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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...
Farm House Ghost

Farm House Ghost

I tell this account of a series of experiences my wife and me had a not-so-nice spirit. We had never planned to tell this experience outside of our circle of close friends, but I guess it is worth sharing. I rented an upstairs apartment of a farmhouse on a mountain-top...
Family Visits

Family Visits

The 29th Street area in Wheeling was at one time nicknamed Germantown due to its high number of people with a Germanic descent. My family is from this area. All the way from the Ohio River out the pike, one can walk down 29th Street and hear stories of...
Ex-Patient

Ex-Patient

I am a Respiratory Therapist at Beckley Appalachian Hospital. This story occurred less than a week ago on the floor I had that night. It was around 10:30 at night and I was waiting to do a procedure on a patient in a room at the end of the...
Emmett My Ghost

Emmett My Ghost

This is a true story about something I saw when I was around 5 or 6 years old. We had just moved into a new house when I started seeing a man named Emmett. Emmett was super nice to me and he never let me get hurt on anything....
Elkins Ghost

Elkins Ghost

In the city of Elkins, home to the forest festival, there are many ghosts around. But this one is in my house. I live across a bridge in the Gilmore area of Elkins. There is a ghost in my house. A young woman that died on the property in 1860....
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...
Elkhorn Ghost

Elkhorn Ghost

For many years the Elkhorn Ghost has made his presence known to a passerby as they either left or entered the mountain near the bridge. He is very tall always wearing a red plaid jacket, blue jeans and seems to usually appear on foggy nights. Everyone that usually spots him...
E. Olive St. Ghost

E. Olive St. Ghost

One evening around 1 am a friend of mine and I was out driving through a heavy residential zone of Bridgeport. We were driving along E. Olive St. heading towards West Olive and the extremely aged Bridgeport cemetery (which is about 3/4 mile away and probably has nothing to...
House In Eleanor

House In Eleanor

I can't remember the year, but my daughter was 15 and she's 26 now (so you do the math), but it was not a good year for us here in Yuma (Arizona). My daughter was just getting over a serious illness and I was out of work. We had...
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...
Headless Babysitter

Headless Babysitter

My mother, like many other West Virginians, was raised in a small two-bedroom coal camp house during the depression. It was located in Long Branch, WV. I know many readers will be able to picture this from their own childhood homes. My mother slept in the back bedroom, which...

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