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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...
Valentine Ghost

Valentine Ghost

It was 1995 and I was 16 and had my first boyfriend, I'll call him James. James was 18 and had a 77 Charger and took me out to the Valentines dance at our high school. We had fun and James promised to have me home at 10. We said...
Ghost Girl Of Harpers Ferry

Ghost Girl Of Harpers Ferry

I am from a small town called Frederick Maryland which is very close to the panhandle of West Virginia. My ghostly story takes place in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, up by the famous " Jefferson Rock" which overlooks the river. A few friends and myself whom we consider ourselves to...
Empty Grave

Empty Grave

I use to live in Wayne County WV. I grew up in a holler. At the head of our holler was a cemetery and my friends and I would walk to it a lot. We were there so much that we knew every name on the tombstones and we...
Yellow Boots

Yellow Boots

I live in Mingo County. I was 18 when this happened to me. Since this was our Senior year in 1999, my friends and I decided while off on Christmas break we would go sledding since we had 7 inches of snow. We bundled up and walked to the end...
Elkins Downtown Ghost

Elkins Downtown Ghost

In downtown Elkins, there are a lot of old buildings. On Davis Avenue, a long time ago there was a great fire that destroyed 3 blocks of the city and 12 people died. One of those people was Sharah Goodwest. She died in the old Opera house. If you...
Mansion

Hilltop Mansion in Harpers Ferry

In early March of 2017, my friends and I decided we wanted to explore a historical place near our hometown of Hedgesville. Me being a history buff, I decided to look up historical places in our area that were abandoned. I stumbled across a few places, but one, in...
1913 Huntington Grim Reaper

1913 Grim Reaper

In the Fall of 1996, I was living in Huntington, WV sharing an apartment with 3 friends. Our apartment address was 1913. I came home after work one evening and walked inside. No one was home which wasn't unusual but it was a typical night where we didn't have...
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...
Death Messenger

Death Messenger

My grandfather, Christy Minks, had a farm by Silver Run south of the East Tunnel cut and part of the farm was actually on top of the tunnel. My dad was born 1894 in a log cabin by the tunnel. Dad claimed to have seen the "Ghost". He also...
Cold Chills and First Impressions

Cold Chills and First Impressions

About 10 years ago, I started building a new house a few miles outside of Farmington. This house sits off the beaten path in the woods by itself. During the construction of the house, I witnessed some events that happened that at the time I didn't want to believe...
John Morgan’s Victim

John Morgan’s Victim

This event took place about 23 years ago, when I was 11 years old. I lived on Grasslick Road where I just learned about the murders that took place there. I knew nothing of these events as a child. I was alone at the house and had gone out to...

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