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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Silver Gap Ghost near Oak Hill

Silver Gap Ghost near Oak Hill

I was walking with friends at night along the tracks that lead west out of Oak Hill toward Dothan. This gap is where the railroad crosses between the valleys of Loup and Paint Creek. On the Oak Hill side of the gap, a lot of people live, but on...
The Spirit that Stayed Around

The Spirit that Stayed Around

This is a true short story from my newest book, Stories of the Fire House. Enjoy! No collection of firehouse stories would be complete without at least a good ghost story. Ghost stories seem to be almost a tradition. Any station will have at least one they talk about. I...
The Devil House

Buried Secrets

This story took place at my parent's home in Brooke County in a town called Wellsburg, WV. My parents purchased this home back in 1995 and it was built back in 1910. They had it completely remodeled due to it being in very bad shape and they moved into...
The Shadow People

The Shadow People

I have lived in the small town of Burlington my whole life. Burlington is rich in history that is extremely hard to find. One thing I do know is that not even a mile from my house, Indians brutally murdered a group of settlers. With some background information in place...
One Night On Poca River

One Night On Poca River

When I was about 16 years old, I had a good friend of mine named John Mitchell Burdette or “Mitch” for short. We both lived in the town of Sissonville which is situated along the Pocatalico River about 17 miles from Charleston. There were several of us from Sissonville that...
Log Cabin 1766

Log Cabin 1766

We bought a house which was also a log cabin that was built in 1766. It was located on WV 9, 3 miles west of Hedgesville, beside Tillman creek. The first night we spent there, I was sleeping on the floor when I felt something pushing up against me....
Followed

Followed

My family and I were staying at Twin Falls State Park one year and decided to hike one of the trails. This trail was one where the state parks boundary meets someone’s private land. We saw a barrel hanging from a tree approximately 200 feet off the trail and...
Grocery Store Ghost

Grocery Store Ghost

I refuse to mention the grocery stores by name but 7 years ago I was a manager at one in Southern West Virginia. It was getting close to closing time and I had heard ghost stories but I experienced it first hand. I was in the back doing my...
The White Wolf of Whitlock Farm

The White Wolf of Whitlock Farm

I guess a lot of people know about Wolf Creek near Fayetteville because it drops into the New River Gorge in a series of spectacular cascades. But I don't suppose many know that the creek heads up in the plateau near Oak Hill and that it was named because...
The Unrestful Spirits of Institute, West Virginia

The Unrestful Spirits of Institute, West Virginia

The festivities of Halloween bring about tales of ghosts, goblins, witches, and of course the Devil himself. Year after year, we engage in the transmitting of horror stories, done solely to entertain ourselves and others. However, Halloween season 2015, I had an encounter with the undead; one I will...
Ghost Solider

Ghost Solider

My three friends and I were headed home from the Wayne Pioneers football game Friday night around 10 pm. We were talking and listening to the radio when I rolled up on fog. I then saw him, he was hitchhiking. He was wearing a green soldier uniform and packing...
Yellow Boots

Yellow Boots

I live in Mingo County. I was 18 when this happened to me. Since this was our Senior year in 1999, my friends and I decided while off on Christmas break we would go sledding since we had 7 inches of snow. We bundled up and walked to the end...