America’s 11 Most Haunted Hikes

Ryan Somma “Punchbowl Shelter”

Bluff Mountain and Punchbowl Shelter
Bluff Mountain Preserve and Appalachian Trail, Virginia

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This area is said to be the playground of a the mischievous specter of a four-year-old boy named Ottie Cline Powell. Powell died on the mountain more than a century ago after wandering off without permission from the local schoolhouse. Hikers regularly report having encounters with Ottie when spending the night at Punchbowl.

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