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Journey: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Journey: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

The fall air was breezy and as I became fully exposed to the chilly West Virginia wind, I felt an overwhelming sense of autumn nostalgia. October was more than halfway through, and I was quickly running out of daylight. I had reached my destination; the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, formerly...
The Ghost Who Loved Music

The Ghost Who Loved Music

My sister's ex-boyfriend Eric invited me to stay with him and his college friend, who is paralyzed from the waist down. He warned me of the strange things that happen there. One day as I was reading comic books on the computer chair Eric turned on the stereo. As we...
The High-Heeled Phantom

The High-Heeled Phantom

It was not a day for paranormal occurrences. The summer day was so bright and beautiful that I had felt the need to spend most of it outside in the swimming pool. Being sixteen and having the summer all for myself was wonderful. Especially when I was home alone. After...
The Cabin Orb

The Cabin Orb

I was visiting my great aunt around 2 years ago in Huntington. My now passed grandfather's childhood home sits at the top of the hill behind her house. I went to take pictures of the old cabin with my aunt's camera. I was standing at the bottom of the...
Green Ball

Green Ball

I was looking out the door late one evening at my parent's home in Terra Alta when I saw this green glowing ball of light floating through the neighbor's yard directly across from the house. It floated around their yard really slow for about 5 or 10 minutes and...
Dad’s Grave

Dad’s Grave

I use to hunt doves every September when dove season came in. Also, my two son's and friends would go, we would have a great time wing shooting doves, and I looked forward to this time every year. I grew up in a hunting family, and I tried to...
Late Night Stranger

Late Night Stranger

It was Halloween of 1980. My sister and I had already finished trick-or-treating and our parents decided to let us go five houses up the hollow (also called hollers) to visit my aunt. After a few hours, my sister and I wanted to go home to get something for our...
The Unrestful Spirits of Institute, West Virginia

The Unrestful Spirits of Institute, West Virginia

The festivities of Halloween bring about tales of ghosts, goblins, witches, and of course the Devil himself. Year after year, we engage in the transmitting of horror stories, done solely to entertain ourselves and others. However, Halloween season 2015, I had an encounter with the undead; one I will...
The Strange Man

The Strange Man

I was around 11 years old at the time of this sighting. My friend and I were sitting in my room listening to our new Walkmans around 5 or 6 PM. We were sitting next to my window and the curtains were drawn, but the window was open with...
The Haunted Frederick Hotel

The Haunted Frederick Hotel

Let me say this, I have always believed in ghosts, spirits and the supernatural but had never had the experience of such an encounter other than sensing someone was standing behind me and no one was really there. You know, the standard stuff, which was until earlier this year. I...
The Place Not Called Home

The Place Not Called Home

This story was told to me one night, I didn't believe it until I saw it. The town of Rowlesburg was created during the Civil War. It was a great valley along the river that was created by the railroad. The mountains around it created a great place for...
Wirt Co. Ghost

Wirt Co. Ghost

I was told this story by my adoptive mother, who was born in Wirt County. I've also heard it from older family members. Way back up in a holler in Wirt County is a two-story, white house. It has been unoccupied since the early 1900's. Rumor has it that nobody...

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