finally, the ghost dished out something they couldn’t ignore. The wife witnessed her husband levitate off the bed and crash to the floor of the room.
A construction worker, who posted on reddit Paranormal, reports a goosebump-raising story of his own from a decade ago. He was working construction with his father and needed a place to stay after a long workday. When he first laid his things down on the bed, he felt a jolt like someone kicked the bed, even though he was all alone in the room. He thought maybe someone in the next room had banged on the wall and didn’t think much of it. Later that evening, when he was trying to sleep, he kept feeling like something was trying to crawl into his bed. He turned on the lights and it stopped. He said, “When we turned the light on and talked, everything stopped. But then we’d turn the light off and it started again. You could hear the carpet scrunch like someone was running across the room. Then, even crazier, I could feel something grabbing my ankles and slide up towards my knees. If I shook my legs it would stop but if I stayed still I could feel it start again. I did this many times within a few minutes, testing it out.”
Who is responsible for all this paranormal mischief? A ghost named Miss Lucy, a Civil War-era spirit, is said to haunt the inn and the tavern. One guest reported actually seeing Miss Lucy in the restaurant. A family vacationing from Indiana was eating breakfast after their stay. A lady wearing an old overcoat and nightgown asked the wife where to get food to-go. Her husband approached right after the lady left, and the wife commented about how strange the lady had been. The man replied, “What lady? I don’t see anyone.”
Do you believe the stories, or are you brave enough to go spend the night and find out for yourself? If you do, let us know!
Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top 500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors
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