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Martha Washington Inn - Real Abingdon Haunt

  • 150 West Main Street
  • Abingdon, VA
  • 276-628-3161
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Despite its name, the Martha Washington Inn and Spa was actually built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston in 1832 as a home for his family, which included nine children. The opulent inn does have presidential connections, however, as Harry Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson have all stayed here. The inn also seems to home to a permanent resident—a ghostly young woman who roams the building in search of her lover. Rumor has it that no matter how often the inn replaces its carpets, phantom bloodstains belonging to wounded soldiers keep reappearing.
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  • Martha Washington Inn- ghost on staircase

    I live in the neighboring city of Bristol, VA which is about 20 miles away from Abingdon, VA where the Martha Washington Inn is located. About 25 years ago my mother had taken my brother, her sister, and myself there for Sunday brunch since my aunt was visiting from out of town. Afterwards, we took a stroll around the hotel to check it out- visiting the lobby, pool area and gift shop, and hallways of a couple floors of hotel rooms. I had a very weird feeling in several areas of the hotel. When we were about to leave, my mother decided to take a picture of me, my brother, and my aunt on the bottom steps of the main grand staircase in the lobby which leads to the second floor. When she got the film developed she was shocked to see the 3 of us standing on the stairs as well as a white/grey mist in the form of a human being right behind me and beside my aunt on the staircase. I will try to locate that picture from my mother's and post it along with this story. I do believe that what or whoever it is in the picture is an entity from the past- probably from when the hotel was converted to a hospital for injured soldiers during the civil war.

    Posted 8/22/19

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  • Interested in the Hauntings

    Myself and a my close friend are Paranormal Investigators on YouTube and my family is from Dickenson County. My parents live in Coeburn. I live in North Carolina and my friend lives in Texas. We are going to be heading to Virginia to do some investigating. Was wondering if possible could we maybe come and stay a night at your beautiful hotel and do a investigation. Growing up I have heard so much about the hotel and now that I am a paranormal investigator I would so love to do a investigation. Would love to share a experience there and hopefully share the experience with other's . If possible we would love to learn all we can about the Martha Washington Inn... Hope to hear from you soon. Thank You and God Bless.

    Posted 2/7/18

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