Grandma Sissy was 104 when she died and a wealth of interesting information. Can you imagine she actually used a real slate board for school?? But this post isn't about the amazing life of Sissy Jackson, it's about a couple of amazingly spooky stories she shared with me (I'm sure I'll blog about her amazing life in the future).
Deltaville now, but we're talking early 1910's) and Sissy was walking along looking down at the ground so she wouldn't trip over anything. All of a sudden, she sees the legs and shoes of a man and when she looks up to see who it is, she realizes the man has no head. She screamed and ran the rest of the way to her house where she told her family what she had just witnessed. A man dressed in a suit who was missing his head. What is interesting to note is that about 10 minutes later, her brother ran into the house claiming he saw a man without a head too... did he witness the same person? Or was he the same person messing with his younger sister? All I know is, I had to sleep with the light on for several nights and was afraid to go for a walk at night for fear I would see the headless man. And I was sure that he had a horse somewhere that he could use to run me down with.
There are many spooky tales from the Tidewater Area. L.B. Taylor has produced a number of books chronicling the supernatural in the state of Virginia. Deltaville has a few haunted locations and Mathews, VA is home to one of the creepiest places I've been to- Old House Woods. Have a ghost story to share? Want to check out paranormal investigations in the Deltaville area? Check out my website Gettysburg Ghosts or the Ghost Blog