Virginia Beach is a great getaway for many families and is has been for many years. The cool Atlantic faces the east and the Chesapeake is to the west. During the course of history, Virginia Beach has seen quite a few famous faces come, go and some even stay forever.
It has been said that the Cavalier Hotel, founded in 1927, made Virginia Beach what it is today. The historic hotel has hosted many US Presidents, celebrities and even big shot criminals like Al Capone. The hotel was also used as a naval training center during the Second World War. One employee, who has worked at the hotel since 1938 can recall the day the war ended. That is a long time to work in one hotel, but some souls are destined to be at the hotel for eternity.
This is the hotel from which Adolph Coors, owner of the Coors Brewing Company, jumped to his death in 1929. It was in this hotel that the previous owner took his own life and it is in this beach side hotel where a ghost, standing at the sixth floor stairwell, dressed up in an old uniform will warn you “You don’t want to go up there. There are Ghosts up there” only to suddenly disappear before your eyes. He warned you.
If you find yourself at the Cavalier and you decide to run away, just make sure you don’t find yourself on Elbow Road or you may be standing face to face with Mrs. Woble, who was murdered in her home on Elbow Rd. but never recovered. Oh but it is not over yet, no no, not on this seaside town! If you are still looking for a good fright, and you are feeling lucky, try to find the special curve on Elbow Rd. and relax on the hood of your car. Once your clock turns to midnight, you may just find a pair of wet footprints making its way towards you. It is all that is left of a little girl who drowned on a fishing trip with her father.