Ghostly Tales of the Virginia Blue Ridge Highlands This Saturday at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Campground

Author Joe Tennis
Author Joe Tennis

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News Release Date: June 16, 2015

Contact: Pam Eddy, (606) 248-1075

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will host Joe Tennis, author of "Haunts of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands" as he tells ghostly tales of Virginia this Saturday, June 20th, at 8:00 p.m.Located in the Wilderness Road Campground off of Highway 58 in Virginia, the park's outdoor amphitheater will be the perfect backdrop for this free special program that shares stories of "sightings of ghosts of the Blue Ridge Mountains"!

The stories to be told by Author Joe Tennis will range from a ghostly horse seen galloping past the Martha Washington Inn, to a man believed to be standing outside his grave at Breaks Interstate Park.All come from Tennis' book "Haunts of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands" which will be available for purchase during a book signing following the event.

One tale even comes from the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park's Gap Cave, long known as Cudjo's Cave, and relates reports of what appeared to be a Confederate Soldier in the dimly lit passageways of the cavern.This story along with others will keep listeners spellbound during this free program open to all!

This program is being co-hosted by the Friends of Cumberland Gap and park partner Eastern National. For more information about Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, please call (606) 248-2817 or visit For more information on the Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and how to become involved, please visit or find them on Facebook at Eastern National supports the interpretive and educational mission of the National Park Service; learn more by visiting

Last updated: June 16, 2015

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