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Frist House

Frist House

The years of the Civil War wreaked a terrible toll on the citizens of West Virginia and on the slaves who were held captive in points further south. For many years, there have been stories and rumors of terrible atrocities that were carried out on escaped slaves who were...
Man In The Shadow

Man In The Shadow

When I was about 17 years old, my dad bought me a 4-wheeler and he forbid me to go into the woods with it. So being the curious teen that I was I just had to go and check it out. Just as I got out of the point...
The House Ghost Of Relatives

The House Ghost Of Relatives

It all started one night when I was in my room and all of the sudden something woke me. It was like a cold chill or feeling it was just something not normal, something not right at the time. When I was five years old, I opened my eyes...
A Son's Love

A Son’s Love

It was a terrible time in my life. My wonderful Mother lost her life to Cancer and I was at the funeral home saying my last good-byes with all the rest of my family. I was trying to be strong for my Dad and my sister Thelma. They were...
The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black

I was 6 yrs old, my bedroom got moved down into the basement of my great aunt's house. Every night when my aunt and parents where asleep I would be wide awake watching (what I called) the woman in black walking up and down the basement steps, also pacing the...
University Of Charleston - Dickinson Hall

University Of Charleston – Dickinson Hall

After attending UC for 3 years now, I can tell you a LOT about this place, but Dickinson is a whole story in itself. I lived there for only a little over a month before all the students there were moved to the new dorm and Dickinson's third and...
The Ghost

The Ghost

My boyfriend is, to say the least, a very levelheaded individual, not at all one to make up stories. Therefore, whenever he told me these two stories, I believed him instantly, because he just does not have it in him to create such wild stories. Anyway, one night he was...
Civic Center Ghost

Civic Center Ghost

This story did not happen to me but to my father. Back when my father was in his late teens he used to work at the Civic Center in Kingwood as a janitor. One night after a dance, my father and his friend had to buff and wax the...
House In Eleanor

House In Eleanor

I can't remember the year, but my daughter was 15 and she's 26 now (so you do the math), but it was not a good year for us here in Yuma (Arizona). My daughter was just getting over a serious illness and I was out of work. We had...
Our Cousin Mamie Thurman

Our Cousin Mamie Thurman

Mamie Thurman may not be known by a lot of people but there are several people like family members who do know who she was. My name is Meegan Thurman and my twin sister's name is Maria Thurman. We are fifteen years old and are the fourth cousins of Mamie...
The Moaning

The Moaning

A friend of mine's brother bought a house in the Albright area about a year ago. My friend also moved into his brother's house as care taker. I visited him there in June of 2010 for a week. The first night I stayed in the house, I felt a...
Davis Hall The Other Story

Davis Hall The Other Story

After my story circulated, another officer described something peculiar that happened to them. One night this officer was working in Davis Hall alone. At that time, the newly committed inmates to Federal Prison Camp Alderson were housed temporarily in Davis Hall before receiving their permanent assigned living areas in...