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Saturday, January 25, 2020
The Picnic

The Picnic

Alongside the New River near Fayetteville an old picnic table is rotting, becoming overgrown with moss and weeds. You can barely still see it, even if you wanted to. Even if you wanted to enjoy an outdoor meal with your family on a fine August day. You might have...
Monongahela National Forest

Monongahela National Forest

In the early morning hours of December 1st, 1997, I was hunting with my son when I heard some weird sounds coming from a nearby gully. The sounds observed were similar to that of a woman screaming, followed by a strange sort of chatter, as if someone were playing...
Ayew Monster

Ayew Monster

My dad told me a story about a critter his grandfather "Doc" Carpenter encountered once while hunting in the woods surrounding Erbacon, WV which is in Webster County. He said he was stalking either turkey or deer when he realized he was being stalked by a creature that resembled...
Stalked By Wild Animal

Stalked By Wild Animal

This story is a vivid recollection from my childhood, growing up in rural Pocahontas County. The encounter took place about 12 miles north of Neola, in the southern end of the county. It was late spring or early summer of 1979, my mother, two brothers, and I were returning home...
The White Beast

The White Beast

One night, about 8:00 pm, my boyfriend and I had to run to the store to get something for his mom. We were on our way back, up near Pumpkintown, when we saw a car stopped dead in the road. We thought maybe a deer had ran out in...
Dead Cow and Calf

Dead Cow And Calf

It was a hot August day in the year 2001 when my husband, Dave went looking for his cows who were about to give birth soon. The cows run loose on the farm, so when it is time for them to give birth, Dave will keep a good watch...
Beast in the Night!!!!

Beast in the Night!!!!

Hi I am a West Virginia native. This is a true story told by my father when he was a teenager. The family farm where he and my mother still live. It was late on a November night with a deep snow, he woke up and went to the...
Strange Creature In Pt. Pleasant

Strange Creature In Pt. Pleasant

A few years ago two friends and I were returning from a trip to Huntington, WV and decided to drive back to our home in Charleston by going through Point Pleasant. About an hour into our trip it started snowing pretty heavily, so I slowed down to be careful...
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...
Strange Sounds

Strange Sounds

This is a true story and I would not waste my time if it wasn't. It all started on a fun night at the carnival. My parents and I were taking my best friend Briar back to his house. Briar and I both got out of the car and started...
Whetstone Road

Whetstone Road

During the winter of 1978-79, My family and I heard strange howls/screams around our rural home during the hours of 11:30 PM - 1:30 AM. During this time several drain pipes around our home were knocked down and what ever did this left many large, human-like footprints. These prints...
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...