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Wickham Farmhouse –
Haunted Place: Wickham Farmhouse
The Wickham farmhouse, not far from
Charlottesville, Virginia, has been haunted for years. Those who
believe the South is a site of much haunting can certainly use this
house to help make their case.
IN THE BEGINNING:
The house was built in 1781 by Richard
The current resident, Mary W., prefers the
house to be called "Wickham," not its true designation, in order to
protect her anonymity.
She acquired the house and land in 1951,
and has resided here since then. When the fireplace was rebuilt
prior to 1938, before Mrs. W. owned the place, an inscription
turned up explaining that Hessian -soldier prisoners from a nearby
barracks had helped build the chimney in 1781. Three thousand
prisoners were kept in barracks nearby. Some stayed afterwards and
married local girls.
GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS AND OCCURRENCES:
Early in her residence, she heard the
distinct sound of someone walking back and forth upstairs. Mrs. W.
was stunned to look out a window and see her entire family outside,
some twenty yards away near the barn!
It is unclear if previous residents had any
ghostly encounters of their own.
WHERE IT'S LOCATED:
The "Wickham" House's owner does not wish
to be bothered.
Discreet photography or videography, of the
house, may be possible, but is not encouraged.
Put yourself in her place; Privacy should