Aquia Church - Stafford VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 27.877 W 077° 24.192
18S E 290329 N 4260103
Quick Description: Aquia Church is one of Virginia's most infamous haunted sites.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2009 6:54:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM7C5G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 5

Long Description:
There are several legends of hauntings at Aquia Church and the cemetery, but the most well-known is that of the golden-haired lady in the belfry.

In the late 1700s, a golden-haired skeleton was found in the belfry of Aquia Church. One story says a young woman was murdered in the church and her body was hidden in the belfry. Since the church lost its public funding and prominence after the Revolutionary War and was rarely used, it was several years before her remains were found. Her blood stains were visible on the floor boards for 100 years until a new floor replaced it.

There have been reports of the sounds of running feet on the stairs and a violent struggle. A young blond woman has been seen at the window of the belfry.

When wandering among the graves on this hilltop surrounded by woods, you might hear the sounds of footsteps behind you. Or is it just acorns from the trees? Can you be sure? oooEEEooo

Public access?:
Visitors may view the outside and the grounds of Aquia Church at any time, preferably during daylight hours. You are on your own at night! To see the church's interior, it is necessary to contact the church office at 540.659.4007 to arrange a tour.

Visting hours:
Tours of the interior are available Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM.

Website about the location and/or story: [Web Link]

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