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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
One Night On Poca River

One Night On Poca River

When I was about 16 years old, I had a good friend of mine named John Mitchell Burdette or “Mitch” for short. We both lived in the town of Sissonville which is situated along the Pocatalico River about 17 miles from Charleston. There were several of us from Sissonville that...
Followed

Followed

My family and I were staying at Twin Falls State Park one year and decided to hike one of the trails. This trail was one where the state parks boundary meets someone’s private land. We saw a barrel hanging from a tree approximately 200 feet off the trail and...
The Moaning

The Moaning

A friend of mine's brother bought a house in the Albright area about a year ago. My friend also moved into his brother's house as care taker. I visited him there in June of 2010 for a week. The first night I stayed in the house, I felt a...
Frightful Events

Frightful Events

This event happened when I was about 10 years old, in 1950. We lived in an old log house set halfway up a hill in the middle of a pasture field.  There were no houses within a half mile of us. A barbed wire fence completely surrounded the house...
Bruceton Legend

Bruceton Legend

This happened to me and a friend in 2010. We were in the 7th grade and talked a lot after school on the phone. Well, we were talking one night and she told me that another house had burnt down in Bruceton. Ok, usually that's not a ghost thing,...
The Legend Of The Screaming Thing

The Legend Of The Screaming Thing

This story was told to me by my mother, and was also told to me by my best friend's mother. There are a lot of witnesses to this story, and most of them grew up on Paddle Creek. Some people believe Paddle Creek to be haunted. At night you...
Great Grandfather’s Ball Of Fire

Great Grandfather’s Ball Of Fire

This is a story my dad told me when I was little. It all started when my grandfather was up in age and couldn't take too much aggravation. The grand kids would come over to stay all night. There were two sisters who would fight, they would pull each...
Mountainside Assembly

Mountainside Assembly

Two of my friends were hiking through the woods behind the Regal Oaks housing development a little while ago. They hiked for what they said was around two hours. There is a trail, and the land is very remote. In several places, my friends noted, that the trail was...
What Is That Jumping On The Trailer!

What Is That Jumping On The Trailer!

Late one night, just this past August (2005), we had an encounter that scared the whole family. For once, my husband was home to experience it. It was around 11 pm, and I had just gone to bed from watching TV. My husband and the four older kids were still...
My Mother’s Visit

My Mother’s Visit

I do not consider my dream to be anything out of the normal, but you can be your own judge on it. All I know is that a dream saved my sanity. My mother suffered terribly and died of cancer when she was 45 years old and I was 26....
Aunt Kate

Aunt Kate

My Grandmother told this story to me. According to her when she was a child, an old woman lived next door to her and her family in the small coal town of Nolan. My Grandmother stated that many strange things happened in and around the old woman's home. On...
Cursed Property

Cursed Property

I have lived in the country since I was a young, young boy. When I came of age to go out on my own, I bought some property I had my eye on since I was five or six. I worked for an electric company, and decided to buy...