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Saturday, June 15, 2019
The Baby

The Baby

My mother-in-law used to live in a house at the junction of Rt. 7 and Rt. 20. Her youngest son was only a few months old and she would push his crib against the wall by the fireplace, so he wouldn't get cold in the wintertime. She would walk into...
Weird Footprint Found In Creek Bed Near Milton, WV

Weird Footprint Found In Creek Bed Near Milton, WV

In the summer of 2002, my four kids were playing near the creek that is right behind our home. They came across one long footprint. It was about the size of a woman's seven or eight. It had three toes pointing forward and one toe at the side, sort...
Children of The Dead

Children of The Dead

One day I was sitting on my couch watching some TV with my brother, when our rocking chair starts rocking all by itself. We ignore it at first, and a few minutes later, it does it again for a few seconds and then completely stops. We go over and...
Triangular UFO Seen Over Head

Triangular UFO Seen Over Head

My five kids and I were arriving home from a 4-H meeting in November of 2004. It was around 9:00 pm. I got out of the van, and noticed our dogs, Puff and Big Dog barking like mad. Puff was looking up at the sky standing in the driveway....
Coopers Creek Rd

Strange Sounds at Coopers Creek

I grew up in Coopers Creek in Kanawha County, WV. I lived up a holler on top of a hill. I was in my late teens when this occurred. I am now 47. One night about 2 am, I heard a very loud screeching sound. It woke me up out of...
An Unexpected Meeting or Two

An Unexpected Meeting or Two

My name is Elisabeth and I live in Denmark. For the first time in my life, I went over the big pond to visit my sister Stephani, who lives in Parkersburg. One day my cousin Stacey came around and took me on a tour in the older part of the...
Shepherd College – Gardiner Hall

Shepherd College – Gardiner Hall

I lived on the second floor of Gardiner Hall, my friends and I have had some weird experiences there. Yes the homecoming Queen did die when she slipped in the shower but she died in 1986 (there is a plaque of her over the picture of Mrs. Gardiner in...
Ghost Train

Ghost Train

I have heard stories of train wrecks in Terra Alta that have killed railroad workers. Well one evening I and my friends were driving across the tracks near Washington Ave, when we were in the middle of the tracks we saw this bright train light within feet of our...
Unearthly Beasts

Unearthly Beasts

I've not encountered any of the strange beasts I discuss herein, but I think their legends warrant further investigation. Beyond the realm of ghosts and outside the classification of man-apes, encounters with strange creatures have been reported across the Mountain State. These bear or dog-like creatures seem to belong to...
The Haunted Moundsville Prison

The Haunted Moundsville Prison

The prison was built on the edge of Moundsville in 1866, just three years after West Virginia was admitted to the Union. Within a short time, it was surrounded by the town and the tall stone walls created the illusion that a Gothic fortress loomed above the city. The...
Grandma’s Visit

Grandma’s Visit

When I was eight years old, my grandmother died of ovarian cancer. Her death severely affected my family, but she made sure some of us knew we were being watched. One day I was playing with a jump rope in my grandfather's yard, next door to our house, when something...
Home All Alone

Home All Alone

It happened when I was 13 years old. My mother and my step-father rented out a new place to live. The house was surrounded by trees, and there was a graveyard right beside it. This didn't bother me though because I had lived in the country all my life. What...