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Ruins provide perfect backdrop for ghost tours

Even in the brightest day, the ruins of Rosewell have a feeling of the paranormal about them, so it’s only fitting that the Gloucester historical landmark will be turned over for “Four Nights of Fright” later this month for the annual Rosewell Ghost Tours.

The tours will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24, and the following Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29 and 30, at both 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.

According to Rosewell Foundation executive director Elizabeth Judd, each tour will begin at the visitor center and guests will be led through the ruins by lamp or flashlight while the guide tells the oral history of the Rosewell ghost stories.

“There are no zombies or clowns,” she said. “Just the ruins themselves are eerie enough.”

On Oct. 30, Pamela Kinney, author of “Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle,” will be there to sign books.

Recently, said Judd, a family visited the mansion during mid-day, taking a self-guided tour, and not long after they left, they came rushi...

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