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Great Dismal Swamp has storied, possibly haunted, history

Posted at 12:00 AM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 22:45:44-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Legend has it that people have disappeared in the Great Dismal Swamp during its storied history, but is it haunted?

"It was a forbidden place where you just didn't go because you might not come out," said Chris Lowie, a manager at the swamp.

Legends and myths say late at night you can find ghosts, including stories of lost lovers searching for their soulmates.

It was also once a place where slaves tried to escape prior to the Civl War. "It really shows how bad it could've been," said Lowie. "This was better than living on a plantation."

Come along with News 3 as we explore the myths and lures of the swamp and find out if it's really haunted - watch News 3 at 11 Thursday night.

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