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Thursday, July 9, 2020
Demon Rum

Demon Rum

Ellis Sparr, his wife and six children, lived about six miles west of Sweet Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia on what is now known as State Route 3. It was in the 1880's and Sparr had the reputation of neglecting his family because he was addicted to "Demon Rum." Being...
The Creature Of Slip Hill

The Creature Of Slip Hill

The following takes place near Parsons, WV. Late one night, my husband and I, were on our way home from my parent's house. They live out in the country on an old back road on a stretch of road called, Slip Hill. It is very dark there at night. We were...
What The Heck Was That?

What The Heck Was That?

Every year my boyfriend Tad goes squirrel hunting the first few days of the season in Ritchie County. I always meet him there for the weekend. His best friend Joe had a farm on top of Oil Ridge. Joe has passed on, but his son still allows Tad to...
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...
The She-Devil

The She-Devil

This story even leaves me a little bit skeptical, which is odd because I am a firm believer in ghosts and the like, but it is still a little hard to grasp. It is a story of an experience that my mother had when she was around 11 or 12...