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Friday, August 23, 2019
Ghosts of Droop Mountain

Ghosts of Droop Mountain

The stories that I am going to tell you didn't happen to me but it happened to my mother, my aunt, and my mother's cousins. My mother was raised on Droop Mountain, West Virginia right beside where the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is. At that time there was...
Ghost Dog

Ghost Dog

I went to a camp last summer that I will not name. There were many interesting ghost stories that they told the first-year, and I often got scared at night, and could not sleep. One story in particular was the Ghost dog Trevor. He was a camp dog, there...
King’s Bend, Wetzel County, WV

King’s Bend, Wetzel County, WV

Let me start out by saying that, like most posts I've read on here, before this experience I was a firm non-believer. There exists a moment in this story that I actually thought, "Holy moly ghosts are REAL!". It was that vivid, that clear, and that undeniable. This is private...
Ottawa Spirits

Ottawa Spirits

My grandparents live in an old coal camp house in Ottawa, which is just a stones-throw from Blair Mountain. In fact, the railroad behind their house was used to transport miners up to the battlefield site way back when. The house has some history to it, all of it...
The House in the Field

The House in the Field

I moved to West Virginia for a second year at being a climbing guide. I loved the work and the area and couldn't be kept away. Instead of living in a campground my friend Aaron and I decided to rent a house a few miles away from work. This...
Yokum’s Campground Ghosts

Yokum’s Campground Ghosts

I moved to Yokum's Campground for the summer while I was working as a climbing guide. Yokum sits in the town of Seneca Rocks.The area was a meeting place for Native Americans, as well as a burial ground. In the 1980s the burial grounds were excavated by the Smithsonian and...
Screaming Jenny Of Duffields WV

Screaming Jenny Of Duffields WV

As a child I grew up in Duffield WV. My brothers and I would walk down the tracks, going to a store in Shenandoah Junction.  We would often pass an old house nestled between two orchards.  This home was said to be the house of screaming Jenny. I have listened to...
Get Out of My Room

Get Out of My Room

When I was twenty one years old, my new husband's family offered to sell us a house that had been in his family for generations at an incredibly cheap price. They had a difficult time keeping it rented and did not want to hassle with it anymore. We jumped...
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...
Ghostly Admirer

Ghostly Admirer

In early 1983, my then husband and I moved into our first house off Mud River Road, in Barboursville, WV. We had to do some painting and such, but we thought we'd be able to have a comfortable home, along with a nice yard...wrong. From the moment I entered the...
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...
Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams

I just became settled into my first apartment alone, a little over my head with the amount of rent but figured I could make it. I came home one night tired from working 13 hours and decided to sleep in the living room. I turn on the radio, nothing...

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