It seems that
many of the people and creatures who lived and died in the Blue
Ridge Mountains did not peacefully move on to the afterlife. A
number of them are trapped or destined to remain in this vicinity.
or community in this region, regardless of size, seems to have
at least a couple tales of supernatural or unexplainable occurrences.
In fact, the areas in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains seem
to be jam-packed with ghostly beings…
A young man
in a tattered grey Confederate uniform has been seen materializing
from the direction of Catlett Mountain. He is always in a hurry,
and marches past the witnesses before gradually disappearing from
alone in a buggy would come around a sharp bend in the road and
encounter an elderly lady dressed in a long black dress, wearing
a black hat, and holding a parasol. The old lady would hop in
the buggy, ride about a mile down the road, and then suddenly
to nearby Greasy Falls have reported seeing a young redheaded
girl, dressed in a pale blue evening gown, standing near the top
of the falls. Various descriptions have her walking across the
falls, jumping from the falls, or her image appearing in the water
at the base of the falls. Each time the alarmed witnesses watch
breathlessly, and then see her form fade into nothing.
was not seen at the inn again, at least not in her normal form.
Some thirty years later, however, the ghostly figure began appearing
on the bank of the river, and has been spotted there occasionally
ever since. Several witnesses claim they saw the phantom person
toss what appeared to be a large rock into the water.