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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Dead House

The Dead House

This story took place near Parkersburg WV, years ago when my dad was a young teenager. He is now 54. My dad, one of his cousins, and a few friends often went camping in the woods located behind a house my dad grew up in. My dad knew these woods...
Mysterious Colonial Preteen Boy

Mysterious Colonial Preteen Boy

I was nine when I walked to the end of my hallway I stopped suddenly in my tracks. I was just outside the living room when I saw this boy about 10-13 years of age who was in colonial dress. He was running out of the kitchen into the...
Fence Row Stand-Up Man

Fence Row Stand-Up Man

July 1992. Near midnight. Rural Pocahontas County. Seebert Road. A friend and I, along with a lifeguard from the swimming pool at Watoga State Park, were returning to the campground at the park after driving to Marlinton for some late-night snacks. Earlier in the day, I'd lost my car keys...
The Old Web House

The Old Web House

This is a story of an old house, a haunted house with a murderous past. I've heard stories by the people who have lived in it. My mother was one. She said that there was an old room that they used for a junk room, and at night it...