Hauntings in Old Town Alexandria Virginia

Posted on February 17, 2010

I don’t know if you know this, but Old Town, Alexandria in Virginia is said to be very haunted. It is about six miles away from Washington D.C., and about an hour and a half away from Richmond, Virginia.

Anyway, my family lives in a very old house in the historical part of the town. My older sister has always had sort of a “sixth sense” for paranormal activity, such as feeling presences and hearing footsteps when I can’t. There is a back hallway where my sister and I share a room. She has been telling me about experiences she has had in that room for the longest time.

She specifically remembers floating heads in her room when she was two, talking to her (she tells me she thought it was God at the time) and a doll she believes was possessed. This is my least favorite story because it scares me. The doll’s name is Polly Dolly, it is very hard to describe but I will say it is very creepy. She claims she had recurring nightmares about Polly Dolly chasing her through the house until she woke up. We aren’t sure if we gave that doll away or if it is still in our attic, but my sister says that every time she thinks of that doll, she can feel it watching her. I’m not sure if this is the overactive brain of a young child or if this doll was really possessed.

Every now and again, she can hear footsteps coming down the back hall, that would begin loud and fade away. She also claims that, in our room, there is a spirit that once “touched” her. She thinks it is a dog, and that might explain why our dog of three years will never go down to our end of the house. In our parents end of the house, she claims that when you walk into their room and the adjoining dressing room, she can feel people watching her and believes there are three or more spirits in there.

Once when we were sleeping on the couch in the dressing room she says that there was a black, smoky figure floating by the doorway, but she was recently dealing with hallucinations from her medicines that we are not sure if this is was real or not. She claims everything else is certain.

Her least favorite room in the entire house is the dining room. The dining room is pretty large, mostly because of its tall ceilings. It has an adjoining room, with a nice couch and a piano. My sister was playing piano in the adjoining room when she was home alone, and said that the lights on the chandelier kept flickering. When she stopped she claims she began talking to it, saying negative things because she was in a bad mood I guess. While she was talking to it she kept seeing lights in the corners of her eyes and when she stood up, the area from her knees down was freezing cold. Later she looked online and found that lights in the corners of your eyes is a sign that your house is haunted.

She claims she has seen the ghost in that room when she was young. She describes him as being old and short, with pale skin, and spiky white hair with his eyes opened wide. She named him Louis. His main haunt is at the foot of the dining room table. I know my story may not be interesting but I have become addicted to this site and I wanted to contribute.

My sister is trying to convince me to use a Ouija board in our room but because of the stories on this site I refuse to let her bring one in this house.

Written by Emory Hudgins, Copyright 2010




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4 Responses to “Hauntings in Old Town Alexandria Virginia”
  1. afreen says:

    is that really true when u see lights in corner of your eyes mean house is haunted?

  2. anna says:

    I did not no about the lights by your eyes.thats different.about the doll i thats weird i would of thrown it out cut it up or something.thanks for your story.

  3. trolldoll1681 says:

    have you tried a recorder or setting up a video camera? and also if the house is more that 150 years old there should be some kind of record in the town court house or library or do they have a geneology section. it would be interesting to find out who lived there and what role the families had in the history of the town! great post emory!!

  4. Grey Wolf says:

    Hi I just read your story…I was wondering if your parents or any other family member or a visitor at your house has had any paranormal things happen to them when at your house??Also since the house is in the old historal part of town and the house is old…have you thought about doing research on the house and the land the house is on to find out ‘who’ has lived in the house down through the years and also find out what may have happened to someone living in the house or what has happened on the land..it would most likely be very intresting and give you some answers as to what and why the paranormal things are going on.And you could also contact a paranormal group if it is o.k. with everyone and get some answers like that.But I do not think you should use a Oijuia Board at all;because it opens up a portal where ‘any’ kind of spirit can come through..it might be a good spirit or it could be a bad spirit …and there could really be some bad problems that would be very hard to get rid of…hope this helps..Blessed Be ! Let us know on this site how things go.

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