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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The Japanese Sword

The Japanese Sword

I can remember this as if it were just yesterday. My aunt and uncle called begging mom and dad to bring us boys and come spend the night with them. They lived up on West Fork of Harts Creek. They didn't have any children and they said they really...
Dancing Lights

Dancing Lights

My father had always told me about these "lights" that dance whenever someone dies. They start in the family graveyard, go up in the field and then back to the graveyard. Only a few people in the family had seen this. On March 23, 1998 my father died. My...
The Knocking

The Knocking

I pulled into my friend's driveway at 3:00am one morning, he was asleep and I seen that his window was wide-open upstairs. I started throwing rocks and clumps of mud into his window to wake him up. Across the road is an old abandoned miners house that is rotting away....
Haunted Safe House

Haunted House On Lee Ave

I never believed other people’s ghost stories, until I experienced my own in 1986. I am a 31-year-old man who usually thinks rationally, but I still get the chills when I think of what happened to me and my two friends, Alan and James, that cold winter night. My friend...
Bobby’s Guardian Angel

Bobby’s Guardian Angel

In my other submissions to this site, I have mentioned West Virginian spirits or "ghosts" that seem to follow me around the country. This, too, is one of those instances. In 1989, my daughter was on her way to the hospital to deliver a baby boy, in hard labor. It...
The Last Stop

The Last Stop

This is not an encounter that I have had but more a story that has been passed through the years. I'm sure every body has heard the mysterious tale of Mamie Thurman, her brutal death, and the man who was paid to take the blame for it. As we...
What In The World Is It?

What In The World Is It?

One night back in 1999 I was at Chief Logan State Park all by myself, there was no one else up there. When I was getting ready to leave, I heard something scream, but it sounded like a very high pitch, a screech, but very intense. It sounded like no...
Weirdness At Weirton Medical Center

Weirdness At Weirton Medical Center

For five years, I worked 3-11 in the Housekeeping department at Weirton Medical Center in Weirton, West Virginia. There were several ghosts in that building, and I have a few short tales here. My ghost tales are amusing now, but weren't at the time. My job at WMC was...
White Thing

White Thing

It was mid-January in Four States, West Virginia and I was walking through the woods. I heard something rustling in the brush about 100 yards away. I walked up a right-of-way to see what it was. I wish I‘d stayed home. As I topped the right-of-way, what appeared to be...
The Little Girl

The Little Girl

My daughter was 4 years old when she began to have, what we thought an imaginary friend. Every time she would do something she knew she wasn't suppose too, she would blame it on her friend April. This was when her younger brother wasn't old enough to play so...
The Headless Man

The Headless Man

I was seven years old and living in Mingo County, West Virginia, in a small community called Chattaroy. My father, uncle and my four brothers were on our front porch at dusk and beginning of dark. We were laughing, talking, and swinging, when we heard a noise coming from...
Seneca Caverns Ghosts

Seneca Caverns Ghosts

On occasion, the staff at Seneca Caverns goes through the cavern between tours to sweep the steps free of the gravel and pick up trash that tourists sometimes leave behind. On many occasions while sweeping the steps, particularly while sweeping the set of stairs directly above the area known...